Chocolate Budino

3.5 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped1 cup whole milk4 large egg yolks1/4 cup sugar2 tablespoons marsala wine1/2 teaspoon sea salt2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oilwalnutscandied orange peel (optional) Check step-by-step video in my youtube: Chocolate Budino Place chocolate in a medium bowl; set aside. Bring milk to a simmer in a saucepan and remove from heat. … Continue reading Chocolate Budino

Cannoli Siciliani

Yield: 18 Check step by step video here For the cannoli pastry shell 1 3/4 cup All-Purpose flour2 yolks eggs2 teaspoon sugar3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil½ cup Marsala For the stuffing 2 pounds ricotta, drained and processed1 cup of powdered sugar½ teaspoon cinnamon1/2 cup candied orange peel1 tablespoon orange blossom water For finishing 1 … Continue reading Cannoli Siciliani

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)