Category: Cookies and Pastries

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Aunt Concetta’s Cassatelle

This short post is full of sweetness, and it recalls the flavors and scents of Sicily. My grandmother used to say: What do you need more in your life than “cassatelle”? Typical dessert of the province of Trapani, for the accuracy of Calatafimi, Castellammare del Golfo and Alcamo (my town). This traditional Easter dessert is being […]

Cookies and Pastries Dessert

Bigne` (Choux pastry)

You may have thought that the bigne` was French, and you are wrong. The recipe is all Italian.😀  The recipe of choux dough was born during Florentine Renaissance court, it migrated to France in the middle of the 1500s because Caterina de’ Medici sent chefs to France for her wedding to Enrico II of Valois. […]

Cookies and Pastries Dessert

Sfogliatine with Marsala Caramelized Pears

These delicious puff pastries Sfogliatine are very easy to make and are ideal for breakfast and for a mid-day snack. A shell of crunchy puff pastry encloses a delicious filling of caramelized pears with marsala wine. If you adore sweets with puff pastry, you cannot avoid preparing these delicious sweets with fresh fruit, depending on the season you can vary with […]

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