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venerdì 28 novembre 2014

Apple Heart Cookies

Well, it's almost Winter, isn't it? No? Anyway these cookies are perfect for every afternoon tea when you want to treat yourself without going for some junk food in your cupboard. Then I am quite obsessed with apples, I love them to pieces and apple pastries are my favourites.

Buuuuut, let's get started with these sweet drops from the apple Heaven (they have to go somewhere when we eat them, don't they?).


100g Butter - Burro
100g Sugar - Zucchero
1 Egg - Uovo
Salt - Sale
6g Baking Powder - Lievito per dolci
220g Plain Flour - Farina 00

1 Apple - Mela
1 tbsp Apricot Jam - cucchiaio di Marmellata di Albicocca
1 teaspoon of butter - noce di burro

Leeeeet's bake this shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!

1) Mix the softened and cut butter with the sugar until the mixture is soft, then add the egg and, slowly, the flour together with the baking powder. Mix it all together with your hands until your dough feels smooth and you can shape it in a ball. Then put it in the fridge covered in cling film for 30-45 mins.

2) In the meantime peal and cut to little cubes the apple, melt the sugar in a pan with the apricot jam and add the apple cubes. Cook slowly or 15 minutes on low heat.

3) When it's time take the dough out of the fridge and make two separate balls. One would be the lower circle and the other one the upper. Take a little piece of dough from the lower circle ball and shape it into a little sphere with your hands. Press it and put it on the baking foil on a tray. Make as many as your ball of lower circle dough allows.

4) With a spoon take the apple-jam puree and place it in the centre of the circles. When done with everyone, do the same thing you did to make the base of the cookie to make the top and place it on the base on the tray, making sure to blend the two doughs together on the edges so that the filling doesn't come out during cooking.

I know, they look horrible, but trust me, they taste amazing!

5) Put them in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 15-20 minutes. They will grow, so make sure to mak them distant enough on the tray. Aaaaand let them cook!

6) Sprinkle with some icing sugar and eat them like there is no tomorrow. Like, seriously.

Let me know if you liked them and tag me on Instagram and Twitter if you made them!

martedì 25 novembre 2014

The Amazing Superfoondom Salad


  • Lettuce - Lattuga
  • Kale = Game of Thrones, because it sounds like Kaal and Kaleesi and it's full of iron, vitamines and minerals which make you stronger
  • Blueberries - Mirtilli = Doctor Who, because they are blue and full of antioxidants and vitamines to keep you young as if you could regenerate (well, kind of)
  • Tomato - Pomodoro = American Horror Story because it's usually reconnected with blood and it just feels like it belongs to that serie
  • Cucumber(batch) - Cetriolo = Sherlock, because come on I don't need to explain this
  • Mango = Shadowhunters, whoever read the 4th book will know why and it just tastes awesome
  • Pomegranate - Melograno = Supernatural. It resembles blood drops and its antioxidant power is just a boost of energy and concentration, plus I'd totally see Dean despising it and trying to get the grains out of the skin cursing while Sam laughs and Cas makes a weird confused face.
  • Carrot - Carota = Glee, I don't even need to specify why, people will get it.
  • Shrimps - Gamberi = Hunger Games because they remind me of my beloved Finnick. 
  • Maca Powder = Harry Potter, because it totally looks like Floo Powder.
This is one of my favourite salads ever. I usually make it accompany some quinoa and cooked vegetables or put some sweet potatoes or salmon flakes in it, dressing it just with a pinch of salt, some coconut or olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinagre. It tastes amazing, my mouth is watering right now and it doesn't take long to make! It's full of nutrients, boosting with proteins, minerals, antioxidants, omega 3, good carbs and fruity sugars. Plus, I made it thinking about all of the damn fandoms I am or was part of, making it even more enjoyable to eat! It feels me up and gives me a lot of energy to keep me going until dinner where I will have something hot like quinoa or cous cous or spelt or rice with vegetables, a vegetable and sweet potatoes soup or an amazing pizza to which I will NEVER say no. I mean, come on it's Gods' food. 

So, while I cry thinking about the angst all this fandoms brought me to, I can pretend I am chopping some onions and eat this gorgeous looking salad. I just love it. I want it. Now. Going downstairs to make some and a vegetarian sandwich. Mmmh. Food. Yess. Hope you will enjoy it! Any tip for anything else to add? :3


Questa è una delle mie insalate preferite in assoluto. Solitamente la accompagno con della quinoa e delle verdure cotte o ci metto delle patate dolci dentro o dei fiocchi di salmone, condendola con un pizzico di sale, dell'olio di cocco o d'oliva e una spruzzata di aceto balsamico. E' buonissima! Ho l'acquolina in bocca ora, e non ci vuole manco tanto a farla! E' piena di nutrienti fondamentali e una sferzata di proteine, minerali, antiossidanti, omega 3, carboidrati buoni e fruttosio! In più, la ho creata pensando a tutti quei maledetti fandom di cui faccio o facevo parte così è pure più interessante e divertente da mangiare! Mi riempie un sacco e mi dà un sacco di energia per arrivare a cena dove mangerò qualcosa di caldo come della quinoa o del cous cous, o del farro o del riso con verdure o magari una zuppa bollente di verdure e patate dolci o magari una meravigliosa pizza alla quale non rinuncerò MAI. Andiamo, voglio dire, è il cibo degli Dei. 

Quindi, mentre pianto pensando a tutto l'angst che tutti questi fandom mi hanno portato a provare, posso fingere di stare tagliando delle cipolle e mangiare questa bellissima insalata! La adoro, giuro. La voglio. Ora. Bene ora me ne vo al piano di sotto a farmene un po' e dei panini vegetariani. Mmmmh. Cibo. Sssssssì. 
Spero vi piaccia! Qualche consiglio di qualcos'altro da aggiungerci? :3 Fatemi sapere se vi ha gustato!