Happy New Year!
Italian desserts are a must to finish off a beautiful meal. From irresistible Tiramisù, crispy cannoli to semifreddo, we have the perfect dessert to impress. Now is the time to take a moment and choose which Italian dessert to make to welcome the new year.
This recipe for Best ever Tiramisù is not only an irresistible dish but the best Tiramisù you have ever had. What’s the secret? It includes Italian meringue which is where the magic happens. Italian meringue helps to stabilise the Tiramisù and creates a rich, creamy and decadent texture; basically everything you want in a dessert. Every home cook can learn to make it, from beginner to dessert queen.
Get the taste of Sicily in this recipe for Cannoli alla Siciliana (Sicilian-style cannoli). Fresh, crispy golden pastry shells are filled with smooth, creamy ricotta flavoured with orange zest, chocolate bits, candied orange peel, and coated in chopped pistachios. Cannoli Siciliani were originally a dessert for the famous ‘carnevale’ season and thank goodness it has since become a dessert that can be enjoyed all year round!
This recipe for Graffe Napoletane (Napoli-style donuts) are sweet and fluffy with a zesty base. Delicious sugar-coated Graffe are made with boiled potatoes, flour, eggs and butter; the dough is then rested until doubled in size. Graffe are a traditional recipe of Carnevale festivities and enjoyed all year round at bars in Southern Italy with a great espresso coffee. Bring a little piece pf Napoli to your home kitchen – they are absolutely delicious!
Torrone Semifreddo is a classic Italian dessert for all the ice cream lovers out there. This recipe has the flavours of torrone, an Italian nougat made with honey, egg whites, sugar and nuts and uses whipped cream for a luscious creamy texture. You will enjoy every bite!
Panna cotta (Italian for “cooked cream”) originated in the northern Italian region of Piedmont. It is an Italian dessert made of thickened cream that is sweetened and uses gelatine leaves to create a mould. Vanilla panna cotta and mixed berry compote is not only delicate and pretty-as-a-picture, but an easy, make ahead recipe that is perfect for entertaining!