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SFOGLIATELLA ABRUZZESE RECIPE

Sfogliatelle abruzzesi are a sweet delicacy made from a fragrant shell enclosing a sweet filling made of grape jam mixed with toasted almonds. The sfogliatella is a very old traditional recipe of Abruzzo cuisine, probably it came from Naples, but it has been modified according to the availability of common ingredients of the Abruzzo territory […]

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“Parrozzo” a typical Christmas dessert of Abruzzo

The “Parrozzo” is a typical Christmas dessert of Pescara in the Abruzzo Region, made with semolina flour, eggs, almonds and chocolate. It was invented by the pastry chef  Luigi D’Amico in 1920 to celebrate a typical bread of the peasants culinary tradition called “rude bread” with a classic dome- shape. Even the famous poet Gabriele D’Annunzio wrote […]

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GRAPE JAM TART

To celebrate harvest time of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes, I’ve made a tart base made with farro flour and rice flour, filled with a traditional jam made with Montepulciano D’Abruzzo grapes, it is known as “Scrucchiata” in local dialect. This grape jam take some effort in the preparation but its taste is delicious. It is made […]

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MARITOZZO WITH FRESH FIGS AND HUZELNUTS

Many people know about Italian “maritozzo” a sweet bread roll often filled with whipped cream, but today I would like to suggest a new version of this sweet bread, delicious for who loves figs. It is an healthy recipe perfect for breakfast. I have made maritozzi with three different filling: fresh  figs only, fresh figs  with cinnamon […]

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CHERRY TART

Did you know that you can make a delicious cherry tart using olive oil? A tart base filled with pastry cream and topped with sweet cherries. I’ve prepared a cherry tart using olive oil instead of butter – the results are excellent, both fragrant and very healthy. INGREDIENTS FOR THE CHERRY TART BASE Using a tart […]

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PEACH COOKIES FILLED WITH PASTRY CREAM

I love this dessert because it combines the sweetness of pastry cream with a slightly alcoholic aroma. INGREDIENTS FOR ABOUT 30 PASTRIES 3 eggs 300 g of sugar 140 g of olive oil 23 g of baking powder 800 g of all-purpose flour 60 ml of milk Liqueur to dampen the peach cookies 140 g […]

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