These dairy free coconut & chocolate popsicles , inspired by the world famous Bounty bars (one of my all time favourite snacks btw), are SO easy to make and SO tasty, you will want to freeze and eat dozens of them!
Spring and Summer give us the best, sweetest, juiciest fruits of the whole year *double sigh* and since I didn’t want to miss on the fun, I came up with this quick compote of peaches, apricots and cherries and paired it with gluten free lemon waffles.
The season for enjoying lunches in the open air has FINALLY arrived and this black rice shrimp salad with a simple vinaigraitte dressing is going to be the perfect, quick-to-make, tasty dish to bring to picnics and BBQs!
I wanted to make something scrumptious but easy, that could be offered after a lunch or dinner with family and friends, a dessert that wouldn’t absorb much time while you are already pretty busy preparing the main courses.
Today’s post rather than a recipe is an idea for a last minute meal, using what you have in the fridge and pantry.
In fact this is a dinner I put together the other night after getting home from work.
One day my boyfriend and I were talking about sweets he used to eat before being diagnosed with his many food intolerances, years ago. And he told me: “Oh I miss the good old classic tart, you know the one with LOTS of jam in it? Apricot jam! Lots of it. That’s my kind of tart”.
These scrumptious creamy chocolate tarts have been a real unexpected hit!
After succeeding in making my gluten/dairy/egg-free version of the Italian “kissing” cookies Baci di Dama, I thought maybe I could use a similar dough to make mini tarts, or actually I was kind of obsessing over making them with chocolate and pear, because I LOVE pear and chocolate together. And I know I’m not alone here.
The ideas for my cooking experiments really come at various times and occasions and the inspiration to experiment with these traditional Italian cookies came one day as I was walking (well, running, more like it) to the bus after work and crossed path with a girl coming out of a bakery and munching on these “baci di dama” (= lady’s kisses), as we call them here.
Today I want to share with you one of our traditional recipes, more precisely it is typical of the region I am from, Liguria, a beautiful stripe of land between low mountains and the Riviera, in the north west of Italy.