Struffoli (honey balls)

Struffoli (honey balls) by Joseph Gargiulo

A Christmas favorite in Italian households. When I was growing up in my home there was always a bowl of these available to munch on with milk or, as I got older, with coffee. They are honey glazed pastry balls which are great for a festive snacking treat.

4 votes
Chocolate and Eggplant Cake (Torta di Melanzane al Cioccolato)

Chocolate and Eggplant Cake (Torta di Melanzane al Cioccolato) by Evelyn Scott

A delicious and different way to use all those eggplants we soon will have from either our own, or from our friends gardens.

2 votes
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts by Butters


2 votes
Chocolate wontons

Chocolate wontons by mildlyindian

What can be more satisfying that oooey gooey chocolate in a crispy crunchy exterior…

1 vote
Cannolo siciliano

Cannolo siciliano by Evi

Cannoli are Sicilian pastry desserts. The singular is cannolo which meams "little tube". Cannoli consist of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough, filled with a sweet, creamy filling usually containing ricotta. Making cannoli is a lengthy, but easy process. With the following recipe you will be able to make about 20…

1 vote
sweet rollers

sweet rollers by Swetha

1 vote
Italian Street Food, Zeppole first made in Naples

Italian Street Food, Zeppole first made in Naples by Patricia Turo

First made in Naples by a baker and sold on the street stand. You can still find them served in stalls on the streets today as well as in bakeries. They are dunked in sweet wine or served with hot honey.

2 votes
Carnival flowers

Carnival flowers by Guest of winter

Typical Carnival cookies, made with a mold and deep fried, light and crispy and not oily at all.

4 votes
Toffee-Chocolate Chip and Bacon Wonton Cookies

Toffee-Chocolate Chip and Bacon Wonton Cookies by Robyn Savoie

The Wisconsin State Fair is upon us once again. Over the next few days, I will be posting some great recipes connected to the "Golden Spork" Awards. The Sporkies is a Wisconsin State Fair food competition that started in 2013. This is my spin on Emma's Cookie Kitchen "Deep Fried Maple Bacon Cookie Dough." Think about it...crispy…

1 vote
Kala Jamun

Kala Jamun by vidhya

Kala Jamun are dark colored (almost black) gulab jamuns made from paneer and khoya and then deep fried and coated with sugar syrup. Khoya is similar to Ricotta cheese, is commonly used to prepare many sweets and in some vegetable gravies. The major differences between Gulab Jamuns other than the appearance is the inclusion of Khoya…

1 vote

Jalebi by Suhaina Rasheed

Indian sweet made with all purpose flour fried and dipped in flavored sugar syrup.

1 vote
Frittelle veneziane

Frittelle veneziane by Shawnna and Davide Busetti

Carnevale (aka Mardi Gras) season is an enormous tourist attraction in Venice. It is a time for festivities which include the amazingly beautiful Venetian masks, but also a whole host of foods that are part of the tradition. Fritoe or frittelle alla Veneziana are similar to a doughnut or fritter. The recipe makes a lot, so it's a…

1 vote
Crepe Rolls with Chocolate Cream, Chestnut Puree and Plum Jam

Crepe Rolls with Chocolate Cream, Chestnut Puree and Plum Jam by Gourmandelle LifestyleBlog

The great thing about it is that you can use any filling you like. I used homemade chocolate cream, chestnut puree and plum jam. All these fillings are very healthy and sugar-free. I’ll post their recipes in the near future.

2 votes
Fried Modak

Fried Modak by anita mokashi

Fried Modak is sweet deep fried wheat dumplings stuffed with jaggery and coconut filling. These are made as offering to Lord Ganesh during Ganesh Chaturthi. They are very famous in Western Maharashtra. The stuffing for Fried Modak is similar to that of Ukadiche Modak. The outer cover of fried modak is made from wheat flour and the…

1 vote
Pumpkin Fritters with Orange Creme Anglaise

Pumpkin Fritters with Orange Creme Anglaise by Nina Timm

A giant leap from your ordinary pumpkin Fritters. Works well as dessert, after school snack or side dish without the Crem Anglaise.

3 votes