Gelo di mango: the recipe (finally :))

As I wrote about one year ago, pectin is an excellent jellying agent. Pectins are extracted from fruit (usually, from some citrus’ zest) and they allow preparing jams very quickly, without boiling the fruit for hours and hours. By increasing the concentration of pectins, it is also possible to make fruit pastes and jello, all vegan, of course :)

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Coconut pudding: the recipe...vegan

After the disappointment of the last week, I was totally determined to get my revenge with corn starch. Thus, I decided to make another classic of the Italian gastronomy: bianco mangiare. Shortly, a pudding. Now, there are various versions of this dessert: a few of them want almond milk, others regular cow milk. Corn starch is the most common thickening agent, although gelatine is used in some recipes. Since I wanted a vegan recipe, either cow milk or gelatine are out of the picture. Therefore, I trusted the two plant based ingredients that can honour this recipe the best: coconut milk and corn starch.

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Panettone 2018

Panettone, as well as pandoro and colomba, are the big challenges of Italian pastry. And as such, I have always faced them with a bit of nervousness (will the dough torque? will the dough rise? will the cake collapse after baking?). But this year, no pressure. On the other hand, the entire preparation went very smoothly, with each successful step after one other. Just luck or, maybe, am I becoming more confident with these types of baking products? Who knows ;)

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