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Sweet Maria's Italian Desserts

Classic and Casual Recipes for Cookies, Cakes, Pastry, and Other Favorites

Maria Bruscino Sanchez

St. Martin's Griffin

Sweet Maria's Italian Desserts is baker Maria Bruscino Sanchez's loving tribute to the desserts her family has enjoyed for generations - desserts you'll find in Italy and in Italian-American homes on special occasions and, in many cases, any day of the year. These are festive favorites like Traditional Cannoli, Espresso Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Amaretto Chiffon Cake, Spiced Gelato, and many others. The result of years of baking in Italy, in her popular bakery, and in the kitchens of her grandmother, mother, and aunts (many of whom do the baking at Sweet Maria's), the book includes cookies, cakes, pies, tarts, pastry, sweet breads, frozen desserts, fruit dishes, and other specialties-all made with warmth, tradition, and a love of great desserts.

Presented with simple instructions, tips from the bakery, and a dollop of background information on the customs and history of the desserts, these creative, top-notch recipes will bring delicious favorites to your kitchen.

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Sweet Maria's Italian Desserts
COOKIES 
 
Because cookies are so vital to Italian-American celebrations, they are a large part of this book. Cookie trays are found at most parties, and certain types of cookies are baked for specific occasions such as weddings, Christmas, and Easter. Even when most people say they don't have room for dessert, they usually make room for a cookie.Italian cookies are generally plain biscuits, enjoyed throughout the year, ideal for dessert with fruit or ice cream, or a simple snack or breakfast. Cookies that are baked for specific holidays, like Christmas
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  • Maria Bruscino Sanchez

  • Maria Bruscino Sanchez is the owner and baker at Sweet Maria's bakery in Waterbury, Connecticut. She is the author of Sweet Maria's Italian Cookie Tray and Sweet Maria's Cake Kitchen, the latter of which was included in The Best American Recipes 1999. She is at work on her next book.
  • Maria Bruscino Sanchez
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Sweet Maria's Italian Desserts

Classic and Casual Recipes for Cookies, Cakes, Pastry, and Other Favorites

Maria Bruscino Sanchez

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St. Martin's Griffin

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