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Orange Cake

I fall in love with this cake! I had a cooking class over Spring Break and I decided to make this delicious cake with the girls. The result was amazing, the house smelled divine and the cake tasted really good even the day after. We had it for breakfast and it was very satisfactory.

Try to make it maybe with your kids or your friends, don’t forget to build some precious moments in the kitchen and most important don’t forget THE SPRINKLE OF LOVE.

Ingredients:

  • 80 grams butter room temperature
  • 270 grams flour
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 125 grams sugar
  • 180 grams orange juice
  • 10 grams baking power
  • Orange zest of  2 orange
  • A sprinkle of love

Method:

  • Mix the dry ingredients.
    Take 2 orange and peel of the zest after that squeeze out the juice.
    In a bowl put the butter and the sugar and with a mixer mix until is nice and smooth!
  • Add one at the time the eggs and the orange zest and the flour! When the cake batter absorbed all the flour add the orange juice.
    Mix, put it in a baking pan previously buttered and cook it at 340 for 30/35 minutes!

    Buon Appetito

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Caramel Lemon Syrup Recipe 

Caramel Lemon Syrup Recipe.Caramel is a sauce that has the same consistency of honey. It is made with sugar, water and lemon! It can be use for: French toast, pancake, ice-cream topping, whatever you like. It s very delicious, I used it the other day on top of my Panna Cotta, my student at my cooking class were very happy of the result.

Ingredients:

• 250 grams of sugar

• 175 grams lemon juice

• 5 grams lemon zest

• A sprinkle of salt

• A sprinkle of love

Method:

• Bring a pot and warm it up on a medium heat. When it’s warm add 2 tablespoon of sugar and wait until it dissolve.

• When the sugar is dissolved mix it with a wooden spoon and add the rest of the sugar and let it melt without mixing. It had to melt by itself. It’s very important.

• In the meantime, warm up the lemon juice in the microwave or on another pot. Add the warm juice at the sugar completely dissolved. When you do this operation be very careful at the hot steam which will produce. Let it boil now for just one minute and turn the heat off and move the pot away from the stove. Keep mixing for few minutes until all the sugar is dissolved and add the salt and the lemon zest. Mix again for few minutes. Your lemon caramel is ready for your dessert. Note: use a tall pot to make the caramel.

• Buon Appetito.

BLUEBERRIES PIE

BLUEBERRIES PIE

I love blueberries and every year I have my little tradition to go pick them up with my kids! It’s a fun activity for them and it is something that I want them to remember when they are older…the precious moments with mamma.

This is my first time making blueberries pie, I got the recipe from an Old Italian Magazine and I have to say I really liked the result; the pie came out not too sweet so I could really taste the blueberries! I love natural flavours! For this recipe I made with my hand the Pate Brisee {Pie Dough} but, if you don’t have time, you can buy it frozen already made.

I highly suggest making this cake with your kids so you can start your own tradition and you can challenge yourself.

INGRIDIENTS FOR THE PIE DOUGH

  • 12 ounces flour
  • 4 ounces butter from the fridge
  • 70 ml water
  • Salt just few pinch
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • A sprinkle of love

INGRIDIENTS FOR THE BLUEBERRIES SAUCE

  • 12 ounces blueberries
  • 5 ounces brown sugar
  • 4 ounces cornstarch
  • ½ lemon

METHOD:

  • First thing you have to make the Dough Pie so it can rest for a little bit before you work it on it!
  • In a bowl put the flour, salt, egg, sugar and the butter cut in small pieces. Mix very well with your hands and when you see that the dough start to look very sandy add the cold water. Mix for few minutes and let it rest in the fridge cover with plastic paper.
  • Now it’s time to make the blueberries sauce so in a pan put the blueberries, the brown sugar and the juice of half lemon, cook everything on a medium heat for few minutes and then add the corn starch e cook for 2 minutes. Put your blueberries mixture in a blender and blend everything! Let it rest for few minutes.
  • Get your dough from the fridge, and whit a rolling pin roll it out. What I usually do is this: I put some parchment paper on my working surface, the dough and on top more parchment paper so it will be easier to work it out because the dough won’t stick to the rolling pin. Bring your cake pan and put the rolled dough in, don’t forget to leave few pieces of dough for the decoration, now pour the blueberries sauce, level everything with a spoon and put some decoration on top. In my case yesterday my kids wanted to make few hearts , but you can do stripe or star or whatever you like. In your kitchen you can do whatever you like, you are in control.
  • Bake the cake for 35/45 minutes at 350
  • Buon Appetito

