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Besciamella sauce

BesciamellaBesciamella is a faboulous white sauce. The original Besciamella have a discussed origin: some people says it comes from France (“Bechamel”) and other people says it’s a Tuscany sauce, imported in France afterwards. Anyway it’s a common sauce in Italy(we don’t live just eating tomato!).

I personally love This sauce because it’s really good with oven baked pasta as well as with chicken and it’s one of the main ingredients of our beloved lasagna.

The recipe is very easy, you will only need:

  • 1 litre of warm milk
  • 100 gr of butter
  • 100 gr of plain flour
  • A pinch of salt
In a large sauce pan melt the butter at low fire and add the flower whisking vigorously to avoid lumps. Take it away form the fire and slowly add all the milk.
Put it back on the fire wait until it boils and cover with a lid fo...
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Limoncello Cupcakes

Limoncello Cupcakes

Limoncello Cupcakes

The south of Italy is very famous for the lemons. Just think about Limoncello, a liquor made with lemon! So one day I told myself, why I haven’t done a cupcake with lemon yet?! Let’s go to baking!

To bake 12 “lemoncupcakes”:

  • 175 gr Self raising flour sifted
  • 150 gr Softened salted butter
  • 150gr of caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon of limoncello

For your Icing:

  • 250 gr of softened  unsalted butter (I usually use lurpack unsalted butter because is whitest butter I’ve found in UK until now!)
  • 250 gr of icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of limoncello
  • A pale yellow Food colouring (Gel or liquid is the best for this recipe)
  • a few spoons of lemon curd (mmm!)
  • As a decoration I found this pretty lemon shape candies 

Preheat your oven at 180 degrees.

Beat ...

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Vanilla Cupcake

Vanilla cupcake

Vanilla cupcake

Cupcakes, they are everywhere lately!
I’ve started making them back in 2009 after a holiday in London. I had my first one in a shop in covent garden and I fell in love with them!
Chocolate, caramel, strawberry, pistachio, oreo… you can have this mini pretty cakes in every single flavour you are thinking now. And they can have the most creative decoration!

Today I’ll take you back to the basics and I’ll show you how to make a simple vanilla cupcake, full of flavour and really easy to impress your friends.
To make 12 cupcakes you will need:

  • 175 gr Self raising flour sifted
  • 150 gr Softened salted butter
  • 150gr of caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (Use the dark one, real vanilla extract, not the clear one witch is only flavouring)

For your Icing:

  • 250 gr of sof...
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