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How to Make a Classic and Soft Ciambella

classic soft ciambella

The classic and soft ciambella straight out from my Italian cousin’s cookbook. It’s a sweet treat to be enjoyed as a snack with milk, a custard or jam-filled dessert after dinner, or just a little slice of it enjoyed with wine!



  • 3 ½ oz. Farro flour – sifted
  • ½ baking powder
  • 2 eggs – large
  • 3 ½ oz. raw honey
  • 4 tbsp. vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 oz. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp. water – warm
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Mix together the honey and the olive oil. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the salt and vanilla powder.
  3. Pour in the yogurt, mixing well to combine.
  4. Add the flour and the baking powder, mixing well until all combined.
  5. Add the warm water then pour the batter into an oiled and floured doughnut (Bundt) pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  6. Let it cool, then add the filling of your choice (yogurt, marmalade or cream filling) to the center and top with fresh berries.

Note: This recipe was given to me by a relative in Italy and I thought that this was an interesting recipe in some of its ingredients, so I am sharing this to you. But I did not try it first.

Buon Mangiata!

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