Quinoa and chocolate cookies

biscotti alla quinoa

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I recently discovered that my baby girl (9 months) is allergic to eggs. OK I know it’s not the end of the world but I was quite shocked by the news anyway, especially when I started to think about how many recipes I use include eggs, or even more seriously how I never felt the necessity to look at labels because no one in our families is allergic to anything. Read more

Brioches with custard and raspberry jam

pains brioche avec creme

Brioches à la crème et confiture de framboises

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I’m not a big fan of custard, I mean I love it, but I don’t go crazy if I have a bowl in front of me. On the other hand, if the custard is used to prepare this pie or if it becomes the stuffing of some baked goodies, it’s a whole other story!
To make these brioches with custard and raspberry jam, I started from the recipe of the “veneziane” which are sweet buns, very very popular in Italy, flavored with lemon zest and stuffed before cooking with custard … soooooo good! Read more

Upside-down orange cake

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In my head I wanted to make a completely different cake, plain of butter and loaded with bananas … but somehow I made a cake with oil and oranges, please don’t ask me why! An upside-down cake to be more precise, made with not that much sugar but sweetened with orange juice and honey syrup once cooked. Read more

Almond milk and honey brioche

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It literarily breaks my heart to throw away food or ingredients. I try all the time to give them a second chance, like if they were candidates who arrived at the final selection, without being chosen. Well, a left over of almond milk was my candidate, the expiration day was behind the corner, but I knew the poor “guy” needed another chance and so I decided to make brioche bread for the family breakfast, inspired by this recipeRead more

Rye muffins with apples and fresh cranberries (dairy free)

dairy free muffins

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I’ve always had fun replacing regular white flour with “alternative” ones, either for the pleasure of experimenting with new flavors and texture or for the awareness that their use is very important for our well being. Lately I have been using alternative flours more than ever, both for sweet recipes and for salty ones. Read more