Italian Plum Torte

This recipe is adapted from Maria Burros. I substituted half of the wheat flour with almond flour and added almond extract. 1/2 all-purpose flour1/2 almond meal1 teaspoon baking powder1 pinch salt1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature3/4 cup sugar2 eggs, at room temperature1 teaspoon almond extract11 Italian prune plums (or any amount of plum halves you can fit in the cake), pitted and halved lengthwisesugar … Continue reading Italian Plum Torte

Pesche con Amaretti e Cioccolato (Peach wit Amaretti and Chocolate)

This is a classic dessert from the Piemonte region of Italy. It is easy, fast to make and decadent at the same time. It is the perfect ending for any Summer meal.There are several variations on the recipes. Some people use egg yolks, others whole eggs. Sometimes chocolate is omitted, but I always believe that … Continue reading Pesche con Amaretti e Cioccolato (Peach wit Amaretti and Chocolate)