Tag Archives: Dessert

Crema di Mascarpone con Rabarbaro e Fragole

We see many mascarpone desserts on our cycling and ski tours in Italy. It is a crucial component of tiramisu, and I use it often in my cooking classes. However, I still am often asked “What is mascarpone?” Here’s the … Continue reading

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Semifreddo di Cioccolato

I’ve enjoyed some wonderful and not so wonderful versions of this dessert in Italy. One of the best versions was at Pulierin Enotavola at Contra Soarda in Bassano del Grappa – a favorite stop on our Bike the Amarone Wine … Continue reading

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Easy Rice Pudding – Riso al Latte con Fregole e Mandorle

Our cycling tours in the Veneto bring us along the fertile valleys of rivers such as the Po, Brenta and Adige. These valleys offer us some wonderful terrain – scenic, yet flat – and a wide variety of agricultural products … Continue reading

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Easy Apple Strudel – Strudel alle Mele del Sudtirolo

I am a huge fan of fruit desserts, as is the rest of my family. So when in Trentino-Alto Adige for biking, skiing, hiking or just exploring for our tours, I order the fruit dessert that is found on just … Continue reading

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Pesche Scaligere – Stuffed Peaches with Almonds and Amaretti

One of my favorite summer indulgences, both in the US and in Italy, is fresh peaches. It’s the only time of year I eat this fruit, as the off-season, imported versions found at supermarkets most of the year are pretty … Continue reading

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