Apple cake

Apple cake is one of my favourite desserts, so easy and so full of flavours! It is perfect with some cream, gelato or just a cup of tea!


  • Flour, 250g
  • Apples, 4
  • Sugar, 200g
  • Milk, 200ml
  • Lemon, 1
  • Fast action yeast, 1 sachet
  • Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon
  • Eggs, 2


  1. Grate the lemon to get the zest
  2. Cut the lemon and squeeze it
  3. Peel the apples and cut them in little squares
  4. Put the squares in a bowl and add the lemon juice
  5. In a separate bowl, put the flour and yeast
  6. Add eggs and milk and mix
  7. Add the sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, lemon zest and mix
  8. Rinse the apples and add them in the mixture
  9. Preheat the oven at 160° fan assisted
  10. Grease a tray with some butter and add the mixture
  11. Leave it to cook for 40 minutes or until cooked

Orange cinnamon rolls with white chocolate icing

This is not the usual cinnamon rolls recipe, it has a lovely orange kick that gives even more flavour! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

Ingredients for the dough:

  • Flour, 500g
  • One sachet of fast action yeast
  • Orange zest, 1
  • Orange juice, 5 tablespoons
  • Egg, 1
  • Butter 75 mg plus some for the tray
  • 75 g of sugar
  • 175ml of milk

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 30mg butter
  • 30mg icing brown sugar
  • Orange juice, 2 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon, 1 tablespoon

Ingredients for the icing:

  • White chocolate, 200g
  • Icing sugar, 150g
  • Butter, 200g
  • Orange juice, 3 tablespoons


  1. Use the ingredients for the dough and mix together the flour, sugar and yeast
  2. Add the egg and stir
  3. Add the milk and stir
  4. Melt the butter and add it to the mixture
  5. Put some butter in a bowl, add the mixture and leave it to rise for one hour or until double in size
  6. Using a roll, flat the dough until it is 1.5 cm
  7. Cut the butter is little squares and spread them on the dough
  8. Spread the cinnamon
  9. Mix the sugar and the orange juice and spread it on the dough
  10. Roll the dough
  11. Cut the roll in slices of about 2cm
  12. Grease a tray with some butter
  13. Put the slices in the tray and let them rise until double in size
  14. Put the tray in the oven at 160° for 20 minutes or until golden
  15. Let it cool and prepare the icing: melt the white chocolate and the butter, mix them with the orange juice and the sugar
  16. Spread the icing on the rolls


Cinnamon rolls

I discovered cinnamon rolls very recently, after a couple of years I was in the UK.

The first time I tried one I wasn’t even impressed, I found it very dry and heavy.

My friends couldn’t accept it and they made sure I had a proper cinnamon roll sharing like 100 recipes with me. After several (and mean like one thousand) attempts, I finally managed to create the perfect recipe and it changed everything!

So here I am, sharing with you the recipe that made me change my mind about cinnamon rolls!

Ingredients for the dough:

  • Egg 1
  • Flour 350g
  • Warm milk 150 ml
  • Yeast fast action one packet
  • Sugar 150g
  • Butter melted 70g
  • Salt a teaspoon

Ingredients for the cinnamon filling:

  • Butter melted 70g
  • cinnamon 1 tablespoon
  • Brown sugar 120g

Ingredients for the icing:

  • Butter softened 70g
  • Icing sugar 40g
  • Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
  • Full fat soft cheese 35g


  1. Mix together the warm milk, sugar and yeast
  2. Add the flour and mix until there are no lumps
  3. Add the egg, salt, butter
  4. Leave it to rest for 30 minutes
  5. Take the mixture out and using a roll make it flat, it has to be 0.5 mm thick
  6. Time for the filling: melt the butter and spread it on the dough
  7. Mix together the sugar and the cinnamon and spread it evenly on the dough
  8. Roll the dough forming a log-like shape
  9. Cut it to slices 2.5 cm thick
  10. Spread some butter on a oven tray
  11. Put the slices on the tray
  12. Put the tray in the oven at 180° fan for 15-20 minutes
  13. Time for the frosting: mix together the butter, sugar, vanilla, soft cheese until there are no lumps and it is all fluffy
  14. When the cinnamon rolls are goldened take them out the oven and wait until warm
  15. Add the icing
  16. Eat and love them!!!