Thursday, June 23, 2011

How to have an Italian 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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I've been picking up fresh milk from a latteria every week. 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.

Our host family's mother made us this dolce (sweet, or cake) for breakfast the other day.


It was very thick and moist, and had pinenuts and grapes inside.


breakfast is best enjoyed on the patio with a good book!


Layla said...

Ah, it looks lovely! I need a stove top espresso maker. I have a machine, but it's so much work, takes up a lot of counter space and is just...too difficult. That sweet looks so good!

Kimberly Michelle said...

Now that is breakfast! I adore breakfasts in "non-home" locales, because I actually make it a meal rather than just calories to consume to keep me going.

Emily (The Culinary Couple) said...

I could totally eat that for breakfast every day!

Murissa said...

Looks delicious! I ate various pastries every day for a month while traveling in Italy. Every pound I gained was so worth it! Of course, I am not sure if I would have said that while losing the weight!
What book are you reading?

The Wanderfull Traveler

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