Sanguinaccio aka Neapolitan Chocolate Sauce (Ready in 10 minutes)

Sanguinaccio is a typical Neapolitan black pudding originally prepared with pig’s blood during the Carnival holidays. Now don’t tell me you expected something pink, heart shaped and cute for Valentine’s Day. I wouldn’t like to disappoint you but… Things are that I’m not too up for acts of romanticism inspired by a well planned marketing strategy.  I can hold down my cynicism, […]

Matcha Pancakes with Milled Flax Seeds

It’s been a few days since I last enjoyed my oatmeal-based breakfast. I am just waking up with an intense craving for croissant pancakes. I’ve read somewhere that some foods are very effective in increasing the level of dopamines, the neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. My morning oats must have stopped working together with […]

Easy Rum and Blueberry Chocolate Truffles (and the very first taste of chocolate)

There would be many things to say about chocolate. If heaven had a taste it would be similar to the taste of chocolate. I could go on and on with praises to this magnificent invention of the human creativity. Appropriate for every occasion, both for happy and sad moments (don’t we indulge in chocolate to find in it some comfort […]

Nutella Dorayaki (Japanese Sandwich Pancake filled with creamy Nutella)

Shrove Tuesday. Does this mean a “confess” day or a Pancake Day to you? If it wasn’t for Wikipedia I did not know that today I am supposed to “make a special point of self-examination”, and consider what wrongs I need to repent. I am inclined to think I’ve made more wrongs to myself than to the others […]