Torta del nonna recipe

Torta della Nonna

Torta della Nonna literally translates to ‘grandmother’s cake’.  It’s a delicate Italian shortcrust pastry which encases silky soft crema pasticcera and topped with pine nuts. Traditionally known as a Florentine dessert, but then again, everyone’s nonna claims it as their own, making it slightly different. This dessert brings me back to my childhood, where Italian…

Fig & Almond Tart

Fig & Almond Tart

You have probably noticed whilst shopping at growers markets and/or fruit shops that figs are currently in season. They are available from December till February, with some varieties obtainable till April.  You will more often see the purplish skin figs (a medium sized pear-shaped fruit with a red flesh), a variety known as the Black…