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Vegetables Italian Pizza

I don’t have a lot of “food memories” from my childhood. I didn’t have a grandmother who taught me her famous pie crust, or a mother who made fresh pasta every week.  There wasn’t that kind of connection to food, or as far as I can remember.  We were average, like most – just trying to feed ourselves well enough.

I do remember Summers though.   As I kid, the warmer months could be memorialized by my constant stomach aches from too many plums (we had a tree – ugh, California..) or too many strawberries.  My mom would buy huge crates of fruit from some farmstand & I would eat most of it before my sisters even saw it.  I’m not sure I ate much else between the months of May-August.

Fruit desserts are my actual favorite to this day.  There’s something so refreshing & lovely about them in the warmer months, especially when you can’t (physically) eat any more fresh fruit.  I can still put down almost half a moderately-sized watermelon if I wanted, but for the most part – I bake.  Curbs the Summer aches & is much better for sharing with others.

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  • 1 cup almond meal or flour
  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 3/4 cup sorghum flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 4oz. rhubarb stalks, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 oz. strawberries, chopped
  • 2 oz. raspberries
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  • 1/4 cup ghee or butter, melted and cooled

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all flours, baking powder, and salt until well combined.  In another mixing bowl, mix together lemon zest & 1/2 cup sugar with your fingers until mixed well & fragrant.  Add rhubarb stalks & berries to stir & gently macerate.  In a small bowl, stir together lemon juice & yogurt and set aside.

Add eggs, butter and yogurt to whisked flour mixture.  Stir until mixed well.  At the last minute, mix in berries & rhubarb until well combined.

Grease an 8-inch springform cake pan well.  Pour cake batter and spread top evenly with a spatula.  Sprinkle remaining sugar over top.  Bake for 40-50 minutes until a toothpick poked into the center comes out clean & the edges are golden brown.  Let cool for 25 minutes before removing from pan.

 

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detheme

About detheme

A Surabaya-based photographer and self-taught cook & baker. I’m often asked how I got into food, since I went to school for photography. During my late teens and early 20’s, I had a variety of undiagnosed digestive problems which led me to relentless experimenting in the kitchen.

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