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Rye Sourdough Bread

Rye Sourdough Bread

For this Rye Sourdough Bread I used my active starter. A while ago I already baked a rye sourdough bread with discard. Honestly, it really doesn’t make much of a difference, either in texture or taste. Both breads are so delicious and quite easy to make. With this bread, it is important that you take…

lemon crumble bars

Lemon Crumble Bars

If you love lemons and crumbles, you will love these Lemon Crumble Bars. All you need are 10 simple ingredients which you probably have at home anyway. The crust and topping (crumble) are made from the same mix, so preparation is super quick and easy. The result is delightful, as these bars taste super lemony.…

Plum Cake

Plum Cake

I love plums and when baked in a cake, it’s even better. This lovely Plum Cake recipe is really easy to make and the taste is absolutely delicious. A simple vanilla cake batter is baked around juicy, sweet plums which transform into a sweet goodness. This recipe is flexible, meaning you can use a springform…

Noon Barbari

Noon Barbari or Nan Barbari is a popular traditional Persian flatbread with a crispy crust and a light, airy texture. Noon or nan means bread. Typical for this bread are the grooves along the bread. It can be pulled apart along the grooves, making it easy to tear and split. You only need a couple…

Blueberry Angel Food Cake

Blueberry Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake is a simple cake with only 6 ingredients. Egg whites are the main ingredient and you need 12 egg whites to make this cake. With this Blueberry Angel Food Cake, you can find a slight modification to my classic Angel Food Cake. I used blueberry preserves and heavy cream to make a…

Protein Berry Soufflé

This Protein Berry Soufflé is great for breakfast because it gives you a good amount of protein in the morning which makes a perfect start to the day, doesn’t it?  Of course, you can also eat it as dessert. No matter when you enjoy it, the key to a fantastic soufflé is to let it…

Blueberry Cream Cheese Babka

Blueberry Cream Cheese Babka

I already have a couple of babka recipes on my blog. So far they are full of chocolate and/or nuts, so now I have a fruity version for you. This blueberry cream cheese babka is light and fluffy with a creamy blueberry cream cheese filling.  This filling is a dream as it makes the babka…

Spanish Almond Cake

Spanish Almond Cake

This simple and delicious Spanish Almond Cake is one of the most popular desserts in Spain. This recipe combines ground almonds, sugar and eggs to create a moist and tender cake that can be made at home in about 1 hour. The traditional spanish recipe does not contain wheat flour, only ground almonds. Therefore, the…

Pain au Levain

For this bread, as the French say “Pain au Levain” you will need your active sourdough starter. That’s why it makes sense to plan a bit in advance here. I fed “Sophie”, my sourdough starter, in the morning and evening the day before and then prepared the levain the following morning. You may only need…

protein granola

Protein Granola

This Protein Granola contains 12g of protein per 100g of granola. It’s also packed with other healthy ingredients like walnuts, oats, sunflower seeds and flaxseed meal. With this extra crunchy granola you get a good amount of protein already for breakfast. Doesn’t that sound like a great start of the day? With a lot of…

strawberry Charlotte cake

Strawberry Charlotte Cake

This Strawberry Charlotte Cake is a no-bake cake, so it’s a perfect summer cake for me. It has fluffy ladyfingers in and around the cake, filled with an amazing silky mousseline cream and luscious fresh strawberries. It’s one of the easiest cakes to make if you keep a few things in mind. The key to…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best flavor combination in the world: Enjoy peanut butter, peanuts and chocolate in these dark brown sugar cookies. The cookies are sweet, a little salty, chewy and soft baked with slightly crispy edges. They’re quick to make and gone just as quickly, that’ how good they…

Lemon Cheesecake

Lemon Cheesecake

This Lemon Cheesecake is rich but light, a little sweet but also tart. I love this cake, because the taste and texture have a perfect balance. After the cake has set overnight in the fridge, the final outcome is extremely satisfying: a light, not too sweet, creamy and velvety cheesecake. A main characteristic of a…

Buttermilk Chia Pancakes

Buttermilk Chia Pancakes

I love buttermilk pancakes, so I’m calling all pancake lovers! Are you craving delicious buttermilk pancakes, while getting plenty of fiber and benefiting from the health advantages of chia seeds. Then you definitely need to try these Buttermilk Chia Pancakes. Not only do these pancakes taste amazing, they keep you feeling full thanks to their…

