Monthly Archives: September 2010

Ginger, Raspberry Cake while these autumn leaves float around everywhere

Candied Ginger, Raspberry Cake – Torta ai Lamponi e Zenzero Candito Music: Autumn, Paolo Nutini. I love this song, the lyrics are pure poetry, and when he sings “Like these autumn leaves I don’t have nothing to hold” I may … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes, Fresh Fruit | Leave a comment

White Chocolate, Raspberry Cake to ease my mind

White Chocolate, Raspberry Cake – Torta al Cioccolato Bianco e Lamponi Music: Can’t Hurry Love, Diana Ross. Everybody knows that you can’t hurry love, you just have to wait. When you feel your strength is almost gone, this brownie-like cake … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes, Chocolate, Fresh Fruit | Leave a comment

Spelt & Concord Grape Upside Down Cake and the days in the vineyard

Spelt & Concord Grape Upside Down Cake – Torta Rovesciata di Farro & Uva Fragola Music: The Vineyard, Augie March. Simple flavours, grapes drying in the sun, hot days spent working hard in the vineyard.  I did vendemmia once, and … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes, Fresh Fruit | 2 Comments

Fresh Raspberries & Tori Amos

Raspberry & Chocolate Sandwiches – Pane, lamponi e crema di cioccolato Music: any upbeat song by Tori Amos (it is really hard, but if I had to, I’d probably choose Talula, The Waitress or – I know this is too … Continue reading

Posted in Chocolate, Fresh Fruit, Snacks | 1 Comment

Sultana & Apricot Scones and all the pretty princes will see you

Sultana & Apricot Scones – Scones all’Uvetta & Albicocca Music: Pretty Dress, Rosie Thomas. These scones are all about motherly love, they warm up your heart like a mother embrace, like her words, like she can do. That’s who mothers … Continue reading

Posted in Scones | 3 Comments

Concord Grape Focaccia and you can put love into words

Concord Grape Focaccia – Schiacciata con l’uva fragola Music: How Your Love Makes Me Feel, Diamond Rio. Crumby dough, crispy sugar and juicy, pinkish grape. Sometimes you need no poetry to put love into words. Ingredients: Concord Grape 800 Gr/ … Continue reading

Posted in Bread, Cakes, Fresh Fruit | 1 Comment

Rhubarb Curd Cake when the frying pan’s too wide

Rhubarb Curd Cake – Cake al Rhubarb Curd Music: My Old Man, Joni Mitchell. When he’s gone and the bed’s too big and the frying pan’s too wide, I recommend making this cake, or something similar to it. Soft and … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes, Jam | Leave a comment