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Crostata con marmellata (Italian jam tart)

I have been super busy at work the last few weeks which has left me little time to play with new recipes. So when the going gets tough and time is short, I return to trusted favourites. When it comes to making a cake/dessert, it generally falls back to the fail proof crostata. The pastry…

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Torta di pere – pear cake

We grew up eating fruit – fresh apples, oranges and pears were always in the fruit bowl. After every meal at home, mamma or papà would peel fruit and hand it out to us, making sure we had at least one serve per day. Now that mamma is alone, she still manages to eat at…