Classic Italian Desserts Menu

from Maremma Italy

Classic Italian Desserts: Biscotti al Cioccolato con Crema di Mascarpone al Caffe' e Semifreddo ai Frutti di Bosco

As with most restaurant dessert menus in Italy, this classic Italian desserts menu features the traditional Italian "Tiramisu", a variety of ice-creams (it is Italy!), sorbets and fresh fruit, plus a few home-cooked creamy and sweet puddings.

 

It is from one of my favourite restaurants in the seaside resort of Follonica: "La Lanternina 2 Palmieri Ristorante and Pizzeria".

If you are looking for Italian dessert recipes, I've got those too in this guide! I've a sweet tooth and no website about Italy can be without its special recipes. You'll find the links to the wonderful traditional Tuscan "dolce" made here in Maremma at the bottom of this page.

DOLCI DELLA CASA
The home-made Italian Desserts

 

SORBETTO AL LIMONE (Liquido)
Lemon sorbet served in liquid form with a straw. You may be offered a dash of liquer, such as Grappa, to mix in!

TIRAMISU’
A sponge (or sponge biscuits - "savoiardi") soaked/dipped in expresso coffee and layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks, mascarpone, and sugar, and topped with cocoa.

PANNA COTTA
(Con Cioccolato o Frutti Di Bosco)
A creamy set dessert made from cream, milk and sugar: literally, a "cooked cream". Served with either a chocolate or fruits of the forest sauce.

CREME CARAMEL
Cream Caramel

CREMA ALLA CATALANA (FLAMBE’)
A creamy custard topped with sugar and a dash of liqueur which is set alight.

CREMA DI MASCARPONE CON PASTA SFOGLIA E FRUTTI DI BOSCO
Marscapone cheese with puff pastry and fruits of the forest.

MISTO FANTASIA
In English this translates as a "fantasy mix", but I have never ordered it to see. I suspect it is ice-cream.

SOUFFLE AL CIOCCOLATO
(tempo preparazione 15 minuti)
Chocolate souffle
(allow 15 minutes preparation time)

ANANAS FRESCO
Fresh pineapple

GELATI
Ice-creams

GELATO AL COCCO
Coconut ice-cream

GELATO AL LIMONE (Limone ripieno)
Lemon ice-cream (in a lemon skin)

MATTONELLA ALLA NUTELLA CON CIOCCOLATA CALDA
A Nutella custard ice-cream with hot chocolate

TARTUFO BIANCO
A white chocolate ice-cream

 

 

Read more about the La Lanternina 2 Palmieri Ristorante in the best restaurants in Follonica page.

The dessert in the photograph above by checcastef is one of her creations: "Biscotti al Cioccolato con Crema di Mascarpone al Caffe' e Semifreddo ai Frutti di Bosco" - chocolate biscuits with a Marscapone cheese and coffee cream and a soft ice-cream with fruits of the forest. I just love her photographs of Italian food.

 

The Traditional Pudding Recipes from Tuscany

 

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