Quinoa Banana Blueberry Muffins

Quinoa Banana Blueberry Muffins

For these Quinoa Banana Blueberry Muffins I used ingredients like quinoa, whole wheat flour, honey, bananas, blueberries and olive oil. Most of them are quite healthy and the outcome is pretty awesome, because these muffins taste absolutely wonderful and are so easy to make. The quinoa needs to be cooked and completely cooled before you…

White Chocolate Pistachio Honey Cookies

White Chocolate Pistachio Honey Cookies

These White Chocolate Pistachio Honey Cookies are soft, chewy and made with browned butter, white chocolate, honey and roasted pistachios. They are extra flavorful, sweet and salty and quite easy to make. By using honey, the cookies get a different kind of sweetness that really stands out and makes every bite simply delicious. Plus, adding…

Rum Cake

This Rum Cake should probably rather be called Butter Rum Cake, because butter and rum are the main ingredient that makes it so incredibly delicious. The cake is extra fluffy thanks to the use of cake flour. Not only the batter has rum in it, but also the glaze is made of a mixture of…

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

I love cinnamon rolls. A while back I already made a cinnamon roll cake and also these cinnamon buns, so it’s time for a new cinnamon roll recipe with a filling made with butter, white and light brown sugar and of course cinnamon. On top comes a delicious cream cheese frosting. These cinnamon rolls are…

Coconut Matcha Loaf Cake

Coconut Matcha Loaf Cake

I love cakes that are stirred together quickly. They need to be simple and yet somehow special in my opinion. In any case, they should have a nice juicy and fluffy consistency like this Coconut Matcha Loaf Cake. This moist sponge cake fits wonderfully into spring. The combination of coconut milk, shredded coconut and matcha…

Easter Linzer Cookies

Easter Linzer Cookies

I am a big fan of Linzer Cookies. They are a showstopper in terms of appearance and taste. When I discovered these linzer cookie cutters, I had to grab them right away to make some Easter Linzer Cookies. They are shaped like eggs and look really cute. For the filling I used caramel instead of…

Rye Sourdough Discard Bread

Rye Sourdough Discard Bread

This Rye Sourdough Discard Bread, is my first bread with such a high rye flour content. Rye flour contains very little gluten, so making this bread is simpler than making traditional sourdough bread.  It needs less attention since you don’t have to fold it often and no final proofing is needed. Plus you can bake…

Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Blueberry Crumble Muffins

I’ve never made muffins before and I don’t really know why, because these blueberry crumble muffins are absolutely delicious and really easy to make. The muffins are buttery, soft, fruity and moist. The crumbles on top are the highlight for me.  For the inside of the muffins, I used a combo of homemade blueberry jam…

Peanut Butter Granola

Peanut Butter Granola

Time for a new granola. Today I have a Peanut Butter Granola for you, because I am a big peanut butter fan. When I was thinking about a new granola at breakfast the other day and saw the peanut butter on the table, I immediately thought that I should use peanut butter for my next…

Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie

This Banana Cream Pie has a digestive biscuit crust, an amazingly creamy and luscious banana cream filling with fresh banana slices in between. It is a real treat for all of you who love bananas. One thing is crucial if you want this pie to have an intense banana flavor. Use really ripe bananas with…

Pain de Campagne with Sourdough Discard

Pain de Campagne is french for country bread. I made this loaf with my sourdough discard and I’m always amazed how much power this sourdough has and how well these loaves rise in the oven. That feeling of taking the lid off the dutch oven after 20 minutes of baking and looking at the bread…

Apple Crumble Cake

Apple Crumble Cake

Apple Crumble Cake is a simple and quickly made cake. Buttery and tender, sweet and sour at the same time is, topped with crunchy cinnamon sugar crumbles. It just sounds really delicious, doesn’t it! Preparation time is not that long, so you can easily make this cake in the morning and serve it later with…

Pumpkin and Sunflower Sourdough Discard Bread

Pumpkin and Sunflower Sourdough Discard Bread

It’s time for a new sourdough discard bread, because I have gathered a lot of discard in my fridge. This Pumpkin and Sunflower Sourdough Discard Bread has that distinct sour taste that I love, a moist crumb and a nice firm crust. When you feed your starter do not throw away “the discard” as you…

