Homemade Italian desserts you need to try

Create an Italian atmosphere in your kitchen, by adding a few homemade Italian recipes to the mix. Indulge in tasteful homemade desserts straight from the Italian cuisine. Surprise your guests with Amaretto Biscotti, Mini Zeppoles, Lemon Ricotta Cake and traditional favourite Panna Cotta.

These are especially good if you are planning to host a special celebration or a romantic evening. Transform your kitchen into an Italian bistro and serve Italian homemade desserts that everyone loves. Visiting Italy have not only made me fall in love with their culture, but also their food. Especially their desserts.

These are four of my favourite desserts that you need to try right now:

Amaretto Biscotti

One of the most classic desserts from Italy is the Biscotti. Biscotti are almond biscuits that originated in the city of Prato. They are crunchy, twice baked and dipped in drink – like liquor or sauce. There are many ways you can make a biscotti, but the most classic recipe is the Amaretto Biscotti.

You get Amaretto Biscotti when you add Amaretto liquor, almonds and vanilla extract to the mix. The Biscotti biscuits are then being folded in raw and chocolate covered almonds that gives it extra crunch and taste.

Mini Zeppoles

If you are a big fan of pastry, you will love the Mini Zeppoles. The Zeppoles are mini Italian donut holes that are crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. It is not without reason it has become the people of Italy’s favourite homemade desserts. Mini Zeppoles are covered in sugar, chocolate or sometimes cinnamon and it is one of those desserts you need to add to your list.

Lemon Ricotta Cake

With its rich flavour and exclusive taste, the third dessert you need to try is the Lemon Ricotta Cake. If you are a cheese lover you will settle for this dessert as it filled with creamy whey goat cheese. When making a Lemon Ricotta Cake you can add anything to the mix, berries, chocolate, nuts – whatever you desire. It Is one of the easiest Italian recipes out there and will become one of your favourite desserts to make.

Panna Cotta

The fourth dessert that needs attention is the famous Panna Cotta, that has been popular throughout Italy for years. It not only looks and tastes like a dream, but it is also one of the quickest recipes to make and can be prepared in advance. The Italian dessert is made of sweetened cream, thickened with gelatine and moulded. You can make your own flavoured cream by adding rum, coffee, vanilla or other flavouring to the mix. Panna Cotta are often served with berries or almonds to give it a more richer taste.

Now that I have tempted you with these traditional and classic recipes I hope it will inspire you to try more Italian homemade desserts. If you feel that you don’t have the right cooking skills to be able to make these, I recommend visiting Italy anytime in the future.


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