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Palline al Cioccolato (Chocolate Balls)

Tweet These little chocolate balls, a thoughtful gift for your favorite Valentine, are a variation of Palline all’ Arancia. This is one of the very few confections in which the Sicilian nuns used chocolate. Traditionally, they were made with rum. Since I don’t care for the taste of rum but, do enjoy anything with an […]

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Panforte

Tweet Panforte dates back to the year 1000 and is the traditional Christmas dolce of Siena, one of the first cities in Italy to use sugar and rare spices. This rich, chewy, cake-like confection is loaded with hazelnuts, almonds and candied citrus peels and is spiced with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, coriander and white pepper. One […]

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Salame di Fichi

Tweet Although it has been stated many times before that Italians typically do not eat a rich dessert after a meal, it is a well-known fact that Sicilians have a sweet tooth! And there is no better time to share some of these seasonal treats than during the Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas holidays. One of […]

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