Italian dessert recipes

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If you love Italian food, you'll love these classic Italian desserts. From strawberry pannacotta to lemon cheese polenta cakes. These simple Italian dessert recipes are perfect for special occasions or weekend treats and are quick and easy to make. So if you fancy trying something new and delicious, you've come to the right place.

Italian cooking isn’t all about pizza, pasta and rich sauces. You probably already count a handful of these Italian desserts as some of your favourites but if you fancy trying something different or giving one of your usual dessert recipes a luxurious twist, take a look at these easy Italian dessert recipes.

Perfect for special occasions or weekend treats, these indulgent desserts are the ultimate family treat and are a great way to finish off a home-cooked meal. We also some have speedy ideas to keep the family happy during the week – who doesn’t love a mid-week pud?

Tiramisu, pannacotta, panettone, granita and zabaglione are traditional sweet dishes associated with Italian cooking. Strong rich flavours like Amaretto, Masala wine and saffron give Italian desserts a distinctive flavour while ricotta, cream and milk are common ingredients used to get that much-loved smooth finish. And if you fancy an adult treat there are some lovely boozy recipes like a refreshing red wine crush.

We have recipes for all the classics including desserts with an Italian twist from celebrity chefs Gino D’Acampo and Gennaro Contaldo.

So, if you fancy trying something new for the family, you’ve come to the right place. goodtoknow’s collection of Italian recipes is sure to add some favourites to your recipe book in no time.

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