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My Italian Breakfast Cake

Written by: Marina Bastarache Sardinia, Italy - January 21, 2019

Since I’m already back in Italy, I thought it’d be fun to share with you a little bit of my Bella vita! We all know that Europeans don’t eat as much for breakfast as we do in Quebec with our all-day everyday brunch. In Italy, when they have breakfast at home, my Italian friends (and my boyfriend) seem to prefer eating a light cake with a good coffee. My boyfriend likes it so much that I have to bake one every three days!

In Italian, it’s called “ciambella” and I’m an unconditional fan of this recipe. It’s light and, most importantly, it’s SUPER EASY!

Here’s Lina’s recipe, my Italian friend!

My very own tweaks in parenthesis! Enjoy!

Mix in a bowl:

– 3 eggs

– 250 g of flour

– 130 ml of water

– 130 ml of oil (I use fat-free plain yogurt instead)

– 250 g of sugar (I don’t use any sugar at all)

– the zest of one lemon (I use my cheese grater for this, but if this step annoys

you, you can do without.)

– 1 tablespoon of yeast or baking powder

Put this mix in a Bundt pan because it’s the classic way to make a “ciambella.” I grease the pan with oil instead of butter.

Add a few teaspoons of organic sugar-free blueberry jam on top!

Cook for 50 minutes at 350F (180C)

SO TASTY! Enjoy and share your pictures! xox

Marina xox

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Marina Bastarache

TV host, fashionista, and globe-trotter, she documents her life on her blog and YouTube channels. Influencing a whole generation with her bold style and positive attitude, she strives to promote an image of wellness, openness, and love to all the girls who follow her #GRLPWR. With numerous projects in the works, including lead hosting roles on TV and her newly launched blog, Marina’s star is undeniably on the rise.

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