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Apple and prune crumble

Apple and prune crumble

If you are planning on baking a cake to eat at breakfast or to offer to your friends coming over for dinner, you might want to try out this apple and prune crumble! Very easy to make, with a few high quality ingredients, its outstanding taste and texture will seduce you: the soft sweetness of the fruit and the crunchiness of the almonds in the crumble dough create a unique, balanced combination that your taste buds will appreciate!

Apple and Ricciarelli Crostata

Apple and Ricciarelli Crostata

This is somehow a modern version of the famous, classic apple pie. The crumbled Ricciarelli biscuits at its base give it a delicious almond flavour and a different, captivating texture. Ideal at breakfast time, as a dessert or at tea time, this 'crostata' will satisfy your sweet tooth with its natural delights!

Bellini parfaits with Panettone

Bellini parfaits with Panettone

The french word Parfait suggests an elegant dish, composed of fine ingredients, often thickened up by using gelatine sheets or egg yolks, frequently mixed with whipped cream. While in France parfait de foie gras and lobster parfait are among the most famous versions of this dish, in Italy a parfait is a delicate dessert, a semifreddo made of eggs, sugar and whipped cream, plus a wide variety of ingredients or flavours. 

Date and apple cream

Date and apple cream

Is there such a thing as a 'healthy pudding'? Of course there is! And this recipe teaches you how to make one by using 100% natural ingredients! Just get some organic dates, russet apples and the most common baking ingredients: butter, eggs and sugar. You will be surprised by the result! A fine and delicate dessert, it can be enjoyed both warm or cold.

Dates Jam

Date Jam

Dates, especially the Deglet Nour variety, are considered 'the gold of Mediterranean Africa' and are amongst the most delicious and sugary fruits on Earth. Wonderful eaten fresh as well as dried, with their delightful taste and rich consistency, dates are an ideal ingredient both in sweet and savoury dishes. This recipe shows you how to turn these gorgeous fruits into a smooth, extraordinary jam.

Dried fruit and apple cous cous

Dried fruit and apple couscous

Some might think couscous is a cereal, but in actual fact it is a traditional Berber product made from semolina, granules of durum wheat. This very versatile ingredient, a staple food in the regions of North Africa, can be cooked and served with vegetables or stews (meat or fish), but it also can be used to prepare delightful 'salads' or desserts, like the one we are presenting here. Enjoy this nutty fruity couscous salad!

Dried fruit rice

Dried fruit rice

Ok, ok, we admit it: this does not look or sound like a typical traditional Italian dish. But! We can assure you that the quality of the ingredients and the creativity of the chef are 100% green, white and red! This is a quite unusual dish, somehow inspired by the Southeast Asian cuisine, where combining of savoury and sweet is commonplace, the use of nuts widespread and the basmati rice is a native staple food.  

Fresh cheese with tomato compote

Fresh cheese with tomato compote

There is an old Italian adage saying 'don't let the farmer find out how good it is to eat cheese with pears', suggesting that that supreme taste could stop him from selling his produce. There are many ways in which you can enjoy cheese and fruits together, and one option is to eat the former with some jam on top: try for instance some mature stinky cheese with a spoonful of blueberries jam.. or fresh goat's cheese with this homemade chutney

 
Ice cream with spicy fruits

Ice cream with spicy fruits 'en papillote'

Ice cream, fruits and spices: just these three ingredients for an unusual dessert that will surprise you! The way of cooking 'en papillote', generally used for vegetables and fish, consists in wrapping the food you want to bake in parchment paper: a healthy and quick method that preserves flavours and aromas. Try out our recipe or create your own version!

Mini apple pies with cherries

Mini apple pies with cherries

There's something magical about homemade pies: just thinking about them evokes memories of cosy Sunday afternoons at home, mum baking in the kitchen, the aroma of fruit and sugar all around, and a cup of tea waiting for us. Apple pies are among the most famous and loved cakes, not only in Italy, but in many countries around the globe.. in the end, simple, genuine things are always the best.

Pears with fig sauce and yogurt

Pears with fig sauce and yogurt

This dessert, featuring two typical Italian fruits, namely pears and figs, as well as the much loved Prosecco, is a delicate and refined finale for an elegant, special dinner. The light clove and cinnamon aromas provide an exotic note, while the lemon and the yogurt soften the sweetness of the dish. Enjoy this delicious, natural dessert!

Pineapple & orange with Gastronomic Glaze

Pineapple & orange with Gastronomic Glaze

There's nothing better, at the end of a hearty meal, than a nice bowl of fresh fruit salad! In this recipe, Ponti suggests an unusual dressing for your pineapple and orange salad, which is one of its own gastronomic glazes. A most welcome surprise for your taste buds, this dessert is ideal as an afternoon snack as well. Ps. Don't forget the mint!

Polenta & honey cakes with dried figs

Polenta & honey cakes with dried figs

Here comes an unconventional, delicious yet light dessert for all of you sweet-lovers out there! Discover these little cakes, savour the sweet and moist note of honey combined with that singular fig taste and polenta texture: a real delight! Free of artificial sweeteners, this 100% natural dessert is a healthy and light option for all those who believe that 'we are what we eat'. Enjoy!

Radicchio, dry prunes & apples appetiser

Radicchio, dry prunes & apples appetiser

Sometimes just a few simple ingredients are enough to make up an incredibly tasty appetiser buffet, and this recipe is proof of that! Just get some nice organic apples (we want to eat them with the skin on!), some good quality bacon, dried pitted prunes and a little seasoning.. and there you have an unusual yet delightful entrée! Surprise your guests with this contemporary, natural dish!

Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

Here comes a fresh, original and unbelievably easy recipe for a dessert or a rather eccentric salad: the sweetness and tenderness of the strawberries marry beautifully with the stronger Parmigiano Reggiano flavour, and both tastes are enhanced by the balsamic vinegar drops. You can serve it as a dessert or you can enjoy it as a salad on warm spring and summer days, in which case, feel free to add some greens!

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