NEW YORK CHEESECAKE WITH STRAWBERRY SAUCE

 

 

New York cheesecake is one of the most popular dessert in North America.When I moved from Italy 12 years ago I had no idea what it was and then one day my husband express me the desire to eat an homemade cheesecake.This is now one of my family favorite dessert.

 

Ingredients for the base:

  • 150 grams butter
  • 2 tablespoon sugar brown
  • 250 grams Digestive cookies

For the filling:

  • the juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 100 ml heavy cream
  • 2 whole+1 egg yolk
  • 20 grams corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 600 grams Philadelphia cream cheese

For the topping:

  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 200 ml sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Strawberry sauce:

  • small box of strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 juice of lemon (even less)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • a sprinkle of love

Method:

  • Crush  the cookies very fine in a food processor with the brown sugar.
  • Melt the butter in a pan or in microwave,put the cookies in bowl add the butter,mixing all together with a wooden spoon.
  • Get your 9-inch pan, grease it very well with butter.Cut out some small piece of parchment paper and put it around your pan.
  • Pour the cookies mixture on the bottom pressing evenly with a spoon or  with your hands.Place the cake in the fridge for 1 hour or 30 minutes in the freezer.

 

Filling:

  • Preheat the oven to 350; bring a bowl put the eggs,the sugar and the vanilla and whisk until the mixture is nice and smooth. Add the Philadelphia mix until is nice and smooth. While you are stirring add the lemon juice,the corn starch a pinch of salt,and the heavy cream, don’t forget the sprinkle of love.
  • Pour the filling in your cake pan spread it out and bake for 30 minutes at 350 the lower at 320 and cook for 30/40 minutes..check once an a while that does get too brown, ifit does so cover with aluminium paper.
  • When the cake is ready leave for 30 minutes in the oven off with the door a little bit open

Topping time

  • When the cheesecake is cold mix the sour cream with 2 tablespoon of sugar and the vanilla;pour the mixture over the cheesecake and spread it out nicely.Now put your cheesecake in the oven for 5 minutes so it can glaze nicely.When you are done put it in the fridge for at least 5 hours the best is let it sit overnight like I did.

Strawberry sauce:

  • Put all the ingredients in a sauce pan over a medium/low heat for 10 minutes and stir gently until sugar dissolves and the fruit is soft. Remove from the heat let it cool then blend everything, when it is nice and cold put it on top of your cheesecake,use some strawberry to decorate it like I did.
  • Buon Appetito

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Nutella Roll

march 14 090Nutella roll is a classic Italian dessert, very easy to make, fast  and usually everybody like it ….well who does not like Nutella??

Ingredients:

  • Baking sheet 15×12 inch
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of  flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking power
  • 50 ml milk
  • 200 ml  Nutella
  • Icing sugar
  • a sprinkle of love

Method:

In a bowl put the eggs and the sugar and beat for a little bit until is nice and fluffy

Slowly add the flour mixed with the baking power and keep beating

Add the milk until your cake batter is nice and smooth.

Now put the parchment paper in your baking sheet and pour the mixture in it.

Put it in the oven at 420 and cook for 5/7 minutes, until the top is gold.

Now on your working board put some parchment paper and overthrow the cookie dough.

Gently peel off the parchment paper, that you have used to cook the dough, and while is still hot spread your Nutella.

I suggest to use a lot of it 🙂

Spread Nutella in all the surface and gently start to roll the dough using the parchment paper.

Cover the roll with the paper and put it in the fridge for 1 hour before to serve it.

Put it on your serving plate with some icing sugar, it is going to be delicious! You can also substitute the Nutella with jam or whipping cream with strawberries!

Buon Appetito