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

If you love pineapples, you really need to try this Pineapple Upside Down Cake. It tastes buttery, sweet, fruity with a touch of coconut. The absolute highlight of this cake is the caramelized brown sugar pineapple cherry topping. Simply incredibly delicious! And the soft texture of the cake is fantastic. Everything just works well here…

Raspberry Sugar Cookies

Raspberry Sugar Cookies

These pretty pink Raspberry Sugar Cookies are naturally colored by adding freeze-dried raspberry powder to the dough and they look beautiful when baked, that’s why they actually do not need any further decoration. Since I love the combo of sugar cookies and chocolate, I simply couldn’t resist dipping these cookies in melted chocolate or drizzling…

Giant Smarties Cookies

Giant Smarties Cookies

These Giant Smarties Cookies are extra chewy in the center and slightly crunchy around the edges. They have a heavenly buttery taste and along with all the smarties inside, every single bite is absolutely scrumptious. If you are into these types of cookies, you need to give this recipe a try. Chilling the dough is…

Chocolate Chip Cake

Chocolate Chip Cake

If you like butter cake and chocolate, this buttery Chocolate Chip Cake is simply like heaven. It is extra moist and with every bite you taste the delicious combo of butter and chocolate. The ultimate highlight for me is the topping with a mix of chocolate and peanut butter. The best part is that the…

Olive Oil Cake

Olive Oil Cake

This Olive Oil Cake has a fluffy sponge texture and if you like the taste of olive oil, you will love this simple, moist and wonderfully light cake. It’s the perfect dessert to serve with a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon or, of course, any other occasion. The best part is that…

Country Sourdough Discard Bread

Country Sourdough Discard Bread

I made a Country Rye Sourdough Bread the other day. Now this is the base for my Country Sourdough Discard Bread. Here I have used my discard instead of my active starter. Plus a combination of bread flour and whole wheat flour. The bread has a hydration of 75%.  What actually surprised me was how…

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

These Peanut Butter M&M Cookies have a little surprise inside. What could that possibly be? More peanut butter, of course! These are big, soft and chewy oatmeal cookies flecked with M&Ms and filled with a creamy chocolate peanut butter cup. These cookies are quick and easy to make, so they are perfect when you have…

chocolate hazelnut cake

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

This moist Chocolate Hazelnut Cake is perfect when you feel like craving cake on one hand, but want something healthier on the other. This recipe is easy and quick to make and I love the look of the cake. I didn’t use any flour or granulated sugar. To sweeten I used dates and applesauce. The…

best of 2021

Best of 2021

2021 – another year that was different in so many ways than I expected. Over the summer it felt like we were slowly getting back to normal, but now in the winter Corona is more present than ever. But we have to make the best of it, because anything else is not helping…right?!I had planned…

Caramel Shortcake Bites

Caramel Shortcake Bites

With these scrumptious Caramel Shortcake Bites, I can’t decide if this is dessert or candy. But in the end, it doesn’t really matter as long as it’s delicious…right?! Think of these caramel bites as a homemade Twix bar, except I used salted caramel and preferred smaller bites instead of chocolate bars. The different layers of…

Cinnamon Stars

Cinnamon Stars

Cinnamon Stars remind me very much of my childhood. The whole kitchen had the smell of cinnamon at Christmas time. When the cinnamon stars came out of the oven, still super soft but already incredibly delicious, it was almost impossible to stop me. So it is finally time to create my own Cinnamon Stars. Actually,…

Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies are the perfect holiday cookies. They have a very distinctive look, so festive, which is why they are one of the prettiest cookies for me. They are traditionally made from a nutty almond-based cookie dough. Roll out the dough, cut into shapes and bake. Once cooled, sandwich the cookies with your favorite jam…

Soft Molasses Cookies

Soft Molasses Cookies

These Soft Molasses Cookies are perfect for this time of year. Because they are soft, chewy and full of delicious spices, similar to gingerbread. The taste also reminds me a bit of gingerbread. Molasses is the key ingredient in these cookies. But what exactly is molasses? It’s actually a waste product from sugar production –…

Pumpkin Fall Granola

Pumpkin Fall Granola

With this Pumpkin Fall Granola, I now have the perfect granola for any time of year. I love granola and I enjoy experimenting with different seasonal ingredients. Not sure about you guys, but depending on the season, I’m craving different ingredients. Well, what should not be missing in fall? Pumpkin, of course. That’s why this…

