Organic Tuscany Cookbook

Italian Vegetarian Recipes

Torta di Mele

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Manuela’s mother’s recipe. Thanks Licia! Read Recipe »

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Slow-cooked green beans in a tomato sauce

This is one of Tina’s father’s signature dishes. You may say that you like your green beans to be firm and crunchy, but after tasting this dish you may also appreciate their sweet, melt-in-the-mouth quality when slow cooked.

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Fruit and Custard Tart

This is a tart to rival a patisserie bought one. Delicious with soft fruit such as raspberries.

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Schiacciata alla fiorentina

Carnival Sponge Cake

Prep time: 10 min | Total time: 40 mins | Servings: 10-15 Ingredients Juice and zest of 1 orange 150 g (3/4 cup) sugar (caster if you have it, if not, grind whatever you have finely) 2 eggs 250g (2 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour 5 tablespoons sunflower or olive oil 1 tablespoon (14 gr) of natural baking [...]

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Italian chocolate cake

Serenella's Amazing Chocolate Cake

This moist, rich cake is addictive!

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Baked Pumpkin Gnocchi

These are not like boiled gnocchi at all, but are creamy balls of pumpkin baked in a tomato sauce. Very more-ish!

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Custard Pie with Pine Nuts & Almonds

In this traditional Tuscan dessert the combination of rich pastry, delicate custard and toasted nuts makes for a special treat indeed.

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Pear and Fig Tart

Pear and Fig Tart

You can make this tart with pretty much any fruit, but the combination of figs and pears is divine!

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Tiramisu

Tiramisù

Tiramisu (literally “Pick me up”) seems to have been around for generations, but is in fact a creation from the 1970s! Our version uses custard.

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Roast peppers and goat’s cheese canapés

Roast Peppers & Goat’s Cheese Canapés

Crostini are little appetizers that you can invent yourself depending on what’s in season and what ingredients you happen to have around.

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