Ciambellone Mandorle & Vaniglia (Almonds & Vanilla Ring Cake)…Buon Ferragosto!

Today in Italy is FERRAGOSTO (from the Latin Feriae Augusti – Augustus’ rest), the most important summer holiday. Businesses and government offices are closed for celebrating the Catholic feast of the Assumption of Mary (Mother of Jesus). In many cities, towns and villages Ferragosto is celebrated with a PROCESSIONE, a procession of people carrying the […]

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Coconut Sicilian Granita

Granita is a traditional semi-frozen Italian dessert from the ravishing Island of Sicily. The Sicilian granita is usually prepared with water, sugar, fruit juice ( lemon, orange, mandarin ) or other ingredients such as almonds, pistachios, coffee, cocoa, coconut or jasmine. It is traditionally served in a transparent glass and accompanied by the typical brioche […]

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Avocado Grapefruit Italian Sorbetto

I’m finally back home in beautiful Los Angeles and it feels like summer, so let’s prepare a refreshing sorbetto made with healthy and delicious ingredients such as avocado and grapefruit. Sorbetto  (Italian sorbet) is a frozen dessert made from sweetened water and fruit juice o fruit puree. Although it is very similar to the Italian granita, […]

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