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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 »

Ricotta Castagnole

  Ricotta Castagnole, delicious Italian 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… 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

  Italian simple vintage twist cookies. Lard makes them flaky, crunchy, and they are just sweet enough! Irresistible!   Italian vintage cookies, these Lard Torcetti are perfect for any occasion; weekday snack, Sunday afternoon coffee, holidays, gift …. Just name it. They are not of fancy kind. Not at all.… 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 are Italian almond pearls, so easy to make. Simple and perfect cookie recipe for holidays !   This simple and delicious, traditional dessert recipe is quite an old one, inherited within my family and perfect for holidays. Loaded with ground almonds, some almond extract, all purpose flour,… Read more »