1 egg, 100 mg of sifted selfraising flour, 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar, a pinch of salt and a drizzle of peanut oil. Mix until you obtain a smooth liquid dough. Store cool. Pancakes can be made in advance, but they are even more delicious if you bake them and eat at the same time. … More Pancakes Belgian style
Chicory doesn’t belong to the ‘exotic’ department in Italy, but this recipe is for sure not familiar in this country of foodies. I bought 1 kilo of fresh chicory (recipe for 2p). Chop off the little brown end, make a few incisions in the hard part. Blanch or steam the chicory al dente. Drain and … More I did this one before, but it’s really worth to prepare it once more
My mother always made our favorite menu on our birthdays. Mine was definitely or chicken with the best curry sauce ever, or this lovely mixture of puree, cheesy sauce and North Sea shrimps. We decided to sacrify 800 grams of our frozen treasures (brought at our last trip to Belgium). Boil 2.5 kilo of peeled … More North Sea shrimps in a cheesy sauce in between two layers of potato puree, thanks to my first cooking teacher, my mother.
Certain traditions are so important to pass to the following generations. One of those traditions is ‘cauliflower with white sauce’, a typical Belgian daily side dish. This white sauce is bechamel, but this blog wouldn’t be mine if I would do it a little bit different to save a few kcal. Blanch 1 cauliflower cut … More Traditions to cherish
A stew of chicken, little meatballs and mushrooms filled in a ‘vol au vent’ (= puff pastry-cup) is a very traditional Belgian first course ( flemmish name = videeke =‘koninginnenhapje =the queens’ bite;-)). The wife of king Louis XV, Marie Leszczynska, was the first person to have the idea of filling the vol au vent … More Let’s be proud of a Belgian classic
Days are getting longer. Birds are singing differently. Lovely day to discover the countryside. Tonight we will have a Belgian menu. French fries and ‘tomates crevettes’ with home made mayonnaise. Start by making the mayonnaise. The most important thing to remember is that all ingredients have to been at room temperature. Put 1 egg, 1 … More Lovely Sunday tomates crevettes