Cakes and biscuits are very simple and healty, made with eggs, flour and sugar to which we add delicious ingredients such as almonds, honey, wine, cooked must and cinnamon.
Cooking Experience will make you discover sweet delicacies of Salento, by offering tastes of ancient origin, handed down and prepared by our master craftsmen with the same ingredients and the same care of our grandparents.
You will discover typical cakes, made with simplicity, sweetness and love have taught us the traditions of our ancient and generous land.
In the Italian gastronomic landscape, Puglia obtained a special place due to its age-old role as a liaison with the Levant. First land of Greek colonization, then finish line of the Roman “Via Appia”, and then port of shipment for the Crusades in the Holy Land. These cultural roots, linked to the “triad of” grain-vine-olive enriched with almond and fig trees, or honey and ricotta, have influenced dessert recipes. The regional tradition has been enriched over time with new ingredients and spices, and has moved to the cities.
The Apulian typical desserts are many and tasty, but “Pasticciotto” in Lecce is a real institution!Dessert par excellence of our city can be enjoyed at breakfast, as a dessert after a meal or as little treat during the day, perhaps accompanied by excellent coffee which, in summer, in Salento, is drunk on ice, with a dash of almond milk instead of sugar. Must try!
Gianna is waiting for you to discover the Apulian typical sweets and tell their stories!
The “hands-on” cooking class involves the realization of several types of cakes of Salento, based on the availability of seasonal products and the period. They may be agreed with Gianna at time of booking.
You will taste them paired with excellent local wines, such as the sweet wines from Moscato, Aleatico and Primitivo.
Please, communicate promptly any food allergies or intolerances.
During this cooking class you’ll cook and eat a range of delicious desserts. You’ll also get to take home some new and exciting recipe ideas! Forget the main course. Who’s for dessert?