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….

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…

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…

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:…

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…

Chocolate Ice Cream & Banoffee Ice Cream

Back from my trip to the UK! Had a rather fun week of lounging around with my lover, getting slightly drunk on warm cider at the beach with my wife and my ‘cousin Jane’, and playing croquet for the first time in my life (not any good at it, but that might have been the…

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…

Raspberry and (White) Chocolate Rolls

Okay, here it goes. My first blog post ever (as usual 10 years behind the times). I know many of you don’t get the title of my blog (and lets keep it that way) and the ones who do will probably sigh. Still trying to decide whether I should spend money on a domain name…