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Cornetti..Italian Mornings and Festa Italiana Seattle

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Everyone is crazy for cornetto in Italy ,they wake you up and inspire a beautiful day! But many Americans that have been fortunate enough to nibble on these gems while sipping cappuccino in the morning have gotten addicted to them as well..I get many,many emails every  day asking how to make them.

I want to first tell you that the cornetti that you get in some of the best coffee bars in the center of Rome are made by some of the world’s best pastry chefs who have professional ovens and pro equipment to make them with so you can not  make an authentic copy of those at home..

However, I am always working on putting together recipes that my readers can easily follow in their own home kitchen and here is another version of a cornetti which I think you will enjoy making and eating with your morning cappuccino or coffee..


2 cups flour sifted

1 cup butter at room temperature

1 tsp vanilla

8 ounces vanilla flavored yogurt

1/2 package powdered yeast

powdered sugar

Apricot jam or marmalade

In the food processor place in flour, butter, yogurt, vanilla, yeast, and a pinch of  salt. Blend ingredients till a firm dough is formed.  Place dough on a floured board. Work dough and form into one long round oval. Divide this into 6 pieces. Roll out each piece of dough so that it is 10 inches in diameter. Then divide each piece into 8 triangles or cut like you are cutting 8 slices of pizza.

Place 1 tsp of apricot marmalade in center of each triangle and roll into a cornetto (italian version of a croissant) pinch ends closed like a ravioli. Place cornetti on a baking sheet that has been covered with baking paper. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, When cooled, dust with powdered sugar.

For more recipes get your copy of  the Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winning Book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions-2nd edition


See You Soon, Sept 28,29th at  in Seattle at Festa Italiana   and at these other great places, for more info email:

Thursday, September 26th, 7 PM to 9 PM, SAVOUR Specialty Foods, 2242 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107, book signing and sampling,

SAVOUR Specialty Foods

Friday, September 27th, 5 PM to 7 PM, Intentional Table, 124 Madrone Lane North, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, book signing and sampling,

Intentional Table

Saturday, September 28th, 11 AM to 1 PM, Culinaire The Cook’s Shop, 251 Westfield Southcenter Mall, Seattle, WA 98188, book signing,

Culinaire The Cook’s Shop

Saturday, September 28th, 6:30 PM  Quintessential Gourmet, 2001 Western Avenue, Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98121, book signing and sampling,

Quintessential Gourmet

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