Posted on Friday, 5th August 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

Bomboloni, fluffy pillows of rich and tender fried pastry dough rolled in sugar and filled with velvety Crema Pasticcera {Italian Pastry Cream}, fresh and warm out of the oven.  Have I enticed you to indulge?  One thing’s for certain –

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A photo of Bomboloni alla Crema, Italian Cream-Filled Donuts.
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Posted on Friday, 22nd July 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

Last weekend my sisters, Connie and Anna, came over for a visit and a day of baking. What did we bake? Italian cookies – trays and trays of them.  How many are left? Not too many!  The Italian Cookie (well in

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A photo of 3 Pesche Dolci {Italian Peach Cookies} stacked one on top of the other.
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Posted on Friday, 15th July 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

A few weeks ago I shared with you my Mom’s recipe for my absolute favourite Italian Cookie, Amaretti and I mentioned I would soon share another family favourite.  Here it is, thin crispy and oh so delicious – Pizzelle.  The

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A photo of traditional Italian Cookies, Pizzelle-Ferratelle {Italian Waffle Cookies} originally made in the Abruzzi region.
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Posted on Friday, 8th July 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

When I finally decided on Lemon Meringue Tarts for the holiday weekend I knew I would have to offer another choice because not everyone in my family is a fan of citrus desserts.  It didn’t take me too long to

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A photo of Italian Desserts, Tartellette al Cioccolato e Caramello (Chocolate-Caramel Tarts) presented on white doilies.
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Posted on Thursday, 7th July 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

I can’t believe we’re already into July, summer seems to be moving along far too quickly. We enjoyed the Canada Day celebrations.  And on the 4th of July we also celebrated my son’s, Matthew, 18th birthday. For holiday weekends I

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A photo of Italian Pastries, Tartellette alla Crema di Limone e Meringa All'Italiana {Lemon Meringue Tarts}, one displayed on a mini, yellow cupcake stand atop a yellow napkin with a mini lemon meringue tart placed just in front on the yellow napkin.
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Posted on Friday, 1st July 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

Happy Canada Day!  What am I serving for dessert today?  Tarts, tarts and more tarts, berry cupcakes and Cannoncini di Sfoglia con Crema Pasticcera al Cioccolato (Chocolate Pastry Cream-filled Pastry Horns).  I had to include at least one Italian Pastry

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A photo of three Cannoncini di Sfoglia con Crema Pasticcera al Cioccolato (Pastry Horns filled with Chocolate Pastry Cream) place on white doilies and displayed in a row, one behind the other.
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Posted on Friday, 24th June 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

I love my Italian Pastries and I love Gourmet Cupcakes (who doesn’t?)!  I decided to take the flavours and textures that I love from two of my favourite desserts, Cannoli Siciliani and Cupcakes and roll them into one amazing gourmet Cannoli Cupcake.  I filled moist Vanilla

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A photo of 3 Cannoli Cupcakes placed in a row, one behind the other, decorated with tiny cannoli.
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Posted on Wednesday, 22nd June 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

I threw my apron in the air and did a little victory dance after I pulled out my first tray of Amaretti. Finally, after all the failed attempts (too embarrassed to reveal how many), I was successful!  Sweet, soft and

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A photo of Italian Amaretti Cookies displayed on a white rectangular dish.
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