Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January location for the Book Club Meeting


This month I would like to meet the ladies in Andalucia (Spain) surrendered by olives and orange trees.
 I would like to spend time drinking fiti-fiti (Fifty-fifty a mix of 50% Pedro XimĂ©nez - sweet wine and 50% vino fino - dry) ...

...and nibbing tapas.


What do you think? Does it suits January book?

Monday, January 27, 2014

No yolks Chocolate cake


I had lots of egg-whites in my fridge and I didn't know how to use them. Nobody at home likes egg-whites omelet or soufflĂ©, and preparing meringue for an army didn't look appealing at that time. 
I didn't want to throw them away, too. That's why I searched the web for a recipe without yolks and found this easy chocolate cake. Sooooo light and soft... It's chocolicious!
Ingredients:

100gr Dark Chocolate (60% or more)
100gr Refined Sugar
80gr Unsalted Butter
50gr Flour
30gr Cornflour
5 Egg-whiites
10gr Baking Powder 
Pinch Salt
Powdered Sugar or Cocoa

Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Butter and sprinkle with flour the bottom of a 22cm round cake pan.
With the electric mixer beat the egg-whites on high speed until they are firm and fluffy, slowly adding the sugar. Meanwhile, in a bowl whisk together the flours, baking powder, and salt.
Add carefully the melted chocolate and butter mix to the whites. Then gently fold the cream with the dry mix.
Put the batter in the buttered pan and gently level the surface. Bake for about 25 minutes.
Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Extract the cake and leave it onto a wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with powered sugar or cocoa.




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Congratulations ladies!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Greeting the new year with new friends!

Happy 2014 folks! 

I decided to start the new year making presents :) 
I'll give away three of the best books I read during the 2013 because I loved them so much I can't keep them only for me ;)
So, here we go. Enter the giveaway and cross your fingers!
The giveaway is open internationally and to avoid problems of any sort the prizes are three ebooks purchased at Amazon.com (The giveaway isn't sponsored). It will start on January 6th at 12am (Rome Time Zone) and will end on January the 27th at 12am (Rome time Zone).

Prizes:



THREE WEEKS FOR THREE BOOKS! 
GOOD LUCK!
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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hurry up! Hurry up! The December book club meeting is coming!

The lovely ladies and I are reading a historical romance (My absolute first time!) as December book, but I can't get my head around a tea party since it's Christmas time... 



I wish I could sit with them around a tiny table surrounded by chill air and spices scent. I wish we could meet at the Weihnachtsmarkt just after sunset, drinking Gluhwein in the typical mug and nibbing delicious Lebkuchen (I love the ones covered with milk chocolate;P) while we talk about the charming Captain... I wish... I wish... I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :D