The ultimate chocolate cake

How to recycle Easter chocolate

Easter chocolate! Traditionally in Italy Easter IS chocolate! Loads of chocolate! As you can see in Sara’s post we even tend to go quite big with our Easter chocolate eggs! And every year, especially if you have a child in the house, you’ll find your home filled with all different kind of Easter chocolate, in form

Strawberry Pom Mojito

10 recipes for strawberries drinks

Strawberry’s season is here! Why not enjoy some refreshing strawberries drinks? I like my strawberries as they are: they are so good that I normally do not add sugar or anything else to them! But sometimes, especially in the peak of the season, I tend to be carried away and I buy too much! In

French Toast or Pain Perdu

French toast in English, Pain perdu in French: basically the same thing. A file of sliced stale bread, milk, egg, sugar, a little fit of butter and you are in heaven! Ingredients for French Toast Sliced bread, a few days old Milk Beaten egg (begin with 1, then if it’s not enough you can beat

The simplest tomatoes sauce

The simplest tomato sauce

Forget about what Americans call “marinara”. Forget about store brought tomato sauce, with all that additives and salt. Simple, good ingredients and 30 minutes of your time: that’s all you need for an incredible tomato sauce! And it’s not an April’s fool! Ingredients for tomato sauce 1 can of plum tomatoes, diced or whole (but

Basic and simple beef stew

To celebrate the ending of winter a simple, earthy and careless beef stew. Inspired by Jamie Oliver, I follow his direction to not brown the meat and it worked perfectly. It can be assembled in few minutes and then let it simmer slowly for hours. It’a family favorite! Ingredients 1 kg beef for stews, in

La tarte flambée

La tarte flambée, or flamme-küche, is a speciality from Alsace. Imagine the thinnest pizza base covered with crème fraîche, lardons, onions, and if gratinée, rapé. In the oven, and oplà, piping hot under your nose! I’m not entirely sure it’s pizza base, because you do not sense any yeast and there no proofing involved, but every

Peaches Tarte Tatin

There is the original. And then there are all the theme variations: seasonal, fresh, quick and tasty. Like this , to die for! Ingredients Butter 2 tablespoons cane sugar 5-6 peaches Puff pastry, rolled out in a circle big enough to cover your cake tin For 5-6 people Preheat the oven at 200° C. Butter

Stuffed bread

Stuffed bread

Time to prepare and think about the first picnics! This stuffed bread is simple, quick and it can be made in advance. No quantities: use your eyes and if you have leftovers from the filling eat them like a salad. Ingredients 1 big round loaf of bread 1 jar of grilled peppers, drained Cherry tomatoes