Saturday, 8 February 2014

Tiny Beautiful Things Of The Week

" You know what I love about cooking?...I love that after a day when nothing is sure, and when I say 'nothing' I mean nothing!, you can come home and absolutely know that If you add eggs yolks to chocolate and sugar and milk, it will get thick. It's such a comfort!".
                                                                                   From " Julie & Julia"

This week I've spent most of the time at home because of the torrential rain!!! I've finished to read a book and I have started another, "How to be a woman", by Caitlin Moran. I bought it two years ago in a bookshop in London because I was attracted by the cover, then I put it aside and now that I'm reading it I think it is very very funny!!!:) 

 Have you read it?

I've also spent time in the kitchen , preparing one of my favourite cake: the Strudel. I've used the recipe of my great grandmother, who had Austrian origins, and it has been really delicious!!! 


350gr of flour
a pinch of salt
1/2 glass of warm water
100 gr of margarine
1 egg
2 spoons of sugar
8 or 10 apples
pine nuts

Put in a bowl : sugar,  one egg, margarine, flour, salt and add half glass of warm water.
Knead the dough and roll it out very thin. Peel the apples, cut into slices and place in a bowl with a few drops of lemon.
Add to the dough the slices of apple, sprinkle it with sugar and cinnamon, and add raisins, pine nuts and almonds.

Roll up the dough and place it in a buttered baking dish, then add some sugar on the surface.

Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for an hour.

                           Enjoy it with a cup of "Earl Grey" tea!!!

 What have been your tiny beautiful things of this week?



  1. I need to read that book for sure! <3

    Jennie xo |

    1. yessss sweet!!!:) It's so funny, moving and revealing!!!

  2. Oh wow that strudel! Classic recipes are the best. Do you know author sarra manning? If you don't read unsticky! Jazzy at

    1. Hi Jazzy!!!:) I totally agree with you!!!:) I absolutely must read " Unsticky"!!!It seems so captivating!!!