Devil’s food cake, the perfect chocolate cake.

Devil's food cake

I’m on a diet and I keep posting dessert.

I don’t think it’s a coincidence.

Truth is I had the chance to make a couple of nice cakes because some weeks ago it was my birthday and I celebrated it with the family.

I also had the possibility to take nice (but not perfect) pics of some other recipes you’ll see soon on blog; I have material to work on, WOOT WOOT!!

I post this great recipe now because I wanted to write something about Halloween parties and recipes: it’s that time of the year and I love Halloween so much!!

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Recipes & ideas for your Halloween party.

jack o' lantern

Halloween is knocking on the door once again, time is near, are you ready?

This is one of my favourite feasts, through the years I’ve posted a lot of “scary recipes“: maybe you remember some, using the search button you could find them but thinking to the lazy ones (as I am the laziest one) I’ ve decided to make a brand new post with them plus some nice ideas for your party I’ve found surfing Pinterest.

In Italy this festivity, I mean the way people in the U.S.A. celebrate it, is quite new: only in the last ten years we started finding decorations, costumes in the shops and in the last years restaurants, discos and pubs started themed nights.

Of course people at home started to throw themed parties too and I’m the queen of the Halloween themed food because I LOVE HALLOWEEN.

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Walnut country cake.

Walnut country cake

Few weeks ago my father in law came at us to go with my husband at the stadium to see a football match, Bologna- Inter F.C.

We had a quick dinner with piadina bread and cold cuts plus a good cold beer as they had to run off the stadium: it’s not far from where we live but of course you have to find a parking lot then walk, then pass the check points…

They were on a rush to be there in time.

I was very happy to have a whole evening just for me, Lorenzo just started school after the summer break and was exhausted and soon ready for bed so I had totally free time to do something in the kitchen.

It’s something that donesn’t happen often.

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Red velvet cake, recipe from Lorraine Pascale.

Red velvet cake 

I’m back after a long iatus, I did some changes to the blog, nothing visible but I exited the iFood network and now I’m an indipendent blogger, I upgraded my http certificates to https, I’m going to focus more on an international audience from now on so…

I have to improve my English and my posts!

I want to celebrate with one of my favourite cakes: red velvet cake.

I know you maybe are looking for Italian recipes on my pages but I consider all the food of the world part of passion and I love trying, mixing and, of course, sharing with you.

You have to know this cake was almost unknown in Italy untill few years ago; it became famous after some tv shows from U.S.A. like Cake Boss and now you can find it everywhere along with cupcakes and Oreo- everything .

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Dutch piadina turnovers.

cassoni olandesi

Dutch piadina turnovers.

I’ve found the time to add another flag on the map of my “turnovers world tour “.

Maybe you remember the American ones or the French ones, all of them are made with piadina dough plus a filling which remembers the chosen country.

This time I had hemp flour at home: thinking about hemp then about drug is a very short step: you have to know that hemp has a long tradition in Romagna area too, in the past almost all the fabrics in Romagna were made with hemp.

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Grapefruit Sour IPA sherbet.

Grapefruit Sour IPA sherbet.

This is another recipe I created for Cantina della Birra, a shop online dedicated to beers of every kind and nation.

As their blog is in Italian only I’m free to share on mine the recipe in English.

English is the brewery from where the beer I used comes from: Siren Craft Brew, Berkshire.

Pompelmocello is a great IPA, perfect for summer, so I decided to enjoy it into a fresh sherbet, the perfect dessert for a summer dinner.

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Spelt salad with cherry tomato, arugula, Parmesan and balsamic vinegar.

Spelt salad with cherry tomato, arugula, Parmesan and balsamic vinegar.

Hot summer, nasty summer.

I have a lot of issues, hubby had a work incident and can’t work so I have to work for both.

No time for cooking, no time for writing.

I’m only posting what I have settled in the past months.

I hope holidays and then fall will close this awful period.

This recipe is easy and part of our standard summer weekmeals, I’ ve tried this for the first time years ago in a bistro in Santarcangelo called Ottavino.

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Pecorino cheese and black pepper buns.

Pecorino cheese and black pepper buns.

I made this recipe for a lovely contest about sourdough sponsored by a good mill, Molino Dallagiovanna: unluckly I didn’t read part of the rules and I didn’t take a picture of the recipe with the flour bag so I cannnot enter the contest with this recipe.

No matter, I have another good idea but this recipe is too good and I have to post it on blog.

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Piadina turnovers with German filling.

Piadina turnovers with German filling.

I’m back after a long iatus, I had things to do, end of the school parties, work, hot weather struggle…

I don’t know if you remember my project about piadina turnovers filled with fillings inspired to different countries.

I did the Icelandic ones, the French ones, the English ones, I’m working on Dutch ones and today I’m posting here the German turnovers.

I made a big big mistake as you can see in photos: I had to make and shoot four different recipes, I was in a hurry and I took the wrong flags to decorate the photos.

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Quick gluten- free chocolate dessert.

Quick gluten- free chocolate dessert.

I made this recipe using a ready made gluten- free brisée dough from Buitoni, a famous Italian food brand.

It was a sponsored post as I sometimes work with brands.

Cookies you see are made with that brisée, you just have to take your favourite brisée or puff pastry (gluten- free) and use that.

Chocolate cream is so quick and easy you can make it whenever you need a treat, no matter if you’re celiac.

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