Apple Cake

A quick and simple Italian apple cake from ” Twelve: A Tuscan Cookbook” by Tessa Kiros. Its best made on the day you want to eat it as it does not keep well. If you like you can add a couple of Tablespoons of Vin Santo or another liquer to the batter. Serve on its own or with fresh whipped cream.

Torta Caprese (8)

A rich and intensely chocolatey cake originating from the island of Capri but made and appreciated across Italy and beyond. This version is from ” Organic” by Sophie Grigson and William Black. Serve on its own or preferably topped with a dollop of mascarpone, creme fraiche or thick greek yoghurt.