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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Bake Club, Auckland





On Sunday I went to my first 'social' of the Bake Club. Frances was the host, Nicola and Ginny were there with their baking (the Bake Club is going through a Gluten Free stage now, it seems) and, possibly something unusual for a blogging club, the partners were there too.

Usually I see food bloggers meetings made up by ladies, often with kids, so having the blokes there made it seem quite different. It is also the only blogging club I know of in Auckland... in New Zealand actually. And I got my badge!!!!

I took a lot of photos with my little camera, but I cannot find the cable to download them! I can only post the photos I took at home...

We had to bring some baking, fortunately for me the day before I had the neighbours
for afternoon tea (we never see them because there are too many trees around), and I had some food ready.




The marzipan and calissons....




And then as a quick fix i just dipped some cake squares in melted chocolate and topped them with a raspberry.





To bake something savoury, and gluten free, I picked my very first zucchini from the garden.



Cooked them with olive oil, garlic and salt.



I cleaned and flatten the zucchini flowers,




And placed everything nicely in a baking pan lined with baking paper.



I whipped 6 eggs with a pinch of salt, pepper and a drop of olive oil until really foamy (thanks to my new kitchen aid!!!)



Poured it on top of the zucchini,




Baked at 160°C for ... 25 minutes? About that ... I got distracted. Anyway, it smelled ready so I took it out.




Flip it over and ecco pronta a gluten free baked frittata! Thank you for the great afternoon Frances :-)


Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©




10 comments:

  1. What a great club to belong to.

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  2. Congratulations on your little cakes! especially for Calissons.
    Calissons are very difficult to cook
    I love it. I live 200 km from Aix en Provence.
    Every Christmas we have to eat because calissons has a Provencal tradition with the 13 desserts!

    I wish you a very Merry Christmas

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  3. Thank you Pommes cannelles,

    13 desserts!! wow!

    Merry Xmas to you too!

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  4. Sei una cuoca eccezionale!!! Anche i miei nonni materni sono originari del bellunese, esattamete da Spert d'Alpago...la mamma invece è nata in Friuli...
    Buona giornata.
    Cinzia

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  5. Sei una cuoca eccezionale!!! Anche i miei nonni materni sono originari del bellunese, esattamete da Spert d'Alpago...la mamma invece è nata in Friuli...
    Buona giornata.
    Cinzia

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  6. Tutto favoloso!Anche se mi fa specie vedere le zucchine quando fuori nevica!baciotto

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  7. Congratulations on receiving your badge. it sounds like a wonderful group. I love the sweet and the savory you shared with us today. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  8. @ Cinzia, mia madre e' di Pedavena, adesso vive a Feltre, mio padre e' emiliano.

    @ Saretta, me lo immagino, aspetta che posti le foto dell'orto!

    Anche per me e' strano leggere le ricette del nord a volte... bianco natale e via andando :-)

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  9. love ur badge that is so cute and that square cake with chocolate and raspberries are simple and wonderful idea for party...:)

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  10. Thanks for your wonderful contributions to our Bake Club meet, Alessandra. Some pics here: http://bakeclub.yolasite.com/index/alessandra-s-cute-calissons-and-fab-frittata

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