Three Berry Smoothie

The main ingredients in this three berry smoothie are blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. These healthy berries are bursting with anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins. Use your imagination – you could substitute other fruits too. Also a couple of tablespoons of oatmeal flakes can turn this into a great instant breakfast. Throw everything into the blender and press the button! Of course the edible flower is only a decoration. Continue reading

Raspberry Ricotta (Cheese) Cake

This Raspberry Ricotta (cheese) cake is a cake with a cheesecake texture¬†– that’s why I put “cheese” between parentheses. It could be both: a cake and at the same time a crustless cheesecake! You still have the rich taste of cheesecake without missing the calorie laden crust. The colourful raspberries add a boost of freshness and flavor too. Continue reading

Light Wedding Cake

This was absolutely the lightest and most delicious wedding cake I’ve ever eaten. Basically it was two layers of sponge cake (or one cut in half) filled with Chantilly cream (whipped cream with powdered sugar), covered and decorated with the same cream and fresh blueberries and raspberries. Then small meringues are pressed all around into the sides. There were eight identical cakes placed on a “swirling” cake stand in a spiral fashion. The recipe for sponge cake is identical to the one in my October blog. This way you can double, triple, etc. as needed for the portions. (One cake should be about 8 slices). We had this cake at the Cascina Caremma at Besate near Milan. Continue reading