Italian pastries and cakes are often overlooked but are among the best in the world. Here's a short guide to some of our favorites.
Sfogliatelle (Italian Flaky Pastry with Citron Ricotta Filling). » My favorite dessert of ALL time!!!
Zeppole di San Giuseppe (St. Joseph's Day pastries- Italian)
Cannoli~~Perfectly crisp shell and deliciously creamy filling. Just like the ones from Italian bakeries.
Salvatore Elefante's traditional sfogliatelle recipe has the characteristic many-layered seashell shape of the classic Neapolitan pastry, along with the rich semolina and ricotta filling. These Italian pastries are often known as 'lobster tails' in reference to their shape.
Lemoncello tiramisu adds a burst of bright flavor to the traditional layered Italian dessert. #SundaySupper TheRedheadBaker.com
A delicious Italian Pastry Cream filled Puff Pastry Square, Sporcamuss, a traditional recipe from Southern Italy, fast easy and…
Italian Rum Cake is a delicious 3 or 4 layer cake, which is a tradition for birthdays/special occasions in many Italian families. There are 3 basic parts to the cake; sponge cake layers, pasticciera cream (filling) and (stabilized) whipped cream. Below are the recipes for all three parts. If you make it with 3 layers, omit the whipped cream layer. The sponge cake and pasticciera creams may be made a day ahead. The whipped cream should be whipped just before assembling the cake. Prep/Cook…
Zeppole are fried, sugared Italian pastry made from a simple yeast dough. Dip the warm zeppole into chocolate hazelnut spread for an extra-special treat!