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

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

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

Cheesecake with Ricotta, Mascarpone and White Chocolate

Cheesecake with Ricotta, Mascarpone and White Chocolate
Cheesecake with Ricotta, Mascarpone and White Chocolate

Every year for the birthday parties of my children I push myself to try new cakes and with new creams to stuff them. Last year for the 15th year of my daughter Clelia I made a cake that the guests loved very much, the delicious Marble cake. This year I tried to make a cheesecakeRead more

An Ancient Dessert: Biancomangiare (Blancmange)

Biancomangiare (Blancmange)
Biancomangiare (Blancmange)

Today I propose you, the Biancomangiare an ancient Italian dessert, made specifically in Valle d’Aosta, Sardinia, and Sicily. Do not confuse it with panna cotta even if they are very similar. For the preparation of Biancomangiare (blancmange) there are two versions, one with cow’s milk and the other with almond’s milk, which is the original recipe. You can tryRead more

My Aunt Loredana’s Mandarin Pudding

My Aunt Loredana's Mandarin Pudding
Gelo and Pudding

Che bonta`!!!😋 This is a recipe inherited from my Aunt Loredana, the Mandarin Pudding, as you may have guessed, is made out of fresh mandarin juice. I like to use seasonal fruits and March is the last good month for orange and mandarin fruits. Do not miss this opportunity to make this masterpiece, so hurryRead more