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Gluten-free chocolate cake

When I saw this recipe on TV I was a little bit skeptical but then I made it I had to change my mind big time.
This gluten-free chocolate cake delivers a moist and rich cake so delicious you won’t even notice it is gluten-free.
I served it with strawberry sauce and a spoon of Vanilla ice-cream…divine.
The best is that is very simple and fast to make you just need a food processor or something that can chop finely the chickpea and mix everything together.
Yes chickpea, lets go to see how to make it.

INGREDIENTS:

  • . 1 can of chickpea drained (570 grams)
    . 4 eggs
    . 1 1/2 dark chocolate
    . 3/4 cup white sugar
    . 1/2 teaspoon baking power
    . a sprinkle of love
  • FOR THE STRAWBERRY SAUCE:

  • . 300 grams strawberry
    . 2 tablespoon sugar
    . 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

METHOD:

  • Pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees.Grease a 9 X 9 cake round pan.
    Melt the chocolate.
    In a food processor blend the chickpea and the eggs until smooth add the sugar and at the end the baking power.
    Add the melted chocolate and blend until combined.
    Pour the batter in the cake pan and cook it for 40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean from the middle of the cake.
    Let it cool down for few minutes so in the meantime you can make your strawberry or any kind of berry that you like and you have handy.
  • Here how to make the sauce;
    Wash strawberries and remove stems; cut large berries in half or roughly chop them.
    Combine strawberries, sugar, and vanilla in a saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. The mixture will sizzle for a while, but then juice will begin to form. Continue stirring; mash a few strawberries with a wooden spoon or heat-proof spatula to help produce the syrup. Cook until sauce thickens, about 15 minutes.
    Remove from heat. In a blender, puree about 1/3 of the sauce, then mix back into remaining topping.
  • Now is time to plate your cake.
    Cut a small piece of it and put it on a nice plate ,pour some strawberry sauce on top and serve it with a tablespoon of vanilla Ice cream…delicious.
    Buon appetito
  • gluten free torta

 

 

 

 

 

Chickpea Flat Bread with Tzatziki sauce

I love chickpea, growing up in Italy one of my favorite dish was pasta e ceci/ pasta and chickpea. I found this recipe on one of my favorite website http://theitaliantaste.com/ and I really liked it so I wanted to try it out.

It’s very healthy; I think everybody knows how chickpea are good for you so you should give it a try also its gluten free so less calorie to think about it. With this flat bread I wanted to try the Tzatziki sauce, it’s a Greek appetizer that I tried at one of my favorite restaurant one day, it’s really good and you can serve it with any kind of bread.

Ingredients:

  • 150 gr (2/3 cup) chickpea flour
  • 450 ml water
  • 100 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • A sprinkle of love

 

Method:

In a bowl put your flour and gently add the water stirring constantly to avoid lumps. When the mixture is nice and smooth you need to cover it with a lid and let stay for 4/5 hours or even better over night, mixing it few times.

After that take the lid off and with slotted spoon remove the foam that has formed on the top of your mixture.Put half of the oil in the mixture it and stir for a minute, pour the other oil on your round baking sheet (9 inch wide) spread it out and now pour the chickpea mixture on.

Turn the oven at 350 and bake your flat bread for 30/40 minutes until is nice and gold…enjoy it.

Tzatziki sauce

Ingredients:

  • 400 gr Greek yogurt
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 Tablespoon Dill chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoon Extra virgin olive
  • 2 Clove garlic   chopped finely
  • Salt to Taste
  • a sprinkle of love

Method:

Chop the ends of the cucumber, wash it and grate it, place a strainer on a bowl so that the cucumber water can drain away.
Squeeze out excess water if any from the cucumber.

In a bowl mix the Greek yogurt, along with the squeezed cucumber and chopped dill and garlic.
Towards the end add slowly, little by little, both the oil and the vinegar, and at last salt to taste. This sauce it can be serve with any kind of bread or with meat and fish and it can be used for spread or dip. Buon Appetito
Personal suggestion: the cucumber water can be used like a Tonic for your face, try it on your skin it will feel nice and fresh.

 

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