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Freud, Spring Flowers, a Pineapple Cake Recipe

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May 6th ,the birthday of the Sigmund Freud…


spring flowers


“Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts”  by Sigmund Freud

a saying that rings true to  the colorful Spring flowers blooming everywhere and now I understand why I can sit and stare at them for hours..and one of my favorite colorful Torte to make in Spring..I guess because of the bright yellow of the pineapple is a Torte all’ananas or Pineapple Torte.

pineapple cake

Torte all’Ananas (Pineapple Torte)

(for 4 people)

2/3 cup (150 g) unsalted butter

3/4 cup (160 g) sugar

2/3 cup (150) g flour

1 teaspoon (5 grams) baking powder

8 slices of pineapple canned in syrup

Butter an 8” cake pan. Dust pan-sides and bottom-with sugar. Cut pineapple slices in half and place in bottom of pan. Prepare the batter, place melted butter ,sugar,flour ,baking powder and beaten egg in a bowl and beat till well blended. Place batter on top of pineapple halves in cake pan. Bake in oven preheated to 400F( 200C) for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted inside comes out clean. Remove from oven let cool, then invert cake onto dish and serve…

See you at…

May 14th-Italian Festival, 9th st, Italian Market Philadelphia, form 1-3 PM, book signing at Fante’s Kitchenware store.

May 15th, Normandy Farms, Blue Bell, Pa, Health & Fitness Event , Book signing and sampling

May 24th, NYC, Javits Convention Center, Book Expo America. Pre release  Book signing of next publication- The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: DaVinci Style. Signing from 3:;30 –4:30 attendees will receive a free pre release copy of  the book.

Get  your copy of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions-2nd edition

July 21-24th-Festa Italiana, Milwaukee Wisconsin, on stage cooking demos and book signings throughout the weekend

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