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Casa Saporzi’s head baker is fluent in the Tarte Tatin. The classic French pastry is a constant in their home, and they were inspired to turn its delicious flavors into a cake.
The Godzie uses fresh and crisp apples, cooked in sugar and butter. The butter used, it must be said, is Échiré, the finest French butter from Charentes-Potiou with an Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOP) status. The apples are then mixed and infused with a delicious double-aged dark rum from Jamaica and Barbados. The result? This magnificent cake.
This olive oil cake is best enjoyed when it’s a little older. It’s tasty right off the bat, but letting it rest and “marinate” for a day or two will really bring out its flavors. The Godzie is delicious on its own. Enjoy a slice for breakfast, merienda, or dessert. Pair it with a nice cup of tea, or a cup of strong coffee. It’s also great enjoyed with a scoop of Kinako Vanilla ice cream from Kurimu.
If you were to look at pairings that are traditionally paired with Tarte Tatin, the dish this cake was inspired from, you may opt to choose a Chablis, a Sweet White Sauternes or a Beaumes de Venise.
Casa Saporzi is founded by The Bow Tie Duck’s Co-founder and Chief Operations officer, Raizza Encinas. She started Casa Saporzi as a baking project to allow her to have days (outside of Bow Tie Duck work) to be in her favorite place, the kitchen. The one true place that she feels grounded and that allows her to unwind.
Her love for the kitchen is inspired by her late grandmother Columbina, the homemaker of a family of seven kids. Her grandmother was so engrossed in the kitchen during her days that she started amassing a collection of her own recipes, typewritten (with a typewriter!) in little index cards. These recipes, both for scrumptious, homey dishes and loved baked desserts, have been been passed down within the Encinas family and has inspired a number of members, including Raizza, to continue the tradition of home cooking and home baking.
Casa Saporzi’s name comes from the word “sapor,” which pertains to the substance in food that produces taste and flavor. It is also an amalgamation of the names of the owner’s cats. This dual meaning perfectly reflects what Casa Saporzi stands for: quality food made with all the love of a home kitchen.
Casa Saporzi offers a range of home baked treats such as olive oil cakes and cookies and will soon offer a variety of original creations.
Keep olive oil cakes in an airtight container, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator. It will last for about 7 days at room temperature, and around 18 days in the refrigerator.