Author: Luca Frau

italian chocolate chip buns(pangoccioli)
Bread, Breakfast

Italian Chocolate buns(Pangoccioli)

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Italian chocolate buns(Pangoccioli) are soft and fragrant sweet rolls enriched with delicious dark chocolate chips. They are among the most loved snacks adults and children buy in Italy; you can find them on every supermarket shelf. But these homemade ones are not only good, but they are also healthy and […]

Cakes, Dessert

Easy Orange olive oil cake recipe

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This Orange olive oil cake is moist and tender with subtle fruity notes from the olive oil and a bright, citrusy flavor from the orange.     Despite what I thought, the cake does not taste like oil, the flavor is delicate and delicious, and it is not greasy or heavy […]

Cookies, Dessert

Classic French Madeleines Recipe

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Madeleines are bite-sized French cookies with a buttery center and crispy edges characterized by the shell shape and signature hump. Delicate, with a subtle hint of lemon and vanilla, is the perfect treat to serve with a cup of tea. WHAT ARE MADELEINES:      Madeleines are tiny shell-shaped sponge […]

flourless passover chocolate cake

Flourless Passover Chocolate Cake

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Hey there, it’s Passover time, and you know what that means – it’s time to indulge in some delicious flourless chocolate cake! Whether you’re observing the holiday or just looking for a rich and decadent dessert, this cake is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. In this blog post, I’ll […]

Breakfast, Dessert

Cranberry Orange Scone (Starbucks Copycat)

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Homemade and healthier version of the beloved Starbucks cranberry orange scone.   These scones are flaky and tender with a pronounced orange flavor, making them a perfect breakfast pairing to your Starbucks coffee. INGREDIENTS TO MAKE ORANGE CRANBERRY SCONES: Flour: Regular all-purpose flour. Butter: I can’t stress enough how important it is to […]

original pancake house dutch pancake

Original Pancake House Dutch Pancake

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This recipe is inspired by Original pancake house dutch pancake. A Dutch baby is a large, fluffy pancake with a custardy center and crisp edges. They are perfect for serving family-style with both sweet and savory toppings. WHAT IS A DUTCH BABY PANCAKE?   The Dutch pancake is an oven-baked pancake, […]

french chocolate ganche tart
Dessert, Pies & Tarts

French Chocolate Ganache Tart


This French chocolate tart is the perfect treat for all chocolate lovers. Melt in your mouth buttery crust filled with a smooth and creamy layer of rich chocolate ganache.  I’m fascinated by how elegant this chocolate dessert is;  It makes the perfect treat for a birthday party or valentine’s day. […]

brazilian carrot cake
Cakes, Dessert

Brazilian Carrot Cake with Chocolate Topping

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This Brazilian carrot cake with chocolate topping is exquisite, with a soft, tender crumb and a decadent chocolate ganache on top.  I’m a massive fan of the American version of carrot cake, but I only allow myself to indulge on special occasions. The thick cream cheese frosting and the excessive […]

meatballs in tomato sauce
Main, Savory

Sopranos Sunday Gravy and Meatballs 

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I recently got my hands on The Sopranos Family Cookbook by Artie Bucco. The show is one of my favorites of all time! I decided to make the Sunday gravy and meatballs recipe (for my fellow friends in Italy, gravy is what Italian Americans call the Sunday tomato sauce), which […]

Pasta, Soups

Grandma’s Pasta e Fagioli


Pasta e fagioli is a classic Italian soup made with beans and pasta; this peasant dish is the ultimate comfort food to lift you up on wintery days.  Pasta e Fagioli is nothing more than what is commonly known in the US as pasta fazool. This dish originated in Venice […]