Torta della Nonna: A Collection of the Best Homemade Italian Desserts
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An Australian expat who has lived in Italy for more than a decade, Emiko Davies has written three previous Italian cookbooks. Here she focuses on the food that first drew her to the kitchen as child: sweets.
With this book in hand you could be breakfasting ontorta di mele e marmellata, “a soft, buttery loaf cake, with chopped apple and apricot jam swirled through.” For an afternoon snack, you might indulge inschiacciata all’uva,a grape studded foccacia that heralds the wine harvest in Tuscany. If you’re in the mood for something less sweet, perhapstozzetti Ebraici, a cinnamon biscotti from a vanished Jewish community in the town of Pitigliano. You can cap off a celebration with a eleganttronco al cioccolato,a sponge roll filled with chocolate. Or perhaps the simple refreshment of a melon granita is all you need.
Enticing and straightforward. Please note: if you already own any of Davies’ other cookbooks, some of these recipes also appeared there.