Italian Cakes & Dessert Recipes


I called them Sfogliatelle just because of the pastry, which has the typical fragrance, and because of the ricotta filling which, flavored with lemon, gives these very fast cakes a unique and delicious taste!

Make them again in 5 minutes, even the cream is prepared cold!



YIELD: Makes 8


  • 1 packet puff pastry
  • 7 oz strained ricotta
  • 3 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • sugar to taste
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp semolina flour
  • egg wash for brushing as needed
1. Start by preparing the filling, take the ricotta in a bowl. Mix in the sugar
2. Add the beaten egg
3. Next add the zest of lemon.
4. Add in the semolina and mix properly to form a smooth paste
5. Lay the puff pastry on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Cut out circles using a lid or a small bowl.
6. Spoon the filling mixture in the centre of each circle. Fold the circle over the filling.
7. Brush with the egg wash.
8. Bake in a preheated oven for 400 F until light golden brown in colour (about 25 minutes).


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    March 9, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Well, call me old fashioned, but I usually expect a recipe to give a little more information, like, at least an approximation of how much sugar to add and how long to bake. I’d like to try these, though. Perhaps a little more information could be provided. Thank you.

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      Eatalian Recipes
      March 9, 2022 at 1:01 am

      Dear friend, you may not have opened the recipe.

      I had skipped the sugar, which you can now find in the ingredient list.

      As for baking, it’s listed in the recipe: Bake in a preheated oven for 400 F until light golden brown in color (about 25 m

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        March 9, 2022 at 1:15 am

        Thank you so much for your quick response. Seriously, I did not see that information the first time, even on the print version. I am definitely interested in trying these. I love having friends over for afternoon dessert with coffee (German Kaffee und Kuchen), and these sound marvelous.

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