Tag Archives: Italian desserts

Crostata alla Nutella

Today’s recipe is an tribute to Nutella, that delicious, chocolate-hazelnut spread meant for kids but secretly loved by adults, too. Nutella was originally a solid chocolate and hazelnut creation, and later a spread named Supercrema, created in the 1940s by Pietro … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts and Baked Goods, Recipes and Wine Pairings | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Caffè Corretto, Gelato Affogato

These are the dog days of winter.  Here in the northernmost tier of North America, as as we slog through the snow and measure the temperature by windchill factor, the simple pleasures are what carry us forward as we patiently … Continue reading

Posted in Beverages, Desserts and Baked Goods, Recipes and Wine Pairings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Cannoli siciliani

“I can do it.   Just not yet.” These words were uttered this week by a friend, in reference to the progress he is making in his tennis game.  What a fabulous concept!  Cara decided immediately that she is going … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts and Baked Goods, Recipes and Wine Pairings | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

La pastiera napoletana, an Italian Easter Tart

In his classic cookbook Made In Italy: Food and Stories, renowned Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli writes of the pastiera napoletana: The combination of ingredients may seem strange, but they are associated with ancient Roman celebrations of the rite of spring: … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts and Baked Goods, Recipes and Wine Pairings, When You Visit Italy | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Torta della Nonna

The holidays were over a month ago, and since then we’ve dutifully refrained from sweets in favor of healthy meals and modest portions.  But 5 weeks is enough, right? When we saw the recipe for Torta della Nonna in this … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts and Baked Goods, Recipes and Wine Pairings | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Salame al cioccolato

What a week it has been!  Last Saturday evening our house caught fire.  The fire began in a second floor bathroom, spread up above the ceilings of the upstairs bedrooms, and through the roof.  Thankfully, no one was hurt.  Our … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts and Baked Goods, Recipes and Wine Pairings | Tagged , , , | 20 Comments

La granita di caffè e la granita di ciliegie

Have you ever entirely forgotten about a food, for years even, until suddenly something reminds you of it and you just have to have it?  A recent LA Times food article on granita had us craving that icy treat for … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts and Baked Goods, Recipes and Wine Pairings | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment