Sweet Maria's Italian Desserts: Classic and Casual Recipes for Cookies, Cakes, Pastry, and Other Favorites
Sweet Maria's Italian Desserts is baker Maria Bruscino Sanchez's loving tribute to the desserts her family has enjoyed for generations - desserts you'll find in Italy and in Italian-American homes on special occasions and, in many cases, any day of the year. These are festive favorites like Traditional Cannoli, Espresso Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Amaretto Chiffon Cake, Spiced Gelato, and many others. The result of years of baking in Italy, in her popular bakery, and in the kitchens of her grandmother, mother, and aunts (many of whom do the baking at Sweet Maria's), the book includes cookies, cakes, pies, tarts, pastry, sweet breads, frozen desserts, fruit dishes, and other specialties-all made with warmth, tradition, and a love of great desserts.
Presented with simple instructions, tips from the bakery, and a dollop of background information on the customs and history of the desserts, these creative, top-notch recipes will bring delicious favorites to your kitchen.
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Sanchez is the owner of a bakery in Waterbury, CT, and the author of two earlier baking books. Here she focuses on the desserts she grew up with, treats baked by her mother, grandmother, and extended ... Read full review
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20 minutes Add egg add flour Add sugar airtight container almond amaretto apricots BAKING POWDER beat egg biscotti blended bottom bread cheese chestnuts chocolate CHOPPED cocoa confectioners Cool completely cool on wire CORNSTARCH Cover with plastic CREAM OF TARTAR crust CUP HEAVY CREAM CUP MILK CUP SUGAR CUPS FLOUR Dust with confectioners egg whites egg yolks electric mixer espresso flavor golden brown GRATED RIND Grease HEAVY CREAM inches Italian desserts juice Knead knife layer lemon lightly browned lightly floured surface loaves mascarpone medium saucepan metal spatula mixer with wire nuts orange parchment-lined cookie sheet pasta frolla pastry bag pastry cream Place plastic wrap POUND BUTTER Preheat oven prepared pan recipe Remove cookie sheet Remove pan ricotta Roll room temperature Serve chilled slices sponge cake Sprinkle Stir Store unused sweet TABLESPOONS TEASPOON TEASPOON BAKING POWDER Turn out dough WALNUTS whipped cream wire cooling rack wire whisk attachment yeast YIELD