Giuliano includes his mother’s famous tomato butter sauce that is a hit every year at his cooking school in Verona. Giuliano says, “It’s the one dish that exemplifies “Hazan family favorites”. You put four ingredients together in a pot and soon will have a wonderfully simple and delicious sauce. I tried the sauce and it was smooth and buttery. Perfect to make for a no-fuss and tasty dinner with your favorite pasta.
DISCLOSURE: The publishers sent me a copy for review. The opinions of the book are all mine. 🙂
recipe reprinted with permission
Nonna Mary’s Ciambella from Hazan Family Favorites
Copyright (c) Giuliano Hazan 2012, All Rights Reserved
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons whole milk
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons unsalted butter
grated zest of lemon
1 egg yolk
Bake for 35 minutes. The ciambella is ready when it is golden brown and feels fairly firm when prodded.
Lael Hazan @educatedpalate says
LOVE IT! Thank you so much for your kind words. I too could eat the ciambella for breakfast everyday.
Very nice review of the book. I look forward to trying these recipes as well as the ones I will be writing about. The ciambella sounds perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack with a cappuccino.
simple baking says
Impressive review. You say "giant cookie", definitely love it 😀
Sounds like a beautiful book and that Ciambella looks delicious. Love anything with lemon (zest) in it 🙂
This looks wonderful! I am waiting for my copy of the book to arrive! Can not wait!
This book looks and sounds like something I would really enjoy. Can't wait to test out the recipe.
A giant sugar cookie? LOVE!
Every recipe that originates from mum or nonna always sounds very homely. Giant sugar cookie? Yum!
Swathi Iyer says
It looks like biscoti type. Looks delicious.
Kim Bee says
I'll have to scope out this cookbook at the bookstore so I can flip through. Sounds wonderful. What a great recipe to make. Anything that tastes like a sugar cookie is something I need to try.
Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef says
I love the Hazan crew. I want to take a course there if I could ever afford it. Amazing place.
Until then I will settle for the cookbook. 🙂
hi lora, just came over from elisabeth, your mum's blog . Nice to know you. I find it cute when you said that they resemble cookies but in a loaf form, they look good here in the photo!
Like a giant sugar cookie? I better try this yummy treat!!!
Barbara | Creative Culinary says
I can't wait to try this ciambella; actually can't wait to try several of the recipes in the new Hazan cookbook but wish I had a slice of this now. With you. 🙂
What a delicious (yep..I'm using THAT word again..I like it! lol) looking ciambella. I think I've had one once before, but I'm not sure. After reading and gawking Gwen's post with the meatballs and peas and the strawberry sorbet, and now this ciambella, I think I'll be ordering it this coookbook soon. I have two of Marcella's cookbook, and love them. Apparently the apple and his lovely wife don't fall far from the tree 🙂
Ooops..meant strawberry GELATO - I'm currently eatinf strawberry sorbet. Freudian slip!
I'm happily seeing recipes popping up from this new cookbook... and they all look good. Well done on the marketing aspect and I appreciate the disclosure. How wonderful to be able to review such a gem of a book! I'll check it out.
Lovely! Your ciambella looks moist and yummy. Perfect with a hot cup of coffee or tea. That cookbook sounds like a keeper. I'd like to get my hands on a copy soon!
Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking says
What a beautiful baked bread and an interesting story behind it. Thank you for sharing, Lora!
I love Giuliano Hazan! great review and story - the bread looks delicious!
Magic of Spice says
What a wonderful treat, and great review 🙂
Tania @ A Perfect Pantry says
This looks very nice... something I'd make for afternoon tea:)
Cookin' Canuck says
I adore cookbooks where each recipe harkens back to a memory from long-ago. It sounds as though I need to pick up a copy of this book! Then, I certainly need to make this ciambella.
Anna C says
Oh my gosh! This is such a delight to actually discouver a ciambella recipe post. This brings back such fond memories of my mom's baking days.
This is delicious! Making it again today. Wonderful to have in the AM with coffee.
Jacqueline Church says
I've just made a ciambella from Marcella's "Essential" - it calls for 4 cups of flour and was super dry and tough to shape in the characteristic donut shape. Should I assume the recipe was misprinted/mistranslated? (Also piadina recipe called for 4 cups of flour and was too dry, recipes elsewhere almost exactly the same for both but call for THREE cups of flour.)
Hi Jacqueline, I'm not sure why the recipe in Marcella's Essential book was dry. I've never tried her recipe. This recipe from the Hazan Family Favorite book turned out in the perfect texture (you could make it loaf or round and it's called ciambella). I have a piadina recipe on the blog that my mother-in-law passed to me (from Italy)and it always turns out right texture in case you wanted to try it 🙂