Cherry Pistachio Sweet Rolls

Peak cherry season is summer although this years season seems to have started a bit later this year…..crazy weather! Late or no cherries are beautiful this year in our area. Cherry Pistachio Sweet Rolls are a twist on the traditional cinnamon sweet roll.

Cherry Pistachio Sweet Rolls

In the world of Social Media, I have gravitated towards Instagram. No drama, or at least that I have encountered, just awesome pictures of what is going on with those you follow. Since I follow others with my interest in food, blogging, and photography, my feed is full of stunning food.

Cherry Pistachio Sweet Rolls

One of those I follow is Tatte Bakery  in Boston. Their bakeries are the stuff dreams are made of, and although I have never visited the photos they share are in my mind’s eye what I think bakery would aspire too. I would love to visit one day. There are 13 locations and I under they are expanding on the east coast. Continue reading “Cherry Pistachio Sweet Rolls”

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”