Thursday, September 22, 2022

Gnocchi à la Parisienne (Parisian Gnocchi) with Pine Nuts & Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Pillowy soft, extra buttery and cheesy gnocchi  à la Parisienne 
Served with golden pine nuts and sage brown butter sauce. 
A must-try light and delicious gnocchi recipe!

This recipe is written in collaboration with Taste Europe, Butter of France. All opinions are mine alone. 

Here is a NEW gnocchi recipe for you to try!
These deliciously soft and mouthwatering gnocchi are not your traditional Italian potato gnocchi ... nor ricotta, or pumpkin, or semolina.
These gnocchi are a French inspired version made with pâte à choux, which is the same (or similar) savory dough that it's used to make eclairs: a simple mixture that starts with melted butter, hot water/milk, plus flour and then eggs.
For these gnocchi à la Parisienne, I flavored  the dough with a combination of Gruyere and Parmesan cheese and a touch of nutmeg. 


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Easy to Make Strawberry Crumble Bars Recipe

Holding on to summer with these shortbread and oath crumble bars packed with sunshine sweet strawberries and lemon flavor


Here is a quick, easy and mouthwatering summer treat: fruity and buttery strawberry crumble bars infused with lemon flavor. 

Every bite of these strawberry bars is bursting with healthy, sweet and juicy strawberries wrapped in perfectly crunchy and crumbly pastry.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Banana Trifle with Mascarpone Cream and Caramelized Pecans ( Eggless & NO-BAKE Dessert)

Brace yourself for some drooling after you see the recipe for this rich and creamy trifle dessert made with layers of mascarpone cream, banana slices, espresso-soaked vanilla wafers and caramelized pecan pieces. 
No bake and no eggs in this recipe!

I could call this amazing creation a tiramisu' given that, just like tiramisu', it's a creamy and rich dessert filled with mascarpone cream layered with coffee-flavored cookies. 
But  I'm such a purist (...with true Italian blood!) and I don't dare taking anything away from THE classic Tiramisu' recipe, with its perfect savoiardi cookies soaked in espresso and the velvety mascarpone cream made with eggs. 

So today I'm calling this dessert a trifle, filled with layers and layers of tiramisu-inspired deliciousness. And more!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Easy, Moist and Buttery Banana Nut Muffins Recipe

Quick and easy, soft and buttery banana muffins, loaded with chopped walnuts and flavored with a touch of cinnamon 
Fantastic way to use up ripe spotty bananas


Here is another recipe you can make when you have some leftover spotty brown bananas that no one wants to eat. 

These muffins are just as soft and moist, delicious and flavorful as my  chocolate-walnuts banana bread (which many of you tried already and loved it!!). 

They taste just as good but are more convenient and portable. 

AND (major added bonus!) are a quite a bit faster to bake

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

How to Make Authentic Neapolitan Pizza Dough (Pizza Napoletana)

Bring your pizza night to the next level with a traditional and authentic Neapolitan Pizza (Pizza Napoletana) made from scratch in your own home... just like Italians do!


Today I present you with the original, the traditional, the world-renowned and most beloved recipe for pizza Napoletana (Neapolitan Pizza). 

With its thin and light crust at the base and pillowy, thick and bubbly crust around the edges, Neapolitan pizza is a one-of-a-kind mouthwatering pizza that you won't easily forget.


Thursday, August 25, 2022

Soft and Moist Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake

Let's brighten up the day with a slice (or two) of this soft and moist yogurt loaf cake bursting with sweet blueberries and lemon flavor

Here is an easy and sweet yogurt cake recipe for you, that I hope will brighten up your day as much as it did mine.

This loaf cake is made with delicate Greek yogurt which yields an extra moist and dense cake. 
It's filled with sweet and juicy blueberries and flavored with a touch of lemon zest and juice, for an extra citrusy flavor. 

Friday, August 12, 2022

How to Make Millefoglie with Crema Pasticciera - Italian Vanilla Custard and Puff Pastry Cake

A thousand layers of crispy and delicate puff pasty with rich and velvety vanilla custard (Italian Crema pasticciera)


Here is the step-by-step, simple and traditional recipe to make one of my all-time favorite Italian desserts: Millefoglie cake made with two dangerously delicious layers of vanilla custard, sandwiched between light and crispy layers of puff pastry.

As the name "millefoglie" implies, this dessert is for sure one thousands layers of YUMM.
Take a look!