Powdery mildew of the sage

  Powdery mildew or white sickness is a cryptogamic disease, that is of fungal origin, which can affect sage plants and occurs on the leaves. This is the most frequent pathology among those that can affect this aromatic herb and occurs in particular with mild temperatures and high humidity. It is a very simple disease to identify: because the white patches that are seen on the leaves of the sage are very characteristic. A reader of Orto Da Coltivare, Barbara, asks me exactly what her plant can have, describing the symptoms of powdery mildew. I answer publicly because I think it may be useful for many to know how to defend themselves from this problem with natural methods and above all how to prevent it. Recognizing powdery mildew on sage Those who cultivate the vegetable garden will already know powdery mildew because it is a frequent pathology also on other cultivated plants, in particular on pumpkin and courgette. Powdery mildew is also called white sickness precisely because it work

Soft apple dumplings the recipe for soft and delicious cakes

The soft apple dumplings are soft and delicious fruit cakes ideal for a snack or to be enjoyed as a dessert. The base will be made with a dough made from flour, sugar, eggs, milk, butter and dry yeast. Once risen, the dough will be divided into pieces and then stuffed with pureed apples. The final result will be very soft and irresistible bundles enriched on the surface with sliced ​​apples softened in a pan with sugar and flaked almonds. Here are all the steps to prepare them.


FLOUR 00 280 gr • 36 kcal
MILK 130 ml • 42 kcal
SUGAR 4 tablespoons • 146 kcal
EGGS 1 • 380 kcal
SALT UP 1 teaspoon • 21 kcal
APPLES 2 • 50 kcal
SUGAR 1 tablespoon • 146 kcal
LEMON JUICE 2 teaspoons • 29 kcal
APPLE 1 sliced ​​• 43 kcal
SUGAR 1 tablespoon • 146 kcal
LEMON JUICE 12 tsp • 29 kcal
ALMONDS FLAKES to taste • 575 kcal
The calories refer to 100 grams of the product

How to prepare soft apple dumplings

Add the flour with the salt and sugar and mix (1).

Make a groove in the centre and pour in the egg, milk, dry yeast and mix. Knead with dough or by hand (2).

Add the butter into small pieces and continue to mix until the dough is smooth (3). Transfer the dough to a bowl, cover with a cloth and let it rise for 1 hour.

After the necessary time, obtain 6 balls from the dough (4), cover them with a cloth and let them rise for another hour.

Peel the apples and cut them into small pieces. Put them in a bowl and mix them with the sugar (5).

Put in the microwave for 3 minutes and then blend the apples with the blender (6).

Roll out the balls of dough with a rolling pin, spread the apple smoothie (7)

and roll the dough (8).

apple dumplings

Transfer the sandwiches to a baking tray lined with parchment paper and brush with beaten egg (9).

apple dumplings

Cut the apples into very thin slices without removing the skin and cook them in a pan with the sugar and lemon juice (10).

apple dumplings

Place the apple slices and sliced ​​almonds on the bundles (11).

apple dumplings

Bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for 15 minutes. Once ready, let them cool. Your soft apple dumplings are ready to be enjoyed (12).

apple dumplings


You can flavour the filling with cinnamon powder, to make your bundles more aromatic and fragrant. You can also sprinkle them with powdered sugar before serving if you prefer.


You can keep the soft apple dumplings for 1-2 days under a glass bell or inside an airtight container.

Read also mummy pizzas recipe/ Pumpkin Fettuccine Recipe.


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