Daniela Trapani, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Daniela Trapani has tested.

Daniela Trapani is the creator of @FlourGirlBread, a small home-baking business in Toronto, Canada, focusing on sourdough bread and related products. Daniela’s culinary passion started young, learning from her Sicilian family by sitting on the kitchen counter to watch her mother cook, helping her grandmother canning and preserving tomato sauce, and learning how to bake Italian pastries and baked goods from her aunt. While mostly self-taught, she recently became enrolled in the Baking and Culinary Arts program at George Brown College. Daniela is a recipe tester for Leite’s Culinaria and has tested recipes for other cookbook authors, including Once Upon A Chef by Jenn Segal.

Several Swedish cardamom buns cooling on a wire rack.

Swedish Cardamom Buns

The hardest part about making these delightful Swedish pastries is choosing which combination of butter filling and sweet glaze you want.

Individual Asian sticky ribs on a baking sheet topped with sliced chile, scallions, and sesame seeds

Asian Sticky Ribs

No need to hover over a grill for these sweet and spicy pork ribs. Marinate them overnight, toss them in the oven and you’re done.

Easy shortbread cookies cooling on a wire rack, beside a rolling pin and a large shortbread petticoat.

Easy Shortbread Cookies

If you’ve been intimidated by shortbread, this recipe really is easy. The addition of cornstarch keeps it flaky and light. Give them a try, they’re superb.

Creole shrimp and grits in a white bowl, with a spoon above the bowl with a shrimp in it.

Creole Shrimp and Grits

Tanya Holland gives us Southern comfort food with Big Easy flair. That’s what we think of these perfectly spiced shrimp swimming in a slightly spicy sauce with ample cheesy grits to soak it all up.

Italian style meatballs in a white bowl with grated cheese, being held over a table.

Italian-Style Meatballs

Who doesn’t love a juicy and tender meatball? Served with pasta, on a pizza, in a sub with tons of melty cheese, there’s not much better.

Pieces of yogurt and spice marinated salmon on a piece of parchment on a baking sheet with cilantro, onion, and lime wedge garnishes on the side.

Yogurt and Spice Marinated Salmon

“11/10!!!” “Ridiculously fast! Ridiculously good!!” “Where has this recipe been my whole life!?” “The flavors, the simplicity.” That’s what we’re hearing about this quickie of a salmon supper.

A large metal plate with a circle of tahdig, with a spoon and a serving missing.

Tahdig

Flipping out a perfectly golden, crisp, and intact tahdig is one of the greatest kitchen tricks you’ll ever perform. And just wait until you taste it.