Plum cake

Lovely Italian Prune Plums season!!!

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Ingredients:

2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3  large egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
8 oz  unsalted butter 
21 italian prune plums 
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons  powdered sugar

For the crumble topping:

8 tablespoons unsalted butter (4 oz)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
 

Instructions:

Sift the flour with the baking powder, add the chopped cold butter into pieces and carefully chop .Add the egg yolks, sugar, knead until the dough will form the shape of ball.

Meanwhile, prepare the crumble topping. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, with hands until you get a crumble. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 356 ° F. Place the dough on prepared a baking pan size 13 in x 9 in (lined with baking paper), carefully shape  the bottom of the cake. Arrange the plums (halved and pitted), cut side up. Sprinkle with cinnamon and powdered sugar. Scatter the crumble over plums.

Bake at 356 ° C for about 50 minutes or until golden brown dough. Remove, let cool.

ENJOY!!!

Apple Pancakes

Today I would like to show you how to make Apple Pancakes. They are easy to make. Great for breakfast, lunch, snack or dessert. On of my favorite things to eat as a child. 

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Ingredients:

Makes around 7 to 8 pancakes.

1 1/2 medium size apple
1 large egg
1 cup of buttermilk
1 cup of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
pinch of salt
oil to fry

Instructions:

In a large bowl mix flour, egg, buttermilk, salt and baking soda. Stir well. Add apples cut in a small thin pieces. Mix everything together. Heat up oil on a frying pan, create small pancakes (fits around 3 on a medium size frying pan) and fry on both sides until golden brown. Take them out and place on a plate with paper towel for an oil to be absorbed. When ready, garnish them with sugar powder. You can also add fresh fruits or maple syrup.

ENJOY!

Oatmeal Great for Breakfast

Why is oatmeal so great for breakfast? Because…

It’s healthy and filling. It is also easy and quick to make. And it taste really good!!!

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Ingredients:

12 tablespoons of oatmeal (I choose gluten free)
1 cup of coconut milk (you can add almond milk or regular milk)
1 tablespoon of cocoa
1 spoon of honey (optional)

You can add any fruits you wish: banana, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peach.
Nuts: walnuts, pecans and almonds.
Other: dates and sprinkle with shredded unsweetened coconut

Instructions:

Bring one cup of coconut milk with 12 tablespoons of oatmeal to boil, reduce heat and cook for the next 5 to  15 minutes. Stir occasionally. At the end of cooking, add cacao and honey, and stir again. Take out, make two servings and add fruits, nuts and dates.

 ENJOY!