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  • An Italian Christmas, a slice of Panforte

    An Italian Christmas, a slice of Panforte

    Candied fruits. Someone hates them, someone loves them. I have always been part of the first ones, small chunks of candied orange peel or candied pumpkin have the power to keep me away from cassate, cannoli or christmas panettone. For the same reason I was not a big fan of the senese Christmas cake, the panforte. Panforte, litterally "strong bread", the name says a lot about its origin, a medioeval focaccia enriched with honey and fruits and, later through the years, with spices. Nothing interesting for me until, as usually happens to me, I had to prepare it due to…

    An Italian Christmas, a slice of Panforte

    Candied fruits. Someone hates them, someone loves them. I have always been part of the first ones, small chunks of candied orange peel or candied pumpkin have the power to keep me away from cassate, cannoli or christmas panettone. For the same reason I was not a big fan of the senese Christmas cake, the panforte. Panforte, litterally "strong bread", the name says a lot about its origin, a medioeval focaccia enriched with honey and fruits and, later through the years, with spices. Nothing interesting for me until, as usually happens to me, I had to prepare it due to…

  • The easiest cake in the world: 7 yoghurt pots cake

    The easiest cake in the world: 7 yoghurt pots cake

    It's monday morning, kids came back school after the festive holidays, so we can say that in Italy the New Year begins now.

    The easiest cake in the world: 7 yoghurt pots cake

    It's monday morning, kids came back school after the festive holidays, so we can say that in Italy the New Year begins now.

  • My first babka

    My first babka

    2016 was the year of the babka!

    My first babka

    2016 was the year of the babka!

  • My daughter's favorite cake: hazelnuts & chocolate cake

    My daughter's favorite cake: hazelnuts & chocolate cake

    More than 10 years ago I discovered this cake on my favorite italian food magazine "sale e pepe". Absolutely easy to make, nutty and rich in chocolate, this cake became a family classic, loved and requested by Aurora for each her birthday!

    My daughter's favorite cake: hazelnuts & chocolate cake

    More than 10 years ago I discovered this cake on my favorite italian food magazine "sale e pepe". Absolutely easy to make, nutty and rich in chocolate, this cake became a family classic, loved and requested by Aurora for each her birthday!

  • Little tarts with ricotta cream and strawberries jam

    Little tarts with ricotta cream and strawberries jam

    Happy Valentine's day, little sweet tarts with ricotta cream & strawberries jam

    Little tarts with ricotta cream and strawberries jam

    Happy Valentine's day, little sweet tarts with ricotta cream & strawberries jam

  • Pandarancio

    Pandarancio

    Several years ago I was watching a Nigella's TV series and, as usually happen, I was completely kidnapped by her words, her relaxed and confidential approach to food and cooking skill.

    Pandarancio

    Several years ago I was watching a Nigella's TV series and, as usually happen, I was completely kidnapped by her words, her relaxed and confidential approach to food and cooking skill.

  • How to make a perfect Italian short pastry

    How to make a perfect Italian short pastry

    Flour, eggs, butter, sugar. Few ingredients perform an authentic magic: the pasta frolla, italian short pastry.

    How to make a perfect Italian short pastry

    Flour, eggs, butter, sugar. Few ingredients perform an authentic magic: the pasta frolla, italian short pastry.

  • Mince pies

    Mince pies

    Since I got married I always spend a couple of days in the kitchen before Christmas baking cookies and cakes for friends and family.

    Mince pies

    Since I got married I always spend a couple of days in the kitchen before Christmas baking cookies and cakes for friends and family.

  • My Mother apple cake

    My Mother apple cake

    I met Chris during a class last July.

    My Mother apple cake

    I met Chris during a class last July.