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Easy Italian Dessert Recipes

Italian desserts are famous throughout the world and most of them are so easy to prepare. Those in love with Italian desserts can choose from a variety of creamy desserts, a selection of dry cookies, pies or frozen desserts.

One of the most popular dessert is tiramisu which combines mascarpone cream with savoiardi. If you are looking for a dessert which can be made in only 15 minutes you should opt for panna cotta. This dessert comes in a variety of flavours, from vanilla, chocolate, coffee, caramel, fruit etc. We have easy-to-follow recipes for chocolate and white chocolate panna cotta.

Italians are famous for cookies. One of the most simplest cookie are brutti ma buoni cookies made with egg whites and ground hazelnuts.

Brutti ma buoni cookies

These Italian cookies are one of the most easiest to make. For these cookies you will need only egg whites, grounded hazelnuts and sugar. They are perfect for those intolerant to gluten as they don't contain flour. Brutti ma buoni has crisp exterior and soft and chewy interior and will vanish from the serving plate in minutes. We have proven recipe for brutti ma buoni you should definitely try.

Almond cantuccini

Cantuccini known also as biscotti comes in a variety of versions and can be flavoured with nuts, chocolate, dried fruits etc. The classic version of these cookies is the one with whole almonds which is ideal for dipping into tea, coffee or dessert wine. Almond cantuccini are so easy to prepare and they can keep for a month. We have easy-to-follow recipe for these classic Italian cookies.

Chestnut flour cookies

The chestnut flour is ingredient used in many Italian recipes. Cookies made from this gluten-free flour are ideal as they don't contain much sugar as the chestnut flour has its natural sweetness. The chestnut flour can be bought from your local health food store. We have a recipe for simple cookies which pairs well with a cup of coffee or tea.

Frittelle di castagne

Frittelle di castagne are another sweet treat made from chestnut flour. Our simple recipe will show you how to easily prepare frittelle in just one bowl. The orange zest and juice give fritters fresh orange flavour. Addition of pine nuts give crunchy texture to these simple fritters. Follow our recipe and prepare these desserts easily and quickly.


For those who would like to enjoy in the taste of chestnuts, the necci are ideal choice. For this treat you will need only the flour, water and olive oil, all mixed together. Once fried necci release the scent of roasted chestnuts which is so tempting. You can eat necci for breakfast or as afternoon sweet. Follow our simple recipe and prepare necci for your family and friends.

Torta Caprese

Torta Caprese is one of our top picks when it comes to classic Italian desserts. This rich chocolate cake originates from the island of Capri and is unique with its amazing crispy crust and moist centre. When preparing torta caprese be sure to use quality dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa. We have the original recipe for this chocolate cake which is usually served with a whipped cream on the side.

Chocolate panna cotta

We are sure that you will love this simple creamy dessert which can be prepared in only 15 minutes. You will just need to cook the cream with sugar, add broken chocolate and gelatin in the end. Chill in the fridge for several hours and your ideal dessert is ready to serve. We have a perfect recipe for this chocolate version of this dessert.

White chocolate panna cotta

Panna cotta comes in a variety of version and we have another pick for you - white chocolate panna cotta. This silky cream is glamorous enough to serve at a dinner party, yet simple to make for a family meal. White chocolate panna cotta can be served topped with crushed nuts or with chocolate or berry sauce. Click here for detailed instructions for preparing this interesting dessert.


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