Parmesan Herb Scones

These savory little scones are delicious on their own or made into sandwiches filled with salami or prosciutto and our Pear Balsamic Chutney. Makes about 12 Scones INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking…Continue Reading

Italian Cornetti

This Italian cousin of the French croissant is a little sweeter and has a slightly different texture. Cornetti can be made with butter or lard (yes lard!), but the combination of the two gives them…Continue Reading


The first time I ever tried these was at a hotel breakfast buffet in Naples, they were so delicious I ate three of them and only felt a little ashamed! These addicting little pastries are…Continue Reading

Sourdough Boule

Makes 1 large boule or two small ones INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoons dry yeast 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups warm water (115 degrees F.) 1 cup sourdough starter* 5 cups bread flour, plus more…Continue Reading

Italian Herb Braid

Preparation time | about 3 hours Makes one loaf Easy herb bread with a fancy twist. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons yeast (1 packet) 1 ½ cups lukewarm water 2 tablespoons Michele Ferrante Mixed Herb Culinary Powder…Continue Reading