Pancakes

More precisely American/Canadian pancakes, because everywhere in the world there are various types of pancakes 🙂 These are the ones which are often prepared in USA or Canada for breakfast, where they are usually topped with maple syrup (better if the natural real maple syrup than the artificial ones), honey or chocolate and served with fruit,…

Torta di Mele – Apple Cake

I think almost everyone have an apple cake recipe, and if they are made with good quality ingredients they are all good 🙂 the apple cakes are those cakes that make us think to the “grandmother cakes”, they are probably the more “homey” of the cakes and they are usually quite easy to make. And…

Chiacchiere – Italian Carnival Sweet (Angel Wings)

I was never very passionate about Carnival masks, I don’t know why, but I was definitely about Carnival sweets 😀 and in Italy there are tens and tens of Carnival sweets 🙂 In the various regions of Italy (but also in other countries) you can find this sweet under several different names: chiacchiere (literally “chit-chat”),…

Sbrisolona Cake

The Sbrisolona is a cake typical of Mantua area, it’s hard, friable and rich (of calories 😀 ), it’s a rustic recipe with a poor origin (from the old peasant culture, as often) and with a history that dates back several centuries (it seems the first recipes are from the XVI/XVII century), and some sources…

Candied Orange Peels

I’ll tell you soon: this is a recipe that will take a looot of time 🙂 but mostly just to wait. And before going to the recipe, I think an introduction is needed 🙂 Maybe some of you will think “why so much effort, when with a little money we can buy?” 😀 well, actually…

Kaiserschmarrn (Traditional Austrian Dessert)

Kaiserschmarrn is a quite simple dessert, that kind of dessert that makes you comfortable and that gives you a “home atmosphere”, especially if you serve it in the old way inside an iron pan, as they often do in Austria or Bavaria 🙂 Kaiserschmarrn is a sort of pancake which is then broken into smaller…

Zabaione Cream

This is absolutely one of my favorite creams! And it’s fast and quite easy to make 🙂 It’s a cream to eat just as it is (and in the past grandmothers were preparing it for the nephews when they “needed energy” 🙂 ), or to be added on some cakes, for example a classic pairing…

“Autumn Glass” :)

This is a simple and fast idea I had today, while thinking what to do with the last 2 persimmons remaining in the house 🙂 I used ingredients I had at home, and I have to say that though improvable, it was really good 🙂 And since the persimmon is one of the most typical fruits…

Persimmon Jam, with Quince and Ginger

Lately we went back to Italy, to my parents house, and since I saw that the persimmon tree in my father’s field was full of nice and big fruits, we decided to bring back some to Hungary and to make a nice and spicy jam, using also some quince and a little bit of ginger…

Fig Jam, my favorite :)

Autumn is not autumn without a good fig jam 🙂 This is probably my favorite jam (I often make Crostata with it!), and since always at home we had fig jam, made by my grandmother with our own figs. We still get some jam from my grandmother when I go back home, but since I’m abroad…

Torta di Carote (Carrot Cake)

Since long I wanted to do this cake, but for a reason or for another, I never had time. I used to eat it sometimes several years ago, but lately I didn’t. But this time the wish came to my mind suddenly, so I said to myself “yes, now I do it!” 🙂 The recipe…

Torta di Rose (Rose Cake)

Here it is another of my favorite cakes 🙂 and I tell you soon, there are no roses in the recipe, but the name is just because of the shape (I’ll tell you more, in my village of origin we call it also “Ricciolina”, which means small curls). This cake is typical of Lombardy region…