The Ultimate Cheesecake

Ingredients:new-york-cheesecake_sac-18
Crust
250 gr Graham cracker crumbs
80 gr Melted butter
Filling
500 gr Cream cheese, room temperature
3 Large eggs
125 gr Icing sugar
Vanilla extract

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Sbrisolona

Origin: Created around the 16th century in the Northern Italian countryside, sbrisolona was a popular dessert among poor families. In order to save money, they would prepare the tart by mixing cornmeal, hazelnuts and lard, instead of butter. Although this sweet is made with inexpensive ingredients, sbrisolona was so loved by noble families too, they used to enrich the recipe with more expensive ingredients like sugar, spices and almonds, without moving too far away from the original characteristics of the dessert. According to tradition, this hard, yet crumbly dessert would be broken into pieces and eaten with one’s hands.

Ingredients:sbrisolona

250 gr Flour

210 gr Butter

200 gr Sugar

2 Egg yolks

1 Lemon zest, grated

150 gr Almonds (peeled)

50 gr Almonds (not peeled)

150 gr Cornmeal (more…)

Velvet Cake

Ingredients: velvet cake

2 Cups flour

1 Teaspoon baking soda

1 Teaspoon baking powder

1 Teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoons cocoa powder

2 Cups sugar

1 Cup oil

2 Eggs

1 Cup buttermilk

2 Teaspoons vanilla extract

Red food coloring

1 Teaspoon vinegar

1/2 Cup hot coffee

For the frosting: Mix 1/2 cup butter, 225 gr Philadelphia, 2-3 cups powder sugar (more…)

Meringues

IngredientsMeringhe

3 Egg whites

150 gr Sugar

A pinch salt

Preparation: Preheat the oven to 120 degrees. Tip the egg whites into a large mixing bowl, beat them with an electric hand whisk until the mixture resembles a fluffy cloud and stands up in stiff peaks when the blades are lifted. Then add the sugar and salt. Continue beating for 3-4 seconds between each addition. It’s important to add the sugar slowly at this stage as it helps prevent the meringue from weeping later. However, don’t over-beat. When ready, the mixture should be thick and glossy.  Scoop up a heaped dessertspoonful of the mixture on the baking paper and bake for 1.5 hours.  Leave to cool on the trays or a cooling rack. (more…)

Spinning Top Cake

Ingredients: Picture 095

160 gr Flour

6 Eggs

2 tsp Baking powder

2 tbsp Cocoa powder

280 gr Icing sugar

200 gr Black chocolate

200 gr Nutella (more…)

Easter Dove Cake

Origin: The Colomba (in English means Easter Dove) is an Italian traditional Easter cake. The dough for the colomba is made in a similar manner to panettone, with flour, eggs, sugar, natural yeast and butter. The dough is then fashioned into a dove shape (dove = colomba in Italian) and finally is topped with pearl sugar and almonds. It is almost Easter, so let’s prepare a home-made version of it ( – ;

Ingredients: Colomba

3 Eggs

100 gr Butter

200 gr Sugar

350 gr Flour

1 Tablespoon milk

An orange peel

8 gr Baking powder

50 gr Almonds

2 Tablespoons Amaretto di Saronno

Candied fruit (optional)

Or the glaze: Almonds + Pearl sugar + 1 Egg white (more…)

Cupcakes AZ

Origin: After eating at least 30 aftereight chocolates, I thought about this recipe: soft chocolate cupcakes with a fresh and comforting mint icing, gnammy!

IngredientsSan Valentino / Valentine's Day

300 gr Flour

16 gr Baking powder

150 gr Sugar

3 tbsp Cocoa powder

100 gr Butter

2 Eggs

1 White yogurt

200 gr Black chocolate

For the icing: Mix 80 gr Mint drops (crushed) + 320 gr Icing sugar + 100 gr Butter (room temperature) + 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract   (more…)

Tiny Cute Cake

Ingredients:  Marmellata albicocche / Apricot Jam                                                   

120 gr Butter (soften)

120 gr Sugar

120 gr Flour

2 Eggs

Jam (any type)

Sugar grains

Salt

Recipe: In a bowl mix the soften butter with the sugar. Then add the eggs, the flour, and a pinch of salt. Fill the cake pan with the mixture, add the jam on the top and sprinkle the sugar grains all over. Put it in the oven (180 degrees) for ca 25 minutes. (more…)