Breads, Pies, Pastries

The Italians have a delicious range of breads and pastries, from appetizers to side dishes. The recipes below are perfect as quick dishes to serve at any gathering.

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Pastries and Sweets

Honeydew Melon Granita
Chocolate Pistachio Cheesecake
Summer Berry Tart
Jam Tart
Apple pastry with vanilla cream
Cream in crunchy caramel cage
Mixed Seasonal Berries with Balsamic Syrup
Grilled Polenta Berry Shortcakes
Easy Picnic Dessert
Salted Melon

Pizza, Quiches, Souffles

Mushroom Pancetta Quiche
Grilled Pizza
Spring Pea and Salmon Pie


Mushroom and Goat Cheese Toasts
Tuscan Sandwich
Fresh Sausage Crostini
Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Garlic
Crostini with Tuscan Pate
Mushroom Crostini
Bruschetta with Tomato and Herbs