Dark Chocolate Pistachio Gelato Tartufo

Until last week I had never heard of Tartufo. Was I ever missing out…..Dark Chocolate Pistachio Gelato Tartufo is now on my, I will be making this again, and again, and again list!

Dark Chocolate Pistachio Gelato Tartufo

Delizioso doesn’t begin to describe this incredible dessert. Tartufo is an Italian ice-cream dessert originating from Pizzo, Calabria. It’s normally two or more flavors of ice cream, with either fruit syrup or frozen fruit — typically raspberry, strawberry or cherry — in the center. Its then covered in a shell made of chocolate or cocoa, but cinnamon or nuts can also be used.

Dark Chocolate Pistachio Gelato Tartufo

So, I looked this up on Wikipedia and the Tartufo di Pizzo ice cream was invented in 1952 when a relative of King Victor Emannuel II came to Pizzo in honour of the celebration of an aristocratic marriage. For this occasion many guests were invited for an elaborate dinner. Unfortunately the hosts did not have enough cups to serve the guests the ice cream dessert, but a clever pastry maker named Don Pippo de Maria came up with a creative solution. Continue reading “Dark Chocolate Pistachio Gelato Tartufo”

Mini Whoopie Pies

In a nod to New England in their bid for the Super Title, I give you Mini Whoopie Pies!

Mini Whoopie Pies

The Whoopie Pie is the the official state treat of Maine, and considered a New England classic. Also know as black moons, gobs, or black and whites, whatever their name, they are in the words of Rachael Ray…yum-o! Continue reading “Mini Whoopie Pies”

Cauldron Cupcakes

What holiday is complete without a special treat? …….trick or treat. Cauldron Cupcakes!

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I was inspired by a Pinterest pin from  House of Yumm. These cupcakes are so flipping cute.

I knew this had to be something I tried. I used my own dark chocolate cake recipe. Dark cocoa powder, with dark melted chocolate, and strong brewed espresso make decadent cupcakes. Moist and super dark chocolatey.

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Everyone has a recipe for buttercream frosting, but they are all pretty basic…butter, powdered sugar, and flavoring. I like a blend of vanilla and almond extract. My key is to whip the dickens out of it. I whip it for like 5 to 7 minutes to get it really fluffy. Continue reading “Cauldron Cupcakes”