Dessert

Chocolate Orange Ricotta Tart
Dessert, Tart

Chocolate Orange Ricotta Tart

A simple yet elegant Chocolate Orange Ricotta Tart made with a crumbly pastry crust, a silky smooth filling of ricotta and mascarpone cheeses. The zest of tangerines with its juices adds a lovely citrusy scent…and of course some grated semi-sweet chocolate simply because chocolate does indeed make everything better. Growing […]

Sweet Crispy Easter Pasta Nests
Dessert

Sweet Crispy Easter Pasta Nests

Turn fresh egg pasta into irresistible Sweet Crispy Easter Pasta Nests which are deep fried till golden brown and drizzled with honey and then topped with candy coated chocolate Easter eggs. Pasta not only makes a comforting first course meal but also can be transformed into a rather playful dessert. Italians have […]

mini-baked-alaska
Dessert, Gelato

Mini Baked Alaska

If you are into easy make ahead desserts then these Mini Baked Alaska treats are for you. With simply a little bit of time invested, you will reap huge results that will have your guests thinking you slaved in the kitchen. They are somewhat of a throwback dessert and a classic […]

mini-strawberry-grapefruit-cheesecakes
Cakes, Dessert

Mini Strawberry Grapefruit Cheesecakes

  These mini strawberry and grapefruit cheesecakes, showcases one of Quebec’s more delectable fruits. They are wonderfully sweet and pair perfectly with the juicy pink grapefruit segments. Both fruits are macerated together and then nestled atop the mini cheesecakes to provide a truly refreshing and stunning appearance. You will love […]

affogato
Dessert, Drinks

Affogato

Affogato, in Italian literally translates to “drowned.” It is a classic Italian dessert! One where hot meets cold and creates a luscious, dreamy concoction that is just perfect for those searingly hot and sticky days, such as the ones Montreal has been experiencing this past week. The freshly brewed deep […]

Castagnole Fritte
Dessert, Doughnuts

Castagnole Fritte

These castagnole fritte are deep fried sweet pastry balls and although immensely popular during Carnival season in Italy, my mom would typically make them during the Easter holiday. They were always served piled high on a large serving platter and would disappear in no time at all. They are to Italians the equivalent […]