Sonia C.

@food.for.therapy

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Some seek therapy from professionals, others reach for the bottle, mine is generally on a plate.
Custard Crumble Cake - Torta Sbriciolata 
I was in my happy place baking this beauty, and eating it was an absolute pleasure πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹. It's a cross between a cake, tart, and crumble, filled with a creamy Italian lemon custard. This delicious dessert has a very sentimental place in my baking repertoire as it one of the first things my dear godmother taught me to make when I was a mere teenager! She is no longer with us but I think of her every time I make this beautiful bake, with every mouthful bringing back treasured baking memories.  #baking  #cake  #homebaking  #crumblecake  #custard  #custardtart  #italiancustard  #cremapasticcera  #lemoncustard  #tortasbriciolata  #crostata  #crostatafattaincasa  #dolcifattiincasa  #cucinamarchigiana

Custard Crumble Cake - Torta Sbriciolata I was in my happy place baking this beauty, and eating it was an absolute pleasure πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹. It's a cross between a cake, tart, and crumble, filled with a creamy Italian lemon custard. This delicious dessert has a very sentimental place in my baking repertoire as it one of the first things my dear godmother taught me to make when I was a mere teenager! She is no longer with us but I think of her every time I make this beautiful bake, with every mouthful bringing back treasured baking memories. #baking #cake #homebaking #crumblecake #custard #custardtart #italiancustard #cremapasticcera #lemoncustard #tortasbriciolata #crostata #crostatafattaincasa #dolcifattiincasa #cucinamarchigiana

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8
25 days ago
Do what you love and be happy! 
Nothing makes me happier than putting on an apron and getting into the kitchen to bake. It's my therapy and my indulgence. Pictured is a brown butter bundt cake from he book Just Desserts by @charlotteree. The cake pan is a @nordicwareusa party bundt pan. Go on, bake yourself happy 😊  #cake  #baking  #homebaking  #butter  #buttercake  #brownbutter  #sweets  #bundtcake  #bundtpan  #cookbooks

Do what you love and be happy! Nothing makes me happier than putting on an apron and getting into the kitchen to bake. It's my therapy and my indulgence. Pictured is a brown butter bundt cake from he book Just Desserts by @charlotteree. The cake pan is a @nordicwareusa party bundt pan. Go on, bake yourself happy 😊 #cake #baking #homebaking #butter #buttercake #brownbutter #sweets #bundtcake #bundtpan #cookbooks

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a month ago
Rice pudding, or more specifically, rizogalo (Greek rice pudding). There are so many versions of this wonderful dessert, but mine is so very simple and adaptable. All you need to make this is rice, milk, sugar, lemon, and cinnamon. 
Rizogalo:
100 grams of rice - I use short grain 
1 litre of milk or non dairy substitute. 
Sugar, honey or maple syrup to taste. 
2 cinnamon sticks
4 strips lemon peel
Optional - 2-3 egg yolks to thicken and enrich
Place the milk, rice, cinnamon and lemon in a heavy based pan and bring to a simmer, stirring regularly to stop it from sticking. When the rice is tender but still holding its shape, add the sweetener of your choice (start with a small amount and then adjust to your taste), stir and return it briefly to the stove to combine. It is ready to eat at this stage, however if you want to enrich it (and it's not a vegan version), add the egg yolks at this point. Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar (or sweetener), add a ladle of the hot milk/rice mixture to the egg mixture to temper it (stirring continuously) and then add this all back to the pot and stir until thickened. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and enjoy hot, warm or cold! 
 #pudding  #ricepudding  #rizogalo  #greekdessert  #rice  #milk  #sweets  #simpledesserts  #quickandeasy  #comfortfood  #dessert  #cinnamon  #lemon  #vegan  #traditional  #homecooking  #homecook

