Desserts

Crostata di Mele Country Apple Tart Serves 8 Ingredients: 1 recipe Pastry Crust (page 127) 2-3 slightly tart apples, such as Macintosh or Granny Smith (1 ½-2 cups sliced) 1 recipe Pastry Cream (pg 87) 2 tablespoons sugar Procedure: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the piecrust as directed, leaving the oven […]

Fagottini di Mele con Crema al Calvados di Romano Romano’s Apple Cream Crepes with Calvados Serves 5 Ingredients: Il Ripieno (FILLING): 2 apples 3 tablespoons Calvados liqueur 1 tablespoon flour 7 tablespoons sugar ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract 4 tablespoons sweet butter 1 cup milk 4 tablespoons white wine 1 egg Makes 5 Crepes Fagottini (CREPES): […]

FRUTTI DI BOSCO CON ZABAGLIONE Summer Berries with Zabaglione Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 egg yolks ¼ cup sugar 1 ¼ cups Vin Santo or dry Marsala 4 cups raspberries or other fresh berries Procedure: Place the egg yolks, sugar, and Vin Santo or Marsala in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, and […]

La Favosa Pine Nut Cream Cake Serves 8-10 Ingredients: 2 sticks (1 cup) sweet butter, cubed 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 6 medium eggs Grated rind of ½ lemon Grated rind of ½ orange 1 ¾ cups sifted flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ½ teaspoons sifted baking powder 1 ½ cups Pastry Cream, […]

La Ficata Fig and Nut Cake Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 1 cup dried figs 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 1 stick (1/2 cup) sweet butter 4 eggs 6 tablespoons raisins 4 tablespoons sliced almonds 6 tablespoons chopped toasted hazelnuts 6 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts 2 ¼ cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons Grand […]

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