Ice tea

When in Rome here in England (!) it started to be warm I just miss my italian ice creams and granite and the evening walks in town so much. And one of the drink that was summer icon it was a famous brand peach ice tea. On tv the ad started at the beginning of June and ended just at the end of summer.
Even if I was a big fun of their tea I was sooo happy to recreate something similar at home to enjoy during my english summer.

Peach Ice tea

250g of sugar
4-5 ripe nectarine peaches
5 bags black tea  (or loose leaf tea)

Wash and cut the peaches in slices and put in a saucepan add sugar, same quantity of water and bring to boil . On low heat use a spoon to crush the peaches and cook until the sugar is dissolved
In the meantime boil a jag of water and make your tea, remove the bags from the water and refrigerate. The quantity of tea bags to use will depend on how strong you prefer it. 
To serve mix the peach syrup with your cold tea, add ice and fresh slices of peach.

Sweet potatoes cake

What happened until now? Well, a lot of things that kept me away from my little English food blog, and I could stay here and list all of the boring things (or excuses if you want) but I won't do that. Instead, I will share with you one main news, and it's here next to me while I am writing.
She is called Grace.

Easy peasy banana bread

I discover the banana bread since I started work as pastry chef here in Uk. Ok, I knew the name and the shape before from other bloggers but I never really gave to much attention, not sure why.
Well, I miss a little bit. The banana bread it is now one of my favorite thing to eat for breakfast, with a layer of Nutella or peanut butter and you can carry on your day!

Pink smoothie

If you follow me on Instagram you should know that peaches are one of my favorite summer fruits! There are so beautiful to take a pic with but at the same time so juicy and tasty!

panna cotta what?

When I say "panna cotta" most of the time the answer here in Uk will be "what?".
Panna cotta it's one of the classic Italian dessert that you have to try at least once in your life. Milk, double cream and gelatin are the main ingredients, add your favorite flavors and your fantasy and voila' panna cotta will be in your fridge.
For this recipe I used blueberry yogurt as well to give an intense berry flavor and elderflower cordial (one of my favorite English thing!).

the polenta dish

If you say "polenta" in my Italian house they will think about a savory dish. Mainly something like a polenta mash and a strong tomato sauce on top with sausages and mushrooms everything homemade of course. I know that with polenta flour that basically it is cornmeal, can be use in so many different recipes in a savoury but also in sweet way.

A little treat

Ok, maybe I was the only person in this world that didn't know about rice krispies treats! I knew the cereal bars those you buy at the shop but definitely not that you can make them at home and that are super yummi and super easy!!