It is a gray Sunday here, but the neighborhood is heaving with people lingering over lunch and starting apertivi. Rome opened up a couple weeks ago, but it is still a novelty to hear people talking at the bar across the piazza and chatting on the street below. No indoor dining yet, but outdoor tables are spreading and people are making the most of it.
A fried came over so we had a lovely walk up to the allotments near Regione Lazio before coming home for tea and cake.
We have not been out much yet, but it is nice to feel that summer is on the way!
Simple apple cake with cinnamon
180 gr white sugar
180 gr flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
90 gr soft butter
150 ml milk
4-5 apples: enough to get 300 gr peeled and chopped apple pieces
1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tbs sugar
Whisk eggs and sugar light and airy. Add flour, salt and baking powder, then milk and butter. Whisk well. Peel and chop the apples, then in a separate bowl toss apple pieces with cinnamon and sugar. Heat oven to 200C. Line a rectangular baking tin (20×30 cm) with baking parchment and pour in half the batter. Distribute the apple pieces evenly over the batter, then pour the rest of the batter on top and even it out with a spatula or spoon. A punch of salt on top before it goes into oven is nice.
Bake in middle part of oven for 25-30 min (mine was done at 25 min). Cool on a rack before serving.