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Pink summery cakes – Tortine fragole e mascarpone (-21 weeks)

Recipe 46: Leaving for holidays i needed to clean a bit my fridge and i still have some pastry, mascarpone and strawberries to use so… let’s do some summery cakes! Super easy and quick as usual and perfect for a weekend breakfast to celebrate the beginning of the last holidays.

Ingredients for 6-7 cakes: 350gr shortcrust pasty, 150gr mascarpone, 1egg yolk, 2 spoons of sugar and 300gr strawberries.

Prepare a baking pan putting some batter and flour in the holes to don’t make the pastry stick to it. Then stretch the pasta and make it little circles to fit in the baking pan. Place them in and make them thinner than you can.

With a fork make some holes in the pastry and let them cook for around 20 minutes in the oven at 200 degree.When ready, take them out from the baking pan and let them cool down on a plate. In the meantime wash the strawberry and cut half of them in little pieces.

Place in a bowl a yolk egg and 2 spoon of sugar and mix until it become a yellowish cream. Then add the mascarpone and the strawberry mixing very well. the strawberry will release their sauce creating a nice pink and reach cream.

Fill the little pastry cakes with the cream and finish them with half of a strawberry each. Place in the fridge for a bit and serve them cold. Buon appetito!

PS. Mamy ti sorprendo con questa ricetta facilissima eh? ricordandomi quanto era buono il mascarpone con lo zucchero, ho pensato di usare quel poco che era rimasto nel frigo per fare queste tortine estive! Buonissime !

Little yogurt cakes – tortine allo yogurt (-54weeks)

Recipe 109: and now an easy cake to make and have for breakfast with a nice cup of hot milk, coffee or chocolate or as i did in my last dinner, i served as a dessert with some vanilla ice cream.

The ingredients for this are: 1 cup of yogurt (125gr) – 3eggs – 1 cup of sugar (around 100gr) – 3 cups flour (around 200-250gr) – 1 full little spoon of baking powder – 1cup of sunflower or arachis oil – a pinch of salt – some icing sugar and some milk. Because i decided to use strawberry yogurt instead of plain yogurt i also bought some vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberries to serve it to my guests.

Start mixing the 3 egg yolks with the sugar and the pinch of salt until you will have a cream. Then, still mixing, add slowly a cup of oil and then the 3 cups of flour always slowly and trying to avoid clots.

At this point the mix will be quite hard and you will need to add the yogurt and some milk if it’s still not enough liquid. The last touch will be to whisk the egg whites until stiff and add them slowly to the mix being very careful.

Finally you can put everything in some nice silicon moulds (like the one i received for Christmas) or in a classic baking pan at 180 degree for about 30 minutes.Don’t forget to add some icing sugar on the top or even ice cream and strawberries “marinated” at the beginning of the night with some orange juice or lemon if you prefer. They will release the juice and the taste will be just perfect!

PS. Mamy hai visto che carine le tortine che ho creato con le formine che mi avete regalato?Avevo voglia di servire un dessert facile e questa ricetta con lo yogurt ci stava benissimo. Il vero ciambellone me lo tengo per la mia festa! vedrai vedrai ….