Traditional Zabaglione Recipe

When I was a child, my mother used to make cold zabaglione for breakfast. It gave us a great boost to get through our lessons at school. I recommend Savoiardi …

Ricotta and Amarena Cherry Tart

Amarena cherries are wild cherries from Bologna, available in jars from some delicatessens and supermarkets. They make a lovely instant sauce for ice cream, or you can use them in …

Tiramisu

Italy tiramisu is made with Pavesini biscuits, which are smaller and lighter than Savoiardi. Available in Italian delis, they give this rich dessert a lovely light texture. Preparation time: 30 …

Pine Nut Semifreddo

The translation of semifreddo is quite simply ‘half cold’, meaning it is not quite ice cream. However, it is a very good replacement. The wonderful thing is you don’t need …

Fig and Prune Compote

Even if you don’t have time to go shopping for fresh fruit, you needn’t miss out on your 5-a-day! Simply simmer dried fruit in orange juice and use to top …

Summer Berry Compote

Use a mix of berries to get a mix of nutrients! And instead of abandoning fruit come winter, use fruit tinned in juice or quick frozen fruit instead. Fresh is …

Fruit and Yoghurt Dessert

This dessert allows you to enjoy fruit even out of season. It requires overnight refrigeration, or at least for 4 hours, but if you’re really pressed for time, leave out …

Cardamom-Scented Mango

Mango provides a vast array of nutrients, being a rich source of beta-carotene and providing fibre, magnesium, potassium, vitamins B and C, calcium and iron. This dessert is ideal after …