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

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

Pizza dough

If I say pizza and what do you think? I hope you think of Italy, because it comes from here and more precisely Naples. No pineapple, no salami, no strange, exotic  toppings. The one I prefer is the simplest of all, a pizza margherita: tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil. Sometimes the better pleasure in life

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

Pumpkin Muffin with Chocolate Chip

One of the last pumpkin of the season, I know… Soon there will be asparagus and other spring vegetables… So, what better use than pumpkin muffins? Of course the best use of all is pumpkin risotto! But even the muffin are quite satisfying! Inspiration from Le Cordon Bleu – home Collection – Muffins. Ingredients 250

Mince pies

Well, a kind of Mince Pies. First of all because this are not pies, but tarts, mini tarts. And second of all because I’ve never tried the real English mince pie, so I cannot know if they taste alike. The original recipe, from which those little pies are inspired, is from Modern Classics, Book 2,

Chocolate biscotti

Those are real bis-cotti, which in Italian means cooked twice. The inspiration comes from Cantucci, the world wide acclaimed Tuscan biscotti, made with almonds. Those are a little different, and they probably look like a heresy to Tuscan people 😉 They are part of my hamper for Menu for Hope (read about the whole hamper

Sablée Breton

My dear friend Sara organized a wonderful cookies swap to celebrate Christmas! She invited over some other girls, Italians, Americans, a French girl and we swapped all different kind of cookies. I brought 3 different kind of cookies: simple Italian cookies in the shape of hearts, cranberries rockies and this sablée Breton. Sablée Breton are