Mad & Delicacy Italian recipes

Quick tart with Juicy Yellow Peaches and Mint

The key of this easy tart is to use ripe and juicy summer peaches and fresh mint. This cake is delicious on its own but also pairs well with a spoon of vanilla ice cream. Try it and let us know!

Take a look here: Tart with Peaches and mint for the recipe!

Sicilian crunchy and sweet Dessert: Cannoli filled with Ricotta Cheese

The cannoli are one of the most popular Sicilian and Italian desserts in the world. They are made by a crunchy and slightly sweetened envelope filled with a sweet cream based of ricotta cheese and covered with candied fruit, chopped pistachios or chocolate flakes.
Today we are sharing the classical version with you: cannoli filled with sheep ricotta. This type of ricotta gives a more intense flavour and a thicker consistence to the cream.

Going around in Sicily you could taste different versions of these treats, either with chocolate in the shell dough, filled with custard, or filled with ice-cream.

If you want to make these delicious treats take a look here: Sicilian Cannoli

Piadine Romagnole with Italian Cured Ham and Creamy Cheese

Our last suggestion for a summer meal is the stuffed Piadina. It’s a typical and traditional flat bread of Romagna, the eastern area of the Emilia–Romagna region. Usually this crispy bread is filled with every kind of delicacies like cured meat, fresh cheese, greens but also with sweet ingredients. Today we suggest to fill this Piadina with Prosciutto Crudo (Cured Ham) and Crescenza or Stracchino, two creamy cheeses. For a tastier piadina, we suggest you to use Stracchino. Enjoy the sun and this delicious food!

INGREDIENTS for 4 servings

4 piadine romagnole
200 g good quality Italian Cured Ham, finely cut
250 g creamy cheese, like Crescenza, Stracchino or Crescione
8 lettuce leaves, washed

Warm up a flat-bottomed pan on medium heat for a few minutes. Place the piadina on top. After 2-3 minutes (or until warm) flip the piadina on its other side. Take the piadina off the heat. Spread the cheese on the piadina, add the Prosciutto and 2 lettuce leaves. Fold the piadina into a half moon. Serve immediately.

Francesca & Marinella


Italian Sgroppino: a refreshing and digestive Venetian drink

The Italian Sgroppino is an alcohol and lemon ice cream based drink typical in Veneto. This is a perfect treat to serve between courses or to end a seafood night.

INGREDIENTS for 1 glass
2 scoops of lemon ice cream (or lemon sorbetto) 
2 tbs vodka
2 tbs prosecco
To decorate, you can either use:
lemon zest
mint leaves
or ground coffee powder.

Place a glass in the fridge. This way, the glass will be cold and your drink will remain fresh for a longer period of time. In a mixer, blend all the ingredients into a thick cream (few minutes). Pour it into the cold glass and decorate.

Serve immediately.



Let’s Eat Outside! Watermelon, Cheese, and Red Onion Summer Salad

It’s time to go on holidays! And therefore, for this reason, the recipes we are going to present from now till the end of July are very simple, extremely fast and made of fresh ingredients to refresh you. We tasted this delicious summer salad from a friend of ours during a dinner outside. We assure you it was love at first sight!

INGREDIENTS for 4 servings:

1 baby watermelon
100 g Quartirolo cheese (if you don’t have this, you can use Feta cheese)
1 red onion, finely sliced
mint leaves, chopped
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp of honey
a pinch of salt

In a small cup, whisk extra virgin olive oil, honey salt, and  balsamic vinegar together to prepare a dressing.

Chop the watermelon into 1 cm chunks and place them in a salad bowl. Crumble the cheese and add onion and mint leaves. Drizzle the dressing over it. Toss the salad gently to combine all the ingredients. Serve immediately or refrigerate the salad until you want to serve it.



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