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

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

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

Cake au yogurt

Inspired by Clotilde, this is my own version of her yogurt cake, with few added ingredients and baked many many times. Ingredients 250 g full fat plain yogurt 100 g ricotta, or fromage blanc or quark 2 eggs 100 g melted butter 100 g sugar 250 g flour 1 chemical yeast for cakes For a

Chocolate brick

I know this blog is beginning to look like a chocolate blog, but with 2 little kids around me all the time, chocolate it’s just what you need (and crave) after a long exhausting day! Ingredients 150 g chocolate 250 ml double cream 50 g butter 100 g petit beurre (or other kind of thin, dry,

One bowl chocolate cake

One bowl chocolate cake

Thanks to Sandra, who I follow on Pinterest (and read her blog I think since 2007) I found this gorgeous One bowl chocolate cake! Useless to put here the original recipe! I followed to the letter except for one minor change: I added less sugar to the Chocolate fudge frosting, let’s say 4-5 tablespoons. Few

Redcurrant and peach muffins

Or better, home grown redcurrant and local peaches! When we moved in this house, one of the main plus was the garden. Coming from a 80square meter appartement in a big city, we need a real change. And so we choose a little village and a big house with a garden. And with the garden

Moelleux au chocolat et beurre salé

A French classic. And as Julia Child used to say, French cuisine has 3 basic ingredients: butter, butter, and butter. So do not be afraid  by the amount of fat there is in this recipe: it’s French! The recipe comes from n. 138 of Cuisine et Vins de France, which called for unsalted butter, but

Finnish buns

This buns are just perfect! There is nothing more to say about this velvety dough and sensational French brioche texture! The original recipe is from Falling Cloudberries: A World of Family Recipes, by Tessa Kiros: I recommend this book to anyone interested in real, down to hearth, simple and satisfying recipes! I’ve tried many and