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Nick Malgieri’s potato gruyere focaccia and a pie for dinner

The last time I wrote a post I promised to tell you how the potato gruyère focaccia turned out from Nick Malgieri’s book “Bake”. This book was a Christmas present from my little brother and I cannot stop flipping the pages to decide what to make next. So last week I tried his focaccia and honestly, this was by far the tastiest focaccia ever. The bread rose nicely and it was not labor intensive to make. As I am always hungry, the latter is very important to me. This focaccia had so much flavor, the moment I tasted it I knew I would be making this again and again. With some recipes you know they will be a regular in your repertoire. And this potato gruyère focaccia one of them. Unfortunately I only took 1 picture as I wasn’t patient enough to take another. Here it is:

Of course I will be trying lots more from Nick’s book so stay tuned. Maybe I’ll try his oat and honey bread or his ligurian walnut cake. The hardest part about his book is deciding what to make. And as it happens I do spend countless hours deciding what I would like to eat and many more scouring cook books and websites deciding which recipe to use for it. Like yesterday when it was time to decide what to cook. Continue reading

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In need of some sober nourishment

This is my first post for 2012, I hope everyone had a great 2011 and the best wishes for the new year. My resolution for the new year is to improve on my blog and writing skills. I started playing with the idea of writing a blog as a means of keeping record of which new recipes I tried and liked and what I ate on a daily basis, so the idea was nothing fancy just a regular girl crazy about food(and eating). Some people have a gift of making food look incredibly good but I am not a photographer, I’m a foodie and a greedy one at that. I’m regularly in the middle of dinner and then I have to kick myself because I forgot to take a picture beforehand. So in 2012 I am going to try to restrain myself from devouring my dinner immediately, the things I do for this blog! 😉

Enough of reflections/resolutions and back to the important stuff; food. After eating pretty much everything I wanted during the holidays, today I wanted something a bit more sober. So I woke up and scoured my cookbooks and I found a focaccia recipe in ”’Popina, book of baking” by Isidora Popovic. I found it on sale for €4 at a book store and I haven’t regretted it yet. Even if you don’t bake the pictures are beautifully taken. But I do bake so Continue reading