A special B&B breakfast

Breakfast at the Lodole B&B in Bologna is something you will never forget! Every morning in the breakfast room a rich buffet is laid out offering cakes made specially by Alice, pastries and biscuits, fresh bread, jam, butter, honey, yoghurt, cereals, fresh fruit salad, local cheeses and salamis, fruit juice, milk, coffee, tea and cappuccinos. Decked with carefully selected, fine quality products, the breakfast buffet table is the jewel in the crown of the Lodole Bologna B&B.

Lodole Country House offers its guests a Bed and Breakfast service.

Below are just some of the products you can enjoy on Alice’s breakfast table:

  • traditional fruit preserves
  • organic dairy products
  • reshly ground coffee blends for full-bodied espressos and cappuccinos
  • exclusive blends of naturally flavoured tea
  • fine chocolate made from fragrant cocoa
  • authentic artisan chocolates made according to century-old traditions

All the products indicated come from farms, dairies and companies, specifically sourced by Lodole B&B.


Basic short crust pastry

  • 300 grammes of flour
  • 150 grammes of butter
  • 130 grammes of sugar
  • 10 gr salt
  • 3 egg yolks

Soften the butter, combine all the ingredients and knead the dough. Making the dough rest in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Peach Tart

Serves 8

1 dose and 1/2 of pastry
1 kg of ripe peaches
Juice of 1 lemon
100 grammes of sugar
100 grammes of macaroons
30 grammes of soft butter
1 egg

Prepare the pastry , roll out 2/3 and line a baking dish ( diameter 26 cm), greased and floured , taking high sides at least 2 cm. Peel and thinly slice peaches , put them in a bowl with the lemon juice and sugar for about 30 minutes. Coarsely chop the macaroons .

Arrange half of the macaroons on the pasta, drain well and place the peaches evenly over the macaroons, cover with macaroons and sprinkle with the remaining butter. Cover with a disc prepared with the remaining dough. Seal the edges well with a fork, brush with beaten egg and bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for 1 hour.

Serve cold.

Chocolate Cake

Serves 8/10 people

250 grammes of dark chocolate
250 grammmes of butter
250 g sugar
5eggs
half a bag of baking powder
50 grammes of flour type 00

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and butter. Meanwhile, in a bowl and pour the sugar 5 eggs . Then add the chocolate mixture and flour and baking powder. Stir well to mix. Pour into a round baking pan lined with parchment paper or greased. Bake at 200 ° C for 15 minutes. Adjust with a toothpick to determine when it is cooked.

Cheesecake

1000 g ricotta
2 table spoons of  flour
4 eggs
250 grammes of sugar
120 grammes of butter

Beat eggs with sugar so that they become beautiful foamy, add the ricotta, add the butter (melted but not boiling) in the bottom of the pan I put some chopped crispy sugar and dried fruit, bake at 180 ° C for 40 minutes about 10 minutes then leave the oven off (but you can also use crushed amaretti berries or chocolate chips).

Rice Cake

1 liter of whole milk
100 grammes of rice originating in common
The zest of 1 lemon
50 grammes of crushed amaretti biscuits
100 grammes of shelled almonds
100 grammes of candied lemon
200 grammes of sugar
5 eggs
1 glass of bitter almond liqueur

Boil the milk with a pinch of salt, lemon rind and rice and cook for at least 30 minutes over low heat. Add the sugar and turn off the heat. Chop the amaretti biscuits, candied citron, almonds and add everything to the rice. In a bowl, peel the eggs and mix well until they are homogeneous, then add them to the rice and so on. And mix thoroughly. Pour the mixture into a bowl with high sides (preferably a disposable pan for 6 servings) and bake at 180 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle freshly cooked evenly with a generous glass of bitter almond liqueur.

Allow to cool and store in refrigerator at least two hours before cutting the lozenges.

