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An introduction To Italian Pastries and Cakes

Italian pastries and cakes are often overlooked but are among the best in the world. Here's a short guide to some of our favorites.

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Sfogliatelle… an Italian tail, three ways

Sfogliatelle (Italian Flaky Pastry with Citron Ricotta Filling). alternate here: http://turosdolci.wordpress.com/2010/08/05/sfogliatelle-or-canolli-the-ultimate-italian-pastry/ or here: http://www.onebitemore.com/2012/04/guest-post-phuocn-delicious/

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Zeppole di San Giuseppe (St. Joseph's Day Traditional Italian Pastries)

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Sfogliatelle

Salvatore Elefante's traditional sfogliatelle recipe has the characteristic many-layered seashell shape of the classic Neapolitan pastry, along with the rich semolina and ricotta filling. These Italian pastries are often known as 'lobster tails' in reference to their shape.

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Italian Pastry Cream, an easy Italian vanilla cream filling recipe, the perfect filling for any tarts, pies or cakes. A simple delicious Italian classic.|anitalianinmykitchen.com

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Pizzelles

Italian Pizzele Waffle Cookies // Pizzelles are traditional Italian waffle cookies often vanilla, anise, or lemon zest. Pizzelle are popular during holidays and often found alongside other traditional Italian pastries such as cannoli. The cookie dough or

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recipe image OMG when I lived up North we had an Italian Bakery (evidently not heard of here in the South)LOL I used to get these and other things. Loved Loved them.

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Lemoncello Tiramisu

Lemoncello tiramisu adds a burst of bright flavor to the traditional layered Italian dessert. #SundaySupper TheRedheadBaker.com

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