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Panforte

Candied fruits. Someone hates them, someone loves them. I have always been part of the first ones, small chunks of candied orange peel or candied pumpkin have the power to keep me away from cassate, cannoli or christmas panettone. For the same reason I was not a big fan of the senese Christmas cake, the
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Coddure, a traditional Easter cookie

Every time I see coloured sugar sprinkles on the grocery shelves, my mind comes back to these traditional Easter cookies. The name “coddure”, crowns, comes from the Greek “Kollura” and indicades an Easter cookies with orthodox origins. These cookies were produced by shepherds, brought with them during their travels through the countryside and the crown
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How to make a perfect Italian short pastry

Flour, eggs, butter, sugar. Few ingredients perform an authentic magic: the pasta frolla, italian short pastry. Fragrant tarts spreaded with jams, buttery cookies, crunchy shells filled with parfumed cream and fresh fruits… the pastry dough is the quintessential of the Italian cooking. The dough is quick and easy to make, but the ingredients can be
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Cassatelle di Agira

I grew up in the kitchen. The kitchen was the house’s room where I spent most of my childhood, doing my homework, reading or watching my favourite tv series, while my mothers was cooking our supper, a “crostata” or a cake. When I started cooking, first as a simple passionate, my family recipes, my family
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Verrines 4 chocolate

I know, this is not politically correct. Monday is for detox and “clean” food and here… you find chocolate! So I can understand if you prefer save the recipe for the next weekend dinner with friends, but please, give it a try. This spoonful dessert is for chocolate lovers: the bitter and strong taste of
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Rame di Napoli and some notes about Halloween

A soft spongy biscuits, rich in chocolate with a persistent scent of cloves, cinnamon and orange. All the smells that can bring to your mind that Christmas is near are closed in these delicious cookies. Here we are, Halloween is arrived and the girls are super excited. Alice will wear a black dress decorated with
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My daughter’s favorite:hazelnuts & chocolate cake

More than 10 years ago I discovered this cake on my favorite italian food magazine “sale e pepe”. Absolutely easy to make, nutty and rich in chocolate, this cake became a family classic, loved and requested by Aurora for each her birthday! The original recipe is without baking powder, but in my version I prefer
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My first babka

2016 was the year of the babka! Surfing around the blogosphere you can find lots of blogs and magazines writing about this traditional jewish… bread? brioche? A babka it’s a buttery rich brioche, marbled with chocolate or nuts and topped with streusel. It’s a traditional easter Polish dessert, nowdays produced in lots of New York
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The easiest cake in the world : 7 yoghurts pots cake

It’s monday morning, kids came back school after the festive holidays, so we can say that in Italy the New Year begins now. Christmas Holiday are over, our tree and all the Christmas decorations are stored and this day is little bit sad, especially for my little girl, the weather it’s so cold outside and
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Super easy stuffed mushrooms

A perfect recipe for a midweek supper What can I say about this recipe? Champignon mushrooms usually are not so tasty, but this is my favorite way to eat them, they are ready to bake in 15 minutes, perfect for a veggie midweek supper. Ingredients: 6 medium-big mushrooms, 3 slice stale bread, 1 garlic clove,
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