Potato Bread, Pesto and Mozzarella Rolls

I know I should be posting Christmas recipes at this time, but been a bit busy the past week. Will post a couple of recipes before Christmas (got one going at the moment). So instead I’m gonna post a recipe that has been lying around for a couple of weeks. I nicked the idea for…

Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies

Sometimes you’re just in the mood for simple recipes. And few things are simpler than oatmeal and raisin cookies. My 8 year old nephew, who usually doesn’t give a crap about the things I bake, really liked these. Great for a rainy and stormy afternoon. I can also recommend blasting Beethoven’s 9th symphony out of…

Speculaas, Chocolate and Orange Rolls

Tomorrow it’s the 5th of December, which means Sinterklaas. So this’ll be my last Sinterklaas recipe for a while. But that’s okay, cause now I can start focusing on Christmas recipes!!! My plans for tomorrow are far from exciting. Since I already celebrated Sinterklaas with my family last Saturday (loving my telescopic back scratcher!), I…

Taaitaai

Only 1 week to go till Sinterklaas is over again! Going to celebrate it with my siblings (plus their entourages) this Saturday. We set ourselves a budget of about €5 and buy as many (very crappy) presents with that. And then we play a game to decide who gets what. So buying just crap is…

Kruidnoten and Speculaas

Yesterday ‘Pakjesboot 12’ steamed into the city of Groningen returning Sinterklaas to Dutch soil!! This means I’m allowed to start posting Sinterklaas related recipes, which is very exciting (I have no life). In case you have no idea who/what Sinterklaas is and why he is surrounded by people in blackface I suggest you look on…

Potato and Rosemary Bread

Even though most of the stuff I put on this blog are sweeter than the completely saccharine movies my current house guest (my “lover”) is making me watch, the thing I bake most is bread. There is something totally magical about watching a heap of flour turn into an elastic, stretchy dough (gotta love gluten!)…

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, Cinnamon and Cranberry Buns

Another sweet bread recipe (made these for my sister and brother in law in exchange for clothes). Should really try to think of some savoury bread recipes… In other news: I visited a film set yesterday! Okay, okay it was only for a few minutes. But still. The reason why I got to visit the…

Chocolate and Coconut Babka

Since I was was a bit too young to watch Seinfeld during its original broadcast (I was only 8 years old when The Finale was aired), I only recently finished watching all 9 series of this sitcom classic. In one particular episode Jerry and Elaine want to buy something to bring to a dinner party:…

Fruit Crumble

I absolutely love simple recipes. And recipes don’t come much simpler than a fruit crumble. I’ve made fruit crumbles countless times and while I tend to vary which fruits I use (although I almost always use apple) I have found a crumble recipe I will probably never stop using. It tastes best warm (especially with…

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…

Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cookie Dough Ice Cream

I have been really bad at posting stuff here regularly, but I’m going to give it another go. Although in my defense I do have some good reasons for not posting for a while. First I went to Beautiful Days (music festival in Devon, see picture), which was awesome. The week after I got back…