Christmas Recipes

Christmas Recipes
Christmas Recipes

Italian Recipes

Italian Recipes
Italian Recipes

Dessert Recipes

Dessert Recipes
Dessert Recipes

Crostata di Mango

Crostata di Mango

Surprise! Another mango dessert and this one is a favorite: a mango crostata or rather, a mango tart. Sort of like a pie. But even better...if it's possible to be better than a pie? A crostata is an Italian go-to dessert. It's one that my mother-in-law makes every day or every other day when we were are with her. My kids love it most with a strawberry filling


Mini Coconut-Mango Swirl Bread

Mini Coconut-Mango Swirl Bread

I have a thing for mangoes. I happen to also have the same thing for coconut. I adore any dessert with coconut. Especially toasted coconut! I can't think of any thing I love more than a really lovely quick bread. It's summer. It's hot...but I still want to bake some bread some days over here. Just not as often as when the temps are cooler.


Peach Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake

No, it's not your imagination. It's me again! I'm back with a Peach Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake. Hello, my friends. I'm back with a bundt! A stupendous peach cinnamon swirl bundt cake, to be exact.

I told you yesterday my baking groups give me that motivation to finally get something here to share with all of you. Since I had so many peaches at my disposal, I had time to try some bundt ideas. Nothing seemed right until I added that cinnamon swirl to it. I tell you, nothing! Because peaches and cinnamon together are what baking dreams are made of! Especially when they're nestled in the middle of a moist and delicious bundt cake!

My nieces were here day 2 of the cake being made. They know they will always find something different to try. My youngest niece who is pickier than her sister told me she's never had a peach cake before. I was ready for her to say she didn't like it and to my surprise, she called out to me to "please bring me more peach cake!" I love my little fans.

I truly couldn't wait to make a peach bundt. We have been enjoying their sweet goodness these last weeks. It was definitely time to get baking with some spectacular peaches!

Lucky for me, I have a photographer these weeks to give me a hand. Normally I wouldn't have a shot of me tossing peaches into the batter.

I also have a baking assistant on call for our latest baking projects. He runs in screaming, "Hold on, mommy! I'm the chef! I'll do the cake. I'm better than sissy at baking." Then the photographer and the chef start fighting and it's a miracle any thing gets baked around here.

I used the same recipe from  Cooking Light that I used for this blueberry buttermilk bundt cake.  It is my new favorite basic bundt cake batter. It has a little bit of whole wheat pastry flour and buttermilk.  It was fantastic when berries were in season and it is even better now that stone fruits are ready to enjoy.

Peach Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake

by Savoring Italy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: approx 50-55 minutes

Ingredients (10-12 servings)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (I used Limoncello)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 cups peaches, peeled and diced
  • cinnamon swirl:
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour your bundt pan (regular 10 cup bundt pan). I personally prefer to use baking spray for bundt pans.

Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beating until incorporated. Stir in vanilla, lemon rind, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice (or limoncello).

In a large bowl, combine flours, powder, soda, and salt; set aside. Combine buttermilk and sour cream. Add flour mixture and buttermilk mixture alternately to butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.Gently fold in the peaches.

Spoon half the batter into prepared bundt pan. Sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar. Spoon on the other half of the batter and smooth it out with a spatula. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 15 minutes. 

While cake cools, prepare the glaze. Add the milk a little at a time to the powdered sugar and whisk together until you reach desired consistency. Remove bundt from pan; finish cooling on wire rack. Drizzle on the glaze and enjoy!

Cheddar Swirl Breakfast Buns- #TwelveLoaves

Cheddar Swirl Breakfast Buns
Hey there! Yes, I'm still here. I couldn't wait for August #TwelveLoaves and an excuse to make these ridiculously delicious cheddar swirl breakfast buns! I have 1000's of photos I'd love to share here and posts even ready to go (how could that possibly be true?) and why haven't I just posted something...any thing?