Posts tagged ‘Yeast’

February 2, 2010

Pizza at home: a few notes

Home made pizzaFinally! The oven is back!

First thing we did, we baked a pizza. In our super connected world, you don’t really miss Italy that much. Two things though you do miss: the sun and pizza. Now I come from quite a misty and cold corner so I don’t even miss the sun that much. But pizza…
When you are in Italy, you live with the comforting thought that at walking distance there is always a pizzeria that can save the evening, if not the day. Maybe not the best on Earth, but still, acceptable. Abroad, that is not true. Pizza is in the best case very sad, in the worst case it will make you sick. In the UK the situation was number two, here in Germany, being many more ‘old style’ Italian immigrants, the situation leans towards number one.

August 19, 2009

Best Dessert Ever

baba
… Or maybe not, but still, one of the top five, honestly. Baba’ – for those of you not lucky enough to be born in the right place of the world – is a yeast based pastry soaked with sugar syrup and rhum. This is not a proper description of course, it is like saying that the Mona Lisa is a canvas painted with a few oil colors, including black, brown, and yellow. The name, baba’, is the way in which in Naples people say ‘something delicious’. And we are talking about Naples, where they invented pizza.

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