Cookbook Giveaway - The Italian Baker

The Italian Baker: 100 International Baking Recipes with a Modern Twist by Melissa Forti is a beautiful book from a self-taught baker. Melissa's Tea Room and Cakes in Italy comes to life in this stunner of a cookbook.

For more information on this title, please our review post that shares a recipe for Tiramisu Cake!  

We are pleased to offer three copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US.

One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on April 1, 2017.  

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  • mcrimmins  on  2/25/2017 at 1:48 PM

    Cats Tongue Cookies

  • chawkins  on  2/25/2017 at 1:57 PM

    Peaches and cream cake.

  • ravensfan  on  2/25/2017 at 2:04 PM

    Torta Caprese

  • bmallie  on  2/25/2017 at 2:29 PM

    Spiced pumpkin cake!

  • Kristjudy  on  2/25/2017 at 2:38 PM

    Mimosa cake

  • AmandaLeigh710  on  2/25/2017 at 2:51 PM

    Chocolate and raspberry cake (Torta al cioccolato e lamponi)

  • bdmltm  on  2/25/2017 at 5:29 PM

    Italian carrot cake!

  • matag  on  2/25/2017 at 5:33 PM

    Cream Cheese Filled Chocolate Bundt Cake

  • hirsheys  on  2/25/2017 at 5:40 PM

    Ugly-but-good hazelnut meringues

  • SuHill  on  2/25/2017 at 6:37 PM

    Italian carrot cake - can't get enough!

  • Siegal  on  2/25/2017 at 8:03 PM

    I love carrot cake!

  • amylou61  on  2/25/2017 at 8:16 PM

    The Spiced Pumpkin Cake sounds yummy!

  • rchesser  on  2/25/2017 at 8:25 PM

    The Castagnaccio because I just happen to have chestnut flour in the freezer!

  • FireRunner2379  on  2/25/2017 at 8:36 PM

    The Chocolate Salami caught my eye along with the Tiramisù Cake My Way and Paradise Cake.

  • jr0717  on  2/25/2017 at 9:42 PM

    The zabaglione - a favorite of my mother's!

  • sgump  on  2/25/2017 at 10:51 PM

    I'd try the Italian carrot cake as well!

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  2/25/2017 at 11:51 PM

    Everything looks amazing, so it is hard to choose just one. I would probably start with Aunt Rose's apple cake because I love baking a little history into my cakes.

  • Alleycat  on  2/26/2017 at 12:03 AM

    All the biscotti!! And Nonni's cake, with the lemon and pine nuts.

  • HokieCarrie  on  2/26/2017 at 12:21 AM

    Mimosa cake (Torta mimosa).

  • AnnaZed  on  2/26/2017 at 1:17 AM

    I might make the Italian angel food cake (Ciambellone degli angeli Italiano).

  • rosiedunningham  on  2/26/2017 at 5:19 AM

    The italian carrot cake :) I loooove carrot cake!

  • lhudson  on  2/26/2017 at 6:24 AM

    Lemon, Raspberry and rosemary Cake

  • vickster  on  2/26/2017 at 7:32 AM

    Fig and Mascarpone cake. Hard to decide!

  • hillsboroks  on  2/26/2017 at 8:55 AM

    The Nectarine and Amaretto Cake sounds amazing.

  • Teruska  on  2/26/2017 at 10:40 AM

    Since I enjoy charcuterie, I would have to try the chocolate salami.

  • monique.potel  on  2/26/2017 at 11:04 AM

    Rose and frangipane loaf the association of the rose and frangipane sounds very intriguing i would really love to taste

  • Joy001  on  2/26/2017 at 11:11 AM

    Flourless Chocolate Cake - yum!

  • tangaloor  on  2/26/2017 at 11:20 AM

    That tiramisu cake looks divine

  • cadfael  on  2/26/2017 at 12:23 PM

    Cream and rose water tart (Tart alla crema ed acqua di rose) (page 184)

  • sefardicook  on  2/26/2017 at 1:21 PM

    Flourless chocolate cake, without a doubt!

  • gjelizabeth  on  2/26/2017 at 2:18 PM

    Torta Caprese!

  • jezpurr  on  2/26/2017 at 3:47 PM

    The Chai and Ginger cake sounds yummy, but so do alot of these!!!^_^

  • lgroom  on  2/26/2017 at 6:31 PM

    Ginger cake with lemon syrup sounds good.

  • mpdeb98  on  2/26/2017 at 6:36 PM

    Kisses of Alassio

  • RickPearson54  on  2/26/2017 at 6:38 PM

    Carrot cake.

  • daniellespinato1  on  2/27/2017 at 10:03 AM

    The Semolina and ricotta cake sounds tasty!

  • lebarron2001  on  2/27/2017 at 10:22 AM

    Lemon, Raspberry and Rosemary Cake sounds really good.

  • Deneenm  on  2/27/2017 at 11:53 AM

    I would love to try the nectarine & amaretto cake

  • Ahahne  on  2/27/2017 at 10:20 PM

    Grandma's cake

  • kbennall  on  2/27/2017 at 11:17 PM

    OMG the castagnaccio

  • niniacedo  on  2/28/2017 at 9:28 AM

    The Red wine doughnut cookies (Ciambelline al vino rosso)

  • motherofpearl81  on  2/28/2017 at 9:54 AM

    Cake from the mountain (Torta delle montagne)

  • ktwalla  on  2/28/2017 at 12:34 PM

    Chocolate and raspberry cake

  • Teawench  on  2/28/2017 at 2:33 PM

    Coconut pralines

  • sarahawker  on  2/28/2017 at 2:51 PM

    Rose madeleines

  • tapeitzman  on  2/28/2017 at 3:04 PM

    Kisses of Alassio

  • Patoliv1312  on  3/2/2017 at 9:51 AM

    The recipes sound so delicious. Ricotta cake.

