This rustic looking pie, distantly reminiscent to a cheesecake, is an Italian specialty and usually served on Easter. Don’t try to substitute orange-flower water for anything else. There’s no such substitution. And in my opinion, this aromatic fluid is what… Continue reading →
Nothing beats caramel-fleur de sel combination. But add to it rich velvety custard, infused with coffee and flavored with chocolate and you will have an unforgettable dessert. Serve it in small demitasse cups or tiny ramekins. The panna cotta can… Continue reading →
David Lebovitz claims them like absolutely the best. And I’m not going to argue with him; the brownies are very, very good. David emphasizes the importance of beating the batter before baking which is unusual for brownies in general, but… Continue reading →
That’s what I’ve come up with after several attempts to produce a banana bread completely opposite in texture and flavor to the “traditional” banana bread – wet and sticking to your teeth, which is available, unfortunately, in almost every coffee… Continue reading →
These are wonderful and irresistible. I’m not promoting fried food here, but it won’t hurt to treat yourself once (or several times) in a while. The recipe is from “Chocolate Holidays”.
The recipe for this bright yellow, zest studded cake is from my newest bargain, “Dolce Italiano” by Gina De Palma. The texture of the cake, due to a good amount of extra virgin olive oil and cornmeal, is soft and… Continue reading →
Serve this one with crudités.
I like it best with a fresh baguette.
The quantities of the ingredients listed below are for guidance only. You can change the proportions according to your taste. If you favor the bell peppers, increase their amount. Or throw in another eggplant, if an aubergine is your thing…. Continue reading →
Serve with bright and crispy vegetables.