What Are Some Simple Italian Desserts?

What Are Some Simple Italian Desserts?

Simple Italian desserts include Italian anise cookies, tiramisu, biscotti, neapolitan honey balls and strawberry panna cotta. Strawberry cannoli also require just a few ingredients such as ricotta cheese, cream cheese, confectioner's sugar and almond extract and take only a few moments of preparation.

Tiramisu is a traditional Italian dessert that requires very little work. First, brew some coffee, use 3/4 cup of coffee-flavored liqueur or combine coffee syrup with 3/4 cup of water. In a baking dish, lay down a layer of ladyfingers. Brush these with the coffee mixture, then spread half a tub of ready-to-eat cheesecake on top. Sprinkle grated chocolate on top of the cheesecake filling. Add another lady finger and cheesecake-filling layer before dusting the top with cocoa powder.

Another easy Italian dessert is strawberry panna cotta, a creamy gelatin dessert. Blend 1 pound of strawberries and 1/2 cup of sugar until a puree forms. To remove the seeds, press through a sieve. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract into the puree. Prepare the gelatin base by sprinkling 1 packet of unflavored gelatin over 1/4 cup of water and allowing it to stand, then heat it in a skillet until the gelatin dissolves. In a saucepan, warm 1 1/2 cups of whole milk, and stir in the gelatin. Add the strawberry puree and 1 cup of heavy whipping cream. Pour the mixture into serving dishes and chill for four hours.