Schwarzplententorte – Buckwheat Cake with Jam

This is a traditional “mountain cake” recipe typical of Südtirol, the northern area of Trentino Alto Adige region, in Italy. “Schwarzplententorte” is the name used in the German speaking villages (schwarzplentenmehl means buckwheat in the local German dialects, other German names for this flour are buchweizenmehl or hadnmehl), but in the villages where people speak…

Biscotti di Prato – a.k.a. Cantuccini**

I’m sure that many of you heard about these famous Tuscan biscuits 🙂 and probably most of you heard about the word “Cantuccini” more often than “biscotti di Prato”. **Actually the title it’s not completely right because they are not exactly the same, and here I would like to talk a bit about their history…

Sbrisolona Cake

The Sbrisolona is a cake typical of Mantua area, it’s hard, friable and rich (of calories 😀 ), it’s a rustic recipe with a poor origin (from the old peasant culture, as often) and with a history that dates back several centuries (it seems the first recipes are from the XVI/XVII century), and some sources…

Torta di Carote (Carrot Cake)

Since long I wanted to do this cake, but for a reason or for another, I never had time. I used to eat it sometimes several years ago, but lately I didn’t. But this time the wish came to my mind suddenly, so I said to myself “yes, now I do it!” 🙂 The recipe…