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Apple dumplings with ricotta cheese

I think I could do these dumplings a thousand times just to smell the scent that comes out when I cook the apples. Caramelize them in a pan with cinnamon and lemon zest and steal a couple of spoons is irresistible. And finally – since the cold has arrived in Shanghai too – I can...

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Ricotta cheese and hazelnuts cake

Back home from a brief visit to India I found a rather fresh Shanghai, with lots of rain and wind. And what is better than turning on the oven to comfort yourself? Among other things, despite the fact that I love spicy foods, the idea of sinking my teeth into something sweet and known was...

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Butter twists, with egg whites

The biscuits always remain the dessert I prefer to bake. Their smell that fills the house is the one that more satisfy me. They’re so relaxing to prepare – the butter under your fingers, the smooth dough, giving shape to each one. And it is also the dessert I prefer to eat: crunchy, small, tasty...

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Panna cotta with pomegranate jelly

“And what’s for dessert?” “Panna cotta!” And the eyes light up every time. A dessert so simple and always so appreciated. That is so fresh and goes down well in every occasion, right? I’m a big fan of it, and I love making panna cotta every time in a different version. The last? this with...

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Chestnut mini-capresi

When you change Continent, you don’t immediately think of all the little implications and changes in your daily life. Like Autumn. Here in Shanghai it’s hot, parks and avenues are still green and osmanthus in bloom. Its scent invades the city at this time, just open the window and its sweet and intense smell invests...