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Short pastry with salted butter and orange zest: one, no one and one hundred thousand

In Citrus, Cookies, Dessert and Sweets, Egg yolks only, Fresh fruit On March 5, 2013 301 Comments

  Since I completed my professional pastry class  in December, I made a lot of short pastry, mostly because I love it, but also because I think it’s… Read More »

Christmas Eve’s amaretti

In Christmas is near - home-made gifts, Cookies, Dessert and Sweets, Dried fruit, Egg whites only, Nuts On December 24, 2012 156 Comments

For this Christmas Eve, a day usually spent getting ready for Christmas dinner or making/wrapping the last Christmas gifts, I propose you a quick and easy recipe that… Read More »

Not only butter, pt. 2 – Lady’s little kisses, kisses and big kisses (Baci di dama)

In Chocolate, Cookies, Dessert and Sweets, Dried fruit, Pastries, Piedmont, Regional Italian cooking On April 17, 2012 149 Comments

Here it is, my traditional buttery recipe… it's not a family tradition, but about a regional one, aka little treats made with hazelnut (a classic ​in Piedmontese cuisine)…. Read More »

Give me the strenght! Motivational olive oil cookies

In Breakfast, Cookies, Dessert and Sweets, Egg yolks only, Extra-virgin olive oil, Thoughts and words On March 17, 2012 68 Comments

  For some time now, my days literally run away, in a vortex of commitments that I can hardly count: there's work, of course, but then there's the… Read More »

Christmas Eve’s gingerbread men

In Breakfast, Christmas, Cookies, Dessert and Sweets, Glaze, Holidays, Home-made is better, North Europe cuisine, Spices On December 24, 2011 102 Comments

Here we are, today is the beloved or dreaded Christmas Eve, a day about preparations: clean up house, cooking (I have to make coniglio al civet -a rabbit… Read More »

Breakfast or gift? Wine doughnut cookies

In Breakfast, Cookies, Dessert and Sweets, Home-made is better, Wine On December 10, 2011 167 Comments

While you're reading this post, I will be in Rome for a book exhibition, an "excuse" to finally see again many friends who come from all over Italy…. Read More »

Meliga pastries – the revenge

In Cookies, Dessert and Sweets, Piedmont, Regional Italian cooking On October 16, 2011 107 Comments

When Katherine asked me to write a guest post for her beautiful blog, while she is on vacation, I wondered what recipe I could write about, since I… Read More »

It’s always the right time for tea… and some meliga pastries

In Cookies, Dessert and Sweets, Egg yolks only, Piedmont, Regional Italian cooking On May 30, 2011 132 Comments

If you have never tasted meliga pastries, you don't know what you have missed! Meliga pastries, in fact, are the best cookies in the universe (IMHO) … they… Read More »

World’s most dangerous cookies: peanut butter and chocolate chips cookies

In Chocolate, Cookies, Dessert and Sweets, Dried fruit On May 17, 2011 112 Comments

I strongly believe that this is the world's most dangerous cookie, 'cause if you like peanut butter you couldn't manage to break away from these delicacies so easily… Read More »

Either Italy or Spain, as long as we can eat

In Cookies, Dessert and Sweets, Egg whites only, Egg yolks only, Pudding, Spanish cuisine On April 13, 2011 83 Comments

To paraphrase the well-known Italian motto "Either France or Spain, as long as we can eat", today I present to you the happy marriage of a Spanish recipe… Read More »