Torta allo Yogurt
-1 cup of yogurt (any flavor of your choice)
-Seed oil & Olive oil (EVOO)
-Milk (add for fluffiness)
-Lemon zest (1 lemon)
Nonna's an artist
A video of Nonna adding apple slices on to the cake in a flower pattern. Perfection!
A yogurt based cake. Simple. Easy to make. You can use the empty yogurt cup to measure out everything you need!
Step 1: Take a large bowl, and pour in the cup of yogurt of your choice.
Step 2: Wash the cup out and then dry it, this will become your measuring cup!
Step 3: Next comes flour, you'll need need three full cups, pour them into the bowl with the yogurt.
Step 4: You'll need to the add sugar, about a half a cup full or a little bit more.
Step 5: Crack 3 eggs into a separate bowl, then beat until fluffy. When that is done, pour the eggs into the bowl with the yogurt, flour, and sugar.
Step 6: Mix well. Next, pour in a half cup of oil (a mix of both seed oil and olive oil.) Stir.
Step 7: Add 1 packet of yeast, I recommend Pane Degli Angeli, the same brand that both my Nonna and my Mamma use.
Optional: Add milk for fluffiness if necessary. Batter should be a creamy soft consistency.
Step 8: Zest 1 lemon, add to mix. Stir continuously for a few minutes.
Step 9: Heat the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Take a baking pan, add olive oil and spread evenly throughout. Take a handful of flour, and coat the pan, this should prevent sticking.
Step 10: Pour the cake batter into the pan. Then, if desired, add apple slices as a topping before placing into the oven.
Step 11: Cook for about 40-50 minutes at 400 degrees. Then let cool.
Step 12: Use a colander to sprinkle powdered sugar on top for an aesthetically pleasing look.
Step 13: EAT, EAT, REPEAT.
I've also found a helpful chart for temperature conversion online, since European measurements differ from the US ---->
Crostata di Marmellata
-1 lemon (zest)
-Olive oil (EVOO)
-Jam/Jelly of your choice (Above photo shows strawberry jam)
A Tart filled with jam. Homemade and incredible. Actually quite simple if you make the crust correctly. Here's how it's done:
Step 1: Take 2 eggs, break one into a bowl, take the second and separate the white from the yolk, then add the yolk in with the whole egg, and toss the egg white. After you have your two yolks and one egg white, beat the eggs until fluffy.
Step 2: Measure out 250 grams of sugar, then add the sugar to the egg mix. Stir together.
Step 6: Measure out 100 grams of butter, place into a pot, then melt. While the butter is melting, start on step 7.
Step 7: Make sure all of these ingredients are mixed together well, then find a flat surface (Tabletop or counter), clean well, then add flour to surface. At this point you will empty your mixing bowl onto the clean and floured surface you've chosen, then you're going to start kneading the dough. This mix becomes the tart's crust.
If you have any questions, or if you ever try out this recipe, let me know how it turns out! Email me!
Step 10: After resting (more than 30 seconds won't hurt anyone), Place onto the floured surface once more. Then, take a rolling pin, and flatten out the crust to about a half an inch thickness.
Step 11: Place baking pan onto of the crust, then cut around so that the crust takes the shape of the pan. Leave extra crust to the side, you will need it later.
Step 12: Prepare the pan for baking, add olive oil and spread throughout, then add flour to prevent sticking. Make sure it sticks to the pan, then empty out the access flour. Take the crust and place it into the pan.
Step 13: Press the crust into the pan, giving it a higher boarder along the edge.
Step 14: Add your choice of jam, spread evenly onto the crust with a spoon.
Step 15: Take the extra dough from earlier, knead it together and then use a rolling pin to to create stripes cut individual stripes and then begin to add to the tart. Start vertically, place them evenly about an inch apart, and when that is done start placing stripes horizontally. It should look like a basket or something weaved. Make it as artsy as you'd like.
Step 16: Heat the oven to about 280 degrees Celsius, then bake for about 30 mins or less, keep watch for burning.
Step 17: Let cool. Eat!
Pan di Spagna
Can't describe something I haven't tried yet. Will update as soon as I've observed the process and tasted the final product.
(Recipe page under construction)
-5 whole egg
-200 grams of sugar
-75 grams of flour
-75 grams of potato starch
-1 spoon of oil (evoo)
-1 packet of yeast
-30-40 mins in the oven, 200 Celsius