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 »

Cherry Dessert Pizza

Ingredients 10 ounces refrigerated piza dough, dusted with sugar 1 an cherry pie filling, more if desired 1 cup flour 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, chilled & diced 1/4 cup cherry preserves or jam Cinnamon for dusting Nutmeg for dusting Instructions Preheat oven to 400 F. Spread cherry pie filling over dough. CombineMore »

Cinnamon Swirl Pizza

Cinnamon Swirl Pizza

Ingredients 16 ounces pizza dough 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup sugar 2-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon Instructions Cut the dough into four pieces, each about 4 ounces. Roll each of these pieces into a thick rope that is about 18 inches long. Lightly oil (use corn oil or other vegetable oil) a 12-inch pizza pan.More »

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 »

Cinnamon and Raisin Biscotti

Ingredients 1 large egg 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup raisins 1/2 cup whole almonds, toasted Instructions Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Using a stand mixer, combine and beat theMore »

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 »

Classic Tiramisu

Ingredients 4 extra-large egg yolks 1 whole egg 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon dry Marsala 8 ounces mascarpone 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons sugar 8 ounces esprsso or brewed strong coffee, cooled 24 ladyfingers (savioardi) Cocoa powder Instructions Put the egg yolks, the whole egg, and the sugar in a double boiler arrangementMore »