Cooking solves most of my bad moods. Specifically, this activity involves a few pleasant steps that fire up my good humor; among all, dough consistency is my favorite sensation. Have you ever dived your hands into the sponge dough? Into melted chocolate? Into WHITE melted chocolate? I did it. Of course, even perfumes are important, or the shape of certain ingredients is a joy for our eyes. The great Mascarpone apple cake recipe comes from a mistake; a few years ago, I was doing the Tiramisù cake but something went wrong (because of the hot wheater, I suppose). The taste of Mascarpone cheese was still good, so I decided to try the following recipe. Again, like in real life, it wasn’t as bad as it looked.
This pie is one of the most powerful anti depression tools I’ve ever tried; while cooking, do not forget to turn
the music on and – if possible- play this song: “Knights of Cydonia”, by Muse. Set the maximum volume, sing and cook.
“Time has come to make things right
You and I must fight for our rights
You and I must fight to survive”
Rachel, this recipe is for you, try to be strong #bakeforfriends
150 gr of brown sugar
250 g. mascarpone
250 g. flour
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (home made if possible)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
small pinch of salt
800 g. apples, thinly sliced, skin on
1 lemon, juice and zest
Organic baking powder 16 g (1 bag) *
* I use a mix of cream of tartar g.10+bicarbonate g.5
Preheat the oven to 180 C, 350F and line the baking dish with parchment paper.
Peel and core the apples, then cut into slices or dice chop, drop into a bowl, add the lemon juice and set it aside (keep the lemon, since you need the zest).
Drop the vanilla extract and lemon zests into Mascarpone and mix.
Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl, add sugar and mix with a whisk until they become pale and fluffy. Add this dough to mascarpone, but do not overmix.
Mix Flour, salt and baking powder then drop to the mascarpone dough.
Add your chopped apples but set a few slices apart to put on the top, drop into the baking dish, sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon. Bake for 40 minutes.
The room will be filled with the perfume of this cake.
Background music: “Knights of Cydonia”, by Muse.
Background music: “Malibu”, by Hole.