Recipe: Sicilian Orange Cake

My trip to Venice rekindled my interests in Italian cooking, to a point that I was tittering with another trip in the spring to Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Then we all know what happened.

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Recipe: Portuguese Walnut Tart

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We had this tart for breakfast at Hotel Albergaria do Calvário in Évora, Portugal. It had a good nutty flavor and was not overly sweet as the other pastries we’d had in Portugal. I loved it! The hotel kindly shared their recipe with me. So here it is how to make it!

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Recipe: French Almond Pear Tart

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This delicious tart takes a little bit of planning, First you poach the pears, which is a no-brainer. Then you make the shell, add the toppings and bake it again, et voilà – a beautifully golden colored, nicely caramelized tart!

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Japanese Green Tea Pudding

I had a sudden crave for Matcha (Green Tea) Pudding the other night. To my surprise, this creamy delicate dessert is incredibly easy to make.

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I went through several recipes online. Some calling for heavy cream which I found a little too dense to my taste. After several attempts, I settled on this one by Just One Cookbook. Continue reading “Japanese Green Tea Pudding”