Kruidnoten

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Kruidnoten are typical Dutch cookies/sweets. Normally you will eat in November until the 5 of December (Sinterklaas) but lately you can find them in the supermarkets earlier in the year. I have to say I am not really a fan of Kruidnoten, but my husband and daughter are, so I decided that it was time to try to make them myself, that way I would know what are the ingredients. This recipe from “Het Nederlands Bakboek” is absolutely fantastic, I have to say I even like them now.  (more…)

Carrot Cake

 

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We go at least once a year to Great Britain on holidays, we love the peace you can have in the country side, also the tearooms, they are fantastic, our favorites are scones and of course Carrot Cake. A few years ago I bought The Great British Book of Baking with great cakes and the best carrot cake you can find. Actually I have bake this cake a few times already but I think, well I am sure, this time was the best ever, so I had to tell you all about.  (more…)

Pasta with Chicken and Vegetables Ragu

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At home we are used to eat pasta, most of the time of with mushrooms or minced meat in a good sauce of course, but chicken is something we don’t do much. When I saw this recipe in the book “Jamie 15 Minutes Meals” I thought, that one I need to try and what a fantastic idea that was, a very healthy meal, full with veggies and a bit of chicken, just for the twist. (more…)

Blueberry Cornmeal Muffin

Blueberry-Cornmeal-Muffin-5Muffins are one of the easiest sweets to make and perfect to share with others. Of course it is something that you can prepare with the kids, they will enjoy making them. These muffins are from the book Kitchen from Nigella Lawson, my daughter and I prepared on a sunday afternoon and they were a success, absolutely delicious, you keep for a couple of days and you can enjoy a bit longer that way. (more…)

Risotto Bolognese

Risotto-Bolognese-4Risotto is one of our favourites at home, actually my daughter says that is my speciality always works, is great and event that for some people might give a lot of work, I enjoy the slow cooking, spoon by spoon. In this recipe from the book Kitchen from Nigella, she gives a twist with another basic sauce the bolognese, something that you will only think to combine with pasta and it is a great combination. (more…)

Pappardelle with Lamb Ragu

Parpadelle-with-Lamb-Ragu-3Pasta is by excellence a favourite for children, you can combine in so many ways and give so many different taste that is a joy to eat. I do have my own very good sauce, but many times I like to try new things and in the book Nigellisima there are a few good and easy recipes. She uses normally ingredients that are not complicated, we might have or not, but we can find easily.  (more…)

Ciabatta

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I have also a book at home from Paul Hollywood from where I have bake a few recipes already. In his book there is a recipe for ciabatta’s but I just find to complicated, so I decided to try his simple version that is on his website (http://paulhollywood.com/recipes/ciabatta/) and the result was really good, of course I need to practise a few more times to master but still … (more…)

Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti

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Biscotti’s, who doesn’t know them? They are the perfect treat to have together with an espresso, it is absolutely delicious, even the coffee taste better because it brings the aroma’s together. I am sure that you have tried them with almonds, that is the most typical one, but if you haven’t tried this version from Nigella, you should definitely do so.

The cranberries and the pistachios are so exotic that will give a very special taste.  (more…)

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