Fragrant and Quick Lemon Granita

Quick and Fragrant Lemon Granita from Sicily

Get ready for a hot summer with this fresh and thirst quenching Lemon Granita. The sugar and the ice cubes are staple ingredients, so the only thing you have to do is to get the best lemons you can. We obviously suggest the Sorrento or sicilian lemons, but for those of you living out of Italy, any kind of super juicy lemons will work perfectly.

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Sweet or Savoury Ricotta al forno – Baked Ricotta from Sicily

Ricotta al Forno from Sicily, is one of the uncountable delicious recipes we love from this incredible Italian island.

If you’ve been there you may know how amazing the food is. It’s not a mystery why I put on a kilo a day, without regret, when I’ve been visiting Sicily in the past. I tried all the delicacies I could, but I literally fell in love of the baked ricotta cheese.

In the Sicilian markets, of which the most famous is the Palermo’s Ballaro’ market, there are several varieties of Ricotta al Forno displayed in the early morning on trays, along with other Sicilian cheeses. Depending on the topping added to the ricotta, you can have the ricotta covered with Sicilian oregano, spices or even with pistachio with orange marmelade.

The version we want to give you is the simplest but you can enrich it by using a mix of herbs or, for the sweet version, served with a mix of nuts and a few drops of honey.

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Bundt Cake – an Italian Ciambella

Bundt Cake - an Italian Ciambella.

This Ciambella Cake means a lot to us … some years ago, our Food-Blog journey started by baking this Bundt Cake. 

I (Francesca) fondly remember that I baked it early in the morning, as at 9:00 I had to be at Marinella’s house in Gentofte to decorate it together, waiting for Giulia to come. She was our trusted photographer when we all were living in Copenhagen. Those were the days! I still remember the excitement we all had, knowing that Giulia’s pictures of our first recipe would have marked the beginning of our fantastic adventure in the world of food blogging.

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Easter Cassatelle Filled with Ricotta from Ragusa – Sicily

Easter Cassatelle Filled with Ricotta - Sicily

We have to admit that we’ve never heard about the tradition to prepare the Cassatelle (Cassateddi in Sicilian dialect) for the Easter celebration. Thanks to Luisa, an Italian Ragusan friend living in Copenhagen, We discovered this pastry which is very simple in its ingredients, but with a fancy shape that makes it different from any other sweets.

If you are still looking for an Easter fuss-free recipe, this is definitely right for you!

Easter Cassatelle Filled with Ricotta from Ragusa - Sicily
Easter Cassatelle Filled with Ricotta from Ragusa - Sicily
Easter Cassatelle Filled with Ricotta from Ragusa - Sicily

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Classic Italian Tiramisù Recipe

Classic Italian Tiramisù

The 21st of March is not only the first day of spring, but it’s also the day during which we celebrate the Tiramisù. We are glad to embrace this tradition by preparing our classical recipe of the Tiramisù. By serving a spoon of this creamy dessert, we are bringing a taste of Italy abroad, which is particularly important in this period when we miss our home country more than ever.

If you want to discover more about the controversial story of the Tiramisu’, read our previous post here.

Happy Tiramisu’ day everybody!

Classic Italian Tiramisù

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Crumbly Ovis Mollis Biscuits

A few days ago, when I was checking my fridge to decide what to prepare for dinner, I realised I still had a full pack of 6 eggs that were about to expire. So I took the chance to prepare the Ovis Mollis (a latin name that means soft egg), as it had been a long time since I wanted to try a recipe that Michele, an Italian friend living in Norway, made me taste. These biscuits are different from others as they are prepared with hard egg yolks… yes, you read correctly! The hard yolk makes them so heavenly, crumbly, and soft that you don’t want to stop eating them.

Crumbly Ovis Mollis Biscuits

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Cinnamon Apple Cake

I have to admit that I’ve never been a fan of apple cake until the moment that I decided to move to Norway with my family, in 2008. The recipe of the following apple cake was given to me by one of my daughter’s Norwegian teachers. At the time my daughter Margherita was attending primary school and when I picked her up in the afternoon, the school was often invaded by the scent of the cake that the kids had been baking proudly. When we want to bring back the sweet memories of the years spent in Norway, we always prepare this cake, filling our kitchen with the fragrance of the past. (Francesca)

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Nonna Enta’s Buttery Chocolate Biscuit Bites

Five years after that my grandmother is no longer with us, I decided to prepare one of her best recipes, these buttery chocolate biscuits bites. She used to prepare them for any occasion, from birthday parties to Easter celebrations. My sister passed me the recipe that I had locked in the cupboard until now. While I was preparing her recipe I thought I heard her whispering the tips she always gave me, still feeling her close to me. After all, isn’t this the meaning of handing down our forefathers’ recipes?

(Francesca)

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