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Italian Semolina Rolls

 

  Make your own homemade rolls with my easy semolina bread dough recipe. These rustic, hearty Italian semolina rolls are crusty on the outside and have a tender, pale yellow crumb on the inside due to the semolina flour. Fill them with your favorite sandwich ingredients or serve as dinner […]

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Traditional Sicilian Pignolata Recipe

 

  This traditional Sicilian pignolata recipe is simple and so easy to make with only 7 ingredients! Also known as honey balls, this classic Sicilian dessert is a must on Christmas Eve. Check out my instructions for a variation on the common ball shaped pignolata and transform this dough into […]

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Sicilian Lasagna

 

  Sicilian lasagna has several layers of deliciousness combining meat ragu with peas, creamy bechamel sauce, mozzarella and chopped hard-boiled eggs.  All perfectly balanced to create the perfect lasagna! A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of devouring this lasagna prepared by my cousin in Sicily. It was pure […]

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Seafood Arancini

 

  Arancini, or rice balls, are a common Sicilian street food enjoyed as a snack or antipasto. Seafood arancini, a delicious variation of traditional arancini, are filled with shrimp and scallops in a creamy bechamel sauce, coated in breadcrumbs and deep fried until crisp! During recent trips to Sicily I […]

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Genovesi Ericine – Sicilian Pastry Recipe

 

  Genovesi Ericine are pastries that originated in Maria Grammitico’s pasticceria located in the hilltop town of Erice in Sicily. Buttery and flaky shortcrust pastry is filled with lemon scented pastry cream and dusted with powdered sugar. A scrumptious treat to enjoy with coffee or cappuccino! If you ever have […]

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Italian Nut and Jam Rolled Cookies

 

  September 22, 2021 by Nadia, Updated October 18, 2021Cookies Italian nut and jam rolled cookies, another cookie that’s perfect for dunking! A subtle orange flavored dough wrapped around a crunchy, nutty filling sweetened with jam. Enjoy right out of the oven or bake twice until crisp. A versatile recipe […]

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Plum Almond Cake

 

  Plum almond cake is the perfect way to showcase local Italian plums. Almond flour adds texture and flavor to this wonderful rustic cake. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea! This cake actually started out as a fig cake. Allow me to clarify! I just got back from […]