DESSERTS

Perfectly fluffy chocolate and orange pancakes w/ chestnut spread {vegan}

Perfectly fluffy chocolate and orange pancakes w/ chestnut spread {vegan}

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Happy Monday! I don’t know you, but I’m not happy that it’s not warm outside anymore…at all. I mean, I’m not a fan of extreme heat, but I don’t love the cold either. I’m an easy person, see?! Haha! […]

Chestnut flour crêpes  + hazelnut cacao spread {vegan + gluten free}

Chestnut flour crêpes + hazelnut cacao spread {vegan + gluten free}

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Happy Monday! Even though fall has technically been here for 3 weeks already, Italy is still quite warm so I haven’t really made anything fall-y yet until now. Here’s the first of a few recipes involving chestnuts, one of […]

Rice pudding tart {vegan}

Rice pudding tart {vegan}

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Happy Monday! Many of my friends who have known me for a long (looong) time know that I used to love store-bought rice pudding, the extra white kind that tastes like sugar, fake vanilla and that had a few […]

Chocolate ice cream sandwiches {vegan + gluten free}

Chocolate ice cream sandwiches {vegan + gluten free}

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Happy Monday friends! I’d wanted to make ice cream sandwiches for years but somehow never got to it until recently. And boy was it worth it! There are of course a thousand ways to make them, but here’s my […]

Raw chocolates with a homemade almond butter filling {vegan}

Raw chocolates with a homemade almond butter filling {vegan}

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Haaaaappy Monday everyone! If you happen to have seen (and enjoyed, I hope!) my Raw chocolate and puffed rice bars recipe last month, you may or may not have wondered: is there such a thing more delicious than raw […]

Lemon and coconut cake with cashew frosting {vegan}

Lemon and coconut cake with cashew frosting {vegan}

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Happy Monday! A few days ago I turned 30 (!!!) and I decided to share with you the recipe for one of my all-time favorite desserts: lemon and coconut cake! If you like lemon and coconut, this cake is […]

Panna cotta with berry sauce {vegan + gluten free}

Panna cotta with berry sauce {vegan + gluten free}

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Happy Monday! Panna cotta has always been one of those desserts that I absolutely loved but only ate a handful of times (maybe not even). Nobody ever used to make it at home, it was more of an after-dinner […]

Buckwheat banana nut bread {vegan + gluten free}

Buckwheat banana nut bread {vegan + gluten free}

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Happy Monday everyone! You’ll be thinking: “banana bread in the summer? SHE MAD?!”. I know, I know… it’s more of a fall/winter dessert *but* banana bread more than any other cake screams “AMERICA” to me and, since I’m leaving […]

Sicilian watermelon pudding (Gelo di melone) {vegan + gluten free}

Sicilian watermelon pudding (Gelo di melone) {vegan + gluten free}

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Happy Monday! “Gelo” is short for “gelatina”, which means “jelly”. However, I firmly believe this is a pudding! It’s very creamy rather than “gelatinous”. It’s a typical Sicilian dessert, especially in Palermo where it’s the traditional dessert for Santa […]

Raw chocolate and puffed rice bars {vegan}

Raw chocolate and puffed rice bars {vegan}

(cliccate qui per la versione italiana) Happy Monday, guys! Here’s the easiest recipe in the world for delicious raw chocolates. They’re super versatile, too, so just keep the butter-mass 1:1 ratio and then you can add any spices, aromas, seeds, dried fruits etc. Adding puffed […]