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Desserts

Schiacciata alla Fiorentina. Tuscan Carnival Cake

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Difficulty
Easy
schedule
Cook
30 min
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Serves
6

Schiacciata alla Fiorentina is a tradidional spongy cake from Florence, popular around Carnival time. Find out here our recipe. 

Ingredients

 

  • 350g all purpose flour
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 80 g of olive oil*
  • 80 ml of milk
  • 1 orange - its juice
  • 16 g of vanilla flavored baking powder **
  • powder sugar to finish
Method
  • Mix all ingredients together except for the baking powder in a large bowl.
  • Finally add the baking powder and mix in, leave to rest for half an hour at room temperature.
  • Pour into rectangular silicon baking pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes at 200 degrees celcius. Cool on rack.
  • Transfer to plate.   

* Originally this florentine cake was made using lard instead of olive oil.
** Tip when adding baking powder always use a small sieve to make sure it is perfectly smooth.

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