What happened when you mix an espresso with whipped cream? If you go to an Italian bar during summer time you will find a very popular mini dessert: an indulgent cold espresso cream. I usually make this when I am on holiday as it takes only 5 minutes to prepare and because I don’t have… Continue reading Cold coffee cream.. a speedy mini dessert made in a bottle!
Grilled peaches with ice cream and berries
Cooking and baking? Yes but less in the summer please. Recently we had a heatwave over here in the UK so switching the oven on was an impossible task. Even for a passionate cook. Cold foods like salads, raw vegetables, mozzarella and prosciutto, lots of fruit and ice creams are definitely on the menu right… Continue reading Grilled peaches with ice cream and berries
Quick strawberry yogurt and cream dessert
It’s hot over here and it feels just so good! I am always in desperate need of vitamin D. Growing up in Italy, I had to make some adjustments to my lifestyle when I moved to the UK as there is considerably less light over here and less hours of sunshine too. Still, there are… Continue reading Quick strawberry yogurt and cream dessert
Chocolate mousse with fresh berries
Easter is nearly here and we want lots and lots chocolate! Inspired by “Giallo Zafferano” a popular Italian recipe website, I have made this rich chocolate mousse decorated with fresh cream and red fruit… so luscious! I have used a small bowl to get a round shape but you can make this using an egg… Continue reading Chocolate mousse with fresh berries
Coffee whipped cream dessert with crunchy brittle
Luscious, crunchy, moreish and super easy to make! This coffee mousse is made by simply whipping up double cream mixed with strong Italian coffee. The combination of the two will simply knock your socks off! Coffee and cream are a match made in heaven. Adding a sprinkle of crunchy brittle on top and a dash… Continue reading Coffee whipped cream dessert with crunchy brittle
Black Forest Dessert in a glass
Black Forest is a classic cake which I had many times when I lived in Germany and Austria as a youngster. The flavour of the cherries mixed with chocolate sponge and whipped cream makes this cake really moreish and delicious. My sister made a Black Forest dessert-version in a glass for us which we enjoyed… Continue reading Black Forest Dessert in a glass
Berries and mascarpone fresh and easy dessert
Something delicious, quick and no bake? If you love fruit then you will love this one! An easy dessert made with berries, mascarpone cheese, fresh cream and finger biscuits. Simple ingredients but lots of taste! Use frozen berries if you cannot find fresh ones… any berries you like: raspberries, blueberries, blackberries..they will all work very… Continue reading Berries and mascarpone fresh and easy dessert
Amaretto flavored fruit cooked in parchment paper for an easy tasty dessert
Parchment baking is a great way of cooking many things: fish, meat and even pasta. Recently I posted a recipe which I had in a restaurant of fish cooked in parchment paper. It was ever so delicious and I cooked fish in this way over and over again. I love this method of cooking. You… Continue reading Amaretto flavored fruit cooked in parchment paper for an easy tasty dessert
Mint Panna Cotta with luscious dark chocolate.. yum!
This week I made a special dessert. A panna cotta with a delicate flavour of mint and lots of luscious, delicious dark chocolate sauce. Absolutely divine I must say. As you might have read from my previous posts, in order to take part on the “Great Oven Ban challenge” last week I ditched my oven… Continue reading Mint Panna Cotta with luscious dark chocolate.. yum!
Lighter Healthier Tiramisu’ without eggs
Yesterday I was in central London to give a food demonstration at the Icetank Kitchen. This event was part of the “Organic September” created by the Soil Association in order to promote organic food. There were several food bloggers presenting their quick and easy recipes and all the ingredients used were organic. It has been… Continue reading Lighter Healthier Tiramisu’ without eggs