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We know we shouldn’t tempt you, but perhaps like us you can resist everything except temptation.  Sometimes the problem is – should i have a starter or a pudding? If you can only have one have a pudding, or maybe have a starter, or perhaps share a starter and a pudding but have a pudding wine. You know what? Have both, it’s less complicated.

At Tempio we only make a few puddings and that’s because the classic Italian desserts are unbeatable. Except when they are Jude’s Ice Creams from Twyford. And who can resist a chocolate brownie, even if they were invented in Chicago? (We bet the chef was italian!) So here at Tempio the proper Italian deserts we offer are Panna Cotta and Tiramisu  which is Italian for ‘pick me up’ and made of ladyfingers (Italian: Savoiardi) dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of cream and mascarpone cheese, and flavored with liquor and cocoa. Panna cotta (from Italian cooked cream) is an Italian dessert made by simmering together cream, milk and sugar, mixing this with gelatin, and letting it cool until set. It is generally from the Northern Italian region of Piedmont, although it is eaten all over Italy, where it is served with wild berries, caramel, chocolate sauce or fruit coulis. It is not known exactly how or when this dessert came to be, but some theories suggest that cream, for which mountainous Northern Italy is famous, was historically eaten plain or sweetened with fruit or hazelnuts.

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