Palace-banquet

I tried out this recipe from a book from a Dutch baking show: Heel Holland Bakt. It is a almond-based pastry with raspberry jelly and icing.
They turned out a but smaller than on the picture, since I did not have the right piping bag.…

Spinach and cheese pie-souffle

This is both a pie with puff pastry as crust, and a souffle, since it puffs up in the oven and rises. One pie will serve a person, but it is advised to also serve a side salad with this dish (see my salad recipes).…

Fennel Sausage spaghetti

If you feel like eating pasta, but not the regular bolognese, you can use this somewhat alternative recipe, using fennel as vegetable. It took some time for me to appreciate the liquorish flavour fennel brings, but in this dish it brings freshness and adds a nice bite.…

Break-a-bread

This bread is nice, since you can divide it into pieces. I used instant bread mix (from Lidl) since it is nice to have in your supplies so you can easily have people coming over for lunch and you can serve them fresh bread.…

Breakfast rosti

Ingredients

  • 5 small potatoes, don’t bother peeling them
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • salt and pepper

Method

Wash the potatoes and grate them. Peel the onion, and grate as well. Drain in a sieve, push the mixture to remove as much water as possible.…

Apple roses tarte

Always wanted to make a apple-roses cake. This time, I only made a small one, which is perfect for a romantic dinner-dessert for two!

Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of apricot jelly
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • Some butter or oil to grease the baking tray

Method

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius. …

Chocolate chunk cookies

Ingredients

  • 200 grams soft butter
  • 300 grams of cane sugar
  • 1 bag of vanilla sugar
  • 2 table spoons of sugar syrup (“stroop”)
  • 2 eggs
  • 400 grams of flour
  • 1 bag of baking salt (sodiumbicabonate)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 200 grams of pure chocolate, chopped into chunks
  • 100 grams of white chocolate, chopped into chunks

Method

Mix the butter, vanilla sugar and cane sugar in a bowl with a kitchen aid (or by hand-mixed) until soft and fluffy.…

Fresh bread - white and raisin apple (Easter recipe)

Before baking (left) and after baking (right)

Sometimes you really like to make bread, only not too much, since you will not eat it fast enough… But if you make this combination of two types of bread at the beginning of the weekend, you will eat it over the weekend as breakfast and lunch with two people, before it turns old.…

Bread pizza

I hate to trow away food. If you have some left over tomato sauce, always keep it! You can use it to make tomato soup,other sauces stew, but of course also pizza as we will do here. Also: never trow out old bread.…