Gennaro’s Sweet Italian Zuccotto Dessert

Bellissimo! This is Gennaro’s personal recipe for a classic Italian chilled desert. Made with sponge fingers soaked in a liquor, delicious ricotta and sweet naughty things to drive you wild and filmed in beautiful Malta. January’s nearly over…. go on – you’ve earned it!

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Recipe here:

Original recipe from Gennaro’s “Two Greedy Italians” Book. Available online.

Links from the video:
Gennaro’s Italian Lamb Stew |
Tim Shieff’s Vegan Smoothie |

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