Dessert | Tiramisu Classic Version

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So, how come I’ve never made an attempt at making a classic tiramisu’?

I’ve been married to my Italian husband for years now, yet no sign of tiramisu’…. Every time I briefly touch the subject my husband replies: ‘Every Italian girl claims they make the best tiramisu’ and it’s nonsense’. Well, good thing I’m not Italian. Just for an experiment I’d like to give it a go! Guess what, he loved mine! Continue reading

Dessert | Rhubarb

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Rhubarb in season. This must be the easiest and shortest recipe for a delicious fruit (well, it’s actually a vegetable) dessert! I was taught this recipe by my mother and she in her turn by her mother. There are many, many ways to process rhubarb. This is a very basic method.

Did you know there is even a rhubarb diet? The red edible stalks are now in season and full of vitamins!

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Inspiration | Haunted by the Macarons

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Mmmmmacaron! I am trying so hard to like the macarons. Why? Because they look so good! The first couple I tried was in Brussels at Pauls. The whole experience was truly awful. We paid a fortune and they tasted terrible. Over the years they’ve become a true hype all over the world. Hundreds of different recipe books on all the variations have been published. Even bakeries specialize in these little meringue biscuits filled with gooey stuff.

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Dessert | Fried Pastry Churros

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Churro is a fried Spanish pastry. It’s a snack which can be bought on almost every corner of the street. The taste reminds me of a pancake but then a crunchy version. Over here they like to serve it with a coffee or a hot chocolate and you can dip the churro inside! I served mine with a hot chocolate and sprinkled them with powdered sugar. A tasty, but because it’s fried, it’s not the lightest snack 😉

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Cake | Italian Jam Crostata

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crostataCrunchy Crostat della Nonna. Today I’m baking a Crostata for my husban. This is partially out of guilt as I’m going abroad for a while. I thought then at least the Crostata could accompany him. It’s also his favourite cake! In this particular variety I’ve used jam from the supermarket as I have run out of homemade jam. The filling is the best when you use red fruit. In this case: strawberries.

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Health | The Power of the Pomegranate

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blog2Superfood Pomegranate! The Pomegranate, a complicated piece of fruit on the inside. Stuffed with vitamins, supposedly good for blood pressure, heart, mood and you name it. All the more reason to add some of this gorgeous juice and pips to my yoghurt.  An easy way to dress up your dessert of any kind.


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Dessert | Chocolate Melted and Frosted

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Fun to make and not a lot of work. Reshape your own chocolates in just 20 minutes.

Required:

  • a chocolate mold
  • chocolate (with high cacao percentage)
  • slice of orange
  • espresso

I always like the combination of orange with chocolate. To add some spice I also added coffee. Basically you can add anything you like. Melt the chocolate and add your extra ingredients, stir well and don’t let it boil. This should only take a few minutes. Now pour your mixture into the mold and leave the mold in the freezer for about 15 minutes depending on the size. Et voila! People will love the work you’ve put into crafting your own chocolates. Serve them with a nice cup of tea of coffee.


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Cake | Turban

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This can’t turn out a flop! Sunday is the best day to be creative and bake cakes. If you happen to have a birthday party in the weekend, try to bake a cake for the birthday boy/girl! It is a great way to surprise someone and a good reason to get creative.

The Egyptians were the first to show baking skills. A long time ago cakes were just round, flour based bread without the sweetening. Later on cakes were considered a symbol of well being. Continue reading