Torta Rustica (Savory Cake with Spinach, Ricotta and Fresh Herbs)

This delicious savory cake is filled with ricotta and seasoned with spring herbs, spinach, onions and pecorino Romano. You can assemble the cake up to 24 hours ahead and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake. You may need to add a few minutes onto the baking time, so watch it closely … Continue reading Torta Rustica (Savory Cake with Spinach, Ricotta and Fresh Herbs)

Fritti di Patate (Italian potato donuts)

These are donuts shaped fritters from Abruzzo, called fritti di patate.  Along with panettone and torrone,  fritti di patate was part of my family holiday tradition. They are also known as Graffe in Napoli and as Ciambelle in other parts of Italy. Having potatoes as part of the dough in this particular family recipe make a lighter and softer pastry. … Continue reading Fritti di Patate (Italian potato donuts)

Apple Tart

This is a great tart to serve for Thanksgiving or for any dinner party!    1 cup all purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 3 tablespoon sugar 1/4 pound (1 sticks) cold butter, diced 1 egg beaten About 100 ml iced water 3 tablespoon apricot preserve 4 medium apples (granny smith or golden delicious) 1/2 cup sugar To make … Continue reading Apple Tart