Category: Desserts

Pastiera ricotta pie

Pastiera Napolitana Ricotta Pie

Pastiera Napoletana is a ricotta pie typically baked for Easter. The filling is made with wheat, ricotta and has a distinctive flavour of the flower orange water and lemon zest. Jump to Recipe  Print Recipe It is a traditional Eastern dessert for many Southern Italian regions, where ricotta is often used in pastries like in Cannoli Siciliani or Sfogliatelle Napoletane. If… Read more →

Struffoli pignolata carneval or Christmas

Traditional Struffoli Recipe With Cognac

Here is the authentic Struffoli Recipe, an Italian dessert mostly known as a Christmas tradition from Naples, but in many other Italian regions are traditional during Carnival and called Pignolata. Whatever the tradition, I am happy to eat them anytime: fried dough coated with caramelized honey. Jump to Recipe :  Print Recipe This Struffoli recipe is from my Aunt Ada,… Read more →

Homemade Cinnamon Buns

Homemade Cinnamon Buns

Soft and buttery inside, crunchy and gooey outside, they are our special Christmas Cinnamon Buns morning treat. To have them fresh in the morning, I prepare the buns the night before and let them rise overnight. Bake them at dawn, and the lovely fragrances of cinnamon and caramel will spread throughout the house, welcoming in the new day. Can be… Read more →

Simply Apple Cupcakes Recipe

Simply Apple Cupcakes Recipe

This Apple Cupcakes Recipe is simply made with plenty of apples to fully enjoy their taste: 1 kilos (2 pounds) of apples and no other spices added. Most of the apple cakes recipes use cinnamon and just enough apples to barely taste them.  This recipe is purely an apple celebration, an easy way to enjoy cooked apples on a picnic or for lunch… Read more →