crostata, crostata

There is often a huddle of people waiting outside the nondescript bakery on a corner of the Jewish ghetto, the one so small there is only room for 3.5 customers at a time, the rest obliged to wait outside gazing into the windows filled with biscotti and crostate and whatever festive specialty there happens to be at that point in the Jewish calendar. The cherry and ricotta … Continue reading crostata, crostata

jam tarts and ring tins

Everyone has one great cake recipe, one that originally come from someone else, but like a favourite pair of shoes sort of moulds itself to you; the quantities firmly implanted in some corner of the brain and ingredients almost always to hand.  Mine was for so many years the superbly simple but quite indulgent flourless chocolate cake recipe stolen from the French and made famous by … Continue reading jam tarts and ring tins