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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 »

Simple Two Colour Cookies

Simple Two Colour Cookies : attractive and simple to make ! This version of Simple Two Colour Cookies could easily include children in the process. Once you make two coloured dough and roll it out, you start choosing shapes and cut just as you like them to be. Here are… Read more »

Triple Eggnog Chocolate Cake

Triple Eggnog Chocolate Cake : beautiful and full of flavours ! There is a very special decision I have made for this year’s Christmas: I will stay at home for a whole week ! It means three days of vacations and two days of public holidays for Christmas and Saint… Read more »

Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies with Rose Jam

Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies with Rose Jam : inspired by Rose Petals Turkish Delight. My mother bakes almost the same collection of cookies for every Christmas and it’s all right because there is always somebody that likes the specific kind. But ! I tried to replace walnuts with pistachio when making… Read more »

Scandinavian Almond Bars

  Scandinavian Almond Bars : Cut. Eat. Repeat. We did not have snow for Christmas Eve for years over here. It both makes us sorry because, as a rule, it starts to snow the first day of school after holidays. Anyway children are so happy to have it so as… Read more »

Pine Nut Cookies

Pine Nut Cookies : Biscotti ai Pignolli. The most exiting time of the year, at least for children, is getting closer. It is not only the presents and cookies; it is the snow, too. Since the winter scene has skipped this part of the world for several years now, I… Read more »