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
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
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
Pancakes with maple syrup are the typical American breakfast on weekends. Pancakes are made with eggs, milk and flour and are served with maple syrup, honey, or jam but also with fresh fruit. (My children rather lather them with Nutella😆).
These MASCARPONE and ALMOND COOKIES are a great summertime BREAKFAST. I would definitely bring a plate of these and a nice coffee outside, sitting on my porch. The inspiration for these cookies came from a sleepless night. After multiple attempts to fall asleep, I gave into the circling ideas in my head and I scurried to the kitchen. I was craving for someRead more
SURPRISE!!! “SURPRISE” is actually the real name of these tasty pastries but are also known as “SIGARETTE DOLCI ALLA SICILIANA”. These desserts are typical of the Palermo area, but now also widespread throughout Sicily and also in parts of Italy. It is a real amazing “Surprise” when that very delicate and crispy waffle, made ofRead more
Today a very dear friend of mine asked me to make her the ZEPPOLE, and I carried out her wish. They reminded her of her mother when she prepared them for her family. This RECIPE is of Campania origin and it is now prepared throughout Italy on March 19, for the Father’s Day, as the Sfinci di San Giuseppe in Sicily,Read more
These cookies are small bites of soft and tasty short-pastry. They are good for your breakfast or afternoon break. The addition of cocoa almond and pistachio creams creates instead a delicious and particularly inviting filling, in fact after having eaten one you cannot resist to take another one.
My friend Gina asked me for a good pignoli cookies’ recipe. Here it is and I hope you enjoy it. The pignoli cookies are little tasty “pasticcini” made with almond paste and covered with toasted pine nuts. A perfect mix of almonds and pine nuts, a perfect combination of taste and flavor. You can gather yourRead more
Almond pastries are another delightful Sicilian pastries. The “Pasticcini Siciliani Alle Mandorle” are widespread throughout Sicily and can take different shapes/sizes and decoration methods. But they have only one characteristic in common, the use of almonds (obviously). They come exclusively from Avola (province of Syracuse). Avola almonds are the best in Italy and they have been recognized as a “traditionalRead more