Monthly Archives: February 2016

Yummy Tiramisu’ recipe

Last week it was half term and we went to Italy for a little break.

It was also my mum’s birthday so I decided to do a typical Italian dessert: Tiramisu’ (literally meaning pick me up). The origin of this dessert seems to come from Veneto, the region where I come from, so north of Italy.

This time to help Amy doing the cooking there was her cousin Noemi. They worked together to prepare grannie  a birthday cake. Tiramisu’ is pretty quick and easy to make and if you watch the video below you will see how simple it is 🙂

It’s super creamy and delicious and usually kids love it (and grown ups to!!).

You need:

  • sponge fingers (about 400gr)
  • 500gr mascarpone
  • 6 eggs
  • 120 gr sugar
  • strong coffee (from moka)
  • cocoa powder
  • [extra: we added a Nutella spoon to the mascarpone cream]


Preparations time (alone): about 30 minutes

Preparations time (with kids): 50 mins or depending on collaboration 🙂


First of all you need to prepare the coffee and leave it to cool off.

In the mean time beat the egg yolks with the sugar and add the mascarpone. Make a nice and smooth cream. This is the traditional cream. We added a big spoon of Nutella to give it an extra flavour.


In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Then lightly add this into the mascarpone mixture and then put the bowl to one side.

Pour the coffee on a shallow plate (add 1-2 spoons of sugar) and dip the sponge fingers briefly – they soak pretty quickly, especially if the coffee is still warm – Place the soaked sponge fingers in your dish/glass or where you want to make the tiramisu’. Once you lay them cover them with the cream and do another layer and so on.

On your last layer cover the surface with cocoa powder and put it in the fridge for a few hours.

Buon appetito!

And enjoy the weekend 🙂


Here is the video!





Baby Arlo – Newborn Photography Clapham

I photographed this little baby a few months ago. He came to the studio when he was 9 days old.

I remember he wasn’t much keen in sleeping too much, he enjoyed more mummy’s milk 🙂

Not every baby sleeps all the time, actually, the babies who sleep throughout the session are quite rare. So mums don’t feel guilty when I spend more time swinging babies than taking pictures! That’s what my job is all about.

Welcome baby Arlo

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Photograface by Valentina | Newborn Photographer Clapham & Battersea



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