Solo-Dolce’s Pancakes Recipe

Solo-Dolce's Pancakes Recipe
Solo-Dolce's Pancakes Recipe

Pancakes with maple syrup are the typical American breakfast on weekends. Pancakes are made with eggs, milk and flour and are served with maple syrup, honey, or jam but also with fresh fruit. (My children rather lather them with Nutella😆).

Breakfast with Mascarpone and Almond Cookies

Breakfast with Mascarpone and Almond Cookies
Breakfast with Mascarpone and Almond Cookies

These MASCARPONE and ALMOND COOKIES are a great summertime BREAKFAST. I would definitely bring a plate of these and a nice coffee outside, sitting on my porch. The inspiration for these cookies came from a sleepless night. After multiple attempts to fall asleep, I gave into the circling ideas in my head and I scurried to the kitchen. I was craving for someRead more

Surprise – Sigarette Dolci alla Siciliana

Surprise - Sigarette Dolci
Surprise - Sigarette Dolci

 SURPRISE!!! “SURPRISE” is actually the real name of these tasty pastries but are also known as “SIGARETTE DOLCI ALLA SICILIANA”. These desserts are typical of the Palermo area, but now also widespread throughout Sicily and also in parts of Italy. It is a real amazing “Surprise” when that very delicate and crispy waffle, made ofRead more

Solo-Dolce’s Zeppole Recipe

Zeppole
Zeppole

Today a very dear friend of mine asked me to make her the ZEPPOLE, and I carried out her wish. They reminded her of her mother when she prepared them for her family. This RECIPE is of Campania origin and it is now prepared throughout Italy on March 19, for the Father’s Day, as the Sfinci di San Giuseppe in Sicily,Read more

Small Bites with Cocoa Almond and Pistachio Cream

Small Bites with Cocoa Almond and Pistachio Cream
Small Bites with Cocoa Almond and Pistachio Cream

These cookies are small bites of soft and tasty short-pastry. They are good for your breakfast or afternoon break. The addition of cocoa almond and pistachio creams creates instead a delicious and particularly inviting filling, in fact after having eaten one you cannot resist to take another one.

A Good Recipe for the Pignoli Cookies

Pignoli Cookies
Pignoli Cookies

My friend  Gina asked me for a good pignoli cookies’ recipe. Here it is and I hope you enjoy it. The pignoli cookies are little tasty “pasticcini” made with almond paste and covered with toasted pine nuts. A perfect mix of almonds and pine nuts, a perfect combination of taste and flavor. You can gather yourRead more

Sicilian Almond Pastries (Pasticcini Siciliani alle Mandorle)

Sicilian Almond Pastries (Pasticcini Siciliani alle Mandorle)
Sicilian Almond Pastries (Pasticcini Siciliani alle Mandorle)

Almond pastries are another delightful Sicilian pastries. The “Pasticcini Siciliani Alle Mandorle” are widespread throughout Sicily and can take different shapes/sizes and decoration methods. But they have only one characteristic in common, the use of almonds (obviously). They come exclusively from Avola (province of Syracuse). Avola almonds are the best in Italy and they  have been recognized as a “traditionalRead more

Bigne` with Tiramisu` Mascarpone Cream

Bigne`with Tiramisu` Mascarpone Cream
Bigne`with Tiramisu` Mascarpone Cream

If I were to imagine Bigne`with Tiramisu`Mascarpone Cream as a person I would characterize them under “easy-going” because that is the exact feeling you get while baking them. So, you may have noticed, if you are a frequent visitor of this blog, that I already wrote a piece about bigne’s ( or choux pastry) and you may also beRead more

Sweet Christmas Fillo Shells

Christmas Fillo Shells
Christmas Fillo Shells

But these little gems will end your Christmas meal elegantly and tastefully. The shells have the characteristic of being made of fillo dough with a concentrate of delicious creamy sweetness inside that looks very similar to pastry cream, but it differs from the lack of eggs and the addition of condensed milk.