Who doesn’t love “O Sole Mio”?

For some reason, I always think of that song when I think of Venice:)

It is one of the most requested songs for Gondaliers to sing ……

Mmmm Veneziana

Yet it is a Neapolitan song.

But this lovely beauty is all Venetian!! It’s a Veneziana.

A Venetian version of Pandoro perhaps or a Panettone, as the dough is similar but without the fruits.

Definitely a festival bread and it does take a little effort but WELL worth it. Continue reading

Mmmm Cranberry, Raisin & Spice bread…

Heavenly.

You know I love sweet breads.

I love all sweet breads but the fruity ones hold a special place in my heart….

This one I love as i put a dollop of molasses or treacle in it, to give it a wee bit of extra oomph!

Sorry piccies are not the best this week….Hubby has the camera with him in the US, so it’s the old phone camera I am afraid…

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F.F.F.F.F.F……Focaccia……………

L.L.L.L.LOVE Focaccia!! It is known by many names all over Italy…

Focaccia in Genoa, Schiacciata in Firenze and Puglia, Pinze in the south…

I have been making a sort of focaccia for years, not really focaccia, well maybe a NZ one but not like the real thing…

Tasty but wanted some focaccia with olive oil pools and salt!!

Forno Casali, Lucca

In Lucca is a baker’s,  Forno Casali, that has the BEST focaccia, I have tasted…….EVER!! Continue reading

Breadist? Who me?

i am a bit concerned!

My friend told me i was being breadist…………I said “What?’

Sexist, racist, elitist, oldist…..NOW BREADIST!!

I had to laugh….

In order to appease my breadist leanings, I shall add a new category .

I shall call it greedyboys in honor of my greedy boys who tends to have more cakeist and biscuitish leanings than bread.

It will be cakey/ biscuity type things so then i will not be breadist.

Here is a wee preview of what we can expect to see in greedyboys…….

And I promise to do at least one non bready thing a week!!

Triple Choc chocca cookies

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