Friday, August 16, 2013

Amaretti biscuits dessert for Sweet New Zealand

I am so busy with this that I don't have much time to cook and blog, so I am recycling this fantastic recipe that my kids made (they 'created' the dish a few years back!) for  Sweet New Zealand, the monthly blogging event for Kiwi bloggers. Our August 2013 host is Marnelli from Sweets and Brains, click here to enter.

Children can make this, and no cooking required!


300 ml cream,
1 tsp caster sugar
2 (children's) handfuls of amaretti biscuits
+ 4 amaretti to decorate
70 g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
2 tbsp mixed citrus peels

Serves 4

Whip the cream with one teaspoon of caster sugar. Crush the amaretti into small crumbs. Grate the chocolate. Fold the crushed amaretti, grated chocolate and citrus peels with the cream. Divide between four glasses and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Top each dessert with an amaretto biscuit and serve.

Not bad, maybe a bit fattening for mum, and also I could have added some booze to mine...but it is interesting for me to see that even if my children were born in New Zealand they think Italian when they choose ingredients and mix things together.

Photos by Alessandra Zecchini ©


  1. Replies
    1. Maybe you can try with vegetable cream and vegan almond biscuits... there are always alternatives!

  2. Mamma mia, che bontà! Poi agli amaretti... vivendo nella patria dell'amaretto queste le provo di sicuro :))) Un abbraccione!

  3. La patria dell'amaretto? Davvero?

  4. Yum! I love how easy it is too! Might try this after it the temperature warms up a little in Auckland haha :)

    1. You may have to wait Marnelli :-) brrrrr!

  5. Wow...they seem very delicious ;)



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