Brioches with custard and raspberry jam

pains brioche avec creme

Brioches à la crème et confiture de framboises

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I’m not a big fan of custard, I mean I love it, but I don’t go crazy if I have a bowl in front of me. On the other hand, if the custard is used to prepare this pie or if it becomes the stuffing of some baked goodies, it’s a whole other story!
To make these brioches with custard and raspberry jam, I started from the recipe of the “veneziane” which are sweet buns, very very popular in Italy, flavored with lemon zest and stuffed before cooking with custard … soooooo good! Read more

Torta della nonna (grandmother’s cake)

shortbread and custard cake

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The “grandmother’s cake” is a typical cake from Tuscany. A simple cake made with shortbread crust stuffed with pastry cream and pine nuts on top. Found almost everywhere, it’s really hard to go to Tuscany and not taste it. The simplicity of its ingredients and its preparation makes it a versatile dessert that’s generally well appreciated by everyone. In my family this cake is made often for birthdays and any other kind of “home events”. We prepare it so often that we don’t look at the grams anymore, and it’s prepared mostly by heart. Read more