Rice pudding, or more specifically, rizogalo (Greek rice pudding). There are so many versions of this wonderful dessert, but mine is so very simple and adaptable. All you need to make this is rice, milk, sugar, lemon, and cinnamon. Rizogalo: 100 grams of rice - I use short grain 1 litre of milk or non dairy substitute. Sugar, honey or maple syrup to taste. 2 cinnamon sticks 4 strips lemon peel Optional - 2-3 egg yolks to thicken and enrich Place the milk, rice, cinnamon and lemon in a heavy based pan and bring to a simmer, stirring regularly to stop it from sticking. When the rice is tender but still holding its shape, add the sweetener of your choice (start with a small amount and then adjust to your taste), stir and return it briefly to the stove to combine. It is ready to eat at this stage, however if you want to enrich it (and it's not a vegan version), add the egg yolks at this point. Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar (or sweetener), add a ladle of the hot milk/rice mixture to the egg mixture to temper it (stirring continuously) and then add this all back to the pot and stir until thickened. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and enjoy hot, warm or cold! #pudding #ricepudding #rizogalo #greekdessert #rice #milk #sweets #simpledesserts #quickandeasy #comfortfood #dessert #cinnamon #lemon #vegan #traditional #homecooking #homecook

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a month ago
PROUD PARENT ALERT! 
Coming soon to a pharmacy near you.....our beautiful Emily. After 13 years of school and 5 years of university, we couldn't be any prouder of her and her newly acquired pharmacy and pharmaceutical science degreesπŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“. Who'd have thought that smiley little girl with the big brown eyes would end up pursuing her love of chemistry and become a pharmacist! So proud of your work ethic, commitment to study and determination whilst never compromising your exceptional people skills or professionalism. We couldn't love or admire you any more than we do πŸ’–.  #graduation universitygraduation  #pharmacy  #pharmacist  #doubledegree  #honours achievement  #farmacista  #beautifuldaughter  #proudparents

PROUD PARENT ALERT! Coming soon to a pharmacy near you.....our beautiful Emily. After 13 years of school and 5 years of university, we couldn't be any prouder of her and her newly acquired pharmacy and pharmaceutical science degreesπŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“. Who'd have thought that smiley little girl with the big brown eyes would end up pursuing her love of chemistry and become a pharmacist! So proud of your work ethic, commitment to study and determination whilst never compromising your exceptional people skills or professionalism. We couldn't love or admire you any more than we do πŸ’–. #graduation universitygraduation #pharmacy #pharmacist #doubledegree #honours achievement #farmacista #beautifuldaughter #proudparents

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a month ago
Hello fellow bakers! So nice to be back amongst you after a little break. I'm so looking forward to catching up on all your food posts. What better way to get back into it than making my family's favourite- Orange Chiffon Cake 🍊. It's tender and super tasty. However despite its significant size, never makes it to the 24 hour mark in our house! Plus, isn't that flowing batter so mesmerising to watch!  #cake  #baking  #homebaking  #chiffon  #chiffoncake  #dairyfree  #dairyfreecake  #orange  #orangechiffon  #orangejuice  #freshlysqueezed  #citrus  #zest  #eggs  #cakebatter

Hello fellow bakers! So nice to be back amongst you after a little break. I'm so looking forward to catching up on all your food posts. What better way to get back into it than making my family's favourite- Orange Chiffon Cake 🍊. It's tender and super tasty. However despite its significant size, never makes it to the 24 hour mark in our house! Plus, isn't that flowing batter so mesmerising to watch! #cake #baking #homebaking #chiffon #chiffoncake #dairyfree #dairyfreecake #orange #orangechiffon #orangejuice #freshlysqueezed #citrus #zest #eggs #cakebatter

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2 months ago
Eggplant Schnitzel Parmigiana. This fabulous vegetarian (easily made vegan) meal came about from having some beautiful fresh eggplants, a big bunch of fresh basil and an appetite for schnitzel. I haven't written  a recipe yet,  but this is how easy it was:
1) Make a big batch of plain tomato, garlic, and basil pasta sauce. You can freeze leftovers and make a delicious pasta meal with them another time;
2) Cut large eggplants into 1cm slices;
3) Crumb them as you would a schnitzel - flour, egg (omit if vegan), breadcrumbs;
4) Fry the schnitzels in vegetable oil and drain on kitchen towel. You could also lightly mist them with oil and bake them for a healthier alternative;
5) Place the schnitzels on a shallow baking tray lined with baking paper and spoon on some of the tomato and basil sauce. 
6) Top with a slice of mozzarella cheese (or use vegan alternative) and place under a preheated grill until the cheese is melted. 
ENJOY 
 #cooking  #homecooking  #italianfood  #vegetarian  #vegetariano  #vegan  #vegano  #tastyvegan  #vegetarianfood  #eggplant  #aubergine  #melanzane  #schnitzel  #schnitzelparmigiana  #parmigiana  #parmy  #cotoletta  #tomato  #basil  #garlic  #mozzarella  #mozzarellacheese  #formaggio

