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!

Chiacchiere Black & White

Chiacchiere is a typical fried dessert found in Italy during the time leading up to Carnevale our in other words Fat Tuesday.  It is a recipe that is quite simple to prepare and the variations are never ending. This is a fun take on the traditional chiacchiere and is a version we have found in…

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!

Menu di Amore

It’s no secret that Italians show and share their love through their cooking.  It is believed that one can not cook well if there is no love in their cooking – amore & cucina – go hand in hand. So who else better than to take a tip from than the Italians on to know…

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…

Ricotta, Sage and Apple Mini Pies

Difficulty: Medium       Prep Time:   40 minutes        Cooking Time:   30 minutes Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs of red apples 200 grams of ricotta 200 grams of flour 120 grams of butter 1 large egg 60 grams of brown sugar granulates 8 bay leaves 1/2 cup of cognac or port wine Salt