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 crème patisserie 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…

honey-butter-nuts-seeds-semifreddo-recipe

Honey Butter Nuts & Seeds Semifreddo

My absolute favourite summer & Christmas dessert is Semifreddo. It’s an Italian style semi-cold treat – its not gelato or ice cream, but more like a frozen mousse. It is a close chic cousin. It is made using only a few ingredients – mainly egg yolks, egg whites and pouring cream, however further ingredients can…

Semifreddo al torrone e cioccolato

Semifreddo al torrone e cioccolato

Semifreddo translates to semi-frozen in Italian. It is an Italian frozen (ice-cream) dessert which doesn’t involve the use of an ice-cream machine.  The flavours here are nougat (torrone) and chocolate (cioccolato). The first time I ever made semifreddo (as a teenager) I remember thinking – how easy is this to make! I quickly included it…

Amaretti (gluten-free)

Amaretti (Gluten-Free)

Amaretti are Italian biscotti – biscuits! They are chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Traditionally, these beauties are great to have with coffee, but I have to say that I love them anyway – cup of tea, coffee, on there own! I love eating full stop! There are so many ways to…