Eggplant Schnitzel Parmigiana. This fabulous vegetarian (easily made vegan) meal came about from having some beautiful fresh eggplants, a big bunch of fresh basil and an appetite for schnitzel. I haven't written a recipe yet, but this is how easy it was: 1) Make a big batch of plain tomato, garlic, and basil pasta sauce. You can freeze leftovers and make a delicious pasta meal with them another time; 2) Cut large eggplants into 1cm slices; 3) Crumb them as you would a schnitzel - flour, egg (omit if vegan), breadcrumbs; 4) Fry the schnitzels in vegetable oil and drain on kitchen towel. You could also lightly mist them with oil and bake them for a healthier alternative; 5) Place the schnitzels on a shallow baking tray lined with baking paper and spoon on some of the tomato and basil sauce. 6) Top with a slice of mozzarella cheese (or use vegan alternative) and place under a preheated grill until the cheese is melted. ENJOY #cooking #homecooking #italianfood #vegetarian #vegetariano #vegan #vegano #tastyvegan #vegetarianfood #eggplant #aubergine #melanzane #schnitzel #schnitzelparmigiana #parmigiana #parmy #cotoletta #tomato #basil #garlic #mozzarella #MozzarellaCheese #formaggio

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4 months ago
Looking for a light, healthy and fresh lunch on a hot summer's day? Well here it is- homemade hummus topped with homemade dukkah. It's vegan, gluten free, dairy free, nearly no fat and just so moreish. Add some raw crisp vegetables for dipping and you have a meal packed with fibre, protein, vitamins and antioxidants. Both dishes were really easy to make using only basic pantry items.  #homecooking  #homemade  #lunchideas  #lightlunch  #hummus  #chickpeas  #tahini  #sesamepaste  #garlic  #oliveoil  #lemonjuice  #sesameseeds  #coriander  #cumin  #vegan  #dairyfree  #glutenfree  #healthylunch

Looking for a light, healthy and fresh lunch on a hot summer's day? Well here it is- homemade hummus topped with homemade dukkah. It's vegan, gluten free, dairy free, nearly no fat and just so moreish. Add some raw crisp vegetables for dipping and you have a meal packed with fibre, protein, vitamins and antioxidants. Both dishes were really easy to make using only basic pantry items. #homecooking #homemade #lunchideas #LightLunch #hummus #chickpeas #tahini #sesamepaste #garlic #oliveoil #lemonjuice #sesameseeds #coriander #cumin #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #healthylunch

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5 months ago
I'm so excited to show you all my HOME MADE RICOTTA!  It's not difficult to make but just allow a little time for setting and draining. The best way to appreciate its rich, milky flavour is to spread it onto Italian bread - rather thickly πŸ˜‹. I also used it as part of the filling for an easy version of tiropita (Greek cheese pie) - a fabulous recipe from @elenibordin. Sweet ricotta, sharp feta,  salty Parmesan and stretchy mozzarella combined with mint and beaten eggs, then spread on buttered sheets of phyllo pastry, scrunched up and placed in the oven to bake - just heavenly.   #baking  #homebaking  #homecook  #cheese  #homemadecheese  #ricottacheese  #ricottafresca  #freshricotta  #softcheese  #curdcheese  #italiancheese  #italianfood   #milk  #tiropita  #cheesepie  #phyllo  #greekfood  #feta

I'm so excited to show you all my HOME MADE RICOTTA! It's not difficult to make but just allow a little time for setting and draining. The best way to appreciate its rich, milky flavour is to spread it onto Italian bread - rather thickly πŸ˜‹. I also used it as part of the filling for an easy version of tiropita (Greek cheese pie) - a fabulous recipe from @elenibordin. Sweet ricotta, sharp feta, salty Parmesan and stretchy mozzarella combined with mint and beaten eggs, then spread on buttered sheets of phyllo pastry, scrunched up and placed in the oven to bake - just heavenly. #baking #homebaking #homecook #cheese #homemadecheese #ricottacheese #ricottafresca #freshricotta #softcheese #curdcheese #italiancheese #italianfood #milk #tiropita #cheesepie #phyllo #greekfood #feta

