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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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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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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Snow Cupcakes

Snow Cupcakes

I made these Snow Cupcakes for my daughter’s Frozen birthday party.  She loves cupcakes, so they are always on her party menus… This time, I wanted to make them a little different.  You see, I love making cupcakes because I think they look really beautiful and you can play around with so many flavour and…

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Molten Dulce de Leche Cakes

Molten Dulce de Leche Cakes

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Creamy Apple Cake

Creamy Apple Tart

It is autumn down here… and it’s also been quite rainy in the last few weeks.  So, what better way to cheer the family up than baking a cake?  And being autumn, it had to be an apple cake!  I make all sorts of apple cakes and tarts, like my Apple Tart (one of the very…

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Sbrisolona

Sbrisolona

My series on Regional Italian food is back!  Finally!  Today’s recipe comes from the region I was born in: Lombardy and more precisely from the beautiful town of Mantova.  This area is a culinary heaven… but then again, what part of Italy isn’t?  I have already shared with you the recipes for Mostarda Mantovana and Tortelli…

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TIRAMISÙ

Today I am going to share with you my family’s recipe for one of the most classic Italian desserts: Tiramisù.  I still can’t believe that I have been blogging for almost 3 years without publishing my Tiramisù recipe!  Especially considering that it is one of my all time favourite desserts!  The reasons are many: I…

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Mini Carrot Cupcakes

MINI CARROT CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

I always make cupcakes for my kids birthday parties as I love how festive they look and kids always devour them!  As my youngest daughter’s birthday party was all about Miffy (and bunnies), I thought of making carrot cupcakes in the hope of keeping things on the “healthy side” (well… at least they did have…

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GEORGIA’S 4TH BIRTHDAY

On the 1st my youngest daughter turned 4!  If you read this blog regularly, you will know that my family has been hit by a bout of flu that put my husband and daughters in bed for a week.  We had planned Georgia’s birthday party for the 1st of December.  Her nonni were meant to…

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Nutella Tarts

NUTELLA TARTS

I love leftovers.  I really do.  What I love the most about them is the possibility to create something completely new out of something old.  It is a bit like giving a second chance or a new life to something that many consider useless or unworthy.  I also like the fact that leftovers can   easily…

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Lemon Cheesecake Bars

LEMON CHEESECAKE BARS

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Butterfly Cupcakes

BUTTERFLY CUPCAKES

My eldest daughter requested some cupcakes for her Tinkerbell birthday party.  I love cupcakes, I think they are the cutest little things, but I was making a cake covered with fondant, serving marshmallows, chocolate and lots of other sugary items already.  The thought of making frosted cupcakes too, was not really appealing to me.  I…

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Ricotta Crostata

RICOTTA CROSTATA

After showing you how easy it is to make “ricotta” at home, I thought I would also show you an additional way to cook with it.  I love ricotta, both in sweet and savoury dishes.  Sicilians are famous for their ricotta desserts and I must admit I love sweet ricotta.  It is lighter (also in…

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Passion fruit Curd and Lime Tarts

PASSION FRUIT CURD AND LIME TARTS

I had some pasta frolla dough and some Passion fruit Curd sitting in my freezer and I could not wait to use them up… together!  You see, pasta frolla is the Italian pie crust that we use to make crostata or simple cookies.  So the pairing was really very easy.  I just cooked the tarts…

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