Mug cakes seem so yesterday (remember when the recipe circulated via emails?), but not surprisingly, this microwave dessert is still around and claiming space in the baking section of italian supermarkets. Going by the name of TorTazza, or cake (torta) in a cup (tazza), there are 2 flavors to choose from: red velvet and apple pie. Apple pie? Red velvet? In a cup? I dropped Apple Pie into the cart when MotH wasn’t looking.
Add mix to mug, stir in 4 tablespoons water until blended, nuke for 90 seconds. Cool and eat.
There are 3 ways to prepare it: with water, with water and whipped cream, or with sparkling water. Now I know some people go bleah at carbonated water but it results in a softer, fluffier texture and no weird taste (to me anyway). Concentrated apple and lemon juice powders are listed among the ingredients so there is a hint of apple flavor. To make it better, a good squeeze of whipped topping does the trick. Perfect for this weather we’re having today.
But not enough to make a snowman, not even snowballs! It’s been pretty quiet around the house after a rather miserable start to the new year, but the coughfest is over and in some way or other, we will make up for lost holiday time. Winter has been colder than usual with below zero nights, however, it is the snow, or rain, that we desperately need to properly get us through spring.
March 6th, 2016
I’m probably putting a jinx on things by thinking that there can only be beautiful weather from here on out, but today the snowflake graphic background on this blog is coming down. We didn’t receive a whole lot of snow during winter but I have no complaints.
The 3-day Easter weekend is upon us and much of northern Italy is expecting fair weather for the holidays. We have plans that include a picnic and Ernest Hemingway, but that’s all I’m saying on the subject. Happy Easter!