Sweet buns

Inspired by Jamie Oliver’s recipe for cinnamon bunnies, I will bake simple sweet raisin buns. Iris will be thrilled 🙃. Heat 200 ml of semi skimmed milk with 55 grams of unsalted butter until the butter has melted. Mix 450 grams of bread flour (I used manitoba flour) with 1 teaspoon of salt, 45 grams … More Sweet buns

Almost vintage

In 1999 I bought my first ‘Jamie Oliver’ and since then he inspired me. The sweet and sour chicken is one of my favorites. I will have to wait until Iris’ godchild Egon’s visit to serve whole chicken but what do you think about a sweet and sour polpo variation? Put fresh polpo in the … More Almost vintage

Green mac’n’cheese

Although new magazines give me more than enough inspiration for daily cooking, I regularly re- inspect my favorite cookbooks. This vegetarian recipe from Jamie Oliver’s cookbook VEG is a perfect combination of comfort and healthy. For 2p, heat a pan (which you can also put in the oven). Melt 20 grams of butter. Bake 4 … More Green mac’n’cheese

Friends for lunch

Every year a Belgian choir director organizes a music festival in Asciano. Although circumstances are not ideal, they decided to go ahead and we were happy to have our annual lunch with some Belgian friends in our garden. It’s hot, you only have 2 hours to spend together, what to prepare? Jamie Oliver, Ottolenghi and … More Friends for lunch

Hide the ingredients

In his awesome book VEG, Jamie Oliver creates some wonderful recipes. The variety is amazing and inspires to even more variety. Readers who know his book will recognize the recipe easily. Mine is a bit different, no roses harissa but normal one, no pickled lemons but lemon zeste, no dried cherries but raisins, no potatoes … More Hide the ingredients

Thai noodle salad

A lot of recipes come back but always in little different versions and thus it creates variety in the daily cooking. So often, at first sight, a cookbook isn’t really so special but while reading it creates possibility. Jamie Oliver’s books are a perfect example ( or is it just a perfect excuse to buy … More Thai noodle salad