Snake Cake for kids (+ what not to do)

I made it. I promised my son I would make a great snake cake for his Birthday. Why, because the little guy is crazy for all things snake: he draws snakes, reads about them, and he makes me do all sorts of crafted snake-y things. PREMISE: For the past three years I organized pirates’ themed…

A last minute dessert

But with some style. Crema pasticcera, is one of the basic ingredients of the Italian pastry and cakes. It is a delicate taste creamy custard perfect for filling layer cakes, or to stuff pastry. And alone can be a successful last minute dessert. In fact, it is made of eggs, milk, sugar and flour… always…

Pastiera d’Aprile

The Pastiera Napoletana is the “great lady” of the Italian Easter tradition. Mostly in the South. I know that Easter has passed… but this tart, freshly flavored with citrus, is in perfect harmony with the spirit of this beautiful spring. The preparation is not difficult, but definitely it requires some time and planning. The original recipe,…

A cooking marathon for folks and friends

… and how to organize a successful holiday buffet party for 15 people in 1 day and half and not die. No recipes in this post, my purpose is only to give you some ideas for a holiday buffet menu where all preparations are intended to be easy to pick and eat in plastic dishes, standing,…

Auguri mamma…

Questa ricetta la dedico alla mia mamma lontana e in onore suo la scrivo prima in italiano. Non che ami particolarmente le torte di mele, ma con queste giornate ancora grigie e con la mancanza della mamma, diciamo la verità, ci sta bene. Poi pochi dolci forse sono rassicuranti, confortanti e “sanno di casa” come…

Analisi della lingua di gatto

“Lingue di gatto” (cat’s tongues) are delicate and delicious cookies with a characteristic thin shape with sharp edges and a color shading from dark gold at the edge to light in the center. Excellent to decorate cakes, to accompany ice cream or cream, and, to make rolls, baskets and cornucopia to be stuffed with whipped…

Felici Feste

Bread&Cherries augura Buon Natale, Felice Capodanno, e tanta pace e prosperità a tutti… scusate la brevità, ma sto preparando la lasagna e friggendo il pesce… a prestissimo per le ricette! Bread&Cherries wishes a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and peace and prosperity to all of you… I apologize for being so brief, but I am…