Thursday, June 23, 2011

breakfast


Italians don't eat much for breakfast. After you've seen what kind of a dinners we've eaten, you won't be surprised that our breakfast habits are lightening up. Usually its caffe and a small sweet, like cake or a croissant.

First, some caffe latte.
Italian style caffe is much more like espresso than American coffee. I love this stove top espresso maker and plan to bring one home for us.
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coffee

I've been picking up fresh milk from a latteria every week. (a post on Italian grocery shopping is to come!)

Whisk the milk on low heat until scalding.

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The coffee is ready after a minute of percolating.

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Pour coffee, sugar, and then milk and stir.
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Pastor Ferrari's mom, Ivanna (or Nonna - grandma) made us this dolce (cake) for breakfast the other day.
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It was very thick and moist, and had pinenuts and grapes inside.
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breakfast is best enjoyed on the patio with a good book!

4 comments:

  1. Does anyone drink coffee black there?

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  2. no one drinks american coffee, only espresso!

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  3. Yay for the espresso, but I don't think I could eat those sweets for breakfast every morning. Looks good for an afternoon snack though. =D

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