Italian Christmas Treats

25 Dec

Merry Christmas everyone!

I just got off the phone with one of my dearest friends, a magical friendship that was born when Gina came to live in Rome back in 2007 and rented one of the apartments I used to rent to tourists. Through thick and thin in these past years, our friendship has stayed strong, and it got me to thinking that for a festive and sweet Christmas, I should share some of her amazing Italian dessert recipes with you. (She’s a pastry chef in NYC).

There are so many good articles already out there with lovely things by Miss Gina, I’ll list them here. Take your pick and head for the kitchen! Buon appetito e Buon Natale!

Beautiful Italian Christmas Cookies: Crostoli, Castagnaccio, Anginetti

Mosaic Biscotti

Bittersweet Chocolate Cookies

Hazelnut Cake


Toasted Almond Cake

Cocoa Snowflakes

Yogurt Cheesecake with Pinenut Brittle

Ricotta Cheesecake


2 Responses to “Italian Christmas Treats”

  1. Michele | Cooking At Home December 25, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    I love Gina’s baked goods and have made several of her recipes. Thanks for these, and I hope she is well. Merry Christmas.

  2. Marc July 1, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    Here some sweet dessert that you can find in the North of Italy.
    If you need to know the receipt just copy and paste on Google the name desired.

    Budino Belga (from Mantova)
    Bignolata (from Mantova)
    Zuppa inglese (from Bologna)
    Salame al cioccolato (many places you can find it)
    Certosino (from Bologna) Typical during xmas period
    Pandoro with wipped cream inside (another xmas food)

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