Home made oatmeal cookies from Grandma’s kitchen are always a special treat. Here is Nanna Gina’s recipe:
4 cups Flour
4 cups Oatmeal
4 cups Brown Sugar
2 cups Coconut
2 cups Margarine OR (1 cup margarine and 1 cup shortening)
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 cup raisins or chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Combine wet ingredients into one bowl and dry ingredients in another.
3. Mix together and make into patties.
4. Place on cookie sheets.
5. Cook 18-20 minutes or until golden.
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
2-1/2 cups flour
4 tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
2 cups grated zucchini
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Cream butter, oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and buttermilk. Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Mix in zucchini and chocolate chips. Bake in a greased and floured bundt pan or a 9 inch x 13 inch greased pan at 350 deg F for about 50-55 minutes. Mangiare!
The finale for an Italian family meal is usually fruit or cheese with caffé shared while lingering around the table in the pleasure of each others company, but various mouth-watering desserts are prepared for special occasions.
The famous dessert cake of Italy common for birthdays and celebrations is the ‘Zuppa Inglese’. Literally translated, the name means “English soup” it is thought to have acquired the unusual name by the association of English sailors and their issue of rum.
This white cake decorated with sweet cream and a garnish of fresh strawberries will become a family favorite from the first bite.
More well known as ‘cream puffs’ the St. Joseph’s Day pastries were created by Italian pastry chefs to commemorate the day, March 16 named for the beloved patron saint of home and family. Traditionally the pastries are served plain but can also be topped with a rich, liqueur flavored chocolate sauce. Read more…
Where do we start? There are so many great Italian dessert recipes and finding an authentic dessert recipe has been made much easier with the advent of the internet and people like Mamma sharing her trade secrets with her readers. When adding some of these recipes to Mamma’s website, we never realized how many dessert recipes she has stored in her memory. We have added a few and we are hoping to add many more….Mangiare and please share this site with your loved ones.
Italian Easter Dessert Recipes Pane di Pasqua is a sweet Easter Bread and with Easter just around the corner we are delighted to highlight this recipe again. It is a bread and also a dessert.
In a mixing bowl add eggs, olive oil, sugar, vanilla extract, baking powder and blend together. Slowly add flour until the consistency is same as pie dough.
Roll pastry with rolling pin until thin. Cut the pastry in strips and then twist. Deep fry, let cool and coat with honey. You may find it beneficial to have several plates to move your pastries to during each stage. Let stand and sprinkle with sugar…Mangiare!!
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