Category Archives: dolci


Ciambelline fritte

200gr di farina 00 60gr di farina manitoba 1 uovo medio 30gr di zucchero 30gr di olio di semi di mais 140gr di latte bollente x sciogliere i fiocchi di patate 30gr di fiocchi di papate 10gr di lievito fresco + 2 cucchiai di latte … Read More


Polenta, almond and lemon cake

450gr ground almonds 2 tspns vanilla essence 6 eggs zest of 4 bio lemons + juice of 1 lemon 225gr polenta flour 1,1/2 tspns baking powder 1/4 tspn salt (which I forgot, so I would say it is optional) Heat the oven to 180°. Butter … Read More


Mango Pudding

Cut three mangoes into slices & cook slightly with a little sugar & water. Cool .Purée. Beat double the amount of whipped cream. Fold the cream into the mixture. Toast some broken pistacchio nuts under the grill. Put the mango cream in individual glass bowls, … Read More


Italian almond & pear tart

125gr soft butter 125gr icing sugar pinch salt 2 eggs 130gr grated almonds 25gr maizena 4 pears Peel, core and cut the pears into slices. Cook in a pan with 30gr sugar simmering slowly for 10′. Cool & discard liquid. Beat the butter, sugar & … Read More


Banana Bread

This is my version of Banana Bread without any milk or butter. 250gr flour 3tsp baking powder (bio) Salt 2 very ripe bananas 60gr bio margarine 60gr brown sugar Grated rind of 1 orange 1 egg Handful of walnut HEAT OVEN 190°. Beat margarine and … Read More


Summer ricotta pudding

Now that the summer is arrived the ricotta cheese will be lovely and creamy with the new pastures. Take some 400gr ricotta, 3 tbs honey (preferably orange or mountain honey), mix with grated rind of bio lemon or lime and blend alltogether. Put in the … Read More


Torta Caprese – Almond & Chocolate cake from Capri

130gr butter 100gr sugar 4 egg yolks 4 egg whites 15gr cacao 130gr grated almonds 30gr potato starch 120gr dark chocolate Melt the chocolate in a bagnomaria. Cream the butter & sugar. Add the egg yolks, stirring all the time. Add all ingredients ending with … Read More


Biscotti di Prato o Cantucci

Chiamati impropriamente, cantucci o cantuccini, i biscotti di Prato sono un’autentica prelibatezza della Toscana. Sono biscotti che hanno girato il mondo insieme ai tessuti e non ci sarebbe da meravigliarsi se qualche straniero conoscesse l’Italia solo per la stoffa e i biscotti di Prato. Eccovi … Read More


Pecan Honey Sticky Buns

2 packets active dry yeast 1/3 cup barely warm water 1/3 cup barely warm milk 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. salt 3 large eggs, at room temperature 1/4 cup sugar 3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature but still slightly firm Put the … Read More


Pina’s Lemon Tart

Pina used to run a restaurant in Semproniano in Tuscay called ‘Il Mulino’. Sadly she isn’t there any longer but here is her recipe for Lemon Tart Filling: Grated peel of 3 (bio) lemons 200gr lemon juice 500gr water a but of butter 150gr sugar. … Read More


Muffin dal cuore fondente

4 uova 100 gr. di zucchero 50 gr. di farina 100 gr. di burro 250 gr. di cioccolato fondente 1 cucchiaino di cognac Far sciogliere a bagnomaria il cioccolato con il burro e un cucchiaino di cognac. Nel frattempo montare le uova con lo zucchero … Read More


Coconut and Orange Cake

175 gr freshly grated coconut wet slightly) grated rind of 1 bio orange 175gr flour 1/4 tbsn baking pdr pinch salt 100gr butter 125gr cane sugar 1 tspn liquid vanilla essence 1 egg if possible large milk 1 tbn aniseed. Grate coconut and add grated … Read More