Small, Sweet, and ItalianTiny, Tasty Treats from Sweet Maria’s Bakery

Maria Bruscino Sanchez of Connecticut’s Sweet Maria’s Bakery, takes the mini-sweet-treat trend on an eye-opening Italian vacation as she highlights classic Italian treats.

In her newest baking book, everyone’s favorite Italian baker, Maria Bruscino Sanchez of Connecticut’s Sweet Maria’s Bakery, takes the mini-sweet-treat trend on an eye-opening Italian vacation as she highlights classic Italian treats in small sizes for scrumptious small bites while offering readers a trove of new recipes that are hers alone—cappuccino hazelnut or Bellini cupcakes, tiny Torta Caprese and bite-sized almond cakes, individual pear crostatas, mini Italian cream horns, and a one-serving version of Zia Ann’s delicious Chocolate Ricotta Pies. Sanchez fills tiny parfait glasses and baking dishes with Arborio Rice Pudding Parfaits, Tiramisu Bread Pudding, and Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Crushed Amaretti and Berries.  Small, Sweet, and Italian includes more than seventy–five recipes with easy-to-follow instructions that will turn any kitchen into a Sweet Maria Kitchen. So, think “small, sweet, and Italian” when you’re looking for small, scrumptious desserts with an Italian twist!

MARIA BRUSCINO SANCHEZ is the author of Sweet Maria’s Cookie Jar, Sweet Maria’s Italian Cookie Tray, Sweet Maria’s Cake Kitchen, Sweet Maria’s Italian Desserts, and The New Lasagna Cookbook. She is the owner and baker at Sweet Maria’s in Waterbury, Connecticut.

“Sanchez . . . serves up enticing recipes . . . [her] spirit is casual and her recipes rely on readily available ingredients . . . The treats beguile.”

Publishers Weekly

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