Dolci!: American Baking with an Italian Accent – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win one of two copies of Dolci!: American Baking with an Italian Accent by Renato Poliafito. This title will be released on June 25th and we have special permission to publish the index early for this promotion’s purposes. Please be sure to note the author’s events that we have shared on our Calendar.

Co-founder and former co-owner of Red Hook’s Baked and co-author of the Baked titles, Renato Poliafito is getting back in touch with his roots with Ciao, Gloria a coffee shop, neighborhood bakery and daytime café steeped in Renato’s Italian American upbringing. His latest title reflects his heritage as well as the offerings at Ciao, Gloria.

In what Renato is calling his first solo album, Dolci!: American Baking with an Italian Accent is a spectacular collection of recipes wrapped in beautiful writing and stunning photographs. Beginning with a quick history of Italy and a “defense of the scale” (Renato highly recommends a scale while baking for accuracy, ease, division and consistency), the author eases into recipes organized as follows: Buongiorno!; Cookies, Bars & Biscotti, Pies; Tarts & Crostatas; Breads, Savories & Street Snacks; Specialties’, Cakes & Tortas; Spoons; and ends with Foundations. There are 128 recipes in this book from Monte Bianco; Almond torta with roasted plums; and Cannoli cake to Cacio e pepe arancini; Tagliolini suppli (think deep fried spaghetti with cheese) and a variety of cocktails and drinks. This book is brilliant.

We have three online recipes linked from the author’s site that you may try now:

This beautiful book is a must-have for all levels of bakers and brings a little taste of Italy into our homes.

Special thanks to the publisher for providing two copies of this title in our promotion. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

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  • RSW  on  June 21, 2024

    Cuccidati scones

  • ravensfan  on  June 21, 2024

    Espresso almond icebox cookies

  • JanayBlaze  on  June 21, 2024

    Brioche con tuppo

  • hangryviking  on  June 21, 2024

    Cannoli cake

  • matag  on  June 21, 2024

    Amaretto caramel brownies

  • mcrimmins  on  June 21, 2024

    Pumpkin Nutella Bread

  • betsyradelow  on  June 21, 2024

    Butter cookies

  • CLX  on  June 22, 2024

    Toss up between gingerbread amaretti (holiday treat for gluten free friends) and panforte scuro(the original power bar)

  • dataentrytard  on  June 22, 2024

    I would like to prepare the Amaretto caramel first.

  • bettyannie  on  June 22, 2024

    would love to win

  • rkosully  on  June 22, 2024

    I would make the Amaretto Caramel!

  • bpicillo  on  June 22, 2024

    Ciambella della mattina

  • lean1  on  June 22, 2024

    Cheddar tarelli

  • amaLA  on  June 22, 2024

    Italian Krispie Treats!

  • demomcook  on  June 22, 2024

    What a fun list of recipes!
    Ode to Iris is my choice.

  • ChefClaireFVS  on  June 22, 2024

    the strawberry panna cotta

  • leilx  on  June 23, 2024

    Amaretto caramel brownies

  • amylou61  on  June 23, 2024

    Triple-chocolate biscotti

  • virjeania  on  June 23, 2024

    Pasta frolla

  • Foodishlove  on  June 23, 2024

    Butter cookies. Simple classic delicious. What’s not to love?

  • Ljhfike  on  June 23, 2024

    Sicilian sticky buns

  • Babycarrot  on  June 23, 2024

    Italian rice krispy treats

  • skvalentine  on  June 24, 2024

    The Coffe-Coffeecake sounds perfect!

  • Laluzdelaluna  on  June 24, 2024

    Butter cookies

  • lookitstracey  on  June 24, 2024

    Coffee-coffee cake

  • lilyrose63  on  June 24, 2024

    apple torta

  • Shelley.b  on  June 25, 2024

    Amaretto caramel brownies

  • takemori  on  June 25, 2024

    Pan di Spagna looks amazing!

  • sarahawker  on  June 26, 2024

    Pear and almond sbriciolata

  • Jillyb3  on  June 27, 2024

    I don’t know what Minne di Sant’Agata is exactly, but anything with pastry cream gets my vote!

  • Kblg  on  June 27, 2024

    Butter Cookies

  • roxlet  on  June 27, 2024

    Strawberry panna cotta

  • abdouglass  on  June 27, 2024

    Triple-chocolate biscotti

  • love2chow  on  June 27, 2024

    Limoncello pistachio tart

  • tucsonsandy  on  June 27, 2024

    Cannoli cake

  • mswager  on  June 27, 2024

    So many recipes look amazing, but I think I would go for Triple Chocolate Biscotti first!

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  June 28, 2024

    Amaretto caramel brownies

  • whteverkat  on  June 28, 2024

    I’m so excited for Renato’s first solo album!
    The limoncello pistachio tart

  • BMeyer  on  June 28, 2024

    amaretto caramel brownies

  • Su2cool  on  June 28, 2024

    Amaretto Carmel Brownies sound heavenly

  • missmaria  on  June 28, 2024

    I’d either make the almond torta with roasted plums or the cannoli cake first! So hard to choose!!!

  • hillsboroks  on  June 28, 2024

    I would love to make the Coffee Coffee Cake.

  • fadoum  on  June 29, 2024

    Sicilian sticky buns

    pomegranate molasses; pistachios; ground cinnamon; ground cardamom…sounds good to me.

  • ChefDLx2  on  June 29, 2024

    Bread pudding

  • ChicagoJen  on  June 30, 2024

    Maritozzi because I miss Rome

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  June 30, 2024

    Ciambella della mattina

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  June 30, 2024

    Sicilian sticky buns

    Note: hit enter for comment but realized commented before logging in to rafflecopter. No way to undo entry? So I am logged in and posting again here a second time but have no clue if will count since can no longer hit enter for second try.

  • Vidon33  on  June 30, 2024

    coffee-coffee cake… I love anything with coffee!

  • BrooklynTeach  on  July 1, 2024

    Mostaccioli? I would have a super difficult time deciding.

  • oduong930  on  July 1, 2024

    cannoli cake

  • porcupines  on  July 1, 2024

    I’ve never heard of bacioni but they sound really delicious so I’d probably start there!

  • Alyssaj  on  July 3, 2024

    ciambella with lemon

  • Alyssaj  on  July 3, 2024


  • chefDdub  on  July 3, 2024

    Butter Cookies!!!

  • lkgrover  on  July 3, 2024

    Apple torta

  • cookn  on  July 5, 2024

    Cantucci and the Triple Chocolate Biscotti

  • Kelseyg33  on  July 9, 2024

    Amaretto caramel brownies

  • cnew111  on  July 11, 2024

    Being a chocolate lover, I would love to make triple chocolate biscotti!!

  • Ren23  on  July 12, 2024

    Ciambella della mattina

  • elywang  on  July 12, 2024

    Cannoli cake

  • ChefDLx2  on  July 12, 2024

    Limoncello pistachio

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  July 13, 2024

    Italian Krispie Treats

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  July 13, 2024

    Italian Krispie Treats

  • Shaggynewt  on  July 14, 2024

    Sicilian sticky buns

  • crimsonandclover  on  July 15, 2024

    strawberry panna cotta

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