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Sample recipes from Dolce Italiano: Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen

Mocha-Cinnamon Bônet

Bônet (pronounced beau-nay) is possibly the ultimate custard dessert and a specialty of the region of Piedmont. Tucked in the northwester...

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Chocolate Kisses

This is one of the first recipes I created for Babbo, so these cookies carry fond memories for me. I also love them because they are inte...

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Polenta Cookies from the Veneto

I love, love these cookies. The combination of flavors and textures--the corny, chewy polenta, the sweet, grappa-soaked currants, and the...

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Mosaic Biscotti

Everyone loves these biscotti because they are substantial and flavorful, with a firm, crunchy texture that is ideal for dunking. The nut...

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La Befana’s Stars

I think it is fun to have another cookie to bake after the rush of Christmas. These cookies symbolize the story of La Befana (pronounced ...

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Chocolate and Walnut Torte from Capri

I’ve sampled many versions of this cake, a specialty of the island of Capri, off the Amalfi Coast of Campania. Some contain almonds along...

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Zucchini-Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Crunch Glaze

So what do you do when your garden produces a profusion of summer squash? Zucchini pizza, zucchini pasta, zucchini frittata....Eventually...

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Yogurt Cheesecake with Pine Nut Brittle

Every time I put a cheesecake on the dessert menu at Babbo it is a guaranteed sellout. People can’t seem to get enough of it, and I try t...

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Florentine Doughnuts with Vanilla Custard

I dedicate this recipe to my good friends German and Leah Casati. German grew up in Florence and met his American wife, Leah, when she wa...

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