Tag: Cake

Banana Bread

Banana-Bread-2-07Lately looks like the bananas at home are getting very fast ripe, of course then I have to start experimenting and see other possibilities to use them in different kind of cakes, breads, muffins, … In this case I made one without chocolate, changing the kind of sugar and using yoghurt. The result was a fantastic bread, that didn’t last very long and a week after I had to make again 😉  (more…)

Blondies

Blondies-11Who doesn’t like chocolate? Actually I don’t know anybody who doesn’t like. One of my favorite cakes is Brownies, but sometimes I like to try other options, like this cake, I call blondies because 2 of the basic ingredients are replaced, I use white chocolate and almonds, a delicious combination, perfect for a school treat or just to treat yourself with something very sweet.  (more…)

Peach Cake

Perzik-Cake-9The summertime is perfect to make cakes with fruit that only then are at their best, like peach or plums. Of course some times those cakes you can make the rest of the year using apples or pears. In this case I made peach cake where of course you can substitute with other fruit that you prefer. It is easy, colorful, sweet and very tasty. Perfect for a dessert or just for an afternoon tea, what best for you is, in our case we eat it in our Sunday afternoon tea, delicious!  (more…)

Blueberries Cheesecake

Cheesecake-8It has been a couple of months since my last post, after a summer break to enjoy the weather and expending as much time as possible with my family, is time to go back to the kitchen for serious business 😉 Of course there is no better way to start that with a cheesecake, you can top with any fruit you like, I used blueberries, I bit traditional perhaps but strawberries or cherries will also be perfect. But be prepare for a bit of work because this will take sometime to bake. (more…)

Banana Bread

Banana_bread_6Banana bread is one of those easy and fantastic cakes to make. If you have ripe bananas at home it is the best cake to make to avoid food waste. If you keep in an airtight container will stay good for about 4 days, if you don’t eat all before then of course, My version includes chocolate but if you don’t have you can just leave out, it tastes good as well (more…)

Chocolate cake with olive oil

Olive-oil-chocolate-cake-6Chocolate is one of those ingredients that you can use in so many ways and of course everybody love chocolate. I am always looking for new recipes, I also think that actually chocolate is healthy because makes you feel happy and if you are happy your body is feeling good, so conclusion you feel healthier, so good reason to eat chocolate. So when I came across this recipe from Nigella I couldn’t resist to test, gluten free and chocolate, why not? And then of course with olive oil, the future gold, perfect!  (more…)

Scones

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I think Scones is one of our favorites at home to have with a cup of tea, typical English. Actually we go to the UK almost every year, we need to get some supplies, like English Tea, special flours that are difficult to get in Holland or they are much more expensives, or icing sugar. Then we enjoy going to the tea rooms to have a scone, the best scone ever I had in York, since then I have been searching for a good recipe, combining ingredients and this is my favorite one, still the one in York is winning but I maybe one day I get the secret ingredient.  (more…)

Cheese pie with ham and leek

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This is a very simple and delicious pie to make as main course for 4 people or just as a side dish in a party, since you can make in advanced and just warm up when you are going to eat. Also for the filling you can just add whatever you can find at home, other vegetables like onions, paprikas or aubergines and the ham you can leave out or even replace for bacon or chicken, this last one is best if you first bake in olive oil with some salt and pepper.  (more…)

Lemon-Poppy Seeds Cake

Lemon-Poppy-seeds-cake-8I love lemon, I like to use everywhere from vegetables, to risotto and of course in cake. So I was looking into my books last week and in “Home Baked” I found this recipe that I have to try and what a good idea, it was absolutely fantastic, I had to do some corrections to the recipe because not all was ok, but still the cake has now already become one of our favourites at home, soon I will be making again.  (more…)

Apple Pie

Appeltaart-8Apple Pie or Appeltaart, like we say in Holland, is one of the most traditional Dutch cakes. On the weekends after a walk in the dunes or at the beach, Dutch love to go to a terrace to have “koffie met appelgebak”. Of course not all apple pies are good, we have tried many times at home, even from those packages where you only add a couple of ingredients plus the apples, but still there were a bit disappointing, until I found this recipe in “Het Nederlands Bakboek” and this is heaven, the best home made apple pie ever.  (more…)

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