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
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.
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
This Easy and Delicious Almond Pastry is today’s creation. I was going through what I had made and showed you already, and i noticed that i didn’t make an almond pastry, even if almonds are my favorite nuts. However, i did make some desserts with my second favorite nuts, like the: Pistachio and Pear CakeRead more
Were you expecting for a Christmas recipe like Gingerbread cookies or how to decorate the Christmas tree or how to spice up your table for Christmas?Well you were wrong! I inherited Mocha Apricot Cake with Roasted Almonds recipe from my husband’s great-aunt. It’s a soft sponge cake stuffed with delicious apricot jam, covered with mocha cream and toastedRead more