The last day of Carnival before the beginning of the Lent …

Just before the beginning of the Lent, the so called Martedì Grasso (literally “Fat Tuesday”), I’ve decided to try to make a very typical cake for Carnival, the Schiacchiata alla Fiorentina

  • 250 g of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • no butter but a glass of milk
  • 50 g of sugar
  • a vanilla baking powder

Very simple. Mix first the sugar and the eggs.

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Then add the flour, little by litte, stirring. The milk to make it more liquid and helping the flour melting.

Then add the baking powder, that one always at the very end. And remember that the whole thing

has to be homogeneous.

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Pour everything in a glass baking pan.

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The oven should be hot already.

Let it cook at 180°C more or less (if it’s burning, better a little lower, but longer, around 40 minutes in total.

And don’t forget that for the first 15 minutes you don’t have to open the door of the oven,

otherwise it won’t grow in volume. Try with some toothpick to see if it’s cooked after the first 30 minutes.

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The toothpick if plunged, should come out completly dry and not sticky.

Powdered sugar to decorate and add extra taste.

What I have forgotten is some “orange” flavour. So a bit of orange peel inside (you could try also with some Grand Marnier or Cointreau … just a few drops!).

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I have really enjoyed it because it’s soft, not heavy (no butter, no oil, just a bit of sugar …).

But the traditional recipe, I should tell you is not this “shape”, but rectangular. Not too high but still soft.

Thin white layer of powdered sugar on all the top of it.

Well next time …

Now Lent time has started, so no more cakes for a little while.

But keep reading me.

I have another yummy receipt I will post shortly.

And I can tell you i.e. that vegetables aren’t boring at all …there are so many ways to make them or mix them!

Anyway I am not vegetarian! I need iron to feel strong.

Meet once a week not every day of course!

Well see you next!

Take care, all of you.

 

Thanks again

Barbara

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