Zola loves pear

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We agree that there is no need to find a special occasion to celebrate love and as usual at every St. Valentine’s day this whispered leitmotiv becomes louder and louder.

Happy unconventional couples intentionally ignore this day, pretending to have “forgotten” about it (which it must be quite hard considering the giant amount of messages we get from the media).

Single people claim they do not care and they do not want to care.

A few romantics around buy flowers, the bravest do not even worry about going around with big chocolate boxes and whistling love songs.

But the truth is that no one of them must be blamed.

When talking about love, there is of course no rule, due dates nor conventional way to get to it. There is no right or wrong. We got no recipe for love and that is sometimes hard to accept, but its unpredictability is a great source of happines.

Love is freedom and makes us free. Love is a word that can be declined in many forms, so happy Valentine’s day to all of you. And may you all do what you love, in your own way, as love is everywhere and embrace the truth that the biggest love is very close, it is just hidden inside of us and can shine out anytime. No need of special occasions.

And we leave you with a easy-peasy cake perfect for an aperitif, a pic-nic at the park or a party. A cake that looks dry and boring from the outside, but hides a surprising soft, sweet and intense heart that celebrates the perfect, lovely combination between the acute taste of gorgonzola and the sweetness of pears.

Ready to fall in love?

Serves 6 –Easy– Prep time: 1h

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You will need:

  • 300 g spelt flour;
  • 200 ml milk;
  • 150 ml yogurt;
  • 2 eggs;
  • 40 ml olive oil;
  • 50 g butter;
  • 150 g gorgonzola;
  • a big pear (200-250 g);
  • pinch of salt;
  • pinch of nutmeg;
  • 3 tsp baking powder (1 bag).

How to:

  1. Melt the butter and let cool;
  2. meanwhile peel and cut the pear into cubes;
  3. cut the gorgonzola into small pieces;
  4. in a large bowl, beat the eggs with the yogurt;
  5. add the milk, the molten butter and the olive oil;
  6. sift the flour, mix it with the baking powder, the salt and nutmeg;
  7. combine the wet and dry ingedients together;
  8. butter a loaf pan and pour half of the batter;
  9. add a layer of gorgonzola and pears;
  10. cover with remaining batter:
  11. cook at 180 C for 40-45 minutes (till golden) and let it cool down in the open oven.

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