Valentine’s Day: Romantic Italian Inspired Desserts with Drink Pairings

Valentine’s Day Dessert: Romantic Italian Inspired Dessert and Drink Pairings. Show your romance by whipping up a delicious Italian dessert to win their hearts over! Not only will you end your night right as a couple with these sweet bites, but follow our suggestions to pair them with the best after dinner drinks to keep your night and romance going!

Chocolate and Red Wine Bundt Cakes

This is a dangerously delicious and seductive Italian dessert to end any dinner on a delightful note! Italian Chocolate and Red Wine Bundt Cakes are perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat as well! We suggest pairing this dessert with an Italian red wine such as Barolo or Nebbiolo. Ingredients for the cake: 3 eggs 2…

Tiramisu Coffee Cups

Nothing says ‘Italian’ dessert quite like a tiramisu! No matter the meal, no matter the time of day, a tiramisu always tastes just right! There’s no place in Italy untouched by the traditional tiramisu. You can find this espresso charged dessert served in every corner of Italy. Here’s a variation of our favourite traditional tiramisu…

Chocolate Italian Salami

Who doesn’t love a chocolate surprise on their table? That is exactly what the Chocolate Italian Salami is!  The perfect little touch of chocolate to finish a meal or have with an espresso as a midday snack. This recipe is one I inherited from my fabulous Italian mother in law.  I remember first eating this…

Peach & Apricot Torta

Peach & Apricot Torta – if you’re looking for an extra sweet to combine with your farmer’s market finds, here’s a real quick recipe!

Blood Orange Ricotta Cream Cake

This dessert! We have no words for how utterly tasty it really is!  Came across our beloved blood oranges. So naturally, we just couldn’t get enough of them and found ourselves with an abundance of beautiful ripe blood oranges to let our recipe making mind run wild!

Mini Coconut & Berry Bundt Cakes

This delightful berry and coconut treat can be served as an afternoon sweet snack or a light mono portion dessert.  What’s great about this recipe is that you can even feel good about yourself eating it!  It is free of any dairy products with the substitution of coconut milk and vegetable oil instead. This dolce will have you falling in love with it’s fluffy sponge like cake and perfect balance of sweet berries and exotic coconut flavours and best of all home-made-ness. A perfect match for the whole family to enjoy together! 

Gelato Panettone Cake

What is better than panettone, chocolate and gelato? Gelato Panettone Cake! This is the dolce recipe of all dessert recipes for your holiday get together or even a fun recipe to make with the kids!

Pie di Mirtilli

Mirtilli, better known as blueberries in English, are considered the super fruit of all fruits that easily takes us back to our summertime childhood memories of picnics, or outdoor bbqs .  You may be surprised but even in Italy, yes Italians too, have a fond childhood memories of blueberry pie – pie di miritlli.   It…

Carnevale Menu, Dolci

Carnevale is one of the funniest times of the year in Italy! It’s not only a festival in Venice but all over Italy, where kids dress up as princesses, or super heroes, more or less a spring time version of Halloween.  And everyone goes crazy for the sweets prepared specifically for this time of year. …

Tiramisu 101

What isn’t to love about tiramisù?  Coffee, Cookies, Mascarpone and Sugar… che buono! It is without a doubt one of the top comfort foods from Italy and a dessert that is seen on menus and tables from the north to the south and everywhere in between.  This recipe is said to come from the regions…