From bruschetta to bolognese, Italian cuisine is a popular choice for dinner menus, and for good reason - fresh flavours, great wine and wonderful food are what the country is known for. Our collection of Italian dessert recipes range from the decadent to the refreshing, the simple to the challenging, with options to complement any meal.
Italy’s most famous dessert, tiramisu’s irresistible combination of coffee, chocolate and liqueurs will perk up any flagging dinner party guests - we love the glass bowl Paul Ainsworth uses to show off the dessert’s layers in his easy tiramisu recipe.
Another popular Italian pudding is the Piedmontese panna cotta, from the Italian for ‘cooked cream’. Robert Thompson continues the great tradition of boozy desserts by topping his vanilla panna cotta with grappa, while the subtle flavours of Shaun Rankin’s strawberry and lavender panna cotta, served with olive oil shortbread, make it the perfect finale to any Mediterranean menu.
If you love Italian food, you'll love Great Italian Chefs.