Rachael of pizzarossa was our August 2012 Daring Cook hostess and she challenged us to broaden our knowledge of cornmeal! Rachael provided us with some amazing recipes and encouraged us to hunt down other cornmeal recipes that we’d never tried before – opening our eyes to literally 100s of cuisines and 1000s of new-to-us recipes!

I joined last month and this is my first challenge. I must say that I really love it, as I love challenges.
I must say that it was a beautiful coincidence that the challenge was about cornmeal as my blog is about wheat free recipes.

I loved all the recipes that Rachel listed and prepared, and I will try to make them someday soon.
I prepared Sbrisolona, its an Italian cake and its’ origins are from the city of Mantova. You can say that is a crumble without the fruit. It’s delicious, crunchy, easy and quick to prepare.

Today in Italy we celebrate Ferragosto, it’s like celebrating the end of summer. A Lot of people are on vacation and Milan is like a haunted city, EMPTY!!!
I want to wish a happy Ferragosto to everyone!


Ps: I can’t wait for the next challenge :)

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By Dalia Bonfanti Published: August 15, 2012

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 45 mins

Cornmeal based



  1. Turn oven to 180°C.
  2. In a bowl mix with your hand the cornmeal, sugar, the chopped almonds and the zest. Add the butter and mix really well.
  3. Butter a stamp, and fill with the mixture. Spread and press with your hands.
  4. Bake it for 30 minutes at 180°C. Once it has cooled decorate it with the sliced almonds or with icing sugar.

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  1. Welcome to the daring kitchen :)
    You did a great job on your first challenge and I look forward to seeing your takes on the coming challenges

    1. Thank you Sawsan!Thumbs up for your blog and the beautiful recipes! A lot of your recipes bring back memories of some of the years I spent in Jeddah, I cherish those moments and I miss all the food.

      1. Thank you so much! I was wondering about the nioanotimn, I really couldn’t find anything about it, where di I find it? I saw your blog too and you have very interesting recipes too.

        1. Dalia Bonfanti

          Hello Conny, sorry for the late reply. I can’t understand what Nioanotimn is too. Please explain and I will try my best to help you.

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