Italian desserts are so versatile and wide in range so it is very difficult to list down some of them. The north to south differences in climate have much to do with dessert preference, and though there are several that most everyone will recognize. They are sometimes served really chilled and quite sweet.
Throughout the year, there are different festivals that are dedicated to specific foods and ingredients. One common element of traditional events and festivals are of food stalls as locals serve up tasty home-made foods and snacks to fill up the bellies of locals and tourists who have come to see the show.
One of the great things about Italian Desserts is its unique feel for the holiday season. Christmas and Easter alone bring a selection of specially made foods, both sweet and savory that will tempt the taste-buds.
Top 10 Italian Desserts
List of top 10 Italian Desserts is as follows.
Gelato, which means “frozen,” isn’t an Italian invention but actually came from China. Mostly gelato uses less cream and more milk, few or no egg yolks and sometimes only sweetened fruit purees, making it a sorbet. It is also kept and served at a warmer temperature than ice cream so that it stays softer and creamier. So many flavors but a little time.
One of the Italian desserts is tiramisu. It means “pull me up” or “a little pick-me-up.” This refrigerated Italian food features layers of ladyfingers dipped in espresso coffee, nestled between a rich cream cheese that has been lightened with the addition of sweetened and whipped egg yolks and cream. With sweetened strawberries or lemon sauce, it is also a trend to make non-coffee varieties of tiramisu.
Mafioso Chocolate Cake
This is an old Italian family recipe for a cake that is made by Italians at every big holiday. At some instant, they lost the recipe but then they were overjoyed to recover it after a friend reminded them. They call it The Cake That Saved Christmas. A chocolate delight any gangster would love.
These cupcakes are a little time taking dessert, but the end product is definitely worth the effort. People call them Zuccotto cupcakes because of the whipped cream filling and ganache topping. People made them for their own weddings, and have had to give out the recipe as well as make them for others special events many times
Italian Fig Cookies
Some people call them Homemade Fig Newtons. They are a tradition at Christmas and are wonderful with a hot cup of coffee. They are a lot of work and they prepare in stages, first- the dough, then a few days later the figs, and finally will make the cookies. The dough and the figs stay well in the refrigerator and the cookies freeze very well.
This recipe is from some Italian lady. Most Italian cookies are properly shaped and these are just dropped from a spoon that is why they are known as spoon cookies. They’re usually seen at Christmas.
This is a special cookie that Italian’s make on festive occasions like weddings, or Christmas. For a festive touch, they decorate the top of each cookie with a piece of candied cherry instead of the almond that tastes really well.
Baba Au Rhum or Rum Baba
Baba au rhum is a tall cylindrical shaped yeasted cake. It has been soaked in rum syrup (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) and sometimes filled with pastry cream or whipped cream. This rich dough is enriched with eggs, butter, and milk. This street sweet evolved into a cake that is made up of several babas in a ring. This Italian dessert is light, syrupy rum babas are so delicious that you will want to savor every bite.
This “partly cold” have different layers. This dessert is a name given to a loose range of frozen desserts that can be layers of cookies or cakes with gelato, mousse, or whipped cream and fruit. Although it is frozen, it is served when it is not too hard.
Zabaglione is a classic Italian dessert served with fresh berries in a champagne glass or flavored with espresso coffee. It is made with a combination of many egg yolks that have been sweetened with sugar and Marsala wine, then whipped over a hot water bath until it’s very light and fluffy. After getting cool, the whipped egg white is sometimes added and whipped cream for even more richness.
Italian food is known for its great variety, not only when it comes to mains but also when it comes to Italian desserts. Those with a sweet sense of taste will know that no meal is complete with dessert and there certainly is no better way to round off a hearty Italian meal than with some mouth-watering desserts!
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