Crostata with Figs, Ricotta and Almond Cream

When we got to know that figs are not only sweet as candies, but also packed with nutrients offering a variety of potential health benefits, and, most important of all, that they have fewer calories than grapes and tangerines, we filled up our pantry.

The recipes that see the use of the figs are endless and creative, from pairing them with pecorino or goat cheese to the preparation of main dishes. Given their sweetness, we also appreciate their use in the preparation of cakes, like our Fig Crostata with Ricotta cheese.

Let us thank Giuseppe – Vadawine for the amazing morning spent shooting the pictures and videos of this post.

🍷 Francesca & Marinella🍴

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Calabrian Orange Marmalade and Mixed Nuts Crostata and Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG Sweet Red Wine

A slice of heaven to get at the breakfast table, for an afternoon tea or to serve at the end of a meal. This Crostata is a perfect blend of sweetness and healthy products, as it is prepared with intensely flavored orange marmalade and mixed nuts. The marmalade we got to try (thanks to Delizie del Gusto) was like a home-made marmalade, not overly sweet but intense in flavor, and with a lovely rough texture.

If you decide to serve a slice of our scented crostata at the end of your meal, offer your guests a sip of a chilled Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG – Valle delle Rose sweet red wine. This is made from Brachetto grapes, grown & picked low yielding vineyards around Acqui in Piemonte, close to Alessandria. It has wonderful mouth-filling flavors of ripe red fruits, rose and citrus peel notes, which pairs perfectly with desserts and fruit.

*This wine is imported to Denmark by Vinimondo.dk, a wine wholesaler that works with some of the best wine suppliers in Italy, Portugal, France and Spain. Drop by the new Vinimondo.dk showroom to taste or buy this Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG – Valle delle Rose.

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴

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Scented Crostata with Italian Frangipane Cream and Plums

This week, from our colourful box of EatGrim Shop Food, we picked up some juicy plums to prepare an Italian Crostata filled with Frangipane cream. Frangipane is an almond-based cream and created by an Italian noblewoman and member of the Frangipani family. Its sweetness goes very well with the acid-sweet flavour of the plums in our week’s Crostata.

So let’s get to it!

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴

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Crostata with Strawberries

It’s strawberry season! If you go in the city or all around Denmark you can easily buy potatoes, peas and strawberries.

Today we give you a very tasty and lovely cake. The bottom layer is made of pasta frolla (similar to shortbread), the filling is a delicious cream made from ricotta and the top is entirely covered with sweet strawberries, of course!

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