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Ricotta zuccotto

This is what I made out of a craving for something spongy and gentle on the stomach. Ingredients: (these are approximate since the recipe was spontaneous) 400g ricotta 150g sugar 75g dark chocolate, grated or finely chopped 75g candied peel 200 – 250g savoiardi (I used the savoiardi sardi) rum Beat in the sugar with […]

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Bicerin: chocolate, coffee and cream

Ten in the morning. Torino centre. Piazza della Consolata to be exact. Uninterrupted rain and a shocking temperature of 5° Celsius. We’re looking at the entrance of Caffe al Bicerin. Inside is chock-full. My brother queued whilst we shopped next door: gianduiotti, baci di dama, hazelnuts, crema di gianduia. A table emptied and we staggered […]

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Watermelon surplus?

At this time of year you can spot watermelons at every greengrocer, supermarket and even at confectioneries! The huge green fruit with a refreshing red pulp is a plus in our kitchen and helps us create various sweet dishes and also savory ones. Inspired by a recipe in an Italian food magazine, my month-old husband […]

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Over the weekend I tried out this original, gluten free, dessert recipe from Gabriele Ferron – torta di riso. The result is a rich, soft chocolate pudding. Follow the recipe: Torta di riso Ingredients: 200gr carnaroli rice 1 ltr whole milk 150gr sugar 100gr dark chocolate 25gr sultanas 4 eggs grated rind of 1 lemon […]

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Celine’s choc-orange cake!

There’s nothing more fun for children then letting them cook and bake. Yesterday, me and my 12 year old cousin indulged into some serious cooking and wanted to prepare a light and tasty dessert so we discovered this delicious recipe of a light chocolate and orange cake with yogurt! Believe me you will cut one […]

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This is a classic Neapolitan dessert which my mother learnt to do perfectly well after she got lessons from an Italian chef who came to train us for the opening of Bocconci restaurant in Valletta (which me & my family used to run around 2 years ago).  It was many’s favorite and customers enjoyed it […]

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