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Saturday, 28 May 2011

Basic pesto sauce

What could be better than a good dish of pasta with pesto.This is the version I do without potatoes and green beans but it's always very tasty!!!

ingredients for my basic pesto:
a large bunch of basil
1 clove of garlic
black pepper
1 tbs of pinenuts
2 0 3 tbs of grated parmesan cheese,also pecorino cheese is perfect with this sauce
a good amount of evoo

so simple..put all ingredients in a mixer and reduce them to a puree,if the puree results too dry add more oil that's all!!!bon appetit

My apple cake

Today I want to introduce to you my apple cake recipe.I had this recipe from a dear friend:it is rich in apples,fragrant and really soft.I know there are many recipes for apple cake but this remains my favorite!!!

My apple cake
5 apples
2 eggs
130 gr. melted butter
100 gr.sugar
350 gr. flour 00
250 ml.milk
1 fat tsp lemon zest
1tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt

I put eggs,melted butter,sugar in the KA bowl mix until pale and creamy.Add slowly sifted flour,salt,lemon zest,baking powder and milk.Pour the batter into a round baking pan 20 or 23 cm of diameter is perfect,then i cut apples into thick slices and I put them into the batter and on the top.Sprinkle demerara sugar all over the cake.bake for 40 minutesat 180 degrees.:-) enjoy!