Lime Drizzle Bundt Cake

Lime Drizzle Bundt Cake

When life gives you limes, make a Lime Drizzle Bundt Cake out of it. Simple, quick and absolutely scrumptious – that’s the best way to describe this cake.  In this recipe I have made a syrup again, as I did with my Lemon Drizzle Cake. Since it is a lime cake, I used limes instead…

Whole Grain Sourdough Bread

Whole Grain Sourdough Bread

I’ve been experimenting a lot with my sourdough starter “Sophie” lately. So far, all my breads have turned out really well, including this Whole Grain Sourdough Bread. That makes me very happy. Before I started working with homemade sourdough, I had a lot of respect for it and didn’t think it would work so well.…

Pear Sour Cream Cake

Pear Sour Cream Cake

This Pear Sour Cream Cake can be divided into 3 layers with different textures. Starting with the buttery and crispy crust, followed by the crunchy pear custard filling to the soft and creamy sour cream topping. Dusted with cinnamon & cardamom is the perfect finishing touch.  The cake is perfect for many occasions and is…

New York Style Crumb Cake

New York Style Crumb Cake

New York Style Crumb Cake is a tender, buttery and extremely moist cake with a generous topping of delicious crumbs that melt into the cake and have a nice touch of cinnamon. Both layers are so good – the soft and tender vanilla cake and the buttery crumble topping. To me, this is the perfect…

Stracciatella Chocolate Mousse Cake

Stracciatella Chocolate Mousse Cake

This Stracciatella Chocolate Mousse Cake is a chocolate lover’s delight. The butter biscuits and the hazelnuts make a perfect crust. Next comes the chocolate mousse layer, which is really light and airy and finished off with a creamy stracciatella whipped cream. This is a no bake cake which makes it an excellent cake for summer…

Country Rye Sourdough Bread

Country Rye Sourdough Bread

This Country Rye Sourdough Bread is packed with flavors. The recipe consists of 3 simple ingredients: Flour, water and salt. Even though the ingredients are simple, it may take you a couple of tries to get it right. However, I think it’s worth it, so no matter what do not give up. And even if…

Apple Cobbler

This Apple Cobbler is rustic, cozy and extremely simple so you can make it anytime you feel like it. It has a hint of cinnamon and pumpkin spice and makes a great fall dessert. Juicy apples and buttery biscuit come together in this classic dessert.  For the best texture, cut the apples into small chunks…

Salted Caramel S’mores Tart

Do you love S’mores? Then this Salted Caramel S’mores Tart is just what you need. With its buttery flaky crust, smooth chocolate ganache filling and toasted marshmallow topping, every bite tastes like a delicious S’more.  S’mores are one of those desserts I can eat all year long, in the summer at a barbecue or in…

Wiener Kaiserschmarrn

Wiener Kaiserschmarrn

Wiener Kaiserschmarrn is one of the most famous desserts in Austrian cuisine. Whenever I’m in Austria, I definitely have to order some Kaiserschmarrn. I love this sweet dish and that’s why I had to give it a try. And what can I say: This Kaiserschmarrn tastes delicious, although of course it is not exactly the…

lemon bars

Lemon Bars

These classic lemon bars have a soft buttery shortbread crust and a tangy-sweet lemon filling. You only need 8 ingredients for this recipe and not even a stand mixer. There are lots of recipes for lemon bars and usually the only difference is the thickness of the base, or in other words, the base-filling ratio. The…

Sourdough Discard Turmeric Bread

Sourdough Discard Turmeric Bread

With this Sourdough Discard Turmeric Bread another bread joins my “discard series”. I chose turmeric because it has a great color, but also a spicy, slightly oriental flavor and therefore fits perfectly to this bread. Turmeric is healthy and has digestive benefits. This sourdough bread has a more dense texture than other breads, but taste-wise…

Malasadas

Malasadas

What are Malasadas? Originally from Portugal, a Malasada is a doughnut without a hole. They are yeast-based dough balls that are rolled in sugar after being deep-fried. Sweet, light and fluffy. Once you start eating them, you can’t stop until they’re all gone. Originally, Malasadas were not filled. I can say that they taste delicious…

