• Posted on: 5 February 2018
  • By: giulia


1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 tablespoons softened butter
zest of 1/2 a lemon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
vegetable oil for frying
powder sugar for rolling



  • Posted on: 1 February 2018
  • By: giulia


1 cup of "00" flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp lard
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 pinch salt
4 tsp grappa or white wine
1 lemon, grated zest only
Canola oil, for frying
Powder sugar


In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, butter and baking powder. Make a well. Add the egg, salt, grappa or wine and lemon zest and mix with your hands. On a floured work surface, knead the dough until it forms into a smooth ball. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes at room temperature before rolling.


  • Posted on: 23 October 2016
  • By: giulia


2 bottles of red wine, full body
220 gr / 7 oz / slightly less than 1 cup sugar
Peel of 1 small organic lemon
Peel of 1 small organic orange
1 apple, peeled and cut into cubes
1-2 star anise
8 cloves (inserted into apple cubes)
2 sticks cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg

In a steel pot, add the wine to all other ingredients. Cook on low for 5 minutes, untill sugar is dissolved. Turn on high. Using a lighter or a burning stick, fire the wine (stand back!) and wait until the flame is completely gone. Serve hot in a mug.