What’s it all about?
Ever wondered why some Italian desserts just taste so good? Would you like to become a more impressive host (or guest) this festive season and make some classic Italian desserts, or dolci, for your next dinner party?
Learn from Italian foodie Annalisa how to create these sensational treats in your home in this cook along class and enjoy a little bit of foodie history as you cook!
What will we cover?
In this class you will learn to make:
- Amaretti biscuits – for yourself or as Christmas gifts for others
- Annalisa’s tiramisu – rich in flavour, light and fluffy
Annalisa will also take you on a journey of Italy as we discover the stories behind the foods we create and learn about how migration has shaped Italy’s food history throughout time
What will you need?
- 2 large mixing bowls
- A wooden spoon and/or spatula
- Electric beater/mixer
- Medium-sized serving dish and/or oven tray
- 600ml of black coffee
- 600ml thickened cream
- 250g mascarpone
- ½ cup of caster sugar
- 500g savoiardi (lady finger) biscuits
- Optional: 1½ tbsp marsala
Amaretti biscuit ingredients:
- 300g almond meal
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 250g caster sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 200g icing sugar
Who will be teaching?
Annalisa Cercone, known through her Instagram page as Signorina Melbourne, is a proud Italian-Australian whose family roots stem from Naples and Abruzzo. A few years back she set out to learn a dish from every region in Italy and from this sparked her love for traditional regional cooking. She has travelled back and forth to Italy, studying food history and culture, and now provides food content for an Italian-Australian radio network. Annalisa also performs traditional southern Italian dances and runs her own podcast series!