PASTRY CREAM TART italian recipe (Torta della Nonna)

Pastry cream tart (called in Italy “torta della nonna” = grandmother’s cake ) is a classic Italian dessert. A crispy and flavorful pastry dough shell hide a creamy egg and milk custard. A rain of pine nuts and powdered sugar complete this traditional dessert, a sweet remembrance for any Italian kid!


Zeppole di San Giuseppe | Traditional Italian St. Joseph's pastries

Zeppole di San Giuseppe are an Italian fried pastry traditionally served over Saint Joseph's day. It's an easy and quick recipe, and it's delicious!


Sfogliatelle {Authentic Recipe Step By Step}

Sfogliatelle is an iconic dessert made of super thin layers of crunchy dough filled with delicious orange and cinnamon flavored ricotta cream.


Pasticciotti Italian Cream Filled Pastry

Pasticiotti Italian Cream Filled Pastry, a delicious baked breakfast or dessert recipe. Pastry dough filled with a creamy lemon filling.


The best Italian Lemon Ricotta Pie, with an easy to make sweet pastry dough and a filling full of flavor. A great recipe for Easter, Spring brunch and Mother's Day table. #ricotta #pie #lemon #Italian


How to make Italian Crostoli

Crostoli are a crispy fried Italian pastry which are popular during Carnevale which occurs just before Lent. However these are also popular at Christmas and many other celebrations. Try stopping at just one - impossible!


Sporcamuss Italian Cream Filled Pastries - An Italian in my Kitchen


Strufoli - Italian Honey Balls Recipe

Struffoli is an Italian dish made of deep fried balls of dough about the size of marbles. Crunchy on the outside and light inside, this is a great party dessert.



Migliaccio - a traditional semolina and ricotta cake made in Naples for Carnevale.


bomboloni {italian doughnuts} | The Baking Fairy

Bomboloni are irresistibly light and delicious Italian doughnuts that are fried, coated in granulated sugar, and traditionally stuffed with pastry cream.


Italian Cream Puffs - At Home With My Honey

A classic Italian dessert with a rich custard filling.


Italian Cream Filled Peach Cookies - An Italian in my Kitchen

Italian Pastry Cream and pastry makes these Italian Peach Cookies, unique and delicious.  The perfect way to celebrate Summer or a special occasion. #peach #cookies #peachcookies #Italianrecipe #Italiancookies #dessert #sweets


Strawberry Crostata Recipe is an Italian favourite | Marcellina in Cucina

Crisp and tender pastry is filled with fruity strawberry jam to make a perfect Italian crostata.


Cannoli Cake Roll Recipe {Tips on How to Make a Cake Roll}

Your favorite Italian pastry in the form of a cake roll! Creamy ricotta filling is stuffed inside yellow sponge cake in this Cannoli Cake Roll. Top with whipped cream for a beautiful presentation! You may also like our chocolate strawberry cake roll. #cakeroll #cannoli


Saint Agatha's Breasts Recipe (Minne di Sant'Agata) - MANGIA MAGNA

These are small round pastries with a white icing and a candied cherry on top.


26 Old-World Italian Cookie Recipes Your Grandmother Made

Spumoni, pizzelle, biscotti and other heirlooms recipes may be traditional for the holidays, but they're so heartwarming, you may just decide to make a batch any time of year.


Sospiri: Tiny Italian Pastries to Celebrate Columbus Day

The following is an excerpt from Rosetta Costantino's Southern Italian Desserts: Rediscovering the Sweet Traditions of Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily (Ten Speed Press, © 2013). Biting into one of these cream-filled glazed pastries inevitably elicits a sigh, the meaning of sospiri. They might remind you of a whoopie pie, their two cake layers bonded by…


Fabulous Italian Amaretti

I am so excited to bring to you today a wonderful Amaretti Cookie recipe from my blogger friend Laura over at InCucinaColCuore. Laura always has something yummy baking, and when I saw this Amaretti recipe, I had to give it a try! If you love a nice chewy cookie, then you'll love these! They taste like a Macaron, but are much easier to prepare! Another wonderful Italian Cookie that I made and loved was my Shimmering Pink Biscotti Regina Bites. These Amaretti are super easy and only take a few minutes to throw together!! If you have a small cookie scoop, they go even faster! After I scooped the mixture out, I rolled into balls, then dropped into the powdered sugar to coat. Bake for 15 minutes! Aren't they pretty?! I added a sugar flower to the top of the cookies with just a tiny bit of ready made frosting as glue! So pretty! AMARETTI InCucinaColCuore Ingredients: 2 egg whites (60 grams) room temp 250 grams granulated sugar 200 grams almond flour powdered sugar (icing sugar) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, sift together granulated sugar and almond flour. In another bowl, beat egg whites to soft peaks. Add sugar/almond mixture to egg whites and combine. Using a small cookie scoop (or your hands) form small balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, leaving 1-inch space between cookies. Bake for 15 minutes, or until tops are cracked and bottoms of cookies are just golden. Let cool slightly then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes approximately 30 cookies. **If you don't have a kitchen scale you need to get one! It makes measuring ingredients so much easier! If a recipe is in grams, you don't have to worry about figuring out how many cups you will need etc. I enjoyed several of these cookies with a nice cup of Vanilla Chai! So yummy!! Thanks Laura for this wonderful recipe and for following my blog so faithfully!!! xo!!! Today, I'm linking up with Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday! Come by for some lovely tea party ideas!!


