Would you believe it’s another of those National Food Days. Like any of us need an excuse to eat delicious foods. Today we have a great assortment of things to celebrate – it’s Cheddar Cheese Day, Italian Food Day and Tortellini Day.
Leave the gun, take the Cannoli. What could be more Italian than a Cannoli? While I can think of a lot of things, none is more delicious or closer to my dessert loving heart than Cannoli.
Have you seen this old-world Olive Oil Cake from Sauveur? It was first published back in January 2015. Even the name Olive Oil Cake sounds intriguingly old-world, doesn’t it? While a number of olive oil cakes are finished with a nice dusting of powdered sugar, this cake is finished with a sprinkling of sea salt. I like salt and orange together.
What is Zabaglione? It is a foamy, custard-like mixture of egg yolks, sugar and Marsala wine served hot or chilled as a dessert. Often Zabaglione is served over fruits or cakes. The very first time we ate this wonderful dish, it was actually prepared table-side in a private dining room by a Five-Star Chef using his grandmother’s recipe. I never was able to get the recipe from him – but this comes close. His was without the added whipped cream, staying true to its custard roots. This variation utilizes heavy cream, creating a whipped topping rather than a true custard. If it is the custard variety you seek, simply omit the heavy cream.