Healthy and simple oat & raisin cookies

I love simplicity in the kitchen. I rarely cook elaborate dishes these days. Well, sometimes I do, if there is a special occasion and of course it depends on how much time I have. In any case I much prefer quick and easy meals. The fact is that when you need to cook daily to… Continue reading Healthy and simple oat & raisin cookies

Mamma’s Krapfen recipe. Life is sweet :-)

The other day, whilst clearing up the shelves,  I found one of my mother’s old recipes which dated back to the late 70s: “Ricetta per Krapfen”. My heart, all of a sudden, sank. The recipe was neatly handwritten and it instantly brought back memories, memories of a happy childhood, of a deliciously sweet childhood. My… Continue reading Mamma’s Krapfen recipe. Life is sweet 🙂

Easy Easter cake with ricotta and chocolate

With the lockdown the internet has gone crazy. So many people are cooking and baking in a way that we have never seen before, at least in our lifetime and basic foods like flour and eggs and other staples seem to have disappeared from the shelves. In particular, flour and yeast seem to be the… Continue reading Easy Easter cake with ricotta and chocolate

Chocolate muffins with light ricotta topping

Where has the time gone?? I can’t believe it is February already. With January out of the way and Valentine approaching a chocolate fix would do us good Here you have a simple chocolate muffin recipe. Inside each muffin I have put a candied cherry but I think the best cherries (as fresh ones are… Continue reading Chocolate muffins with light ricotta topping

Almond and fruit of the forest crostata with ricotta

Hey, I am back after a little break! Sometimes I don’t know where the times goes. I think of the times when I used to blog full time whilst looking after the children. Now I have less time to test recipes but I do enjoy it even more when I can get in the kitchen… Continue reading Almond and fruit of the forest crostata with ricotta

Spiced easy Christmas loaf with yogurt and olive oil

I had such little time recently that I haven’t made anything nice in ages! Life is so busy but I had to find the time to make at least one Christmas treat. So here I am. This is a really nice easy Christmas cake which you can make in 20 minutes. It is also healthy… Continue reading Spiced easy Christmas loaf with yogurt and olive oil

Torta paradiso: A cake from heaven – my lighter version

Oh yes, this is indeed heaven’s cake: A soft and light sponge perfumed with lemon. A fabulous breakfast cake perfect for dunking. The children are back to school now so I have started baking lighter breakfast cakes again. They love apple cakes but also tarts and sponge cakes. I have made this cake lighter by… Continue reading Torta paradiso: A cake from heaven – my lighter version

Easy almond cake with summer fruit

Everything seems so colourful out there! From the glorious flowers, to the wide variety of fruit available and to our mood too. We even dress up with more colourful clothes at summertime, don’t we? The sun has an incredible power over our moods and health. This year we have been having much better weather compared… Continue reading Easy almond cake with summer fruit