Castagnole di Carnevale

To celebrate the Carnevale Ambrosiano, here’s the recipe for Castagnole, deep fried puffs that can be filled with custard, from Italy’s very own Cucchiaio D’Argento (The Silver Spoon), the one and only Italian cookbook :) These delicious puffs are also called Frittelle di San Giuseppe (St. Joseph’s frittelle) or also called Tortelli Alla Crema Pasticcera and are a traditional sweet on March 19. GROCERY SHOPPING … Continue reading Castagnole di Carnevale

Mulino Bianco Cookies @ HEB PLUS

HEB seems to be introducing Mulino Bianco cookies! I know – shocking. I used to order them online and I only saw them once in San Diego Little Italy. They come in miniature packages (150gr/5oz) at this time. Mulino Bianco (literally “White Mill”) by Barilla made history and grew to be the number one brand of specialty cookies, biscuits, cookies pastry, mini cakes and cakes. I … Continue reading Mulino Bianco Cookies @ HEB PLUS

Campi SWEET Campi

Remember that I was saying that a premium pastry shop in my hometown reinvented Pulenta & Brüsciti in the 50s? So here is it – one of my first stops on my trip home: breakfast at Campi! This sweet version of Pulenta & Brüsciti is a sponge cake filled with chocolate custard, chocolate drops, whipped cream and a few drops of sweet liquor and coated with a thick … Continue reading Campi SWEET Campi