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Taking a Break

Yesterday, a friend and I decided to take a break. We had lunch at a nice coffee shop and walked for a couple of hours.  Sometimes you just have to take a walk to clear your mind, relax and recharge your energy….

Yes, this was the view! 🙂










Do you have a favourite place when you feel like to take a break?

Spelt Chocolate Cake with Honey.


A great cake for breakfast or as a snack. This recipe has half the amount of sugar normally used for cakes and is rich in nutrients. It becomes a great dessert when served with whipped cream or vanilla cream.


100 g butter (3.5 oz)

60 g brown sugar (2.1 oz)

4 teaspoons of honey

1 cup of milk

1 bag of baking powder (or 1 tablespoon)

3 egg yolks

175 g plain white flour preferably organic ( 6.1 oz)

175 g wholemeal spelt flour (6.1 oz)

3 tablespoons of cocoa powder

Preparation Method

1. Preheat the oven at 160 ° C (320 °F). Beat the butter with the sugar and honey until is smooth.


2. Add the egg yolks, the cocoa powder and a little bit of milk. Mix well.

3. In a bowl, mix the flour with the baking powder.


4. Gradually add all the ingredients, stir carefully and pour a little bit of milk in the mixture, if the result is too solid.

5. Cover a tin with baking paper (or grease the tin with butter), pour the mixture into the tin (I use a 25cm long x10cm wide tin)and bake for 20-30 minutes (depending on the oven). Let cool and serve.

Torta al cacao con farro e miele.


100 g di burro

60 g di zucchero di canna

4 cucchiaini di miele

1 tazza di latte

1 busta di lievito per dolci

3 tuorli d’uovo

175 g di farina 00 (possibilmente bio)

175 g di farina di farro

3 cucchiai di cacao in polvere

Metodo di preparazione

1. Preriscaldate il forno a 160°C. Lavorate bene il burro con lo zucchero e il miele.

2. Aggiungete i tuorli d’uovo, il cacao e un po’ di latte, amalgamando bene.

3. In una terrina, unite le farine al lievito, poi aggiungete (poco alla volta) tutti gli ingredienti, mescolando con cura e allungando con un po’ di latte se l’impasto è troppo solido.

4.  Versate il composto in una teglia (lunga 25cm x10 cm di larghezza) coperta con carta da forno (o imburrata) e infornate per 20-30 minuti (dipende dal forno) a 160° C. Lasciate raffreddare e servite.