Amaretti

Amaretti

If you're an Italophile like me you don't need a lot of prompting to try these delicious chewy cookies. But when a friend just KEPT ON sharing pics of Italian sweets online and then my hairdresser offered me a freshly baked amaretti, who was I to resist? They are super quick and easy to whip [...]

Madarica

MańĎarica {pronounced "mah-dg-ah-ritsa"} translates quite literally, to "the Hungarian lady". What it also translates to is easily one of the most popular desserts I have ever seen disappear from just about every special occasion I can remember growing up. It's the one that everyone would request if given a plate of leftover cakes to take [...]

Ricotta Cheesecake

Ricotta Cheesecake

There's an Italian cake shop in Sydney which is legendary for it's ricotta cheesecake. It is no joke to say that their prized version is completely revered and worshiped as the ultimate ricotta cheesecake to make all others hang their heads in shame. So I'm excited to say that this version is AMAZING. I have [...]

Shortcrust Pastry

Shortcrust Pastry

This is a fail safe, go-to recipe for perfect shortcrust pastry every time. It works for both sweet and savoury, and best of all, you don't need to study patisserie to be able to make it. The rule is always half the amount of butter to flour, and use only the tips of your fingers [...]