Posts Tagged "cake"

torta all’ arancia (orange cake)

Posted by on Apr 22, 2012 in blog posts, dessert recipes, snack recipes | 0 comments

torta all’ arancia (orange cake)

Before I embark on a description of how light and fluffy this easy orange cake is, I feel I should explain myself. Perhaps a mea culpa doesn’t matter amid the gorge (collective noun?) of food bloggers posting with hearty gusto out there.  However I have failed spectacularly to blog a single recipe in recent weeks. My excuse? Things have been a little hectic of late. In a sort of leaving my staff job, and setting myself up as a freelance journalist kind of a way. But my new business is now up and running and I’m now into my third week of not, I repeat, not getting up at 5am to be in the newsroom for 6. I’m already feeling like a new person. So what better way to celebrate than with cake. This recipe is from the family of a Sicilian man I interviewed for a BBC radio documentary.

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la torta allo yogurt (yoghurt breakfast cake)

Posted by on Jul 23, 2011 in breakfast recipes, dessert recipes, favourites | 15 comments

la torta allo yogurt (yoghurt breakfast cake)

The Italian sweet breakfast is legendary. Pastries, brioches, biscuits… often filled with cream or nutella. When I lived in Rome I loved breakfast so much, I’d have two. Of course now I’m a responsible parent I’m not suggesting you should feed kids cake for breakfast every day, but now and again why not! This  is unbelievably simple to make, and brilliant if you want small people to help out /create extra mess.  I’d even say it’s pretty healthy  - made with yoghurt and wheatgerm, and olive oil instead of butter. It’s a real treat for a weekend breakfast. Delicious with fresh fruit. Or without. Oh, and there’s no faffing with scales – just use the yoghurt pot. Genius. 

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