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Lemon Sponge Cake

Genesis of the AUGUST SPECIAL GUEST‘s cake: torta steve 1 (more…)

Happy Easter 2015!

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Origin: A rum baba is a small yeast cake saturated in hard liquor, usually rum, and sometimes filled with whipped cream or pastry cream. It is most typically made in individual servings (about a two-inch-tall, slightly tapered cylinder) but sometimes can be made in larger forms similar to those used for Bundt cakes.


200 gr Flour

100 gr Butter

3 Eggs

1 Glass milk

30 gr Sugar

10 gr Yeast


For the syrup: 100 gr Water + 30 gr Sugar + 1 Glass rum (more…)


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.


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…)

Banana Split

For the anecdote…

After my last explicit post about dickheads, I received several e-mails asking why I was so mad to write such a post… Guys, I was not mad at a special man, that was just an outburst valid for all men ( – :

BUT, if you really want to have an example of the perfect-man-without-balls, read the story below!


banana split

1 Banana, peeled and split lengthwise

1 Scoop each vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream

2 Tablespoons sliced fresh strawberries or 1 tablespoon strawberry ice cream topping

2 Tablespoons whipped cream

1 Tablespoon chopped peanuts/ sugar sprinkles

1 Tablespoon chocolate syrup

2 Maraschino cherries with stems


Place banana in a dessert dish; place scoops of ice cream between banana. Top with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.

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Belgian Style – Limited Edition

Guys, yes yes yes, yesterday Belgium won its first match of the World Cup 2014!

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So I decided to pay tribute to Belgians – or at least to the 16.9% of them who are single and marriable – with this story written in episodes.

The first three episodes will be published after each Belgian game and will continue only if the Red Devils (alleeeeeeeeeeeeeeez les Diables!) will go to the next round.


EPISODE 1 (more…)

Ricotta and Pear Cake

Ingredients for 1 Sponge Base:torta ricotta e pere

100 gr Hazelnuts (chopped)
100 gr Sugar

100 gr Butter

1 Egg

1 Tablespoon cocoa powder

30 – 40 gr Flour

Ingredients for Filling:

350 gr Ricotta (sheep’s milk if possible)

200 gr Whipped cream

80 – 100 gr Icing sugar

3 Pears

1 Tablespoon golden caster sugar

1 Lemon (juice only) (more…)

A Friend is a Treasure

thumbnail decoA friend is a treasure and, when the friends are people like L’oreaSara & CiccioCindyAlessandro and those of you who put their face and their heart on my blog (THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU), it is not only a treasure… we can def’ speak  of a real GOLD MINE!

So guys, today I would like to share a video with you who have already participated to my blog, and with you who will participate very soon, and with you who are too shy to be online but you love tasting my cakes, and with Dado who was my last golden muse: