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, 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, 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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Posted on Friday, 4th November 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

I know what you’re thinking, “More chocolate?” – Yes! – But not just any chocolate, undeniably delectable chocolate.  Light and creamy Raspberry-White Chocolate Ganache sandwiched between two intense soft and chewy Triple Chocolate Fudge Cookies.  Can you say, “Irresistible?” I know

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A photo of soft and chewy Triple Chocolate Fudge Cookies with Raspberry-White Chocolate Ganache Filling.
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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, 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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