Saturday, September 14, 2013

Decadent Chocolate Pound cake

I pinned this recipe from tutti Dolci like a week ago. Actually, I haven't made a loaf cake since like a year because I have an oven with an uncontrollable temprature! Yes...unfortunately.

Decadent Chocolate Pound Cake

Find the original recipe Here

1 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
2 Tbsp mini semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 180°c  and spray an 20 x 10 -cm  loaf pan with nonstick spray.
Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter and sugar in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. Combine yogurt and buttermilk in a small bowl. Reduce speed to low and add half of flour mixture, beating just to combine. Add yogurt mixture, then finish with remaining flour mixture.
Pour the batter into prepared pan;  sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake for 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and cake springs back to the touch. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes; carefully remove cake from pan and cool completely on wire rack. 
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

I fall in love!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Grilled Zucchini

It's sunday... I was lazy and really don't feel like preparing a real lunch !
Had some sad zucchini in the fridge and lots of parsley, decided to invent this EASY dish as a side with a beef burger I made also today.

Grilled Zucchini & Easy one-minute Sauce


  • 3 medium zucchini, cut into 0.5 cm thick
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley 
  • salt and pepper

  1.  Rinse and dry the zucchini. Cut off the ends and discard them. Cut the zucchini lengthwise into 1/4-  inch-/ 0.5 cm thick planks
  2. preheat your grill to high and drizzle with olive oil.
  3.  Grill the zucchini over direct heat until they're well browned, 4-6 minutes per side.
  4. Prepare your after-grilling sauce by mixing all ingredients from garlic through salt and pepper.
  5. Drizzle your hot "delicious" zucchini with your sauce while they are still HOT !

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Grilled Salmon with Parsley-Dill Butter

Easy Lemon Butter Grilled Salmon 

  • 2 salmon filet about 100 gm each
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 -3 teaspoons  fresh herbs of your choice, I put parsley and dill.
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper

1-Soften your butter and mix with minced herbs.2- Season your butter mix with freshly ground pepper and salt.
3- Marinade your salmon  for thirty minutes.
4- Heat your grill; grill your salmon for 5 minutes on each side.
5- When it's done; add lemon juice when it's still hot.

Salmone grigliato al burro e limone


  • Tranci o Filetti di salmone preferibilmente fresco 
  • limone 
  • Burro a temperatura ambiente ( un cucchiaio per trancio)
  • Prezzemolo tritato e erba cipollina 
  • Sale 
  • Pepe 
  1.  Se avete del salmone surgelato naturalmente lasciatelo scongelare completamente ed eliminate per bene l'acqua. Prendete il vostro salmone, lavatelo bene e lasciate scolare bene l'acqua.
  2. Tritate il prezzemolo e l'erba cipollina; unite il burro.
  3. Aggiungete sale e pepe e lavorate con un cucchiaio fino a ottenere un composto omogeneo.  
  4.  Lasciate marinare il salmone  per 30 min circa.
  5. Cuocete, in una padella antiaderente ben calda, i tranci di salmone da entrambi i lati finche risulteranno
  6. ben  dorati: per girarli, usate una paletta, cosi eviterete di romperli.
  7. Aggiungete il succo di limone quando il salmone รจ ancora caldo !