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Bounty Brownies

Bounty-Brownies-8Who doesn’t like brownies? Tell me? I think everybody loves brownies. Well when you try this version from Yvette van Boven from her book “Home Baked” I think you will discover a new addiction, they are absolutely fantastic, delicious and easy. I got her book for my birthday and this was the first recipe I made, I can hardly wait to try something else of this book.  (more…)

Chocolate Orange Cake

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This chocolate orange cake I have made already a several times and every time looks like taste better. So I thought is about time to share the recipe with you, it is very simple, most of the ingredients you might have at this moment at home, so what are you waiting for? Start preparing and bake! You will enjoy as much as we do at home. (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…)

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…)

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…)

Easy Pecan Blondies

Easy-Pecan-Blondies-4One of my favorite things to do is baking, a good cake always can cheer you up at anytime and of course is also very relaxing and enjoyable. I have a few books I use, depending on the mood. This one is the Easy Pecan Blondies from the “The Great British Bake Off Everyday”. I love blondies, they are sweet and fantastic you have them with almonds or like in this case with pecan. (more…)

Brownies

BrowniesThis recipe I got it from an ex-colleague of mine years ago. I still keep using it, only some times I change some things. Normally you use 300 gr. dark chocolate, but I make it how I feel it, so some times    I do 150 gr. dark/150 gr. milk or other way. The important is to keep the quantity on 300 gr. Also I like a bit lighter so I add a teaspoon of baking powder, that was not in the original I got from her.

So these are the ingredients I use most of the times: (more…)

Panellets

Panellets 2This is typical Catalan sweet that you normally eat on November 1st, the day of “All Saints”. It is not very well known outside Catalonia and this is really a pity because they are actually very good, easy and tasty.

My recipe to make 30 Panellets, ingredients for the base dough:

  • 250 gr. Very fine ground almonds
  • 200 gr. Caster sugar
  • 150 gr. Potatoes’ or Sweet potato
  • Zest of ½ lemon

Clean the potatoes and boil them with skin until they are soft, drain well and peal them, then make puree and allow to cool down completely. After that add the sugar, almond and lemon zest, using a fork mix well but not too long otherwise it will too soft and will not cook well. Before you start making the Panellets you will need to stove your hands with flour. (more…)

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