Ice with coloured icing and sugar if you like.
A traditional sweet pie served around Easter in Sicily. A buttery pastry encases a creamy ricotta, rice and raisin filing. This pie keeps pretty well, serve it out of the tin for easy storage.
Here is a light version of the classic vanilla dessert. It's delicious as is or with a fresh fruit puree.
These wafer thin biscuits are baked in a pizzelle iron. The biscuits are made from flour, margarine, eggs, sugar, baking powder and anise extract. They are popular during Christmas, Easter and at weddings.
This is a traditional savoury pie. Shortcrust pastry encases a quiche-like filling of egg, ricotta cheese, ham and salami. Serve for lunch, dinner or general snacking. It's also the perfect picnic food.
I worked out this recipe when i had to bake my little brothers 4th birthday cake, everybody loved it, make sure to give it a try!
These are long pieces (or balls) of deep fried dough tossed in honey, chocolate, nuts and sprinkled with hundreds and thousands. My family has been making these every Christmas and Easter for years. You could also use walnuts or pine nuts instead of almonds. Add a little extra flour if the mixture gets too sticky.
This is a traditional Italian dish, which is served at Easter and Christmas. Small balls of honey-enriched dough is deep fried and then scattered with pine nuts and sugar sprinkles. They are best served warm.
A deliciously light yet simple dessert, which will be a family favourite and a smash at dinner parties.
The traditional recipe for this ‘cooked cream’, from the Piedmont region of Italy, is made with rich double cream. This lighter version, served with a pretty rhubarb and strawberry compote, is delightfully smooth and creamy yet much lower in fat. Prepare it the day before serving, if possible.
A super-hearty pie, with a crisp golden pastry and a quiche-like filling. It's filled with sausagemeat, boiled eggs, eggs and ricotta cheese.
I made this for Mother's Day because my mum loves tiramisu! I can honestly say it wasn't any more difficult than making any cake - and it was worth the extra time of brushing coffee over the sponge, whipping the mascarpone because the result was amazing, everyone loved it, it went so fast! The mascarpone centre also has a splash of Marsala wine - all the best parts of tiramisu!
This used to be my favourite dessert as a teenager! This no-bake treat is easy and fun to prepare. Great afternoon snack to prepare when your children's friends are over or excellent after dinner treat!
A dark chocolate version of the smooth Italian pannacotta pudding made with semi-skimmed milk for fewer calories.
An extremely indulgent dessert, perfect for special occasions! Chocolate banana ganache is layered with brownies, chocolate mousse and whipped cream.
This recipe is a little long-winded, but the result is really worth it. A sweet, egg-enriched, fruit and nut bread, with dyed eggs nestled on its surface. Excellent over Easter.
This bread dough is lightly sweetened and enriched with egg. The dough is wrapped around raw eggs, glazed and scattered with sugar sprinkles before being baked. Although traditionally served at Easter, feel free to enjoy them any time of the year.
This pie is traditionally made and eaten around Easter. A sweetcrust pastry case is filled with a rich mixture of eggs, sugar, chocolate chips and ricotta. It's the perfect dessert to enjoy anytime of the year.