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milk and coffee blancmange on crunchy base

Milk and coffee blancmange on crunchy base

The milk and coffee blancmange reminds me of my grandma Nella. She used to prepared it quite often when I was young: I can remember those big moulds where she put this dense custard which became like a pudding with savoiardi soaked in coffee. Truly speaking, I didn’t like this dessert when I was a […] Read more…

Ile flottante - meringue cloud on custard

Ile flottante – meringue cloud on custard

The Île flottante is a very refined French dessert. Ile flottante literally means “floating island”, because the vanilla cloud “swims” on the custard where it lays. It is a dessert with a very French taste: not everyone is used to know this particular flavour but it will win you over after the first bite! The most […] Read more…

Magic cocoa cake

Magic cocoa cake

Magic cake recipe was born on the web, and in a short time it has become very popular all over the world. It is called “magic” because from only one mixture you obtain three different consistencies: a hard base, a crunchy surface and the internal part that seems a pudding. Today I propose you the […] Read more…

shortbread dough

Shortbread dough

The shortbread dough is one of the most important and most used dough base of the Italian pastry making. As it happens with many other kind of recipes, there is no universal short bread recipe: there are people who prefer using much more butter in their dough, others who don’t want to use too many […] Read more…

Lady's Kisses recipe

Lady’s Kisses – baci di dama biscuits

Today I want to explain to you the Lady’s Kisses recipe. Lady’s kisses, or “baci di dama”, are delicious short pastry biscuits enriched with almonds flour and put together with dark chocolate. I prepare them very often, because my daughter (not only her!) is crazy about these biscuits! Lady’s kisses were born in Piemonte. There […] Read more…

Tenerina Cake

Tenerina Cake

Tenerina cake is an Italian chocolate-based cake typical of the city of Ferrara. It is simply delicious with its soft heart and its crunchy surface. To prepare it, you don’t need any yeast. I confess I discovered this cake on the web: it cached my attention for its simplicity (and tasty appearance!). I read different […] Read more…

Coffee mousse with chocolate chips and caramel sauce

Coffee mousse with chocolate chips and caramel sauce

Coffee mousse is a fresh dessert very easy to prepare. You can make it in advance and keep it in the freezer. I enriched it with chocolate chips, that give a crispy note to the dish. In addition, I completed it with an appetizing caramel sauce. It is perfect after a special lunch of dinner: […] Read more…

almond mousse

Almond mousse

According to the AIFB (Italian Food Blogger Association) Italian Food Calendar, this is the almond week. Almond is a marvellous product: technically speaking, it is the edible seed of the almond tree and it can be used in several ways. It is perfect in its whole part or in pieces, used in desserts or savory […] Read more…

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