During one of my previous visits I have asked a recipe for Ciambella Guiseppina. It is a delicious flavourful cake.
200g caster sugar
1tsp baking powder
300g plain flour
100g butter, melted
zest of 1 clementine or lemon, grated (optional)
1tsp vanilla essence
Beat the eggs with the ricotta cheese and sugar, add baking powder, flour, zest, vanilla essence and melted butter and mix well. I have grated some clementine zest for an extra flavour but this is optional (try a lemon or an orange zest instead).
The cake batter is quite thick. Spoon it carefully in a buttered cake tin. Put the tin in an oven preheated to 180C for 45 minutes. Check with a wooden skewer if it's ready. You might need to lower the temperature and bake it for another 10 minutes, until the skewer comes clean.
Sprinkle some icing sugar on the top.
Eat warm, fresh from the oven, or cold. It's perfect with a cup of latte or strong tea.
Thank you, Aunt Giuseppina, for sharing your recipe!
|Aunt Giuseppina serving lasagne (photo's taken about 15 years ago)|
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