Kiwi Bavarois Banana Cake

Been away for too long etc. etc. But enough about that, time for a new recipe!! The new series of the Dutch version of the Great British Bake Off has started again. While they keep turning down my application, I still rather enjoy watching. And not just because I give a running commentary about everything…

Aubergine Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake

Tomorrow it’s that most hateful of days again: Valentine’s Day. It’s hateful for people who are single because it gives you the impression that you are a failure for being on your own (even worse if you do ~like someone but are not with that person). And it’s equally hateful for people who are in…

Banana and Chocolate Cheesecake

The Winter Olympics have started!! Even though the opening ceremony was utterly dull (it’s what happens when you combine sentiment from the 1950s with technology from the 2010s) I abso-fucking-lutely love the Olympic Games. So the next few weeks I’ll be watching an awful lot of tv. Because of the crappy time difference most of…

Yule Log

First proper Christmas recipe! And quite possibly also the last, don’t know that many typical Christmas recipes. In the spirit of Christmas (and in the spirit of an overly full freezer) I gave most of this away to my neighbours and most of them seemed to like it. Don’t have many exciting plans for Christmas….

Donauwelle

Time for another German recipe. And this time I’ve chosen a bit better looking baked good than the Eierschecke from a while ago (doesn’t mean it didn’t taste good though). But once again my tin was a bit too small. I fixed it in the recipe below though. This is traditionally a German/Austrian recipe, but…

Apple and Raisin Eierschecke

If you were to ask me to name some typically German dishes I wouldn’t have been able to come up with anything better than Sauerkraut, Bratwurst and Apfelstrudel. And for all I know those recipes come from Austria or Switzerland. But recently I came across a recipe for Eierschecke on Pinterest. Now I had never…

Carrot Cake Traybake

Two days ago it was once again pouring it down with rain. In other words: a perfect day to bake. And for some reason I felt like making carrot cake. My history with making carrot cakes is not exactly spotless. I’ve made some really nice ones, but the last time I made one was for…

Apple and Rum Raisins Upside Down Cake

Once again I failed to stick to my weekly blogging schedule. Mainly because it’s been quite warm and hovering over a 200°C oven when you’re already sweating bucket loads is not exactly my idea of fun. And I’ve also been busy moving furniture around so I can actually buy a proper oven. I have grown…

Cinnamon Banana Bread

When I was thinking of something to make for my blog I was initially planning to make a Victoria Sponge (with a twist). But this was the view that greeted me for the better part of the day today. And with that kind of weather I don’t feel like making something as summery as a…

Chocolate & Cherry and White Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins

So whenever I have sort of promised people I’d bake something and don’t actually really feel like baking something (happens more often that you’d think) I tend to make some muffins. Muffins are dead easy to make, give relatively little washing up to do and are done rather quickly. And these muffins are by far…