Month: December 2018

With the Bologna Certosino (Chartreuse cake) I want to introduce you to a typical Christmas cake of Bologna cuisine, with almonds, pine nuts, unsweetened chocolate and candied fruit. It is almost unknown out of Emilia-Romagna region: sadly, the fame of many regional cakes is clouded by industrial products, which I am not a great fan…

These chocolate truffles are nice and personal presents at Christmas time: the addition of Amaretti cookies, rum and coffee remind Turin Bonet. Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 2 1/4 hours (including chilling time)| Yield: Makes 20-25 truffles. Ingredients 2/3 cup (250 ml.) heavy (fresh whipping) cream 1 tablespoon…

A vintage recipe, but much lighter than the original one. Instead of using chestnut marmalade, I used the fresh ones, cooked in milk.   Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 60 minutes | Yield: Makes 4 servings. Ingredients   5 oz. (150 g.) chestnuts 3 tablespoons (25 g.) icing…