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 Monday, 7th June 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

Cannoli Siciliani has to be, in my opinion, the ultimate Italian pastry. The shells should be covered in bubbles to give you the most amazing crispy texture. The filling is absolutely divine! How could you go wrong with silky, whipped

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A close up photo of Cannoli Siciliani Pastries on a silver tray lined with white doilies.
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Posted on Wednesday, 21st April 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

Cicerchiata is one of my favourite Italian desserts, so light and fluffy.  It has many names, Struffoli, Pignolata and Chiacchiere just to name a few, depending on the region you hail from. My family is from Monteferrante, a small town

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A close up photo of a light blue bowl containing cicerchiata, small sweet pastry balls coated with chocolate honey.
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