The Martella

The Martella dessert pizza

Courtesy of Mike Shepherd 600 Downtown, Bellefontaine, OH 13 ounce dough ball 5 ounces mascarpone cheese Nutella Pistachios (salted) Hershey Chocolate Bar Before starting to make this item you will need to do some advance preparation. Start by scooping out the Nutella and putting into a pastry bag. Then, shell a handful of salted pistachiosMore »

Mojito Basilica

basil mojito

2 fresh mint sprigs, chopped 2 fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon agave nectar 2 tablespoons Fresh lime juice 1½ ounces (3 tablespoons) light rum Ice Chilled soda water In a tall glass with back of a spoon crush mint and basil with agave and lime juice then stir in rum. Add ice cubes andMore »

Creamy Chocolate Gelato

Creamy Chocolate Gelato

Serves 3 quarts Ingredients 6 cups of whole milk, divided 1½ cups of granulated sugar 12 egg yolks, beaten 6 ounces of semisweet chocolate 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Instructions In a large saucepan, combine half the milk with egg yolks and sugar. Cook over very low heat until mixture sticks to the metal utensil, whiskingMore »

Island Dough Boys

Island Dough Boys, Manzo

Courtesy of William Manzo, Jr. Federal Hill Pizza, RI ½ ounce dough balls 10 count Heavy cut of pineapple and mango pieces. 2 8-inch wooden BBQ skewers 2 ounces powdered sugar 3 ounces Nutella 3 ounces sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ gallon corn oil Cut dough balls into small ½-ounce piecesMore »

Devil Fingers

Courtesy of Jay Jerrier Cane Rosso, Dallas, TX 1 10 ounces pizza dough ball 3 ounces Nutella 2 ounces caramel 1 ounces powdered sugar Flatten and stretch the room temperature dough ball to about the size of a 10-inch by 4-inch rectangle. Cut into 4 -inch long strips about ½ inch wide. Drop into aMore »

Italian 3-Layer Cream Cake

Italian 3-Layer Cream Cake

Serves 12 Ingredients ½ cup butter, margarine or butter shortening ½ cup shortening 2 cups sugar 5 eggs, separated 1 cup buttermilk 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 to 1½ cups sweetened flaked coconut 1 cup chopped pecans Instructions Cream together butter and shortening. Add sugar and beat untilMore »

Amaretti Cookies

Amaretti Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies 2¼ cups blanched whole almonds, plus more for garnishing 2/3 cup granulated sugar, divided 2 large egg whites, at room temperature ¼ teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon pure almond extract ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract 15 glazed cherries or other fruit Lightly oil two large baking sheets; line with parchment paper.More »

Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding Cake (Gianduia)

Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup milk 2 tablespoons canola oil or vegetable oil 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts 4 ounces semisweet chocolate morsels 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons Nutella 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1 cup hot water Instructions In a large mixingMore »

Blueberry and Apple Bread Pudding

2 cups whole milk 4 large eggs, lightly beaten ¾ cup sugar 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground allspice 1/8 teaspoon salt 10 slices white bread, crusts removed, torn (about 4 cups) 2 large apples (Granny Smith or Cortland), peeled, cored, cubed ¾ cup frozen blueberries (no need toMore »

Amaretti-Stuffed Peaches

Ingredients 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened 1 cup coarsely crumbled amaretti (Italian almond macaroons) 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1 large egg 8 firm ripe small peaches, halved lengthwise and pitted Instructions Preheat oven to 350 F. Melt 2 tablespoons butter & swirl it into a glass or ceramic baking dish. In foodMore »