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Affogato

Affogato

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Affogato al Caffe literally means drowned in coffee. This Italian combination of vanilla gelato and a shot of espresso is a quick and easy dessert that will satisfy your guests…
Torta di Prugna

Torta di Prugna

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During  the 1980’s when I lived in Campbell, California I entered a baking contest. It was for the Campbell Prune Festival held in the streets of our historic downtown. This…
marsala apple cake

Marsala Apple Cake

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  The town of Marsala is located in the northwest part of Sicily and produces a fortified wine bearing her name. In the late 1700’s the wine was ‘fortified’ with…
Panforte

Panforte

  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…

Limoncello Tiramisu

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  Although there are myths to the contrary, it may surprise you to discover that Tiramisu (which means “pick-me-up” in Italian) was created quite recently (by European standards). Sometime in…
Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

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  The first time I ever had lemon curd was also the first time I had a proper cup of tea. My mother and I were in Victoria, British Columbia,…

Anise Biscotti

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  Italians LOVE their biscotti! We eat them for breakfast, for a mid-day snack with a cappuccino (my personal favorite) or dunked into the local Vin Santo, a sweet dessert…
Fiori di Sicilia Biscotti

Fiori di Sicilia Biscotti

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  For years I’ve made only our traditional biscotti recipes, anise, lemon and almond. My best friend, Dinora, likes the candied fruit one finds in fruit cake so I came…
Panettone Muffins

Panettone Muffins

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  I discovered this recipe the last time I ordered Fiori di Sicilia for my biscotti recipe. King Arthur Flour is the oldest flour company in America and has served…
Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

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  Ganache is a silky-smooth mixture of chocolate and cream, and the results rely on the quality of the chocolate used. You can use semi-sweet or bittersweet, milk, dark or…
espresso biscotti

Espresso Biscotti

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  For all of us coffee lovers who just can’t get enough of our favorite beverage, this is a delicious treat by itself. But who are we kidding? We know…
Lemon Biscotti

Lemon Biscotti

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  I have been very fortunate to have a lemon tree or two every place I have lived. It is such a convenience to walk out the door and pick…
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