The ciambellone fornetto Versilia is a high and soft cake that cooks without oven but directly on the stove in the pot “Fornetto Versilia”. This pot/stove was very common in Italy.Nowadays it can be convenient not to have many electrical suppliers working together and ,in case of blackout, we can anyway make our cake !!!
To learn how to cook a cake with the Versilia oven we are suggesting a chocolate cake.
The Versilia oven, unlike the traditional oven, should not be preheated.
350 gr flour 00/all purpose/plain flour
200 gr. Sugar
200 ml milk
150ml seed oil(sun flower, grape,etc)
2 tbsps cocoa powder
8 gr. baking powder
In a bowl put all the ingredients and beat well for a few minutes.
Grease (or oil) the inner walls of the oven and then sprinkle with flour,removing the excess so that the cake does not remain attached to the oven after cooking
Pour the cake mixture into the Versilia oven
Close the oven with the lid
Place the Versilia oven on the flame spreader
Cook over medium-high heat for the first 5 minutes, then lower to a minimum
The only recommendation is not to uncover the oven to check the baking of the cake before 3/4 of the cooking time has passed
Do not expose the pan to drafts when cooking a cake
When the donut Versilia is cooked – ca. 40 minutes- let it cool completely in the oven without the lid before turning it upside down on a serving dish.
If necessary, use a silicone spatula to remove the cake from the oven.
In the oven you can cook all kinds of sweet or savory food with and without leavening (you also make bread!), Meats, vegetables, etc. The average cooking duration is similar to the oven.