  • irinastiles  on  3/3/2017 at 8:09 PM

    Tiramisu cake

  • Mivas  on  3/3/2017 at 8:13 PM

    Raspberry streusel loaf cake

  • cocecitycook  on  3/3/2017 at 10:26 PM

    Cloudless chocolate cake.

  • skline  on  3/3/2017 at 11:38 PM

    I have always been intrigued by Lamingtons. That's what I would start with.

  • Cnurse2525  on  3/3/2017 at 11:50 PM

    Raspberry streusel loaf cake (Loaf ai lamponi) YUM!

  • jaburg  on  3/4/2017 at 12:01 AM

    Torta Tiramisu a modo mia

  • t.t  on  3/4/2017 at 12:15 AM

    Pastiera Napoletana

  • Brancica  on  3/4/2017 at 5:56 AM

    I like the Tiramisu Cake recipe

  • lauriesk  on  3/4/2017 at 8:26 AM

    The chocolate and raspberry cake looks interesting.

  • ToPieFor  on  3/4/2017 at 9:09 AM

    Rose madeleines or Chocolate Raspberry cake

  • apattin  on  3/4/2017 at 10:44 AM

    Portuguese sweet foccaccia

  • choppergirl  on  3/4/2017 at 11:00 AM

    Aunt Rose's Apple Cake

  • Nancith  on  3/4/2017 at 11:21 AM

    Chocolate whisky bundt cake sounds amazing!

  • roxlet  on  3/4/2017 at 11:41 AM

    The Castagnaccio, absolutely!

  • DimSumMamma  on  3/4/2017 at 11:54 AM

    OMG . Who can choose? But because my daughter is a vegan and I would love to make something special for her.... the vegan cake is what I would make first!

  • p2rex2  on  3/4/2017 at 5:38 PM

    Chocolate, basil and Sichuan pepper loaf cake

  • earthnfire  on  3/4/2017 at 7:32 PM

    Flourless chocolate cake (Torta Caprese)

  • fiarose  on  3/4/2017 at 7:55 PM

    oh definitely the chocolate, basil, and sichuan pepper cake--how COOL!

  • nadiam1000  on  3/5/2017 at 9:07 AM

    Lemon, Raspberry and Rosemary cake - I love rosemary in sweet desserts and lemon and raspberry are two of my favorite dessert flavors

  • rrwrites  on  3/5/2017 at 5:18 PM

    Kisses of Alassio (Baci di Alassio)

  • Italgal  on  3/6/2017 at 6:12 AM

    Mimosa cake

  • jemans  on  3/7/2017 at 12:51 PM

    Ugly but good hazelnut meringues!

  • LarissaPrusak  on  3/7/2017 at 2:04 PM

    I always wanted to try a Zabaione.

  • bstewart  on  3/8/2017 at 12:56 PM

    Red wine donut cookies!

  • Karla123  on  3/9/2017 at 2:17 PM

    The "Lemon, raspberry and rosemary cake" sounds quite delicious.

  • tarae1204  on  3/10/2017 at 4:44 PM


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  • JenniferAnne  on  3/13/2017 at 2:16 AM

    The Italian carrot cake (Torta di carote Italiana) sounds most tempting to me.

  • annmartina  on  3/13/2017 at 1:33 PM

    Whipped cookies

  • kimtrev  on  3/15/2017 at 3:49 PM

    Ugly-but-good hazelnut meringues (Meringhe brutte ma buone alle nocciole)

  • sbh2006  on  3/15/2017 at 10:33 PM

    RIP to the late, great Carol Field - she was my first introduction to Italian baking. I adore classic Italian desserts, especially regional ones from Tuscany and Sicily, and would like to try the chocolate and raspberry cake and spiced pumpkin cake first!

  • juazella  on  3/17/2017 at 12:00 AM

    Canestrelli cookies

  • RSW  on  3/17/2017 at 9:03 AM

    Red wine doughnut cookies (Ciambelline al vino rosso)

  • percussion03  on  3/18/2017 at 9:23 PM

    Surely couldn't go wrong with grandma's cake

  • Debcancook  on  3/21/2017 at 11:01 AM

    I adore baking with olive oil! So first up would be, The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cookies!

  • skipeterson  on  3/24/2017 at 3:50 PM

    Peaches and cream cake (Torta alle pesche e crema). Love peaches, love cream, can't miss.

  • edyenicole  on  3/25/2017 at 9:15 PM

    I like the parrozzo recipe!

  • auntietina  on  3/26/2017 at 12:29 AM

    I think the Red wine doughnut cookies sound fantastic!

  • banba1  on  3/26/2017 at 11:41 PM

    Cream Cheese Filled Chocolate Bundt Cake

  • imaluckyducky  on  3/28/2017 at 9:00 PM

    Chocolate salami!

  • JenJoLa  on  3/29/2017 at 9:13 AM

    Cheesecake brownies...mmmmm....

  • Julia  on  3/29/2017 at 10:03 PM

    EVOO cookies

  • CCF4  on  3/30/2017 at 8:49 AM

    Aunt Rose's apple cake

  • Missdith34  on  3/30/2017 at 10:26 AM

    Biscotti cantuccini

  • anastasiiap  on  3/30/2017 at 6:13 PM

    Italian carrot cake

  • linmin  on  3/30/2017 at 6:28 PM

    Mimosa Cake (Torta Mimosa)

  • Katiefayhutson  on  3/31/2017 at 12:29 PM

    Chocolate salami

  • cheftina888  on  4/1/2017 at 9:47 AM

    so many recipes to choose from - I love tirasmu

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