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Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Chip Bread

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is a show stopper. Not only it looks like a real pumpkin but it makes your mouth water just smelling the fragrance of delicious fall flavors: pumpkin, cinnamon, chocolate and raisins. The best part? It doesn’t require any special equipment or tedious preparation. In fact, this pumpkin shaped bread is …

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Tuscan Bread - Pane Toscano {Original Recipe}

Tuscan Bread {Pane Toscano}

Tuscan no salt bread is one of the staples of Italian bakery. Typical to Tuscany it’s also widely used in all Central Italy (Marche, Emilia Romagna, Umbria regions). It has a crunchy crust and soft, airy crumb inside. All ingredients you’ll ever need is yeast, water and flour. Classic Tuscan Bread has NO oil and …

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Sfogliatelle - Authentic Delicious Recipe {Step by Step}

Sfogliatelle {Authentic Recipe Step By Step}

Sfogliatelle Ricce is an iconic Italian pastry originated in Napoli, Campagnia region. Super thin layers of crunchy dough filled with delicious orange and cinnamon flavored ricotta cream. The word Sfogliatelle is pronounced as [sfoo-llia-te-lle] in its plural form. One single pastry is called “sfogliatella”. In Neapolitan dialect you might often hear them pronounced as [schwee-ah-dell]. …

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Homemade Italian Mini Panettone {Recipe}

Christmas Mini Panettone

You can literally find no Italian family who doesn’t have Panettone for Christmas. Soft, fluffy, full of winter flavors it’s one of those iconic Italian foods that is a MUST try. Now, to be perfectly honest, it’s almost impossible to get the same results with huge panettone in your own kitchen, mainly due to temperature …

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Buccellato di Lucca {Tuscan Recipe}

Buccellato {Lucca Pastry Ring}

They say “You haven’t been to Lucca if you haven’t tried Buccellato”. That’s just to give you an idea how traditional this pastry is. And in case you’re wondering, Lucca is a small city in Tuscany, located on the Serchio river. Sometimes it’s call a Wall City or Castle City (citta castelo) because of its …

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