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Triumph of butter and hazelnuts – The Langarola cake

In Cakes and pies, Contest, Dessert and Sweets, Dried fruit, Pantry cakes, Piedmont, Regional Italian cooking On November 15, 2012 403 Comments

If the gestation of the first recipe I sent to the Fiandino Farms’ Contest was long and painful, I had no doubt¬† about the second recipe (I could… Read More »

Tuscan pine nuts cake for Mother’s day

In Cakes and pies, Dessert and Sweets, Dried fruit, Regional Italian cooking, Tuscany On May 13, 2012 338 Comments

For some time now, more or less since I started to cook with greater commitment and dedication, I get some bookings: a gianduja mille-feuille for a birthday, brownies… Read More »

Bye bye, ciambella! Water ring shaped cake for breakfast

In Breakfast, Cakes and pies, Dessert and Sweets, Pantry cakes On March 31, 2012 737 Comments

The title of this post and what you see and read in the picture above speak for themselves .. Bye, bye, ciambella (Italian for ring shaped cake), goodbye… Read More »

Go, spring!

In Arabic cuisine, Cakes and pies, Dessert and Sweets, Dried fruit, Pantry cakes, Wine On March 10, 2012 1,441 Comments

Picture by Eleonora Today a bright sun shines in Turin, and it should last for the entire weekend, quite conveniently, since I'm going on a little getaway. I… Read More »

Tarte Tatin, a simple and timeless classic

In Cakes and pies, Dessert and Sweets, French cuisine, Fresh fruit On January 17, 2012 497 Comments

The Tarte Tatin is not an easy dessert, but a simple one. And, like all the simple dessert, made with a few ingredients, it needs to be done… Read More »

Back to breakfast: plum cake with cherries jam

In Breakfast, Cakes and pies, Dessert and Sweets, Jam, Pantry cakes On November 20, 2011 536 Comments

After different themed-posts, I'll go back to breakfast .. not that in the meantime I stopped making sweet treats for breakfast (never), but simply because I dusted the… Read More »

Comforting apple squares

In Breakfast, Cakes and pies, Dessert and Sweets, Fresh fruit, Marinade, Pantry cakes On November 5, 2011 431 Comments

Today it's raining… well, saying that it's raining it's reductive, 'cause it's pouring from yesterday, without interruption. Now Turin and the entire Piedmont are on the highest alert,… Read More »

A cheesecake for the Pink Ribbon

In Birthday, Cakes and pies, Cheese, Dessert and Sweets, Fresh fruit, Holidays On October 25, 2011 438 Comments

As you might guess from this picture, this cheesecake was born as a birthday cake for a dear friend of mine who asked me this dessert months ago,… Read More »

A simple cake for breakfast: apple and yogurt cake

In Breakfast, Cakes and pies, Cooking for dummies, Dessert and Sweets, Fresh fruit, Pantry cakes On September 19, 2011 3,146 Comments

Now that the weather starts to be cooler and consequently turning on the oven is more appealing (I don’t know about you, but here in Turin Friday I… Read More »

A boost of life: Nutella cheesecake

In Cakes and pies, Chocolate, Dessert and Sweets, Dried fruit On July 22, 2011 606 Comments

On summer you should eat plenty of vegetables, lots of fruits, eat light foods and drink a lot. The key is "you should": I love vegetables (while I… Read More »