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5 months ago
Dog biscuits for my favourite border collie Max, who recently turned 1. Full of yummy goodness, these biscuits contain peanut butter, whole-wheat flour, egg, grated carrot and a little cooked bacon. Please always check which ingredients are ok for dogs to consume before preparing any food for them.  #baking  #homebaking  #dogbiscuits  #dogtreats  #homemade  #healthydogtreats  #furbabies  #maxthebordercollie  #happy1stbirthday

Dog biscuits for my favourite border collie Max, who recently turned 1. Full of yummy goodness, these biscuits contain peanut butter, whole-wheat flour, egg, grated carrot and a little cooked bacon. Please always check which ingredients are ok for dogs to consume before preparing any food for them. #baking #homebaking #dogbiscuits #dogtreats #homemade #healthydogtreats #furbabies #maxthebordercollie #happy1stbirthday

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5 months ago
Christmas bake no. 6: white chocolate, oat and Biscoff cookies. I know Christmas is over but I just had to put up one last post. Plus, It's only now that I get to enjoy these bakes!  These cookies are a one bowl, no chill, melt and mix dough - so easy. The dough contains oats, crunchy @lotusbiscoffau spread and white chocolate chunks. Your challenge: stopping at one πŸ˜‹.  #baking  #homebaking  #homebaker  #cookies  #biscuits  #biscoff  #biscoffspread  #oats  #chocolate  #chocolatechunks  #whitechocolate  #biscuittin  #sweettreat  #easycookies

Christmas bake no. 6: white chocolate, oat and Biscoff cookies. I know Christmas is over but I just had to put up one last post. Plus, It's only now that I get to enjoy these bakes! These cookies are a one bowl, no chill, melt and mix dough - so easy. The dough contains oats, crunchy @lotusbiscoffau spread and white chocolate chunks. Your challenge: stopping at one πŸ˜‹. #baking #homebaking #homebaker #cookies #biscuits #biscoff #biscoffspread #oats #chocolate #chocolatechunks #whitechocolate #biscuittin #sweettreat #EasyCookies

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5 months ago
Christmas bake no. 5: mostaccioli cookies. These biscuits taste like a pimped up Italian version of gingerbread. With almonds, cinnamon, orange, honey and cloves, they have a middle eastern flavour profile - this is probably indicative of their origins as they are a southern Italian traditional cookie. Decadently coated in dark chocolate, they are a crunchy, aromatic, not too sweet treat.  #baking  #homebaking  #biscuits  #cookies  #mostaccioli  #biscotti  #italianfood  #traditionalitalian  #italiancookies  #dairyfree  #roastedalmonds  #almonds  #spice  #cinnamon  #cloves  #darkchocolate  #cocoa

Christmas bake no. 5: mostaccioli cookies. These biscuits taste like a pimped up Italian version of gingerbread. With almonds, cinnamon, orange, honey and cloves, they have a middle eastern flavour profile - this is probably indicative of their origins as they are a southern Italian traditional cookie. Decadently coated in dark chocolate, they are a crunchy, aromatic, not too sweet treat. #baking #homebaking #biscuits #cookies #mostaccioli #biscotti #italianfood #traditionalitalian #italiancookies #dairyfree #roastedalmonds #almonds #spice #cinnamon #cloves #darkchocolate #cocoa

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5 months ago
Christmas bake no. 3: kourabiethes. These divine Greek almond shortbread type cookies are always included in my Christmas baking. I love the hint of rosewater and crunch from the roasted almonds. The heavy dredging of icing sugar makes them so perfect for Christmas!  #baking  #homebakkng  #biscuits  #cookies  #shortbread  #greekcookies  #greekfood  #butter  #cloves  #almondshortbread  #almondcrescents  #rosewater  #icingsugar  #merrychristmas   #kalachristougenna

Christmas bake no. 3: kourabiethes. These divine Greek almond shortbread type cookies are always included in my Christmas baking. I love the hint of rosewater and crunch from the roasted almonds. The heavy dredging of icing sugar makes them so perfect for Christmas! #baking #homebakkng #biscuits #cookies #shortbread #greekcookies #greekfood #butter #cloves #almondshortbread #almondcrescents #rosewater #icingsugar #merrychristmas #kalachristougenna

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5 months ago