Posted on Friday, 11th October 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

I’m sorry for being so tardy in sharing this Pear and Walnut Bread but unfortunately my mom suffered a stroke a few days after my nephew’s wedding. It’s come as a complete shock because mom has always been so healthy.

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Pear and Walnut Bread displayed on white ruffled edge cake stand.
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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, 28th June 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

The mere mention of the availability of fresh figs is enough to get my family rushing to the markets to get their hands on as many of the elusive treats as they can (they’re obsessed over figs). Fresh figs are

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Photo of Caramelized Fig, Raspberry and Crème Mousseline displayed on white cake stand.
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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, 7th June 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

With summer around the corner I thought I would share an Italian frozen dessert, semifreddo. My son, Matt loves lemon (eats them like oranges) and although he doesn’t generally appreciate lemon desserts I thought I might be able to tempt

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Photo of three Honey-Lemon Semifreddo desserts garnished with fresh blackberries and Limoncello bubble sugar displayed on white cake stand.
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Posted on Friday, 31st May 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

I haven’t shared a Chocolate Cake recipe in a while and this one is chock full of flavour and super moist. Usually when I’m beginning a cake recipe I choose what type of fruit or nut I would like to

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Close up photo of Hazelnut and Orange Chocolate Cake layered with Orange Chocolate Ganache displayed on white cake stand.
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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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