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The perfect cookie? Very few 100% natural ingredients – Italian Cuisine


Once upon a time there were good and simple things. The mothers and grandmothers used to cook them for a snack or for breakfast. The cakes, those soft and very good to bite still warm, because waiting for them to cool down was really impossible. The biscuits, the shortbread biscuits that were starting to be eaten raw even though we were told not to.

A few ingredients that we have all seen dirty the kitchens to turn into something that still today has an unmistakable flavor: that of things done with love. And with a few, simple ingredients. The flour that dirty hands and aprons, eggs, butter, milk and sugar. The oven lit and in a short time an inebriating and unmistakable perfume: that of homemade biscuits.

Once upon a time, but if we look carefully there are still. Even among the supermarket shelves, in the midst of dozens and dozens of eye-catching packaging that try to get our attention. The secret to recognizing them? Read the labels and the list of ingredients. With one major rule: choose biscuits with less ingredients. Flour, eggs, butter, milk and sugar. Just like those we ate as children and smelled good, at home and in love. Only natural ingredients, no aroma and no ingredients whose meaning we do not know.

The Doria Semplicissimi biscuits

Like the Simple Dorias. Cookies with 100% natural ingredients, without added flavorings. An example? Honey biscuits, as good as those made at home. Only wheat flour, sugar, butter, fresh eggs, honey and a pinch of salt. A unique taste, delicate and delicious, without the need to add aromas. No preservatives, no GMOs or hydrogenated fats.

Or the cocoa biscuits, the ones we loved the most when we were children. Precisely with the same intense and delicious taste, thanks to fresh milk and cocoa. And for those who love the delicious taste of mixed flour, there are the Semplicissimi Doria with cereals, with a mix of wheat, oats, barley and buckwheat for a daily supply of fiber.

The wellness line

Short and totally natural list of ingredients also for the biscuits in the wellness line, dedicated to those who want to pay even more attention to health but without losing taste and naturalness. This is how oatmeal and cocoa beans are made, made with whole wheat flour, raw cane sugar, sunflower oil, whole oatmeal flour, fresh Italian milk and cocoa beans. And they are also high in fiber.
They are perfect for those who are attentive to their well-being: spelled and hazelnut biscuits, with 50% less saturated fat than the average of the best-selling biscuits* and source of fibers, also in the buckwheat and red fruits version.

The Simplest Doria crackers

Very few 100% natural ingredients even for the crackers of the Semplicissimi Doria line: malted barley flour and flour, sunflower oil, brewer's yeast, salt and olive extract, without flavorings, without colorings, without preservatives, without GMOs and without fats hydrogenated. In three versions all tasty, a source of fiber and 30% less saturated fat than the average of the best-selling crackers *: buckwheat and chia seeds, corn and quinoa seeds, black rice and flaxseed.

Goodness is a very simple thing, and to find it just read the labels at the supermarket carefully.

*For more info: UnioneItalianaFood.it

Desserts with three ingredients: three easy recipes – Italian Cuisine


3 is the magic number: don't miss these recipes to prepare 3 desserts with just 3 ingredients

Sometimes it only takes a few minutes and only three ingredients to satisfy our most greedy desires. Try these three desserts with three ingredients, suitable for every moment and to prepare effortlessly, in advance or at the last moment.

1. Cake with 3 super chocolaty ingredients

We prepare a dessert without yeast, without flour is without milk. You will certainly find the ingredients for this cake in the pantry: 300 g of chocolate, 70 g of butter and 4 eggs. The result will be a cake with a slightly crunchy surface and a moist and sinful interior. There is no sugar in this cake, so it is perfect for lovers of dark chocolate. Alternatively, use milk chocolate for a sweeter taste.

sweets-with-three-ingredientsCut the chocolate into small pieces and melt it, passing it quickly in the microwave or in a bain-marie; add the soft butter and stir. Whisk the eggs for about 10 minutes. By not using other ingredients, such as yeast, you will have to try to incorporate as much air as possible. Begin to add the chocolate and butter mixture, continuing to stir from the bottom upwards, until you obtain a homogeneous mixture. Pour into the pan and bake at 160 degrees in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes. Let it cool and serve, possibly dusting with icing sugar.

