.: I don’t need no doctor

Hard times, we all know. Stiamo in casa, speriamo, incrociamo le dita. We cross fingers, we stay home, we hope for the better. Speriamo non ci serva un dottore. Allora… mele.

150 gr sugar – zucchero
2 eggs – uova
200 gr flour – farina
baking powder – lievito per dolci
milk – latte
butter – burro
mele

oven – cottura 180°C around 30 minutes

Cut the apples in slices. You can wet them in lemon juice or in some cake liqueur (in Italy we often use Sassolino)

Mix sugar and eggs. Add flour, baking powder and a bit of milk if you feel it’s getting too thick. Then oil your pan with butter, put the dough inside, decorate with the apple slices and put some small pieces of butter on top. Oven will do the rest… a humble pie to keep doctors away

.: I’ve got chocolate

I am late. In fact this was done on November the 2nd. Apart from Halloween… è la commemorazione dei defunti. We remember people we have loved and lost. And this is my dark and sweet homage to a sweet sweet friend I lost very long ago, but never forget. She taught me to cook this great chocolate cake and she taught me I’ve got life.

and I gave my recipe to you just the same she gave it to me:

For the crust:

250 gr flour – farina
150 gr sugar – zucchero
2 eggs – 2 uova
100 gr butter
1 small spoon of baking powder

For the filling:

1 egg – 1 uovo
150 gr black chocolate (to melt) – cioccolato fondente
200 ml sweet cream – panna
3 spoons of sugar

cook: 180°C ++ for about 40 minutes (check the crust)

I know… it needs some work… melt the chocolate, melt the butter…

but hey: good things need some work.

Do the crust first and put it in the pan (butter and flour on the bottom)… no need to say it doesn’t have to be perfect…

then mix the ingredients for the filling

and place the cream inside

you’re done…almost. Be careful when cooking: it’s gonna grow pretty much… and then… get down later

do you think it’s not looking good ? you’re wrong

that’s the way it has to look… and you’ll love it

wanna make it even better ? reduce quantities for the crust… you’ll love more chocolate…

‘cause black is the best part. Ask Ms. Lauryn Hill

.: I never dreamt

..I could make a tart with two different kinds of jam. A volte avete due vasetti di marmellata aperti… e così… you can make a double-taste tart

it’s just another rendition of the classic jam tart

250 flour – farina
125 sugar – zucchero
3 yolk + 2 eggwhites – 3 tuorli e 2 bianchi
120 gr butter – burro
baking powder – lievito per dolci
marmelade (plums) – marmellata (prugne)

180°C for 30 minutes

decorate as you like…. cook and serve.. your wicked tart

.: Hung up

Once a friend told me: “There is no carbohydrate that I can’t love”. That’s true. Well.. if you move like Madonna, you can eat whatever icecream, tart, pastry and cake on this planet… and I do !

Last week I tried this… with some fresh orange juice!

then I tried this “shell pastry”

and my last excess-food was an ice cream with black cherries…

.: Bright (spring) lights

I know… most people look for healthy food and are trying to lose weight but… these days it’is not my case… actually I am trying to gain some weight, instead, and…hey… I love most carbohydrates…so please forgive me if I put here my “bright lights”…. these wonderful pastries… to celebrate spring

at least I got some healthy orange juice with it