Fall in Love With Italian Pastries, Not Just Pasta and Pizza

Italy is famous for three Ps – pizza, pasta, and pastries. Since only one of them happens to be sweet, let’s put a focus on those famous Italian desserts for a while. Here are some delicious recipes that you can’t miss trying once you visit this country.

Gelato

It’s often compared to ice cream, but the temperature is the key. Gelato cases are set to a warmer temperature. If you freeze gelato really cold, it’ll be too dense, but when warm, it’s just perfect. On the other hand, if you store ice cream at a much warmer temperature, it gets too soupy.

Cannoli

Probably the most popular Italian dessert in the US, this smooth, creamy, and crunchy pastry hails from Sicily. Some bakers make them using pizzelle for the shell. Fried dough is shaped into a tube and traditionally filled with ricotta-based cream.

Ciambellone

Though many add chocolate or fruit to it, this simple, dense, fragrant bundt cake is perfect on its own at any time of day. It’s easy and light, making it a perfect choice for breakfast with espresso.

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Tiramisu

If you ever visit Italy, you can’t leave without trying this recipe because it’s an Italian must-have. A custard cake made with layers of espresso- and the rum-dipped ladyfingers and mascarpone mixture is to die for.