Posted on Thursday, 25th July 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

Sweet Ricotta Fritters (frittelle di ricotta) is a traditional Italian favourite typically prepared for Carnevale. They’re very similar to the French beignets. During Carnevale festivities it would be difficult not to succumb to the temptation to enjoy these sweet fried pastries

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Photo of Sweet Ricotta Fritters dusted with confectioners' sugar and drizzled with butter-rum caramel sauce displayed on white rectangle-shaped serving dish displayed in a row, one behind the other.
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Posted on Friday, 21st June 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

Cronuts – the new doughnut craze. There’s been so much hype about pastry chef, Dominique Ansel’s new croissant doughnut creation that it’s inspired me to try and replicate them. The new doughnut is part flaky pastry, and part cream-filled doughnut, how could I

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Photo of two Croissant Doughnuts, one cut in half exposing the many interior layers.
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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, 7th December 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

Have you ever indulged in the thick creaminess of Italian Hot Chocolate? With this cold weather I thought I would share one of the most enticing hot beverages enjoyed in bars across Italy. Bar, hot chocolate? May seem like an

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A picture of Potato Zeppole rolled in cinnamon sugar displayed on a white cake stand.
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Posted on Friday, 3rd February 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

Crema Fritta alla Veneziana, Venetian Style Fried Cream, traditional street food enjoyed throughout Veneto, Italy, is going to knock your socks off! Fried desserts (in my opinion) are the ultimate indulgence (or is chocolate? hmm…) and this one is absolutely

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A photo of Crema Fritta alla Veneziana, Venetian Style Fried Cream, dusted with confectioners' sugar in a paper cone displayed on a dark wooden board.
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Posted on Friday, 23rd December 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

Zeppole di San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph’s Day Fritters), scrumptious deep-fried Italian Fritters are made with pasta choux or bignè (cream puff dough). The pastry dough is piped into nests and deep-fried creating a crispy outer crust.  The choux pastry nests are truly irresistible

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A photo of 4 Zeppole di San Giuseppe, St. Joseph's Day Fritters on a white rectangular dish set off to the side.
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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, 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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