Posted on Friday, 13th September 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

Happy Friday! Sharing one of my daughter’s, favourite Italian cookies today, Farfallette con la Nutella. These Nutella cookies are so simple to make but they taste so good! The pastry is tender, flaky and flavourful. If you’re a beginner dipping

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Nutella cookies stacked on white and pink striped cloth napkin lined with parchment paper.
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Posted on Friday, 3rd May 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

Chiacchiere, sweet pastry fried until crispy and dusted with confectioners’ sugar, is traditionally prepared for Italian Carnevale. These Venetian Fried Pastries or Italian fritters go by different names, Crostoli, Cenci, Bugie, Cioffe, Frappe, Fiochetti, Sfrappole, and Galani, depending on the region in which they are

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A photo of Chiacchiere on a white rectangle shaped serving dish.
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Posted on Friday, 26th April 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

What is a French Macaron? Traditional macarons are meringue-based French pastries with almonds about three to five cm in diameter. The cookie or shell element of the pastry is smooth on the surface with ruffled edges. The ruffled edge is

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A photo of a stack of French Macarons filled with Raspberry Ganache displayed on a white dessert dish with French Macaron Cookie Pop leaning up against the stack.
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Posted on Friday, 28th September 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

For all you die hard Chocolate Lovers these Espresso Truffle Brownies were prepared with you in mind. Definitely not for the faint of heart! Seriously, these are the real deal – ooey, gooey, fudgy chocolate goodness. The espresso enhances the

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A photo of a slab of Espresso Chocolate Brownies with one removed, decorated with whipped cream and a chocolate covered espresso bean, and placed in front.
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I’ve been craving my favourite Italian pastries, Cannoli Siciliani, but I wanted to change it up a bit so I decided to take all the flavours and textures of these pastries and make the best summer treat, Italian Ice Cream – Cannoli

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A photo of three Chocolate Sablée-Gelato Ice Cream Sandwiches wrapped in a strip of parchment paper with red and white string displayed on a white rectangular-shaped dessert dish.
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Posted on Friday, 11th May 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I’ve been waiting far too long to share this Salted Caramel Semifreddo recipe with you. Combining Italian parfait with Triple-Chocolate Fudge Brownies and Hot Chocolate Sauce? – Happiness meet gluttony! The marriage of sweet and salty doesn’t get any better

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A close up photo of Salted Caramel Semifreddo on a Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownie topped with Hot Chocolate Sauce and a sprinkling of Hazelnut Praline.
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Posted on Friday, 9th March 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I was craving one of my favourite dessert combinations, Sweet and Salty and I remembered these, Chocolate-Caramel Cookie Bars my friend Debra (Smith Bites) made a little while back. When Debra posted about them I recall wanting to run into the

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A photo of Salt Caramel dessert, Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars displayed on a white dish.
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Posted on Friday, 27th January 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

As promised, crispy Italian cookies – Hazelnut Cookies with Chocolate Chunks, the perfect accompaniment to the chocolate dessert (Chocolate Hazelnut Pots de Crème) I shared last week. When I was growing up there were two things my mother could always be certain of.  One,

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A cropped photo of Italian Cookies, hazelnut and chocolate chunk cookies, cooling on a black wire rack.
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