Blending Seasonal Fruits with Italian Sweets!

There’s nothing better than mixing fresh fruits and berries in an already delicious, traditional dessert! Fruits and berries pair well with a variety of ingredients. They make desserts moist and soft while adding that extra element of sweetness. For your upcoming Christmas gathering, consider satisfying your sweet tooth with some of these tasty fruity treats from Sweet Boutique! Crostata di Frutta A traditional crostata consists of a flaky base of friable dough - usually about three layers - which is filled with pastry cream (or "crema pasticciera"). This tempting dessert is then topped with fresh fruit, most often in the...

Italian Christmas Tarts to Revel in!

When it comes to the holidays, sweet treats are part and parcel of the season. From cookies, to cakes, to donuts and beyond, desserts are an important part of Christmas dining. But let's not forget about the tarts! More specifically, Italian tarts! This holiday season, serve up - and enjoy - the following delicious Italian tarts to satisfy everyone's palate! Italian Fruit Tart Known in Italian as 'crostata di frutta', Italian fruit tart is made with pasta frolla dough that's filled with crema pasticcera and jam and layered with colourful fruit. You can enjoy a large crostata di frutta so...

Delicious Chocolate-Based Treats to Serve at Your Christmas Gathering

Our goal at every holiday season - including the highly anticipated Christmas season - is to bring the best Italian treats to the table. How do we do this? By using only seasonal ingredients to ensure each dessert we craft is of the highest quality. And we've developed a reputation for that! And included in our reputation is our creation of delectable chocolate-infused treats that are sure to appeal to any palate. This Christmas season, why not serve up some of these delicious chocolately treats for the sweet tooth in your family or circle of friends! Baci di Dama Cute...

Heavenly Sweet and Salty Combinations to Tempt Your Palate This Christmas

The combination of sweet and salty provides an unexpected pleasure to our taste buds. No one likes too much sugar or too much salt, so the mixture creates a perfect balance. Plus, salt is a flavour enhancer – adding salt to any of your favourite sweets will only enhance the sugar flavour! This Christmas season, consider serving your guests some of these unique, sweet and salty treats. Bacon and Cinnamon Rolls The idea of putting salted pork on a delicious sweet cinnamon roll might sound strange, but don't knock it until you've tried it. When rolling the pastry dough with...

Perfect Sweet Treats That Go Divinely With Espresso Coffee This Holiday Season!

Coffee has a unique flair for going very well with all sorts of sweet treats. But there are certain pastry delicacies that are perfectly suited for coffee, particularly espresso. If you want to sample some of the best treats-and-espresso pairings and serve them to your guests this holiday season, dive into any one of the following desserts today! Sfoglia Cake Delicious and delicate, Sfoglia cake is an incredibly delicious sweet treat that pairs extremely well with espresso coffee. Made with layers of flaky puff pastry and lined with fresh cream, Sfoglia cake is a delicacy that Italians swoon over. Amaretto...