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.

Parmesan Cake (8)

This is another cake to serve cut into small pieces to accompany drinks as an alternative to Le Cake au Herbs. Alternatively it could be served alongside a meat or vegetable stew . Leftovers can be toasted and eaten as they are, or topped with some fried mushrooms and Greek yoghurt. You can add herbs for variation if wished. The recipe is from Sophie Grigson’s ” Sophies Table”.

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.