Easter cakes – Pinza and Titole

Easter holidays have finally arrived and you can take advantage of it baking with your children our Easter cake, called Pinza and its funniest version called Titole. This is a traditional cake from Trieste, the capital of the Italian region Friuli Venezia Giulia.

It will take the hole afternoon to make it, but we guarantee that your children would love it, especially if you’ll end up eating a well deserved slice of Pinza with a spoonful of Nutella.

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Pinza, a traditional cake from Trieste

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Saint Joseph’s Zeppole

IMG_3893The zeppole of Saint Joseph are the delicious pastries that in Southern Italy, especially in Puglia and in Campania, people make for Father’s day on March 19th. You can bake or fry them, below we will show you the two different procedures, just choose the one you prefer and try it!

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Lady’s Kisses – Baci di Dama

Valentine’s day is approaching… not sure what to get him/her this year?

Instead of buying something, you could try to prepare our Baci di dama (literally Lady’s kisses) to make your beloved one even sweeter.

The link to Valentine’s day is of course the shape, recalling lips ready to shoot a kiss!

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Panna cotta

Panna cotta is an Italian classic, maybe the most popular dessert and well known all over the world. But not everybody knows that it is as popular as easy and quick to make.

I love this dessert and the great thing about panna cotta is that this is the perfect do-ahead dessert. You can make it up to two days ahead and keep them well-covered and chilled.

Panna cotta pairs well with fresh fruit, or with berries sauce (like the one we are going to show you here), or chocolate sauce, or caramel sauce or… as you can imagine the pairing possibilities are endless.

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Lactose free cake

This delicious cake, totally lactose free, is perfect not only for those who can’t tolerate lactose but even for those who wants to start a diet after the excesses of the holiday season, without giving up something sweet.

Try it and you’ll be surprised by this light and soft cake!

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