Mantovana Cake

170 grammes of flour
170 grammes of sugar
150 grammes of melted butter
1 whole egg
4 egg yolks
1 bag of almonds (about 100 grams)
1 tablespoon pine nuts (about 50 grams)

Work before the whole egg plus 4 yolks with the sugar, gradually add the flour and melted butter. There goes the yeast! Put in a mold, then cover with chopped almonds and whole pine nuts. Bake at 180°C for about 20-30 minutes, put the boxc utter to see if it is cooked. When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Semolina Cake

1 liter of milk
400 grammes of sugar
5 eggs
100 grammes of almonds
100 grammes of semolina
1 glass of bitter almond liqueur
sugar to taste to the caramel
lemon zest

Boil the milk with lemon zest and sugar when it came to a boil add the semolina and cook, stirring for 5 minutes. Allow to cool. When it is cold, add the ground almonds and mix, add 5 eggs, stir and then add the liqueur. It should be a thick cream. Bring a pan on the stove to make the caramel, coating the sides of the pan, pour the thick cream and bake in a preheated oven 180°C, cook for about 45/50 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately pour the cake on a serving plate, place in the refrigerator.

Alice's cheesecake

180 grammes of Oswego
250 grammes of Philadelphia
250 grammes of cream
1 pound of butter
a little 'honey to sweeten

Crumble the biscuits in a food processor to reduce them to powder and mix with the melted butter in a double boiler. Line the base of the pan with the mixture well leveled and put in the freezer for 15 minutes. Then add the philadelphia whipped in a blender with the cream and honey to taste and pour the mixture over the biscuit base. Bake for 40 minutes 180°C.

Cheesecake 2

100 grammes of sugar
3 eggs
160 grammes of butter
160 grammes of biscuits
250 grammes of mascarpone
250 grammes of cottage cheese
1 jar of blueberry jam

Soften the butter, finely chop the cookies, mix them with the butter, roll out the dough on a sheet of baking paper and cover a baking dish of 24 cm. Put in the fridge. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs with the sugar that they become very foamy, then add the mascarpone and continue beating then add the cheese and continue beating. Pull out the pan from the fridge to put the cream on the biscuit dough and bake for 30 minutes at 180°C. When cooled, take the jam and cover the cake with a layer of this compound. Put in the fridge.

Cake with Oranges

5 whole eggs
300 grammes of sugar
160 grammes of flour
80 grammes of melted butter
a packet of yeast
a thin orange peel , cut into small pieces
Juice of 4 oranges + 30 g sugar + a little water

Stir together the eggs and sugar, add flour, melted butter, baking powder and zest. Place in a baking dish and bake for about 40 minutes at 180°C. Make a syrup with the orange juice, sugar and water. When the cake is lukewarm to make many small cuts slipping the knife (as if to see if it is cooked) then brush with syrup trying to make it absorb it all.

The next day, or done in the morning to the evening or in the evening to the morning after, it's very good.

Tart of the forest

Recipe for 8 /10 people

For the dough: 200 g Digestive biscuits
100 grammes of melted margarine

For the topping: 250 grams of white cheese like Philadelphia
1/4 of cream
liquid honey q.b.

For decoration: 225 grammes of fresh blueberries and raspberries and thawed

Preheat oven to 175°C. Crush the biscuits and mix with margarine. Press the mixture into a mold for cakes of about 25 cm in diameter. Bake the dough base in the lower part and cook for 10 minutes. Allow it to cool while you prepare the topping. With electric mixer, knead the cheese until it is soft. Add the cream and honey and mix again. Pour the seal on the base and bake at half height for another 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack, then put the cake in the refrigerator for several hours, until the topping hardens completely. Decorate the cake with blueberries and raspberries just before serving. Sprinkle with icing sugar.

How to break the cookies: if you break the biscuits in the food processor function is used intermittently to avoid grind into a powder. Alternatively, place the biscuits in a plastic food bag and crush with a rolling pin.

A different basis: Mix 75 grammes of margarine, 15 Digestive biscuits crushed and 40 grams of sugar. Press the mixture into the pan and place in refrigerator for 15 minutes. This base not need cooking.

Carrot Cake

300 grammes of carrots
300 grammes of peeled almonds
300 grammes of sugar
4 eggs
25 grammes of flour
1 lemon
1 glass of rum

Work the sugar with the egg yolks to a smooth paste which join, stirring carefully, flour, grated carrots, chopped almonds, grated lemon zest and liqueur. Gently stir in the whipped egg whites. Pour the batter into a greased and floured cake pan and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. If you do not like the liquor, you can flavor this cake with a hint of nutmeg, honey or lemon juice, stretching the dough with a little warm water, if necessary. If you have decided to work together frosting the cake all the ingredients for the glaze and cover the cake when it is cooled. Let rest for 24 hours before serving.