Chocolate Birthday Cake with Rum and Thick-Cut Orange Filling

Yes, I agree with you. The decoration of this birthday (not mine) cake sucks. It is my first attempt at decorating a cake with frosting and beginner’s luck did not to assist me, this time. I can at least say I kept alive the family tradition of  hand-craft ugly cakes. We Italians like to keep our food […]

Italian Summer Coffee Shake – The Shakerato

When temperatures soar, a cold coffee drink is a refreshing alternative to the usual hot black coffee. “Caffe’ Shakerato” is the most popular Italian coffee shake, a go-to cold coffee which is classically prepared by shaking together a few ice cubes, 3 teaspoons of sugar and one or more cups of espresso (to taste), preferably at room […]