Saturday, July 13 2024

Get ready to embark on a culinary journey to the heart of Italy with our authentic Italian Cornetto recipe.

While you may be familiar with croissants, Cornetto is Italy’s answer to this beloved breakfast pastry, offering a unique twist and a taste of true Italian elegance.

This flaky, buttery delight, often enjoyed with a cup of rich espresso or a frothy cappuccino, is a cherished morning ritual in Italy.

Join us as we guide you through the steps to create your very own batch of Cornetti that will transport your taste buds to a quaint Italian café.

Say “buongiorno” to a delightful breakfast experience, right in the comfort of your own home.








For the Dough:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1/3 cup warm milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Filling:

For Finishing:

  • Powdered sugar (optional)


1. Prepare the Dough:

  • In a small bowl, combine warm water and yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the yeast mixture, warm milk, softened butter, egg, and vanilla extract.
  • Mix the ingredients together until a dough forms. You can use a stand mixer with a dough hook or knead by hand. Knead for about 5-7 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Form the dough into a ball, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours or until it has doubled in size.

2. Shape and Fill the Cornetti:

  • Once the dough has risen, punch it down to release the air. Turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Roll the dough out into a large circle, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Using a pizza cutter or a knife, cut the dough into triangles. Each triangle will be a future cornetto.
  • On the widest part of each triangle, add a small spoonful of your chosen filling (jam, Nutella, or pastry cream).
  • Starting from the widest end, roll up each triangle to form a crescent shape. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, with the tip of the triangle tucked underneath to prevent unraveling.

3. Let the Cornetti Rise Again:

  • Cover the cornetti with a clean kitchen towel and let them rise for about 30 minutes. They should puff up a bit during this time.

4. Baking:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Bake the cornetti in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until they are golden brown and cooked through.

5. Finishing:

  • Once they’re out of the oven, you can sprinkle the cornetti with powdered sugar for a classic touch.

6. Enjoy!

Serve your freshly baked cornetti warm with a cup of espresso or cappuccino, just like the Italians do. Buon appetito!

This authentic Italian Cornetto recipe will transport you to the charming streets of Italy and give you a taste of the sweet mornings enjoyed by Italians.





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