Imagine a creamy cappuccino, softly solidified. That's what the coffee panna cotta from Nigellissima reminds one of. Sweetened with brown sugar and flavored with espresso, this panna cotta is rich, yet refreshing.
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Making bright and tart Lemon Italian Ice at home is super easy. All you need is some sugar, water, a whole bunch of lemon and some lemon extract.
This crostata is like a morning-friendly version of apple pie. A buttery crust made from lemon-inflected pasta frolla is filled with fresh apples spiced with cinnamon.
Lighter and airier than their street food cousins, these zeppole are a must for St. Joseph's Day celebrations in Italian American communities.
If you've only ever had spinach pie in the form of spanakopita, this one is certainly worth a go. Into a lovely lattice-topped pie goes an egg soufflé-like filling made from ground almonds, lemon zest, candied citron, and enough blanched spinach to color the whole thing a vibrant green.
This recipe is adapted from Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan.