Italian

Sabayon with mango

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Sabayon from the Italian zabaglione - isn't that a beautiful word for a foamy creamy dessert with fruit? Once you've tried, you're hooked!

Cherry-Rum Biscotti

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This Cherry-Rum Biscotti is made with rum-soaked dried cherries, sliced almonds, and drizzled with a cherry rum glaze. It's the grown-up way to enjoy your morning coffee.

Eggless Almond Chocolate Biscotti

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An eggless biscotti made with almond butter and chocolate chips.

Venetian carrot cake

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Packed with carrots, raisins and almond meal, this cake is a great alternative for restrictive diets - it's gluten and dairy free!

Florentine Cookies

Florentine Cookies

Leila tries to figure out where these classic candy-like almond cookies originally come from:

"I’m no food historian, so I will just tell you that these are delicious enough to be Italian, and elegant enough to be from Versailles. Moreover, they are fun to make and a lovely break from your usual cookie."

She makes these beautiful treats using all vegan ingredients and they're corn syrup-free to boot.

Recipe: Florentine Cookies

Almond Orange Biscotti

Almond Orange Biscotti

from lolfoodie

If you haven't tried making biscotti yet, now's the time. lolfoodie says: "This recipe marks my first attempt at making biscotti, and I think it turned out pretty well if I do say so myself! " They do look amazing! And I love the flavors: orange zest, orange liqueur, almonds, and chocolate. Mmmm!

Recipe: Almond Orange Biscotti

Pumpkin Biscotti with Cranberries and Pecans

Pumpkin Biscotti with Cranberries and Pecans

These wonderfully spiced festive biscotti "are perfect to eat with your coffee or tea this time of year. Wrap up a bunch of these and give them as little gifts with a mug and some coffee or tea. You can make the biscotti several days ahead of time and not worry about them firming up, because they're supposed to be hard!" Great idea!

Recipe: Pumpkin Biscotti with Cranberries and Pecans

Gingerbread White Chocolate Biscotti

Gingerbread White Chocolate Biscotti

I love Carolyn's description of this biscotti: "Gingerbread and biscotti are a match made in heaven.  And then dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with chopped candied ginger?  Can't go wrong!"  She describes the smell of her kitchen while the biscotti baked... we can only imagine.  What a fantastic and creative idea!

Recipe: Gingerbread White Chocolate Biscotti

Apple Cranberry Crostata

Apple Cranberry Crostata

Combine Fall's most beautiful bounty (apples and cranberries!) into a superb hazelnut crust, and travel all the way to Italy without having to get felt up or scanned at the airport thanks to a crostata that's guaranteed to make you go mamma mia like you never mamma mia'd before.

Recipe: Apple Cranberry Crostata

Triple Chocolate Biscotti

Triple Chocolate Biscotti

This Triple Chocolate Biscotti is surprisingly simple to make, perfect to pair with your morning coffee, easy to package and send as a holiday gift, and absolutely delectable. Chocolate overload?  I think not.

Recipe: Triple Chocolate Biscott