Salvatore Elefante's traditional sfogliatelle recipe has the characteristic many-layered seashell shape of the classic Neapolitan pastry, along with the rich semolina and ricotta filling. These Italian pastries are often known as 'lobster tails' in reference to their shape.

Sfogliatelle

Salvatore Elefante's traditional sfogliatelle recipe has the characteristic many-layered seashell shape of the classic Neapolitan pastry, along with the rich semolina and ricotta filling. These Italian pastries are often known as 'lobster tails' in refere

People in Maine are loving donuts. Try this top saved recipe for a bomboloni, an Italian donut with pastry cream filling.

Bomboloni (italian doughnuts)

Bomboloni are irresistibly light and delicious Italian doughnuts that are fried, coated in granulated sugar, and traditionally stuffed with pastry cream.

Just in time for Easter, here's the ultimate guide to Italian cookies, pastries and desserts.

The Italian bakery explained: A guide to every cookie, pastry and dessert

Just in time for Easter, here's the ultimate guide to Italian cookies, pastries and desserts.

Cannoli~~Perfectly crisp shell and deliciously creamy filling. Just like the ones from Italian bakeries.

Cannoli

Cannoli~~Perfectly crisp shell and deliciously creamy filling. Just like the ones from Italian bakeries.

ALMOND COOKIES traditional Sicilian recipe with Maraschino cherries

Traditional sicilian almond cookies

This delicious pastry could be served at the bar in THE HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF NIGHT by Catherine Banner, a dreamy island novel about the generations of one Italian family.

Lemoncello tiramisu adds a burst of bright flavor to the traditional layered Italian dessert. #SundaySupper TheRedheadBaker.com

Lemoncello Tiramisu

Lemoncello tiramisu adds a burst of bright flavor to the traditional layered Italian dessert.

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Sfogliatelle… an Italian tail, three ways

Italian Food ~ ~ Sfogliatelle… an Italian tail, three ways.so yummy

Torrone, the classic Italian nougat, is easy to make at home! Learn how to make it with this honey-almond Torrone recipe.

Homemade Torrone

When in Italy, don't limit yourself to pizza. Torrone, candy made with honey & nuts, is a can't miss delicacy.

Italian Cream Puffs

Italian Cream Puffs

Italian Cream Puffs -- be sure to make these small bite sized puffs instead of big ones

Italian Crostata Bars, an Italian pastry crust filled with a tasty peach filling, an easy fresh or canned Peach recipe.

These Italian Crostata Bars with Peach Filling, are the perfect snack or an even better dessert when topped with some Vanilla Ice Cream.

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