Sometimes you just need a simple, comforting cake that can be put together in just an hour. I find that this Italian torta rustica di noci e caffè fits the bill. It’s a humble, rustic cake that can be prepared for guests at moment’s notice or lend some comfort on a whim. You won’t need
Semifreddo, meaning “half-frozen,” is the Italian response to the French parfait. It’s a frozen dessert similar to ice cream, but molded and sliced instead of scooped. It’s traditionally made with Italian meringue and whipped cream, and can be flavored almost any way you want. Because semifreddo doesn’t require an ice cream machine or a blast
The moka pot is an important symbol of Italian coffee culture. It is found in 90 percent of Italian households, and is the standard way of making coffee at home in Southern Europe. More than 300 million Bialetti Moka Expresses have been sold since its launch and it has become a design icon.
This cake is rich and dense, like a pound cake. Blooming the cocoa with coffee instead of water not only intensifies the chocolate flavor, but adds complementary complexity to the chocolate.
After winning the Battle of Vienna in 1683, Jerzy Franciszek Kulczycki pored over the spoils of the defeated Ottoman army and found the supplies to brew coffee. He opened the first café in Vienna and popularized adding milk and sugar to sweeten the bitter brew, now called a Mélange. Or was it Johannes Theodat, who
When I was recently asked to make a cake for my friend’s birthday, I immediately thought of this chocolate and coffee cake. Many of the times she has hosted us, we are welcomed with a fresh pot of French press coffee and dark chocolate. This rich chocolate cake with coffee buttercream and dark chocolate ganache