This Italian triple-cream cheese is technically a cheese but has the texture of a wonderfully thick cream. It adds delight to all manner of recipes: It's the essential element in tiramisu; makes a luxurious frosting for sugar-and-spice cake; is a super-easy tart filling; adds rich, creamy depth to pastry puffs; and is the essential ingredient in icebox cake, semifreddo, and more.
So much better than the stuff you can get at the deli counter, these recipes, made with olives, mozzarella, salami, basil, and other flavors that transport us to Italy, prove homemade is best. Make one of these tasty and filling Italian pasta salads for your next picnic, tailgate, or casual dinner.
Possibly the ultimate pizza recipe, the combination of tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and basil proves that simplicity is beautiful. Martha and Christian Petroni made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 503.
For the most tender pizza crust, use "00" flour, a finely ground style popular in Italy for making pizza and pasta. Use this dough to make Christian Petroni's Tenderoni Pizza, Margherita Pizza, and White Pizza. Martha and Christian Petroni prepared these recipes on episode 503 of Martha Bakes.
A simple swap is all it takes to reimagine panzanella. This Italian summer salad usually features cubes of day-old rustic bread and tomatoes, tossed with basil leaves and a simple vinaigrette. But slices of ripe, juicy peaches in place of, or in addition to, the tomatoes bring a different (but entirely welcome) sweetness to the mix.