Thursday, 29 November 2012


The blog of the Home sweet Bakery is one year and one month old! Yey yey yey happy birthday! To celebrate this occasion, instead of receiving presents . . . I´ll give YOU presents!!! Cool isn´t it?

The prizes are three colourful kitchen/baking kits full of surprises: oven gloves, muffin and cupcake paper cases, cookie cutters, cookie packets, ice shapes, ribbons, and a special personalized gift. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and the winners will be drawn randomly (by

This is a WORLDWIDE giveaway so it is open to followers all over the world. The contest starts today November, 29th and ends December, Friday 14th at midnight. The winners will be announced on Saturday 15th.

To participate:
   1. become a fan of the Home sweet Bakery on Facebook by clicking HERE;
  2. become public follower of this blog by clicking HERE;
  3. leave a comment either here or on the Facebook wall with your email address (so I can contact you).

And... If you want an extra entry share this post on your Facebook Wall or publish it on your blog (if you have it).


Tuesday, 27 November 2012


Sunday is kind of a lazy day: you try to recover from Saturday evening and regain your motivation for Monday and this often involves a sofa and a movie. And usually Sunday is the "saddest" day of the week for me because I always have to say goodbye to special people I visit or who visit me... so chocolate is the right way to fuel up body, mind, and heart!

This is why I made chocolate waffles for us all on Sunday! Well "made" is a bit exaggerated, let´s say I assembled them. My boyfriend keeps promising he´ll lend me his waffle machine, but since I still haven´t seen it, I had to buy some ready made ones.

So this is what I did: I went to the supermarket, picked the chocolate ones, payed € 1,99. I went home, opened the package, turned on the oven, placed them in for a couple of minutes. In the meantime I whipped some cream, chopped a banana, took from the shelf the chocolate topping and sprinkles.
Then I just put one thing on top of the other and there you go: extremely delicious and satisfying Sunday waffles!


P.S. I hope I´ll be able to post the real recipe soon.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Aperitivo muffins

The weekend is over . . . but it was a good one!

The weather was nice, I went riding, walking the dog, I saw friends, had hot punch, ate chestnuts in front of the fire, played monopoly, took pictures, and baked!

I want to share with you a very simple savoury muffin recipe you can do to have a little something to bite during your happy hour (or as we say in Italy: aperitivo). 

250 gr. flour
250 gr. of cheese (I prefer parmesan, but you can also use cheddar, gouda or emmental)
2 eggs
250 ml. water
200 ml. milk (or water again if you want to make a lighter version)
50 ml. olive oil
basil or sage if you like

Beat the eggs with the water, milk and oil. In a separate bowl mix the flour, the cheese and the basil/sage. Then stir both mixtures together until smooth. 
Bake in the preheated oven at 190°C for 20 minutes; when well risen and golden brown they are ready.
Eat while still warm so the cheese will go stringy.

Don´t forget your aperitivo: I love to combine them with a spritz Aperol and Pimm´s!

Enjoy lovin´ from the oven 

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Double trouble caldron bubble

Trick or treat? Treats, treats, treats! Lemon curd muffins, apple crumbles, chocolate brownies, cake-pops, and sweet bread. No tricks, only delicious treats this Halloween.
And by the way I want to wish a happy and spooky birthday to my brother, my little monster, and shrieking creature Egon!

Enjoy the sweets and this spell
from Macbeth
of William Shakespeare

In a dark cave. In the middle a caldron boiling. Thunder. Three witches.

Thrice the brinded cat hath mew´d.
Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin´d.
Harpier cries: ´tis time! ´tis time!

Round about the caldron go;
In the poison´d entrails throw.
Toad, that under cold stone,
Days and nights has thirty-one;
Sweletr´d venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i´ the charmed pot!

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron coil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder´s fork, and blind-worm´s sting,
Lizard´s leg, and owlet´s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

Scale of dragon; tooth of wolf;
Witches´ mummy; maw and gulf
Of the ravin´d salt-sea shark;
Root of hemlock digg´d i the dark;
Liver of blaspheming Jew;
Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Silver´d in the moon´s eclipse;
Nose of Turk, and Tartar´s lips;
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver´d by a drab,
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger´s chaudron,
For the ingredients of our caldron.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

Cool it with a baboon´s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

Tiny Hand With Heart