Berry Meringue Cake

Berry Meringue Cake

A dream of cake! Fruity Berry Meringue Cake with a shortbread base, a filling of creamy vanilla custard and fresh mixed berries with meringue peaks on top to finish.  I love the combo of sweet custard, meringue and refreshing tart berries. Once the cake is cold I used a kitchen torch to caramelize the peaks…

Basic Sourdough Bread

Basic Sourdough Bread

This is a recipe for a basic sourdough bread, made with your own homemade sourdough starter. Let the dough rise overnight in the fridge to bake the next morning or mix in the morning for a fresh sourdough bread in the evening. Sourdough bread is a naturally leavened bread made without commercial yeast. The wild…

Summer Granola

Summer Granola

Summer seems to be almost over, so I thought I’d hold on to it a little longer with this Summer Granola. The granola contains mangos, strawberries, raspberries and coconut. This combo of ingredients makes it not only smell like summer, but taste like it too. It is fresh, fruity and the shredded coconut and coconut…

Homemade flaky pie crust

Homemade Flaky Pie Crust

Making a homemade flaky pie crust from scratch doesn’t have to be intimidating. There is nothing more satisfying than making a pie from scratch yourself. Starting with a golden crust and ending with a delicious filling and all the things in between.  No matter if you need a single-crusted or a double-crusted pie, blind baked…

White Chocolate Mango Banana Bread

White Chocolate Mango Banana Bread

I love white chocolate, mangos, coconut and bananas. So why not mix it all up and make a White Chocolate Mango Banana Bread? Don’t get me wrong, I really like regular banana bread, but we all need something a little different in between, don’t we? The white chocolate chips and mangos complement the bananas in…

Baileys Irish Cream

Baileys Irish Cream

I haven’t had Baileys Irish Cream for a long time and then a few weeks ago I had a craving for it, so I bought a bottle. It was good and I thought that making Baileys at home should not be so hard. And what can I say, it’s pretty easy and tastes even better…

Matcha Cheesecake

Matcha Cheesecake

This Matcha Cheesecake is perfect for summer because this is a no-bake cheesecake. Especially when it’s warm, you do not necessarily want to turn on the oven, right? Neither the filling nor the crust are baked and so this cake is the best choice when it’s too hot or you don’t feel like baking, but…

No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

For this creamy No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream, you basically only need a few simple ingredients like eggs, heavy cream, sugar, salt, vanilla extract and evaporated milk. This ice cream is delicious on its own, but also ideal as a base to stir in almost any topping you can think of, such as: Fresh fruit Cookie…

Sourdough Discard Sandwich Bread

Sourdough Discard Sandwich Bread

This Sourdough Discard Sandwich Bread is soft, chewy and has a wonderful golden brown crust. It is perfect for savory sandwiches but sweet toppings are also delicious on this bread.  If you work with homemade sourdough, you know that a lot of discard accumulates when feeding your starter. Those who read my blog also know…

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

A good Chocolate Mousse, I simply can not resist! Each bite melts in your mouth and this unique richness can’t be matched. Do you feel the same way? This chocolate mousse is light yet intensely chocolatey. Plus, it’s so airy and fluffy, which is why one serving is satisfying, but always leaves me wanting more.…

Strawberry Vanilla Layer Cake

Strawberry Vanilla Layer Cake

I love strawberries, especially when it’s strawberry season and I can buy them fresh at the farmers market. This Strawberry Vanilla Layer Cake is perfect to use the almost overripe and therefore extra sweet strawberries. This cake has a variety of flavors – starting with the fluffy vanilla cake layers, followed by a dreamy cream…

Mango Curd

Mango Curd

Fruit Curd can be used as a filling for pies, cakes, in cupcakes, but also as a topping on french toast, regular toast or scones. This creamy mango curd is so easy and quick to make and has a fruity, yet buttery flavor. Basically, curd is a mixture of fruit, sugar, butter and eggs and…

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

Store-bought meringue cookies tend to taste dry, like styrofoam, and are often lacking in flavor. These homemade Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies have a fantastic texture and are packed with high quality chocolate.  To make these cookies, you only need a handful of ingredients, of which you probably have most at home anyway. Egg whites, sugar,…

