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Pandoro from Scratch

  Pandoro from Scratch is Italian Christmas golden cake, simple yet decadent, of mild flavor, soft, slightly scented with vanilla, so light and fluffy. Hello everybody ! It’s Christmas baking time again and here I share beautiful Pandoro from Scratch with you ! Let’s make it clear from the start… Read more »

Boozy Chocolate Cake Bread

  Boozy Chocolate Cake Bread is vintage homemade, flour free, dark rum, chocolate loaf cake.     This is one of my grandmothers’ top recipes indeed! While she was in her young age, I am sure she has never heard of Bourbon or Baileys. Dark rum was, besides, grappa, the… Read more »

Peppermint Brownie Muffins

Peppermint Brownie Muffins : Festive dress for best brownies ever ! Muffins shaped ! Just five more days until Christmas ! Are you tired ? I am. Almost everybody behaves like the end of the world is getting closer and instead of slowing down, we speed up for another several… Read more »

Italian Festive Cake (Bustrengo)

Italian Festive Cake (Bustrengo) : beautiful flavours to enjoy ! My friend has sent me freshly picked tangerines and oranges from the coast, several days ago. I am specially thankful for the batches I receive every year since they are not chemically treated. So, to make the best use of… Read more »

Panettone Leftovers Breakfast Bake

  Panettone Leftovers Breakfast Bake is beautiful, rich, delicious breakfast bake with butter and lemon dressing and egg mixture spread over leftover panettone. Christmas casserole bake from Heaven ! I really enjoy cooking and baking. It runs in my family for years. My grandmother was known to bake wedding cakes… Read more »

Scandinavian Almond Bars

  Scandinavian Almond Bars are perfect crunchy almond cookies made with almond extract and sliced almonds. Perfect to dip in your morning coffee. Cut. Eat. Repeat ! This Scandinavian cookie recipe dough is made from scratch, no cake mix. Although completely homemade, it takes 30 minutes to bake. It makes… Read more »

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies : Evergreen ! Peanut Butter Cookies embody everything that is the holidays. I cannot remember from where and how did this recipe land to my recipes’ book since it is not that common to do sweets with peanut butter over here but this one came to stay.… Read more »

Mint and White Chocolate No Bake Bars

Mint and White Chocolate No Bake Bars: delicious butter cookie crust with white chocolate and refreshing mint jelly layer.   More than a year ago, I have made Mint Syrup Quick Version Recipe and it became quite popular. Few days ago, I have added one more step there that includes… Read more »

Christmas Tree Cutout Cookies

Christmas Tree Cutout Cookies: Quick and easy cutouts made from the store bought pie crust. These simple and quick cookies are my cup of tea  ! Friday evening. Fifteen minutes to use in the kitchen. OK, it turned out to be twenty: I wanted to decorate the pine trees carefully.… Read more »