No-knead Spelt Focaccia with Potato and Zucchini

Move over, white flour! The more recent diets trends have cast the spotilght on an ancient grain that has been enjoying a new-found popularity amongst home-bakers and those with a knack for healthy eating. Spelt, or dinkel wheat, contains a higher percentage of protein than wheat and enough gluten to be used in place of…

Spiced Angel Cookies

150 gr (1 and 1/3 cup) sifted flour 50 gr (1/4 a cup) almond meal 1 egg yolk 95 gr (3/4 cup) of icing sugar 100 gr (a little less than 1/2 cup) of soft butter 2 tablespoons of milk 1 teaspoon of vanilla paste or extract or scraped seeds. 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon…

Italian Apple and Cinammon cake

My two months in Italy already seem so far away in the past. It has only been two weeks since I’ve been back, but, as it always is, all the things you put on hold and stop worrying about when you are on holiday, come back to haunt you and to kick you in the rear…

Ciambellone della Nonna (Nonna’s Marble cake with Oil and Yogurt)

Those of you who have travelled to Italy know how much we favour a sweet breakfast. Cafes are crowded with Italians standing by the counter dipping a pastry into their morning coffee before they set off to work. Admittedly, this is not the healthiest way to start the day and it it possibly one of very few…