Chocolate Chickpea Brownies

Chocolate Chickpea Brownies

If you are into brownies, then you should try these Chocolate Chickpea Brownies. Yes, I admit they are not exactly comparable in texture to a “real” brownie, but they are close and a healthier alternative as well. Do you also wonder if the brownies taste like chickpeas? The answer is no, they don’t. They taste…

Sourdough Discard Bread

Sourdough Discard Bread

This Sourdough Discard Bread is the result of working with homemade sourdough. When you start making your own sourdough starter and of course later when you use your starter for baking sourdough bread, you will feed it over and over again to activate and maintain it. Overt time you produce a lot of “discard” and…

Matcha Marble Chiffon Cake

Matcha Marble Chiffon Cake

This Matcha Marble Chiffon Cake has a wonderful flavor of green tea. Made with simple ingredients like oil, eggs, sugar and flour, a chiffon cake is a light cake with a spongy texture. What is special about this Chiffon Cake?The cake does not require the use of leavening agents in the form of baking powder…

Sourdough Starter

Sourdough Starter

Sourdough is pretty popular and I’ve been looking into it as well. Before you can bake your first loaf though, you’ll need a sourdough starter. It’s very easy to make your own starter and all you need is flour, water and a little time. What exactly is Sourdough?Sourdough is a small amount of dough that…

Crème Caramel

Crème Caramel

Crème Caramel is a custard based dessert. It sounds fancy and looks extravagant, but it is actually just a custard made of eggs, sugar and milk. However, what makes this custard special and the reason it’s called “Crème Caramel” is the caramel sauce it is baked in.  Sweet golden brown caramel is poured into a…

Caramelized Brown Sugar Cookies

Caramelized Brown Sugar Cookies

Caramelized Brown Sugar Cookies are the easiest cookies I’ve ever made. The magic happens in the oven when butter and brown sugar caramelize and the cookies get that amazing rich, crunchy flavor. You only need a couple of simple ingredients for the dough. Instead of regular flour, I used almond flour for these cookies. The…

Chai Tea Caramels

Chai Tea Caramels

Do you love chai tea and caramel? Then you have to try these homemade Chai Tea Caramels. They taste simply divine and are chewy, creamy and soft. These caramels melt in your mouth. Now if you think it’s too hard to make caramels from scratch at home, I can tell you that it’s not complicated…

Pistachio Babka

Pistachio Babka

As I have already made a Chocolate Babka and a Chocolate Pistachio Babka, it’s time for a Pistachio Babka. The base is a soft, brioche-like dough enriched with butter and eggs. For the filling I used pistachio cream, a little salt and toasted pistachios for a little extra crunch. Distribute the filling on the rolled…

Dulce de Leche Peanut Butter Cake

Dulce de Leche Peanut Butter Cake

What do you say to Dulce de Leche Peanut Butter Cake? Well, this sounds just dreamy and delicious, doesn’t it? The base is a vanilla cake and you have three fluffy cake layers here. In between you”ll find lots of dulce de leche, toasted peanuts and creamy peanut butter frosting. This cake has so much…

Spring Granola

Spring Granola

It’s spring, so I figured it is about time to make a spring granola. This granola contains lemon and orange zest and also lemon juice. This gives it a fresh scent and taste. It is not too sweet because of the acidity coming from both the lemon and orange. This granola is packed with healthy…

Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you love malt? Then these malted chocolate chip cookies are just what you’re looking for. Sugar and barley malt syrup make these cookies soft and chewy in the center, but crispy around the edges. They are easy to make and yummy to eat! There’s absolutely nothing not to love about these wrinkly and sweet…

Braided Sweet Bread

Braided Sweet Bread

No matter if plain, with raisins or chocolate, a braided sweet bread is very popular. Traditionally, a lot of you serve this sweet bread at Easter, but I think it tastes delicious at any time of the year.  For this braid you only need a couple of ingredients and a little patience. Since this sweet…

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie

I love coconut and this Coconut Cream Pie features a buttery crisp pie crust and a creamy coconut filling. Topped with a thick layer of sweet whipped cream and toasted coconut and you’re in pie heaven. If you’re into creamy pies with a flaky pie crust, you’ll love every bite. I think this pie will…

Mousse au Chocolat

Mousse au Chocolat

Mousse au Chocolat is a great dessert, simple yet clever. I love the light, airy and creamy texture and the rich flavor of chocolate which you can taste in every bite. There are a lot of recipes out there that contain raw eggs and not everyone can or wants to eat raw eggs. That’s why…

