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Italian Dessert

TORTA di MONTEFOLLONICO

Today is Cristina’s birthday so I thought I would  include this recipe here. Augurri e Buon Compleano Cristina!   TORTA di MONTEFOLLONICO Better known to us as Cristina’s Torta On a visit to Montefollonico several years ago Cristina (my…

Italian Dessert

CHOCOLATE RUGELACH BAKA

It’s time to start baking for the cookie exchange!                                                            DOUGH:         1 CUP BUTTER – unsalted, room temperature   8 OZ CREAM CHEESE – solid, not whipped, room temp ¼ CUP SUGAR 1 TSP VAILLA PINCH OF SALT 2…

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SHRIMP RICOTTA MOUSSE

  Sformato di Ricotta Con Gamberi Sformato is essentially a flan! 2 ZUCCHINI – coarsely chopped 2 SHALLOTS – coarsely chopped 3 TBS EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL – divided 1 ½ CUPS WHOLE MILK RICOTTA – drained 3 EGG…

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The Pumpkin Banana Bread

WHAT EXACTLY IS A PUMPKIN? One of the most adored fall foods in America is the pumpkin, especially for its versatility not only as a food but as a decoration, a symbol and an introduction to the season. Pumpkins…

Italian Dessert

The Apple Pie Bread

Perfect for when you crave something apple but don’t have time for a pie This Apple Pie Bread is homemade, sweet and a moist dessert bread with a layer of brown sugar and chunks of juicy crisp apples for…

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The Mennonite Cinnamon Bread

(A Great Breakfast Bread)   INGREDIENTS: Batter: 1 cup butter – softened 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 cups buttermilk 4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda Cinnamon/sugar mixture: 2/3 cups sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon   METHOD: Preheat oven…

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Torta di Cioccolato Senza Farina

The Torta di  Cioccolato Senza Farina or Flourless Chocolate Cake. SERVING: Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS: 12 TBS BUTTER – unsalted, softened 3 TBS FLOUR – for dusting 6 OZ SEMISWEET CHOCOLATE ¾ CUP SUGAR 6 EGGS – separated 1 ¼…

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Welcome Autumn – Pineapple Semifreddo

WELCOME AUTUMN Days will be shorterNights will be crisperAutumn is here as weTransition from summerTo winter.   PINEAPPLE SEMIFREDDO Semifreddo which translates from Italian to half-cold or half-frozen is a classic semi-frozen dessert that is similar to but not…