Nothing gets you in the Christmas spirit quite like making these Christmas Italian Fig Cookies, and *all* the sprinkles.


Italian Cream Stuffed Cannoncini (Puff Pastry Horns)

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Rum baba - recipe (VIDEO) - Easy Italian Recipes

Rum soaked cakes from the Neapolitan cookbook. *** Welcome to the GialloZafferano kitchen. I’m Sonia and today we’ll be making a dessert that exemplifies Neapolitan cuisine: Baba. Let’s see what we’ll need: • 2 cups of flour • 4 large eggs • 1 tsp of salt • 2.5 tbsp of sugar • 1 and 1/3 …


St. Joseph's Day Pastry

St. Joseph's Day Pastry, sometimes called Zeppole, or Sfingi. It's simply a basic puff pastry or pate choux recipe. This recipe is from which I've been making for years. The pastry cream recipe is from


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Top 10 Recipes for Traditional Italian Desserts - Top Inspired

For Italians meal isn't over without dessert. If you are having pasta for lunch then delicious dessert from Italian cuisine with a cup of


Sporcamuss Italian Cream Filled Pastries - An Italian in my Kitchen


Italian Almond Cookies - Pasticcini alle Mandorle

These classic Italian cookies are very easy to make, and extremely easy to eat :) Intensely nutty and perfectly sweet Chewy on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside. What more could you want in a cookie? I'm so excited today to share with you the recipe of my favorite Italian pasticcini. Pasticcini are small, cookie-size fine pastries that you'd buy in an Italian pasticceria or bakery, generally served as a dessert, but also amazing next to steaming-hot cup of coffee or tea. At any time of the day, really! Almond pasticcini are a traditional Sicilian pastry, but common in every part of Italy. There are a few variations of these cookies. You can make them with just almonds, or add a little aroma, like pistachios, amaretti, orange extract ... Because my trees in the backyard are exploding with juicy lemons, in today's recipe I added some lemon zest, just like they do in Puglia. If you try these, I'm sure you'll fall in love too with the flavor combination of almonds and lemons. Truly a match made in heaven! I recommend using almond flour for these cookies, which is made from ground blanched almonds. You could also use flour meal (generally made with whole almonds) but the result would be a little more crumbly and not as soft. You can decorate them on top with a whole almond, just like I did, or a candied cherry. Delicious either way. And as a final optional-but-highly-recommended touch, roll the almond dough in powdered sugar. It gives a crispy outer shell when baking, and the fun and unique look of these cookies. Ready to try this recipe?! If you do, I'm sure they'll be your new favorite pasticcini too! INGREDIENTS: YIELD: about 22 cookies 3 cups (300 gr) almond flour 1 cup (200 gr) sugar pinch of salt zest of 1 large lemon (or 2 small) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 3 egg whites (medium eggs) powder sugar for dusting, about 1/4 cup (optional) about 22 whole almonds (one for each cookie) PREPARATION: TIME: 15 minutes to prepare, 15 minutes to bake Preheat the oven to 325° F (165° C). In a large bowl, combine the almond flour with the sugar, salt and lemon zest. Add the vanilla extract, almond extract and the egg whites. Mix well until you get a soft and still a little stick dough. Add more egg white if the dough is too dry, or a little more almond flour if too wet. Roll the dough into balls, about one tablespoonful each. Roll into the powdered sugar, if you like. These cookies are also great without the white sugar on the outside. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Top each cookie with an almond. And bake at 325° F (165° C) for about 15-18 minutes, until lightly golden at the bottom and around the edges. Let cool down and enjoy!


Zeppole di San Giuseppe

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Strufoli - Italian Honey Balls Recipe

Struffoli is an Italian dish made of deep fried balls of dough about the size of marbles. Crunchy on the outside and light inside, this is a great party dessert.



Cenci mean tatters, which is what these pastries look like before you fry them.


An introduction To Italian Pastries and Cakes

Italian pastries and cakes are often overlooked but are among the best in the world. Here's a short guide to some of our favorites.