Here is a recipe for a typical Tuscan carnival cake.
I’m sorry I can provide you only the version in Finnish. Well, a good way to improve your knowledge of such a beautiful language. Why? Because one day it will be a world language, as Richard Lewis has explained in this article.
Now also in English!!!
"Schiacciata alla fiorentina"
- 12 tablespoons of flour
- 9 level tablespoons of sugar
- 8 tablespoons of cold milk
- 6 tablespoons of oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- grated rind of 2 big oranges (and some of their juice if you like)
Heat the oven at 180 degrees. Pour flour, sugar and the orange grated rind in a bowl. Add then the eggs, oil and milk. Mix as far as the dough gets a uniform colour, and then add the baking powder. Mix again for a bit.
Pour the dough in a rectangular baking (30 x 20 cm) tin covered by waxed paper.
Put the tin in a hot oven for 20 minutes, or as long as the surface color have turned light-brown. The cake is ready. Let it chill out and sprinkle with icing sugar.
Eat it all! Better if served with a glass (or two) of Vin Santo.
Original recipe by granma Bianca.