Iris is taking an official break for 2 weeks. We have several good reasons for staying at home. Although it seems to me that I have a permanent staycation, being off together creates another vibe. The weather is still really nice. Most of the day we’ll spend outside, near the swimming pool. A good book, … More Our summer holiday has started
Oskar, our puppy, has already a few play mates thanks to my lovely friends, Anria and Diane. While the dogs are entertaining each other, we will have a cosy afternoon tea. In the magazine delicious.nl I find a perfect summer cake.Seef 125 grams of flour. Mix with 110 grams of almond flour, 1,5 teaspoon of … More Play date for Oskar
Mix 300 grams of Greek yogurt, 3 eggs, 180grams of sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar, 1 ripe banana, the zeste of 1 lemon and 180 grams of melted butter. Add 400 grams of seefed selfraising flour and 5 grams of baking powder. Mix until you obtain a fluffy dough. Remove the skin and seeds … More A piece of cake?
I have a ‘few’cookbooks. Some are a bit older but still showing me new recipes to try out.This recipe is inspired by Bill Grainger and perfect for an afternoon tea moment. The amount is a perfect dessert for 6-8p, or 3 afternoon tea moments for 2.Preheat the oven at 170°. Mix 100 grams of fine … More Browse cookbooks
I love eggs. We probably consume 10 eggs weekly (2p), and this is not because we live in Italy.Anyway, no eggs in the supermarket yesterday…thus today I’ll try an egg free cake based on a few ideas which I found on internet.Chop 2 apples in small pieces. Mix with the juice of 1/2 of a … More I will still have to think about keeping some chicken 😏
The apple olive oil cake of Ottolenghi can easily become one of my favorites. Spread some butter in a springform of 23 cm. Cover with baking paper. Put 100 grams of raisins in 200 ml of water. Allow to simmer until almost all liquid has gone. Seaf 350grams of self raising flour. Add 1/2 of … More After one week…
I don’t know how many versions of ‘torta della Nonna’ exist but probably as many as there are nonne. The most important thing is to create your own preferred balance of sweet and sour.I love a weekend afternoon with something sweet, but I try to be careful with sugar and fat.Mix 500 grams of ricotta … More The best Italian dolce : torta della nonna
Eating cake for breakfast is not really what I would do, but in countries such as Italy or Spain it’s very common. They rarely eat breakfast at home. A few coffees, a croissant or some cake is a classical breakfast. I have my ‘healthy’ ideas about that habit, but a piece of cake in the … More Breakfast or tea time? La torta di mele is a real classic in Italy.
Put eggs and butter at room temperature. Melt 150 grams of butter. Mix with 200 grams of sugar. Add 4 eggs, one by one. Add the content of 1 vanilla stick or some vanilla extract. Mix and add 250 grams of self rising flour. Mix thoroughly and add 300 grams of Greek yoghurt. Make a … More Weekend, lots of rain, school for me and some apple yoghurt cake in between
The sudden cold and constant rain outside is the perfect moment for a ‘tarte tatin’. All you need is puff pastry, a few apples, 1 table spoon of butter, cinnamon and 2 table spoons of sugar and of course, last but not least, an oven. Peel 4 apples and cut in chubby wedges. Squeeze some … More Tarte tatin… yummie