Torta Rustica di Segale

Ho creato questa torta rustica di segale per il contest “Lo Pan Ner” – i Pani delle Alpi (http://www.lopanner.com/vda/) E’ la quintessenza della semplicità e bontà. La base e’ fatta di soli tre ingredienti: pane di segale, uova, e zucchero. Ha una consistenza soffice e friabile allo stesso tempo. La panna e frutti di bosco poi completano e complementano il tutto. Inoltre e’ un ottimo modo per utilizzare il pane di segale avanzato. Non si butta via niente! Continue reading

Deep Chocolate Chickpea Cupcakes

These Deep Chocolate Chickpea Cupcakes are completely vegan – no dairy or eggs . They have nothing to lose though in flavor or texture. In addition they’re packed with protein provided by the chickpea flour, almond meal and almond milk. And they’re so easy to make, just combine and beat together the dry and wet ingredients. I whipped them up before breakfast and in 20 minutes they were out of the oven. And they’re healthy enough for breakfast too. Continue reading

Whiting Way Banana Bread

I got this Whiting Way Banana Bread recipe from my son Richard which turned out to be less sweet and healthier than the classic version. It uses half the amount of sugar which doesn’t take away any of the taste but rather enhances the banana flavor. The method also is slightly different and easier to make. With this hot weather and bananas ripening so quickly there couldn’t be a better way of using them. Bananas are also rich in magnesium and potassium – important minerals to include in summer. Easy, healthy, delicious – what more could you ask for in a banana bread! Continue reading

Emily’s Coconut Cake

Other than inspirational poetry which she was famous for, Emily Dickinson was also a good baker. The renown American poet loved baking bread and cakes too and decorating them with fresh flowers. Here I replicated Emily’s Coconut Cake recipe which turned out moist and delicious and also very easy to make. Her original handwritten recipe follows. Continue reading