Grispelle - Italian Christmas Doughnuts
Grispelle are fried potato doughnuts which come from Calabria where they are a special Christmas treat. You can use white potatoes or sweet potatoes in this recipe. Grispelle can be shaped in rings or long batons, whichever you prefer.
Panforte (Panforte di Siena)
Panforte, or Siena Cake, is a traditional Italian Christmas dessert that is made with honey, nuts, chocolate, spices, and dried fruit. It has a soft and chewy texture similar to fudge or a very dense brownie.
Parrozzo - Chocolate Covered Almond Cake from Abruzzo
Parrozzo is a traditional Christmas cake from the Abruzzo region of Italy. The classic dome-shaped almond cake is flavored with citrus zest and topped with a rich chocolate glaze. The cake is baked in an ovenproof bowl to maintain its classic shape.
Chocolate Chestnut Cake
Italian chestnut cake with a dense fudge-like chocolate and chestnut filling on a chocolate cookie crust and topped with a silky smooth chocolate glaze. Garnish the cake with chocolate leaves and whole chestnuts brushed with gold pearl dust.
Mascarpone Cream Parfaits
Mascarpone cream has a rich, smooth texture similar to zabaglione. In this parfait recipe it is layered with crumbled cookies but you could also layer it with fruit or Nutella or flavor the cream with another liqueur or extract.
Pandoro: The Traditional Christmas Bread from Verona
Pandoro or pan d'oro means golden bread. It is a traditional Pandoro is a Christmas bread from Verona, Italy. Pandoro is baked in a special mold that will give you star-shaped bread slices that can be served with a variety of sauces or arranged into a Christmas-tree shape.