Tag: dessert

Chocolate Anise Biscotti
Biscotti, Cookies

Chocolate Anise Biscotti

  As promised from my last post, affectionately dubbed by friends overkill Affogato, these are my mini chocolate anise biscotti. Studded with dark chocolate chips, with the lovely scent from orange zest and the sweet flavors of both anise extract and ground anise. And, well just because I sometimes do not […]

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 […]

Chocolate Zucchini Doughnuts
Cakes, Doughnuts

Chocolate Zucchini Doughnuts

  I have shared a couple of doughnut recipes here on the blog before and both of the deep fried variety. Such as these Zeppole, Ricotta Doughnuts and more recently my Castagnole Fritte. However, my chocolate zucchini doughnuts featured today are of a completely different variety. They are baked not fried and with the addition […]

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 […]

Tropical Biscotti
Biscotti

Tropical Biscotti

I have been away from my blog for most of the month for a couple of reasons…but first let me share these deliciously simple tropical biscotti with you! Last weekend we celebrated my beautiful, bright and vivacious daughter’s birthday. It was such a fun filled evening spent with close family […]

Italian Rainbow Cookies
Italian Cookies

Italian Rainbow Cookies

  When planning my Christmas baking, these Italian rainbow cookies are one of my very first to make. I bake them two weeks before Christmas as this allows the flavors to mellow and both the raspberry and apricot jams layered between the sponge cakes keeps these dense rainbow cookies moist and packed […]