And I am Back!

After months of inactivity, Prosecco is back and how! She now has a new town to explore for lunch, she has to document her love for Italy, she needs to work on her HDR skills so that 10 different shots of the Pantheon can come together to make one spectacular picture, she must share her Charlie and the Chocolate Factory moment at the Sprungli store in Zurich, she needs to log her triumphs and tribulations (more latter than former) with her Espresso machine and bake for the town like she always does. Cheer her on, she doesn’t want to stop!


2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 30 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Apple Pie For The Soul

Ah! how long has it been since I baked a pie! And by baking, I mean from scratch. The get your hands all dusty with flour and wipe them off on your jammies kind. The get seduced by the smell of butter and eat a considerable amount of raw dough kind. The fall in love with dough making so much that you decide to make pot-pie for dinner the next day kind. Not the pick up a crust from the frozen foods aisle kind. Nope. And if you choose to go the ready-made crust way, you would have merely assembled a pie. Not baked it. As for the apples, I used a mixture of varieties (read all the leftovers in the refrigerator that I don’t care about enough to know their names). The instructions and recipe came from Smitten Kitchen and Joy of Baking respectively.

Apple Pie

Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes

Easy to make and difficult to not love, these cupcakes will be made a few more times. Served mine with berries this time. Whipped cream, ganache, nut brittle and Dulce De Leche are some other toppings I want to try. I had to make do with my Iphone for pictures but better looking DSLR pictures are in order. And oh, the recipe source is here.