Find luscious and easy to make Italian dessert recipes, from tiramisu to panna cotta and zabaglione. We also have delicious biscotti recipes, perfect with after-dinner coffee.
This classic Italian dessert is made with sponge fingers (also known as ladyfingers or boudoir biscuits) and mascarpone cheese. It can be made in a trifle bowl or a spring form cake tin.
A rich, delicious Italian layered dessert of mascarpone custard, whipped cream and coffee soaked biscuits.
Yummiest dessert ever! And very easy to make. This is my family's favourite. One serving is not enough! Believe me! Don't substitute the mascarpone with double cream. There is no tiramisu without mascarpone. And use the best quality coffee.
If you really want an all-out fancy, restaurant-style tiramisu, this is the one. People will speak of this for years to come. For easier assembly, you can also make it in a bowl like a trifle!
You'll need 4 large bowls, an electric mixer and a triffle bowl (or a 5in deep 8 x 12in glass dish). If you do not have an electric mixer, the prep time is slightly longer as you will have to beat everything by hand. TIP: If you can't find ladyfingers, you can use plain Rich Shorties Biscuits or any plain biscuit TIP: You can add the inside of one vanilla pod or 1 tps vanilla extract to the custard mixture and freeze to make a creamy ice cream.
This is a traditional Italian recipe I prepared while working as a dessert chef in an Italian Restaurant in Dublin. It was a favourite amongst staff and customers and the recipe maintains the traditional egg recipe without using cream. Enjoy!
This recipe is great but I cheat using a ready made flan base, but you can use Sponge fingers instead. However the flan base looks better for presentation and saves time.
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.
In my version of this Italian classic, coffee soaked sponge fingers are layered with a rich egg and marscapone brandy cream. It's best if you can leave it to set overnight. Sprinkle grated chocolate or cocoa powder over the top before serving.
The traditional Italian dessert that is loved by many. Coffee soaked lady finger biscuits are layered with a mixture of mascarpone cheese and zabaglione.
This is a great tasting, easy, homemade tiramisu dessert with a layer of chocolate - it's quick, easy and hassle free.
This delicious dessert is simple to make and tastes fab. If pandoro is unavailable, use panettone instead. Feel free to substitute in any fruits that you desire.
A wonderful Italian recipe, originating from Sicily. Fried pastry tubes are filled with a mixture of ricotta cheese, sugar, mixed peel and chocolate. Serve as a dessert, snack, with a glass of wine or a cup of tea or coffee.
The perfect creamy filled Italian pastry. Cannoli shells are deep fried until golden and crisp, cooled and filled with a creamy mixture of ricotta cheese, sugar, vanilla, plain chocolate and mixed peel.
Ricotta is beaten with icing sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, plain chocolate and mixed peel. It's the perfect filling to be used in cassata Siciliana cake, cannoli or with fresh fruit.
A wonderful Easter treat, which originates from Italy. Wheat berries are cooked until tender, then baked in a shortcrust pastry case with ricotta, crystallised fruit, sugar, eggs, lemon zest and orange zest. It's deliciously moist, creamy and dense.
This is a deliciously rich and nutty tart. A shortcrust pastry case is filled with a delectable filling of pine nuts, sugar, eggs, flour and butter. Serve as is or with whipped cream.
A super-easy, stress-free recipe for tiramisu. Cream filled sponge cakes are soaked with coffee liqueur and layered with a sweetened mascarpone cheese. Enjoy for dessert.
This is a cheats recipe for a rich trifle-style dessert! It's totally delicious. Sponge finger biscuits are layered with instant vanilla dessert, instant chocolate dessert, sweetened whipped cream and topped with cherries and almonds.
A classic tiramisu recipe that never fails to please. Making tiramisu yourself is a cinch - just be careful not to soak the sponge fingers too much in the espresso, otherwise the tiramisu will be too mushy.