Pizza, Pasta, sauces, and other savory dishes have been renowned in Italian cuisine. But, did you know that a lot of worth-trying wonderfully decadent desserts are hailing from around the boot-shaped peninsula of Italy? Here let me share the 7 Popular Italian Desserts You Have to Try.
The Most Popular Italian Desserts
Nowadays, this dessert graces the menu in restaurants not only in Italy but also across the globe. It becomes so popular that different varieties of flavors, fruits, and cakes have been adapted to it. So if you are planning to serve your guests a sweet treat at the end of the meal, this dessert will surely wow their taste buds.
2. Panna Cotta
It is so easy to make Panna Cotta at home and this dessert is best served when chilled. It tastes wonderful when it is topped with cherries or berries. You’ll be a fan of the not-too-sweet texture and light milky flavor of this classic dessert, perfectly served at any summer gathering.
Do you love the taste of a freshly made classic Italian pastry, the sfogliatella? Well, you’re in luck, because this recipe is perfect for you! Sfogliatella is a type of pastry that is made from flour, semolina flour, and salt. The dough is usually worked with butter until it forms pea-like balls, and then water is added to make it into a dough. Once the dough is chilled, it is rolled out and then wrapped in plastic wrap. It is then pressed down, and refrigerated for at least one hour. Sfogliatella is a simple and easy pastry to make, and it will definitely be a hit at your next party!
These cannoli taste just like the best ones I’ve gotten at Italian bakeries! They have the perfect combination of flavors and textures.
The cannoli shells are perfectly tender and flaky, like a flake away in your mouth kind of texture.
The panettone is a towering round of sweet bread speckled with raisins, citrus, and almonds with a plush, buttery texture that is popular both here and all over Italy during the winter holidays. It makes a dramatic Christmas dessert or breakfast treat. Its Milanese origins date back to the Renaissance, when, it is said, wheat was so scarce and precious it was made only at Christmas.
These days, scores of beautifully wrapped versions of this tall, round cake appear pretty much everywhere in December in Italian and even ordinary grocery stores. Those versions vary in quality; many of them are rather cloying with artificial flavors. So read on, all ye who love a baking challenge!
Authentic Italian Gelato is a frozen creamy dessert made with milk, heavy cream and sugar. With or without eggs (depending on the taste), you can make dense creamy gelato at home, following a slow freezing/creaming process, usually with the help of an ice cream maker. Authentic Italian Gelato is a frozen creamy dessert made with milk, heavy cream and sugar. With or without eggs (depending on the taste), you can make dense creamy gelato at home, following a slow freezing/creaming process, usually with the help of an ice cream maker.
This classic biscotti recipe makes the best biscotti cookies! A basic biscotti recipe plus recipes for almond biscotti, chocolate biscotti and cranberry orange biscotti. These homemade biscotti cookies are easy to make, perfect for holiday gifts and cookie trays, and delicious.
With Christmas coming soon, I wanted to share one of my favorite holiday cookie recipes. Try these classic cookies if you’re looking for a delicious and classic biscotti recipe! They are crisp on the edges and just the tiniest bit soft in the center, making them perfect for dunking in your favorite coffee or tea. Thanks for reading!