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Hazelnut Cake recipe from Piedmont –  Flourless and Gluten Free

Hazelnut Cake recipe from Piedmont – Flourless and Gluten Free

This hazelnut cake recipe has been a total revelation to me. In the center of Italy, where I come from, this is not really typical.

Who knew that living in Brussels would allow me to meet two special people directly from Piedmont who would also help me enlarge my cooking repertory? My friends Mara and Paolo are always an amazing source of recipes from Piedmont and also Lombardy, where they studied and worked. That’s why I love to cook with them and learn directly from the source all sorts of regional dishes. Why just reading recipes on books when you have somebody who can show you the process? (more…)

How to make the seven pots yogurt cake – The easiest cake ever!

How to make the seven pots yogurt cake – The easiest cake ever!

The seven pots yogurt cake, or as I call it, the cake anyone can make, is such an easy recipe that even a 5-year-old child could barely fail. Seriously, it’s so simple that I even feel dumb posting an article about it. You make it once and then you never have to look at the ingredients or instructions again!

Honestly, I have yet to meet somebody in Italy who hasn’t eaten this for breakfast at least once. Whenever I go visit my parents and my mother prepares it, a feeling of nostalgia takes over me. During the years, countless breakfasts and merende were accompanied by a piece (or two, or three) of this soft and moist cake with a delicious crispy crust! Just the smell of it all over the kitchen – so delicate and with a note of vanilla – is enough to drive me to a dreamy-like state. (more…)