Carrot Cake

Preparation and cooking time: 35 minutes

Ingredients for 6 people

  • 225g organic grated carrots
  • 200g organic organic brown sugar
  • 225g Principe di Gerace organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 225g organic plain wholemeal flour
  • 225g organic chopped walnuts
  • 2 organic eggs
  • Grated zest of 1 organic orange
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation

Mix the eggs with the sugar, when smooth add all the ingredients together and place in a baking tin greased with organic Extra virgin olive oil.

Cook in preheated oven at 180° for about 45 min.

(Check with a wooden stick - the cake is ready when it doesn't stick!)

Serve warm or cold.

enjoy!

Blueberry Muffins

Preparation and cooking time: 40min

Ingredients for 12 muffins

  • 2 large eggs
  • 380g all purpose flour
  • 250 ml plain milk
  • 180g Principe di gerace organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 180g sugar
  • 25g baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 250g fresh or frozen blueberries (If using frozen blueberries, do not thaw before adding them to the batter)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 180° In a large bowl whisk together the lightly beaten egg, milk, oil, and vanilla extract.

In another large bowl whisk the flour with the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gently stir in the blueberries leaving some aside to decorate. With a rubber spatula fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir only until the ingredients are combined and moistened. Decorate with the remanining blueberries.

Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter, using two spoons. Place in the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin just comes out clean. Remove from oven.

Enjoy!

Fruit Crumble

Preparation and cooking time: 50 min

Ingredients for 6 people

  • 450 g of seasonal fruits (apples, pears, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, plums, peaches,etc.)
  • 170 g all-purpose flour
  • 70/100g of brown organic sugar
  • 90 g of Principe di Gerace organic extra virgin olive oil
  • ground cinnamon 

Preparation

Mix the flour with extra virgin olive oil and brown sugar until the mixture is grainy, like large crumbs. Store in the refrigerator for about half an hour.
Peel the fruit, cut into small pieces and place in a bowl. Add sugar and cinnamon and mix well. Pour on a greased pan and top over with the pastry mixture to cover fruit well. Bake at 180°for about 30 minutes or until golden.
Serve warm.

Tipps: you can serve the crumble with two tbsp of vanilla ice cream

enjoy!

Pasta frolla

Preparation time 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • 400g all-purpose flour
  • 150g organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 25g baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Zest of ½ lemon, grate

Preparation

In a large bowl place the flour, add the sugar and pour the oil in the middle, start working the oil with sugar and when well mixed add the eggs, lemon zest, salt and baking powder. Work with your hands. When the dough starts coming together, transfer to a work surface, and knead for a few seconds. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1\2 hour.

Tipps: This dough can be used for tea biscuits, marmelade or fruit “crostate” and adding some dark chocholate drops wonderful to prepare delicious shortcakes with children for breackfast.