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Ricotta Castagnole

Ricotta Castagnole, Carnival sweet dough balls. If you look through ingredients for Ricotta Castagnole, you may notice there is no sugar. It’s because these fritters are dusted with as much as you prefer. Tagged as dessert, they may be served for breakfast as well since they are so quickly done… Read more »

Panettone from Scratch

Panettone from Scratch, Italian Christmas delicacy, featuring my grandmother’s story of how it all started … There are several legends about history of Panettone. They include noble Italian families since sugar, wheat flour and eggs were luxuries in 15th century. Rye and spelt were the most common, cheaper grains to… Read more »

Lard Torcetti

Lard Torcetti : Italian simple vintage cookies.   Italian vintage cookies, these Lard Torcetti are perfect for any occasion; week day snack, Sunday afternoon coffee, holidays, gift …. Just name it. They are not of fancy kind. Not at all. They are simple and tasty. There is a short list… Read more »

Grandmother’s Jam Filled Lard Cookies

Grandmother’s Jam Filled Lard Cookies: perfect vintage afternoon snack our grandmother used to make. To continue with ancient foods and ingredients, here I present Grandmother’s Jam Filled Lard Cookies. She used to make two or three batches !!! when her children and grandchildren were coming for a visit since she… Read more »

Rustic Lard Bread

Rustic Lard Bread : perfect recipe for Italian lard bread , made with water, dry yeast and lard instead of butter to get soft dough; baked in the oven for tasty and simple slices served with prosciutto ! Last year, I started to renew my family vintage recipes and found… Read more »

6-inch Italian Easter Ricotta Pie

6-inch Italian Easter Ricotta Pie : vintage Easter favourite. This 6-inch Italian Easter Ricotta Pie is smaller version of what we usually make for Easter. Just like 6 inch Sponge Cake with Strawberries It is meant for little families or one afternoon treats. We usually make large, full sized ones… Read more »

Cured Egg Yolks

Cured Egg Yolks : preserving food, vintage way. Since ancient times, simple food was cured for delicacies to prepare once the ingredients were expensive or out of season. Type of the food cured and the quantities depended on environment and the size of one’s pocket, of course. Ham, fish, bacon,… Read more »

Oil Cured Cheese

  Oil Cured Cheese : Fancy retro and simply cured cheese for your charcuterie board. It has been a while since I started to prepare vintage recipes using lard and duck fat and vintage ways of curing food to publish and they include Cured Egg Yolks and Oil Cured Cheese.… Read more »

Amaretti Thumbprints

Amaretti Thumbprints : Italian almond pearls, so easy to make. Perfect for holidays ! This simple and delicious, traditional dessert recipe is quite an old one and perfect for holidays. Three weeks storage characteristic is due to almond based, cantuccini like batter, once cooked; crunchy and dry. It is well… Read more »

Vintage Blueberry Coffee Cake

Vintage Blueberry Coffee Cake: more than hundred years old, this recipe survived thanks to its simplicity and amazing flavours ! Vintage Blueberry Coffee Cake is one of the evergreens baked quite often, combined with seasonal berries. A handful of any berries added to this perfect batter makes it so comforting… Read more »