Ham and Cheese Sicilian Brioches

Ham and Cheese Sicilian Brioches

  I made these Ham and Cheese Sicilian Brioches for my daughter’s 8th birthday party. When I was a child, I would spend part of my summer holidays at my nonni’s house in Palermo. Not far from where they used to live, there was a place called I Cuochini (aka the little cooks) where my…

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Rosette Cake

Rosette Cake

  I made this cake for my eldest daughter’s birthday party. As she turned 8, she wanted something a little bit more “grown up” than the usual fondant cakes. The theme of the party was “high tea”, so I though that a Rosette Cake would do the trick. This was my first Rosette cake and…

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Victoria’s 8th Birthday

Victoria’s 8th Birthday

  On the 16th my eldest daughter turned 8!!! I cannot believe it’s been 8 years already since the first time I got to hold her in my arms. She was so tiny! <3 And now she is turning into a beautiful girl. We love you so much princess and we are all very proud…

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Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate

  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…

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Griwech

Griwech

  Kouky from “Cuisine à 4 mains”, challenged us to make Griwech, a popular Algerian dessert that is a full flavoured delicacy that has both a melt-in-the-mouth and a crispy texture. Ohhhh this month’s Daring Cooks challenge was GOOD. As Kouky says: “Griwech is an Algerian pastry prepared with a thinly flattened dough, shaped in…

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Biancomangiare with Citrus Salad

Biancomangiare with Citrus Salad

Today’s recipe is all about Sicily. Last week I shared with you the recipe for Sicilian Almond Milk, a deliciously sweet drink. Besides drinking it plain, it also makes a great base for desserts like Biancomangiare. Biancomangiare (where bianco means “white” and mangiare means “to eat”) is a traditional Italian pudding and in its Sicilian version it…

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Nutella and Chocolate Chip Wafers

Nutella and Chocolate Chip Wafers

Do you have some Nutella at home?  These wafers are so easy to make and they require only 3 more ingredients: sugar (better if brown), 1 egg and chocolate chips.  No flour required, so they are a great gluten-free option!  They are really crispy and will make everyone happy.  I loved them, but as I…

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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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Lemon Delight in a Jar

Lemon Delight in a Jar

A few weeks ago, I have shared the recipe of Delizie al Limone (Lemon Delights), a typical Italian dessert from Naples and the Sorrentine peninsula, in the region of Campania.  They are a beautiful and delicious dessert, but they are very time consuming to make.  I had some of the Lemon glaze left in my…

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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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Portuguese Custard Tarts

Portuguese Custard Tarts

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 I would leave you in great company, right?  I am very excited about today’s guest.  I have met…

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Espresso and Frangelico Mousse  

Espresso and Frangelico Mousse

I know I have said this before, but puddings and cream based desserts like mousse are my favourite.  I would always pick them over cake or cupcakes.  And you all know how much I love espresso… I could easily have 3 a day!!  So, this Espresso and Frangelico Mousse is just up my alley.  Frangelico…

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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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Pain au Chocolat

Pain au Chocolat

Last year I shared with you the recipes for how to make the perfect French Croissants and Pain aux Raisins.  Well… today I am back to show you how to make the missing item to have on a French breakfast table: Pain au Chocolat, my kids’ favourite!  Being that croissants, pain au chocolat and pain aux…

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Sooji Halwa – Rava Sheera

Sooji Halwa – Rava Sheera

For the March Daring Cooks’ challenge, Ruth from Makey Cakey invited us to start the day with something filling, warm and nutritious. We got to experiment with different techniques and flavorings to create our own perfect personal porridge. As I said in my previous post about Sooji Kheer (an Indian semolina porridge), I am no porridge expert……

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