By Rosetta Costantino, Jennie Schacht
An genuine advisor to the festive, mouthwatering goodies of Southern Italy, together with nearby specialties which are nearly unknown during this nation in addition to diversifications on extra renowned cakes equivalent to cannoli, biscotti, and gelato.
In Southern Italian Desserts, writer of the acclaimed My Calabria, Rosetta Costantino, collects seventy-five favourite recipes from the areas of Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily. those picturesque parts have a wealthy heritage of lovely muffins, lots of them tied to vacations and fairs. for instance, Zeppole di San Giuseppe are doughnut-like pastries crowned with cream and cherries, generally made in Campania for the occasion of Father’s Day. And the Sicilian chilled watermelon pudding Gelo di Mellone is a fresh dish served in summer season for the competition of Palermo’s purchaser saint, Rosalia. different muffins equivalent to persimmon gelato, chocolate-dipped figs crammed with almonds and candied orange peel, and chocolate-hazelnut cake rolls have fun Southern Italy’s neighborhood bounty and standard meals. With recipes for extra popular Italian cakes resembling cannoli and gelato, in addition to deliciously imprecise chocolates equivalent to wealthy cassatas, almond-flecked cookies, and flaky cream-filled sfogliatelle pastries, Southern Italian Desserts contains a deal with for each occasion.
In addition to explaining the nearby background, symbolism, and lore at the back of the cakes, Costantino teaches you the way to inventory your dessert pantry and gives the entire foundational recipes you must embark on a candy travel of the Italian south out of your kitchen. This pleasant confection of a cookbook will extend your dessert repertoire and depart you dreaming of Italy. Buon appetito!