Pistachio Cream-Filled Eclairs

Pistachio Cream-Filled Eclairs
Pistachio Cream-Filled Eclairs

Days ago, I prepared pistachio cream for a dear friend of mine who wanted it as stuffing for her college’s birthday cake. I got some cream left and I thought I would use it by preparing some Eclairs, the beloved French desserts that are also very popular in Italy.  I have prepared bigne`(cream puffs) manyRead more

Sicilian-Style Garlicky Broccoli Rabe like “Cavuliceddi”

Sicilian-Style Garlicky Broccoli Rabe like “Cavuliceddi”
Sicilian-Style Garlicky Broccoli Rabe like “Cavuliceddi”

Garlicky Broccoli Rabe like “Cavuliceddi” tonight? In Naples they are called friarielli; in Tuscany, they are names, rapini. The destiny of this delicious vegetable is to be fried hence the name of friarielli, in fact, the Neapolitans wash the vegetables and throw them directly in the pan with the oil. In Alcamo (my town) “cavuliceddi”Read more

Almond Paste Original Recipe

Almond Paste
Almond Paste

Here is the Original Recipe for the Almond Paste. Almond Paste is used to decorate lots of sweets, especially cake. It is widely used in southern Italy, in fact it is originally from Palermo, made for the first time by the nuns of the Martorana Church. One the most famous dessert, the queen of the cakes, the Sicilian Cassata is coveredRead more

The Pignolata and the Carnival in Sicily

The Pignolata and the Carnival in Sicily
The Pignolata and the Carnival in Sicily

A characteristic element of the Palermitan pignolata is the consistency of its fried dough balls, crunchy on the outside and softer on the inside, covered with flavored honey that makes this typical Sicilian dessert irresistible, delicious, unforgettable to your palate. It is a typical dessert of the carnival period, very good and above all easyRead more

Testa di Turco (Castelbuono’s Dessert)

Testa di Turco (Castelbuono's Dessert)
Testa di Turco (Castelbuono's Dessert)

Testa di Turco is a spoon dessert of Castelbuono, an ancient medieval village a few kilometers from Cefalù, in the province of Palermo. Testa di Turco is a dessert consisting of layers of thin fried sheets of pasta dough which are interspersed with milk cream (very similar to Biancomangiare) and an abundant sprinkle of cinnamon.Read more

Original Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe

Original Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe
Original Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe

Eggplant Parmigiana is one of the most famous and loved Italian recipes, it is especially prepared in southern Italy with many delicious variations! Like fried, grilled, baked, with mozzarella, and other types of cheese. This dish does not have a clear origin place but three places still constantly fight over that it was made there. TheseRead more

Pasta with Fried Zucchini (pasta cu la cucuzza fritta)

Pasta with Fried Zucchini (pasta cu la cucuzza fritta)
Pasta with Fried Zucchini (pasta cu la cucuzza fritta)

Pasta with fried zucchini is very easy to prepare summer dish and the characteristic of this dish is that the pasta is seasoned with fried zucchini and with oil that the zucchini release, fried, exclusively extra virgin. In Sicily, it is called “pasta cu la cucuzza fritta“( pasta with fried zucchini). We use a kind of paleRead more

Healthy Orange Cookies

Healthy Orange Cookies
Healthy Orange Cookies

If you want to prepare a home-made breakfast for your family, these healthy cookies with orange flavor are for you. Breakfast is the most important moment of the day because it gives us the energy to face a day of work or school. What better choice than to eat delicious homemade cookies? Whether they are crunchy or with a soft heart, accompanyingRead more

Italian Ricotta Fritters Recipe (Polpette di Ricotta)

Italian Ricotta Fritters Recipe (Polpette di Ricotta)

Italian Ricotta Fritters Recipe is a very simple and easy recipe that requires few ingredients. A tasty mixture of ricotta, grated cheese, eggs, and breadcrumbs. This fried delicacy are excellent snacks and can be served both hot and cold. Bring these fritters to the table your guests could appreciate them as both appetizers or as a main course accompanied byRead more