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…

Banana Bread with Walnuts

Whenever I have 3 overripe bananas I make this quick and easy loaf that is so popular with the family. Hubby will actually hint during breakfast, “I see 3 overripe bananas in the fruit bowl, Mumma!”.  I mostly respond with “well you better eat them before they go completely off!”  We laugh it off knowing that I’ll…

Fig Jam Biscuits

Fig Jam Biscuits

I recently found a scrumptious biscuit recipe for Spiced Fig Jam Drops in The Gourmet Traveller. The recipe appealed to me for a number of reasons; it looked mouthwatering, I love biscuits (especially ones with jam as the centrepiece), appeared easy to prepare, and required a component of homemade fig jam – something I have…