It’s 1901 and Luisa Spagnoli – the daughter of a fishmonger – opens with her husband a small confectionery business in the center of Perugia. She will become one of the most eminent business persons in Italy, founder of the Perugina chocolate factory. The women’s fashion clothing brand which has her name still, after almost…… Continue reading chocolate hazelnut bacio gelato
If you are under the opinion it might be difficult to make profiteroles, then just think you will be making very soft cookies. Cookies are not intimidating aren’t they? Even the most inexperienced baker can make cookies. So. You can make profiteroles. They are a breeze to whip up and you don’t necessarily need…… Continue reading limoncello profiteroles
Cooking for me is all about sharing. I have never been alone as long as I have been able to share a meal. That’s in fact how I made most friends in my life, around the stove-top and around the table. This recipe is for my friend Sandra who presently lives in a place that…… Continue reading brown sugar steamed custard
What an exciting and busy time this is! Summer is finished and fall has descended on us with all its gorgeous beauty. Olive harvest is well underway. This year we are gifted by the much needed help of friends who have come all the way from Singapore for the event, how delightful! It’s a lot…… Continue reading olive oil and wine ciambelline cookies
Life is sweet in Umbria right now. Spring is here in all its over-the-top beauty. There are flowers everywhere, I can practically see the plants growing. In fact, it feels almost like summer, warm, bright and full of promise. We are busy at the moment. Planning an Olive Harvest celebration for next autumn. Planting rosemary…… Continue reading springtime berry tiramisu
Easter 2013 You may not be the most beautiful dove but you have a sweet, buttery heart. You may not be not the softest but I have made you with stone-ground artisan flour, organic sugar and eggs, homemade candied orange peel and only 1/4 teaspoon yeast. I’ve made you with love and all the necessary time. Actually, I…… Continue reading Colomba: a traditional Italian Easter bread shaped like a dove.
No. You are not pretty my dear, not even in that red dress. Before baking you, I asked “frog, will you please turn out into a princess?”. I know frogs are supposed to turn out into a prince, but this one wasn’t promising. Besides, in the fairy tales princes tend to be clad in white.…… Continue reading Assisi’s apple and olive oil strudel