After walking on the beach, for today's edition of Sandi's Friday Favorite Linky Party I go back to the kitchen (cucina) where I ♥ to bake. Putting something in the oven (forno) and taking it out after a certain amount of time transformed into a (hopefully) delicious dish always feels like a kind of magic to me.
I believe that part of my fascination with baking comes from the fact that my mother baked rarely, so that seeing the oven on always filled me with anticipation. I love baking bread (pane) and other dishes, both sweet and savory.
May I offer you a biscotto (cookie)?
Or would you prefer a croissant?
[recipe from Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day]
Does a vol-au-vent appeal to you?
And what about a mini squash galette?
Click on the button to hear me pronounce the Italian words mentioned in the post:
or launch the cuocere al forno audio file [mp3].