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Bigilla, Maltese fava bean puree.

Bigilla, Maltese fava bean puree.

Hi all!

As you see I’m deep into cooking experiments at the moment, so deep I started again with my usual recipe exchange with a close circle of food blogger friends.

Blogs are in italian only so I don’t bother share links you cannot read but I can tell I had to dig deep into the blog I was paired with because it has hundreds, and I mean HUNDREDS of recipes.

Some are local, some come from far, far away: I decided to stay in the middle and I choosed a recipe from Malta, the Bigilla.

Lemon squares.

Lemon squares

So I started cooking again, it seems.

It’s true and only now I feel how much I missed it.

How long since the last time I tried a recipe from one of my books?

Don’t even remember but here we are with a new entry from a book called ” Una merenda a New York” ( a snack in New York) by Marc Grossman.

Dark chocolate brownies.

Dark chocolate brownies.

At the moment I have my Facebook feed filled with post about how to recycle chocolate from chocolate Easter eggs.

Don’t know how it is as here chocolate, as it appears, disappears.

True magic, really.

On the other hand I feel the urge to help all the people out there dealing with this ” big problem” so today I’m going to post a dark chocolate brownies recipe; brownies are always the win- win of the desserts: easy, quick, everyone likes them, you can make them a little in advance and even freeze them if there are leftovers ( does it ever happen?).

Of course online you can find about a billion brownie recipe, I also have about une hundred on my books but few weeks ago I found a random video on Facebook, I watched it and I decided to give that recipe a try.

This is the video:

Blue cheese focaccia.

 

Blue cheese focaccia.

Italy is under the coldest weather, ” Burian” it’s called, and it’s here and it’s so cold this morning the car refused to turn on ( first time ever in twelve years, luckly it moved after a while but it was quite scarying.

Yesterday we had to subscribe the notary deed to buy our dream house, not an appointment you can delay or miss and we had: big snow, school closed, ice on every road.

We reached the notary’s studio and we did it so now I can tell you I own a home!!

I’ll need few months before entering the house but it’s ok, time to think about forniture and arguing with hubby about ceiling lamps. 🙂

Tomorrow schools will be close, at the moment I’m not sure I can reach school to bring son back home. :O

Look at hubby right after the deed and our garden today:

Spanish churros.

Spanish churros.

Do you know Paul Hollywood’s tv serie ” City bakes“?

I didn’t until the last flu of my son; he was sick and he wanted to see tv with me in bed.

We were watching Food Network and Paul appeared, walking around a beautiful city, entering bakeries and tasting bread, sweets and pastries.

I love Paul Holliwood a lot, I did some of his recipes like the Guinness cupcakes and this walnut cake from one of his books, even the soda bread, one of the first posts on this blog, comes from him: everything I did turned out so amazing, recipes from books are perfect ( it should be granted when when we speak of cooking book but I can assure you it’s not, mistakes and typo that change the sense of the recipe are so common even if I have to say UK books are usually pretty accurate, expecially compared to Italian ones).