Tag archive for ‘Cake’
Meascia
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Meascia

Meascia, a type of bread cake, was a staple of cucina povera – an inexpensive way to make dessert using whatever was in the store cupboard. Mario Matassa shows us how to make it I’ve used apples from the More...

Paradise cake with hot zabaglione
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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Paradise cake with hot zabaglione

Mario Matassa shares his paradise cake recipe – a cake that miraculously improves with age and is better if made one or two days in advance… The name ‘paradise cake’ comes from the fact that More...

torta caprese
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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Torta caprese

Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi share this delicious chocolate and almond cake recipe from their book, The Amalfi Coast: A Collection of Italian Recipes… One of our most romantic evenings was in a restaurant More...

Mimosa cake
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Torta mimosa

This ‘mimosa cake’ is covered with pieces of sponge cake, reminiscent of the flowers of the mimosa – it is served across Italy to celebrate La Festa della Donna By Mario Matassa Makes one 22cm More...

Valtellina cake
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Valtellina fruit cake (bisciola della Valtellina)

This tasty cake is also known as panettone della Valtellina, though it is moister and richer than traditional panettone – Mario Matassa shares his recipe… Makes one loaf Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking More...

Bisciola della Valtellina
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Vero Italiano: dolci

In his latest instalment in the series uncovering the secrets of Italian food, Mario Matassa looks at the delights of Italian biscuits and cakes to recreate in your kitchen Photos by Mario Matassa  There can be More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, February 4th, 2019
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Panettone on test

For a true taste of Italian Christmas, you can’t beat a slice of classic (or flavoured) panettone – here are seven to help you decide which one to serve this year The origins of panettone go back to Roman times, More...

chocolate and chestnut cake
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
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Chestnut and chocolate cake

Chestnuts and chocolate are a winning combination in this delicious torta di castagne e cioccolato recipe…   Chestnut flour is a great gluten-free alternative, giving cakes and biscuits a delicious nutty More...

mascarpone and lemon cake
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, September 21st, 2018
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Mascarpone and lemon cake

If you’re seeking an Italian-inspired sweet treat, this cake recipe from Mario Matassa could be exactly what you’ve been looking for… Makes one 26cm cake Preparation time 5 minutes Cooking time More...

Semolina Cake
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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Semolina cake with orange syrup 

This torta di semolino all’arancia is a delicious, moist cake just waiting to be eaten!  Make this as a sweet treat over the weekend – perfect with a cup of tea. Semolina cake with orange syrup Ingredients: 2 More...