2. Very easy coffee semifreddo

This dessert with 3 ingredients is very easy and is prepared without turning on the oven. You will need: 500 ml of already sweetened whipping cream, 175 g of condensed milk and 1 cup of coffee. Prepare the coffee and, after having cooled it, mix it with condensed milk to obtain a homogeneous mixture. Whip the cream until stiff and add the coffee cream, stirring gently from bottom to top. Pour the mixture into a silicone mold or into an aluminum mold covered with kitchen film. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for about 5 hours. Turn out the semifreddo on a serving plate and serve.

3. Quick coconut balls

This is also a dessert without cooking, without butter is without eggs, to be prepared with only three ingredients: 300 g of coconut rapè, 100 g of icing sugar and 500 g of ricotta.

sweets-with-three-ingredientsFirst mix the sugar with the ricotta and then add 250 g of coconut rapè, until you get a very homogeneous mixture. Create some balls, helping yourself with your hands and with a spoon, and pass them in the remaining 50 g of coconut rapè. Arrange them on a serving plate and let them rest in the fridge for an hour or in the freezer for 15 minutes. Very easy!

In gallery above, tips and variations of our desserts with three ingredients. Success is assured.

The "beneficial" ingredients preferred by the Italians – Italian Cuisine

The "beneficial" ingredients preferred by the Italians


Also in 2018, in pole position in the list compiled by the Osservatorio Immagino Nielsen, in terms of number of products and turnover, there is almond

Italians have always liked the "beneficial" ingredients: sensitive to their presence in food, consumers choose them by catching the latest trends on the fly. To map them, theImagine Nielsen Observatory, which identified the most reported on the labels of as many as 64,800 articles present on the shelves of super and hypermarkets. And he discovered that their level of popularity is constantly evolving: if during 2018 some of these ingredients remained on the crest of the wave, others have begun to set the pace and others have just appeared at the stores.

Also in 2018, in pole position of the list of the most important beneficial ingredients, in terms of number of products and turnover, there is the almond, which continues to grow, with a 7.7% increase in sales compared to 2017. It was bought shelled, in almond milk, but also as an ingredient in ice cream and sweet snacks.

The vein, in the last year, has increased sales by 10.1% and is present on the label of 352 products. It is consumed among the breakfast cereals, added to the functional yoghurts and the oat drink, and was the ingredient that, last year, marked the best performance, both as a percentage increase in sales and as the value of the round underlying business.

Along with oats, too ginger it recorded one of the highest annual growth in percentage terms (37.4% more) and in absolute value. It is present in infusions and tea, in jams, in candies, in functional yoghurts but also in chocolate bars, in smoothies, in fresh juices and in ready soups.

Turmeric it was the ingredient with the highest annual percentage change (71.5% more sales): it has become an ingredient in functional yoghurts, infusions and tea, vegetable ready meals and crunchy rolls.

Cinnamon has increased the sell-out by 11.6%: it is increasingly used in tea, infusions and juices Uht.

Also the coconut has grown (9.7% of sales more than in 2017), both as a drink and as an ingredient in ice cream, yogurt and supplements.

Among the cereals and flour, it grew last year spelled (2.3%), protagonist of biscuits, breakfast cereals and crackers, while the kamut marked a rapid decline (16.3% less). The quinoa instead it increased sales by 6%, since it is used as an ingredient in fresh ready meals, healthy crackers, crispy breads, gluten-free breads and breakfast cereals.

Also the seeds like them more and more: those of linen those increased by + 10.6% of pumpkin of 29.6%, those of sesame 19.4%, those of chia of 17.2% and those of hemp of 14.7%.

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