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Italian Sweet Easter Bread Recipe – Laura Vitale

Italian Sweet Easter Bread Video Recipe Laura Vitale * The Italians love to celebrate holidays with food and Easter is one of those special holidays. Easter is preceded by Lent, a time of fasting for many Christians. Come Easter Sunday, it is time to celebrate, splurge and indulge. Eggs are often associated with Easter and […]

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Savory Easter “TORTA PASQUALINA” Recipe by  Laura Vitale

Savory Easter Cake Torta Pasqualina  Laura in the Kitchen   * The pasqualina cake is usually a savory pie , typical of the  Easter Season.    * It is prepared by spreading very thin sheets of pasta prepared with water, flour and olive oil (without yeast ). The cut sheet that will be used for the bottom must be larger than the pan, and, in this phase of preparation, it […]

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Traditional Sweet “Easter Bread” Video Recipe – Laura Vitale

Italian Sweet Easter Bread Video Recipe Laura Vitale * The Italians love to celebrate holidays with food and Easter is one of those special holidays. Easter is preceded by Lent, a time of fasting for many Christians. Come Easter Sunday, it is time to celebrate, splurge and indulge. Eggs are often associated with Easter and […]

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Italian Easter Cookies Recipe – Laura Vitale 

Italian Easter Cookies Recipe Laura Vitale  *   Easter brings back so many memories for me as a child. Especially the food. Coming from a huge Italian Family the holiday foods were truly something special. In this piece we feature Laura and her version of Italian Easter Cookies.    We don’t have much to say about […]

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“Easter Panettone” – Laura Vitale – “Colomba di Pasqua” Recipe

“Easter Panettone” Laura Vitale Colomba di Pasqua Recipe * Italian Food – Easter Recipe The origins of this cake appear to be ancient, dating back to the Roman Empire, when ancient Romans sweetened a type of leavened cake with honey Colomba pasquale or Colomba di Pasqua (“Easter Dove” in English) is an Italian traditional Easter cake, the counterpart of the two well-known Italian Christmas desserts, panettone and pandoro.   The […]

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Delicious & Traditional Italian Antipasto – Laura Vitale Recipe

Delicious & Traditional Italian Antipasto Laura Vitale Recipe *   Antipasto I love Italian Food. I think around the world Italian Food is the most popular world wide. As a lead in to most Italian lunches or dinners we have an antipasto of one form or another. I love to make the antipasto utilizing many […]

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Delicious Deviled Eggs Recipe – Laura Vitale

Delicious Deviled Eggs Recipe Laura Vitale * Deviled Eggs: This dish’s origin can be seen in recipes for boiled, seasoned eggs as far back as ancient Rome, where they were traditionally served as a first course. Mom used to make these all the time. I could eat them forever. Really Delicious     Some Deviled Egg […]

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Zeppole San Giuseppe – Traditional Easter Season Recipe – Laura Vitale

Zeppole San Giuseppe Traditional Easter Season Specialty Laura Vitale * They are the pride of Italian patisserie and, although they have been prepared for March 19th in the regions of Central and Southern Italy for Father’s Day and for Carnival, the zeppole di San Giuseppe remain deeply rooted in the Neapolitan tradition.   * As with many […]

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Italian Rainbow Cookies – Laura Vitale Traditional Recipe

Italian Rainbow Cookies Laura Vitale Traditional Recipe *   A particular variety of this confection, known primarily by various regional names listed below, is with layers of brightly colored, almond-based sponge cake, apricot and/or raspberry jam, and a chocolate coating. Many bakeries sell them by the pound, and because of the many layers, these cookies tend to be somewhat heavy estimating […]

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“Pastiera” – Neopolitan Easter Pie – Laura Vitale Recipe

“Pastiera”  Neopolitan Easter Pie Laura Vitale Recipe *   Pastiera napoletana (sometimes referred to a Wheat Pie) is a type of Neapolitan tart made with cooked wheat, eggs, ricottacheese, and flavoured with orange flower water. It is usually eaten at Easter.     * The modern pastiera was probably invented in a Neapolitan convent. An unknown nun wanted that cake, symbol of the Resurrection, to have the […]

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