Nothing is better than a cupcake in our daily life, simple if you are in a hurry, rich if you feel a little cold in a winter afternoon, with strawberries on a perfect beach in Greece.. The mother of a good friend of mine in Italy used to call "generi di conforto" all those wonderful cakes that you'd bring with you when you go on a trip or just on your sofa.. for me cupcake is a little bit like that.. something good, cute.. that will come with you on your daily life!
le cupcake quotidien
photo Wanda Kujacz
jeudi 16 février 2012
my favorite region in Italy, there is everything there.. good food, fine wine,
history, art.. and a perfect countryside that you have to discover hanging
around with your cabriolet car stopping just to a have a glass of chianti.. and a slice of castagnaccio!
This is not
a cake for everybody. It’s not sweet, not fat, taste healthy. Actually it is healthy,
chestnut flour is very good for your body! I have to admit that for many years I
avoided castagnaccio, but now I found a recipe that I like and I started to eat
it, of course also some of my customers like it.. the ones who love carrot
How to do
it like a perfect Femme de Toscane:
mix 500g organic chestnut flour, 125g milk, 550g water, 70g rum, 30g olive oil
with macerated rosemary inside (one night is better), a pinch of salt. After add:
40g raisin and 40g pine nuts. Put in greased pans (2 squared pans of 22cm side) spread some rosemary oil on the top and put in preheated oven (180°C) for 35
brownie pan works also for castagnaccio!
just replace milk with soy milk and it will be perfect, but don’t tell it in Tuscany!