Tag Archives: Sweet

Spelt Cake With Blackberries And Apples.

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First of all I have to apologise for publishing fewer recipes than normal this month. Unfortunately, my photography project has taken up most of my time lately, as I am trying to build up my creative portfolio. I love writing recipes though, so I’ll try to publish a few more next month…. But I hope you enjoy the picture-a-day project as my as I do! In fact, I am having a lot of fun with it and I’ll continue publishing new photographs, if you like the idea.

Anyway, speaking of recipes, today I am publishing an old Foodfulife classic, slightly revisited! We are going to make my spelt apple cake (the one without butter and refined sugar) with some fresh blackberries and ground almonds. This recipe was requested by friend who wanted to add a different kind of fruit to the original recipe. At first, I gave it a go changing a few ingredients, but then I realised that the batter was just right as it was…So I left it pretty much the same, with the exception of two ingredients, but I also I had to adjust the quantity of the apples and milk to balance.
Of course, you can replace the blackberries with whichever fresh berries you like.

Tip. Toast the almonds in the over for a few minutes at 160° C /320° F, before using them. Toasted almonds will add flavour to the cake.

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Spelt with blackberries and apple.

Ingredients

300 g golden apples (1 and half big apples, or 2 smaller apples)

100 g of blackberries (about 25 big ones)

100 g whole spelt flour

1 egg

80 ml almond milk

60 g of finely ground almonds

1 egg

3 tablespoons of organic sunflower oil

3 tablespoons of barley malt

3 tablespoons of honey

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

1 pinch of cinnamon

the zest of an organic lemon

a pinch of salt

Method.

1. Wash the blackberries and let dry for a while.

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

3. In a second bowl, mix the honey with the barley malt, then add the egg and mix well. Once you have a creamy mixture add the milk with the ground almonds and the lemon zest.

4. Mix the flour with the egg mixture. Add a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of salt.

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5. Peel the apples, remove the core and cut into pieces. Add the apple chunks and the blackberries to the batter.

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6. Line a cake tin with baking paper, then fill with the batter and bake at 180 ° C/356°F for 50 minutes (or maybe for a little longer, just keep an eye on the cake!). Here I used a 25 cm long x10 cm wide tin.

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Torta di farro con more e mele.

Ingredienti

300 g di mele golden (una mela grande, più mezza mela)

100 g di more (circa 25 grandi)

100 g di farina di farro integrale

1 uovo

80 ml di latte di mandorla

60 g di mandorle macinate finemente

1 uovo

3 cucchiai di olio di girasole biologico e spremuto a freddo

3 cucchiai di malto d’orzo

3 cucchiai di miele

1/2 cucchiaino di lievito in polvere

1 pizzico di cannella

la scorza di un limone biologico

un pizzico di sale

Metodo.

1. Lavate bene le more e lasciatele asciugare.

2. Mescolate la farina e il lievito in una terrina.

3. A parte, unite il miele al malto d’orzo, poi aggiungere l’uovo e mescolare bene.
Una volta ottenuto un composto cremoso, aggiungete il latte di mandorla, le mandorle tritate e la scorza di un limone.

4. Unite la farina al il composto cremoso, poi aggiungete un pizzico di cannella e di sale.

5. Sbucciate le mele, levate il centro con i semi e tagliate la polpa a pezzi. Unite i pezzi di mela e le more al composto.

6. Foderate una teglia con carta da forno (uso una teglia rettangolare lunga 25 cm e larga 10 cm), quindi riempite la teglia con l’impasto e infornate a 180 ° C per 50 minuti (magari anche un po’ più a lungo, tenete comunque d’occhio la torta durante la cottura).

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A Picture A Day: Rose petals with sweet crystals

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Pick up you rose petals early in the morning, so they are full of essential oil and flavour….and have fun with your recipes!

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Light Sabayon With Pomegranate And Pistachios

Autumn has finally arrived and soon Foodfulife will turn two years old! Yep, two years ago I decided to start this incredible journey and Foodfulife is still going strong! To celebrate I will dedicate three recipes to the pomegranate, a wonderful fruit that contains important nutriments that can help us to boost our immune system during this season.

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Pomegranate is rich in vitamins A, B, C; it contains minerals including potassium and phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, iron and important antioxidants such as flavonoids and phytoestrogens. It has anti-aging, anti-oxidising and anti-cancerous proprieties and it may be effective in reducing the risk of heart related diseases.
Pomegranate is also a very versatile fruit to use in recipes; its delicate flavour is sweet and slightly sour and it can be used in sweet as well as savoury dishes.

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Today I am sharing an easy recipe with a light orange sabayon, crunchy pistachios and lots of pomegranates seeds. This is a deliciously creamy dessert with an interesting texture and lots of flavour!

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Light sabayon with pomegranates and pistachios.

For 4 glasses

the seeds from 2 pomegranates

40 g toasted pistachio nuts (toasted in the oven for about 10 minutes )

340 g greek yogurt

for the sabayon

6 egg yolks

130 g of brown sugar

1 tablespoon orange liqueur

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Method.

1. In a stainless steel bowl, combine the eggs with the sugar.

2. Place the bowl over a bain-marie (with very hot water, but not boiling) over a very low heat, then whisk the mixture.

3. Add a tablespoon of orange liqueur, whisk for a few more minutes, then turn off the heat and set aside to cool.

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4. Once the sabayon has cooled, mix gently with the yogurt.

5. Separately, chop the pistachios.

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6. Take 4 tall glasses and fill with a layer of pistachios, then alternate a layer of pomegranate seeds with one of sabayon and another of the pomegranate seeds. Finish with a layer of sabayon and garnish with pomegranate and pistachios.

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7. Place in the fridge to cool and serve.

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also see Rice Flour Chocolate Cookies With Pomegranate and Prawn Salad With Rocket And Pomegranate.

Zabaione allo yogurt con melagrana e pistacchi.

Per 4 bicchieri

2 melegrane

40 g di pistacchi (tostati al forno per 10 minuti)

340 g di yogurt greco

per lo zabaione

6 tuorli d’uova

130 g di zucchero di canna

1 cucchiaio di liquore all’arancia

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Preparazione.

1. In una ciotola di metallo, unite lo zucchero alle uova.

2. Mettete la ciotola a bagnomaria (a fuoco basso, con acqua molto calda che non deve bollire) e montate le uova fino ad ottenere una crema soffice.

3. Aggiungete un cucchiaio di liquore all’arancia, poi montate per qualche minuto e spegnete il fuoco. Lasciate raffreddare, mescolando di tanto in tanto.

4. Una volta raffreddato, unite lo zabaione allo yogurt.

5. A parte, tritate grossolanamente i pistacchi.

6. Prendete 4 bicchieri alti e ricoprite la base con uno strato di pistacchi, poi alternate uno strato di chicchi di melagrana con uno di crema, poi aggiungete altro melagrana e terminate con la crema. Guarnite con chicchi di melagrana e pistacchi.

7. Mettete nel frigo a raffreddare e poi servite.

Vedi anche Biscotti Di Farina Di Riso Al Cioccolato Con Melagrana e Insalata Con Gamberi E Rucola

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