Bodini Marinati

Italian Dessert Recipes
Ingredients: Veal forcemeattrufflessweetbreadmushroomsherbsflourpasta marinatetonguebutter Make a mixture of truffles, tongue, sweetbread, mushrooms, and herbs, all chopped up, and add it to a forcemeat of veal, the proportions being two-thirds veal forcemeat and the other ingredients one third. Mix this well and form it into little balls about the size of a pigeon’s egg, flour them {More...}

Croccante di Mandorle (Cream Nougat)

Italian Dessert Recipes
Ingredients: Almondssugarlemon juicebuttercastor sugarpistachiospreserved fruits Blanch half a pound of almonds, cut them into shreds and dry them in a slow oven until they are a light brown colour; then put a quarter pound of lump sugar into a saucepan and caramel it lightly; stir well with a wooden spoon. When the sugar is dissolved, {More...}

Riso all’Imperatrice

Italian Dessert Recipes
Ingredients: Ricesugarmilkicepreserved fruitsblanc- mangeMaraschinocream Boil two dessert-spoonsful of rice and one of sugar in milk. When sufficiently boiled, drain the rice and let it get cold. In the meantime place a mould on ice, and decorate it with slices of preserved fruit, and fix them to the mould with just enough nearly cold dissolved isinglass {More...}

Cake alla Tolentina

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Ingredients: Sponge-cakejambrandy or Maraschinocreampine- apple Make a medium-sized sponge-cake; when cold cut off the top and scoop out all the middle and leave only the brown case; cover the outside with a good coating of jam or red currant jelly, and decorate it with some of the white of the cake cut into fancy shapes. {More...}

Iced Zabajone

Italian Dessert Recipes
Ingredients: Eggscastor sugarMarsalacinnamonlemonstick vanillarumMaraschinobutterice Mix the yolks of ten eggs, two dessert-spoonsful of castor sugar, and three wine- glasses of Marsala, add half a stick of vanilla, a small bit of whole cinnamon, and the peel of half a lemon cut into slices. Whip this up lightly over a slow fire until it is nearly {More...}

Bodino of Semolina

Italian Dessert Recipes
Ingredients: Semolinamilkeggscastor sugarlemonsultanasrumbuttercreamor Zabajone Boil one and a half pints of milk with four ounces of castor sugar, and gradually add five ounces of semolina, boil for a quarter of an hour more and stir continually with a wooden spoon, then take the saucepan off the fire, and when it is cooled a little, add {More...}

Cakes alla Livornese

Italian Dessert Recipes
Ingredients: Almondseggssugarsaltpotato flourbutter Pound two ounces of almonds, and mix them with the yolks of two eggs and a spoonful of castor sugar flavoured with orange juice. Then mix two ounces of sugar with an egg, and to this add the almonds, a pinch of salt, and gradually strew in one and a half ounces {More...}

Zabajone

Italian Dessert Recipes
Ingredients: EggssugarMarsalaMaraschino or other light- coloured liqueursponge fingers Zabajone is a kind of syllabub. It is made with Marsala andMaraschino, or Marsala and yellow Chartreuse. Reckon the quantities as follows: for each person the yolks of three eggs, one teaspoonful of castor sugar to each egg, and a wine-glass of wine and liqueur mixed. Whip {More...}

Crema rappresa (Coffee Cream)

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Ingredients: Coffeecreameggssugarbutter Bruise five ounces of freshly roasted Mocha coffee, and add it to three-quarters of a pint of boiling cream; cover the saucepan, let it simmer for twenty minutes, then pass through a bit of fine muslin. In the meantime mix the yolks of ten eggs and two whole eggs with eight ounces of {More...}

Genoese Pastry

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Ingredients: Eggssugarbutterflouralmondsorange or lemonbrandy Weigh four eggs, and take equal weights of castor sugar, butter, and flour. Pound three ounces of almonds, and mix them with an egg, melt the butter, and mix all the ingredients with a wooden spoon in a pudding basin for ten minutes, then add a little scraped orange or lemon {More...}