Torta di Mele della Nonna

Torta di Mele della Nonna

Today’s recipe is literally called “Granny’s Apple Cake”, but it’s not my granny’s recipe.  It is indeed, a very classic Italian style apple cake, one that my granny would have loved.  I have a thing for apple cakes and pies.  I find them really comforting.  As it is the beginning of winter here in Australia (and…

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Razzleberry Pie

Razzleberry Pie

The combination of blackberries, raspberries and blueberries plus a crumb topping makes for a scrumptious Razzleberry Pie! As you know, I am travelling at the moment, so I thought of asking some of my favourite food blogger friends to come over and share some of their amazing creations with all of you!  I told you…

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Delizie al Limone

Delizie al Limone

Today’s recipe comes from Naples and the Sorrentine peninsula, in the region of Campania: Delizie al Limone (Lemon Delights).  They are sponge cakes filled with a lemon cream, brushed with Limoncello syrup and covered in a lemon and whipped cream glaze.  Yes, you got that right… they are absolutely decadent.  As I have recently shared…

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Chocolate Chip Banana and Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana and Pumpkin Bread

I love new recipes that come to life using leftovers.  Doesn’t it feel great to clean out the fridge (or pantry) AND enjoy something new?  Today’s recipe came about just like that.  I had some overripe bananas and some leftover pumpkin purée that absolutely needed to be finished, quickly!  So, I mixed them up to…

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Migliaccio

Migliaccio

Today is Mardis Gras… and in Italy it is the last day of Carnevale.  Carnevale is one of the festivities I miss the most.  As a child, I loved going around the streets in my town all dressed up, playing pranks and throwning coloured confetti at my friends.  The best time of all was the…

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Salted Caramel Lava Cakes

Salted Caramel Lava Cakes

With Valentine’s Day coming up, what could be better than a chocolate recipe?  Well, a Salted Caramel AND Chocolate recipe, right?  And these lava cakes are perfect for such a special occasion.  So much so that this recipe is for 2.  I love all lava cakes (remember this Molten White Chocolate Pudding?) and I admit…

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Angelica Cake with Nutella

Angelica Cake with Nutella

Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso have declared February 5th “World Nutella Day 2015″ – “a day to celebrate, to get creative with, and most importantly, to EAT Nutella”. Raise your hand if you like Nutella!!!  It’s got quite a few fans in my house!  So, World Nutella Day is always awelcome around…

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Jasmine Buttercream

Vanilla Cupcakes with Jasmine Buttercream

I must admit that this is one of those recipes that came about by chance.  Actually, it was created out of… leftovers.  I once made my Lavender and Jasmine Macarons and did not use all the Jasmine buttercream.  I had no intention of throwing it out and, even though the temptation was quite strong, I resisted…

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Chocolate Cake with Zabaione

Chocolate Cake with Zabaione

Hello and Happy New Year everyone!  This is my first post for 2015 and to celebrate the beginning of a new year, it just had to be a dessert… and a chocolate one at that.  This is a very easy and moist chocolate cake, made with very little flour.  It is not too sweet, and…

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Pandoro

Pandoro

Christmas in Italy means Panettone or Pandoro.  There’s a huge rivalry between the supporters of these two traditional sweets and very often people who like one will tell you they dislike the other.  As a child, I was definitely on the Pandoro’s team.  Even though I have always liked sultanas (I used to eat them…

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Kitty Cat Doughnuts

Kitty Cat Doughnuts

I saw these on the internet while searching for ideas for my 5 year old’s kitten themed birthday party.  Apparently these Kitty Cat Doughnuts are quite popular in Japan.  So I set on a mission to replicate them at home.  I have a little confession to make.  I don’t like doughnuts.  Or so I thought. …

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Paw Print Cupcakes

Paw Print Cupcakes

I made these Paw Print Cupcakes for my daughter’s 5th birthday party.  The theme was “kittens”, as Georgia loves cats, so these cupcakes fitted the bill perfectly.  Not only, they were also very easy to make and decorate and the results were excellent.  I love how they look!  I made some vanilla cupcakes as a…

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Playful Kitten Cake

Playful Kitten Cake

My youngest daughter loves animals and she has a true passion for cats.  So, this year, she chose to have a Kitty Cat party to celebrate her 5th birthday.  I had seen some Playful Kitten Cakes around the web before and I immediately decided to try my hands at one, as they perfectly fitted the…

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Georgia's 5th Birthday

Georgia’s 5th Birthday

On the 1st my youngest daughter turned 5!!  I cannot believe she is 5 already and that in January she will be going to “big school”.  Georgia is definitely ready for it… mum, not so much.  She’s the baby of the house and seeing her grow up so fast is both amazing and scary.  She…

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Chai Cheesecake with Pumpkin Butterscotch Sauce

Chai Cheesecake with Pumpkin Butterscotch Sauce

A few days ago, I reviewed the Toollio, an amazing multi-function kitchen appliance.  I love it and, as promised, I am going to share a few recipes that can give you a better idea of what you can do with it.  Even though you can make lots of savoury dishes with the Toollio, today’s recipe is…

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