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There’s something deeply relaxing and somehow holy in making your own bread. In kneading the dough, waiting for it to grow and then baking it. Letting the smell of fresh bread fill your house and then eating it with butter and cheese while it’s hot. It’s also delicious. And very easy to make. You’ll need: 1 kilo of flour 2 and a half glasses of warm water 40 g of baker’s yeast 1 spoon of salt 1 spoon of sugar 1 spoon of oil First, put the flour into a big bowl. Put the salt in and mix. Then make…

Food. We love it, we hate it. It makes us feel happy, in love, guilty or sick. It makes us work better or sleepy. Makes us invent; makes us kill. It doesn’t seem to be so, but food is a tabu subject. How you eat, why, where, with whom; it says so much about you and your beliefs, about your culture and your personality that sometimes we tend to keep it secret. Okay, maybe not secret, but when we share food, when we cool for someone, we usually do it for the ones we love most. For the ones we…

Of course you can just buy it. But then again why not make it? A fruit syrup is nice for pancakes, crepes and all kinds of cakes and cupcakes. I also put it over the easy pear tart I made the other day. Extra bonus? Makes things shiny! So, to make confiture, or sirup (you can use the fruit separately for cakes or even salads!), you will need: The base of the confiture 1 cup of fruit (grated or minced if the fruit is not a berry) 2 cups of sugar 1 cup of water Note: I used quince here,…

This quick recipe tells you how to quickly roast pumpkin seeds in a pan, without using frying oil. The other day I made pumpkin pie. I forgot to take photos, sorry but I’ll post the recipe as soon as I make it again. It was delicious. Anyway, the thing I got excited about was using the pumpkin seeds that came with the pumpkin 🙂 I remembered my cousin used to dry them in the sun and then we’d eat them like that or roasted in the oven. These pumpkin seeds were a lot smaller though and I had the pie…

  You’ll need: 2 and a half cups of flour 200g butter 1/3 cup of sugar 1 spoon milk 3 little pears Mix the cold butter, the flour, milk and sugar until you get a homogeneous dough. Arrange in a tart form and put it in a fridge while you’re taking care of the pears. Now cut the pears in semi-circles. If you want you can caramelize them in a pan for a few seconds. If you’d like you pie to taste fresh, leave them as they are. Take the tart form out of the fridge and arrange the pears…

Bergamo is a small town close to Milano, Italy. It’s green, it’s warm, the people are jolly and the food is delicious. I’m going to keep it short this time: if you’re going to Bergamo, go hungry. You’ll be happy you were. The city is full of little shops that sell homemade chocolate, marzipan, candy, all kind of pastry and… pizza… lots of pizza. For breakfast try the croissants with yogurt and jam. Delicious! For brunch try something new, like this polenta cake-like thingy or a piece of almond chocolate or one of the many and delicious chocolate chip breads.…

I wanted to make a fresh cherry cake the other day and I started looking for recipes, hoping I would find something new and interesting. It’s not that I wasn’t happy with what I found, but they all seemed a bit too complicated. And I wanted something speedy and tasty. This was ready in 30 minutes and I previously let the cherries bathe in sugar for an hour or so. I kept the juice and made a sirup. What I did was just to adapt my super easy fruit cake recipe. I also used integral flour. You will need: 2…

This cake is so easy you wont’ believe it. It takes a bit more than half an hour from taking the bowl in which you’re going to mix the ingredients to taking the cake out from the oven. It looks nice and it tastes like heaven ; ) I made it with plums, but you can use other fruit: apricots, peaches, grapes, apple. Be creative. Here’s my recipe: How to make the plum cake: You will need: 2 eggs half a cup of white sugar half a cup of oil one cup and a half flour one teaspoon baking soda…