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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. In this recipe for sfogliatelle you’ll find everything you need to make it a success: best tools to use, tips and tricks ans step by step pictures. The …

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Frittelle {Ciambelle} – Italian Doughnuts

Frittelle, ciambelle or simply legendary Italian doughnuts. These is a special treat that should never be missed during Christmas time and especially during Carnival (Mardi Gras) period. And honestly, any other time of the year when you have cravings for a soft, lemon-flavored doughnut that simply melts in your mouth. This an original and authentic …

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Tiramisu Cups

Are you in love with classic Italian Tiramisu? How about trying tiramisu in a cup? Coffee soaked ladyfinger biscuits layered with delicious melt-in-the-mouth mascarpone cream and served in individual cups. Simply irresistible! Easy and utterly delicious tiramisu cups is a perfect dessert for any occasion, but to me it’s an absolute must for St. Valentines. …

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Chiacchiere {Crostoli} – Italian Carnival Fritters

Crispy, bubbly and super addicting Chiacchiere ia a typical food during Mardi Gras or Carnival season in Italy. Both kids & adults adore them! Depending on the region they differ in shape, name and even slightly in the ingredients. Chiacchiere, pronounced as [kjakˈkjɛːre], is their typical name in Lombardia, crostoli in Veneto, frappe in Central …

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Pavesini – Lady Finger Cookies

Can we talk girls stuff today? Because there is nothing you wouldn’t LOVE about these cookies! Sweet sponge biscuits, light and super delicate they’re just the perfect treat to spoil yourself, anytime of the day. Yep, anytime. With just about 16 calories per cookie it’s SUPER hard to resist. Luckily, you don’t have to. In …

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Pignolata – Italian Fried Honey Balls

Pignolata is one of the most simple and delicious treats typical for Christmas and Carnival season. These slightly crunchy fried dough balls coated with honey and lemon zest they are simple irresistible. Depending in the region, you might also know them by the name Struffoli (Napoli, Campagnia), Cicerchiata (Abruzzo, Marche, Molise), Sannacchiudere (Taranto, Apulia) and …

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Amaretti – Italian Chewy Almond Cookies

Amaretti cookies are probably the world’s most famous Italian cookies out there. And for a good reason! Slightly crunchy on the outside they’re perfectly chewy gooey inside. With the first bite feel bitter sweet almond flavor coating your pallet. Sweet Italian wines like Passito or Moscato Dolce is the best company for amaretti, but a …

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Papassini – Sardinian Anise Cookies

Papassini are traditional Sardinian cookies made for All Saints’ Day or Ognisanti (Halloween time). But there is no big holiday that goes by without them. The size of the list of the ingredients might seem as it was re-written from the manuscript 🙂 But in reality, they’re really simple and easy to make. The dough …

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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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Puff Pastry Sfogliatine with Fruit Jam

Puff pastry sfogliatine is one of the easiest and prettiest sweet treats you can whip up in less than 30 minutes. These sfogliatine in a form of whirly windmill are super cute and definitely ADDICTIVE. Both kids and adults just LOVE them. You also have full control how large or how small you want your …

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