Italians are masters at desserts and they enjoy them throughout the day starting from breakfast all the way to the evening.
Italian desserts are mostly simple, however, they are made from the best ingredients such as fresh eggs, cream cheeses mascarpone and ricotta, tasty hazelnuts and pistachios, rich dark chocolate and fresh seasonal or dried fruits. Various herbal liqueurs have a special role in the desserts because they give certain tastes to the desserts, so, for instance, Amaretto liqueur provides the taste of almonds whilst Limoncello provides the refreshing taste of lemons.
We are great fans of Italian desserts and their diversity, and we are always looking for traditional as well as modern Italian recipes. Here you can find interesting authentic recipes for creamy desserts such as the classic tiramisu or perhaps the uncommon zuppa Inglese.
A special experience is the preparation of rustic Italian desserts that include castagnaccio which is prepared from sweet chestnut flour or pastiera Napoletana – a traditional Easter cake.
Here you can find a selection of recipes for interesting cookies such as baci di dama, cassatelle di Agira and the popular cantuccini. They are worldwide known dry Italian biscuits which go excellently with tea or coffee. We also have interesting recipes for cookies from chestnut flour and a combination of spelt flour and marzipan.
Likewise, try preparing fried sweets, popular throughout Italy at carnival time, such as castagnole, crostoli, ciambelle and struffoli. Sicily is famous for its colourful desserts and one of the best-known are cannoli – a crispy fried pastry filled with creme of ricotta. Joining cannoli are also cassata, Genovesi ericine and the frozen dessert granita which comes in different flavours.
To enjoy these wonderful Italian desserts prepare them at home following our selected recipes!
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