Digestive Biscuits

Digestive Biscuits

I’m a big fan of digestive biscuits. So far I have always bought them and they are good. However now that I’ve made them myself at home, I have to say that the homemade version tastes better to me, whether with or without chocolate. The best part is that you only need a couple of…

brioche burger buns

Brioche Burger Buns

These Brioche Burger buns are soft and fluffy, but because I used less eggs than typically used in traditional brioche buns, they are not as eggy and rich. When you pick them up, you can feel that they are lighter than regular brioche buns. I think they have the perfect texture and taste, and I…

White Chocolate Raspberry Coffee Cake

White Chocolate Raspberry Coffee Cake

This White Chocolate Raspberry Coffee Cake is moist, soft and the buttery almond streusel add a nice crunch to the cake. The combination of raspberries and white chocolate chips in the cake provide a perfect balance of sweet and sour. No matter if you have it for breakfast, snack or with your coffee in the…

chocolate banana bread

Chocolate Banana Bread

Banana bread is something that has been baked more than anything else in the past 12 months for sure. Well, I’ve had it on my list for a while now too and since I love chocolate, I ended up with a Chocolate Banana Bread. My goal this year is to make healthier recipes more often,…

cookies-and-cream-cookies

Cookies & Cream Cookies

Cookies & Cream Cookies are super soft and chewy with crunchy edges. The addition of butter, cream cheese and cornstarch is the reason these cookies are so incredibly soft, chewy and creamy. The oreos add a great crunch. The texture is so good and they have a perfect sweetness. I used the classic oreo cookies…

Soda Bread

Soda Bread is typically a round loaf with a golden-brown color and traditionally made with flour, salt, buttermilk and baking soda. The bread does not require yeast, instead all the leavening comes from the addition of baking soda and buttermilk.  This simple bread does not need complicated shaping, kneading nor time to rise, which means…

Caramel Vanilla Cake Bars

Caramel Vanilla Cake Bars

These Caramel Vanilla Cake Bars are made of a perfectly fluffy and tender vanilla base, filled and topped with a not-too-sweet caramel that’s soft enough to bite and yet firm enough not to run off the cake. Finished with a delightful cream cheese frosting and a nice swirl of even more caramel.  The frosting and…

lace-cookies

Lace Cookies

Lace Cookies are very thin and crispy cookies. The main ingredients are butter, sugar and salt. Other ingredients can be oats or flour, but there are also recipes which use nuts. These cookies are named after their delicate and see-through appearance. They are made in no time and taste like sweet brown butter and caramel.…

bread-pudding

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding is a bread-based dessert which is popular in many countries and is made by using stale bread, milk, eggs and butter. It’s not only a great dessert, but also perfect for breakfast or brunch on a lazy sunday morning. This recipe is perfect if you have leftover bread and want to turn it…

matcha-green-tea-caramels

Matcha Green Tea Caramels

Making homemade caramel from scratch is not as hard as you might think. If you like caramel and matcha, you must try these matcha green tea caramels. They are incredibly chewy, creamy-soft and melt in your mouth. The caramels taste better than anything you can buy in the store and the best part is that…

vanilla-loaf-cake

Vanilla Loaf Cake

Sometimes you want a cake that is not too complicated or fancy, but quite simple and of course delicious. This Vanilla Loaf Cake is perfect for that. A light vanilla sponge cake, topped with a dusting of powdered sugar after baking. And that’ s pretty much it! Most people like vanilla a lot and I…

lemon-crinkle-cookies

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Lemon Crinkle Cookies are soft, buttery cookies with a crinkle effect on the surface and a delightful lemon flavor. This effect is created by rolling the cookie dough balls in powdered sugar before baking. As the cookies expand in the oven, the powdered sugar pulls apart in this beautiful pattern. In this recipe, I use…

Winter Granola

This winter granola is loaded with nuts, oats, some speculoos, cinnamon and other winter spices. I prefer it with yogurt or milk, some fruit, a cup of coffee and there you go, breakfast is ready. Doesn’t that sound like a great way to start the day? I love it, especially on cold or rainy days.…

best-of-2020

Best of 2020

2020 – a year that was so very different than expected. This year is almost over and so is my first year as a blogger. I look back on an adventurous year with both wonderful moments, but also moments of despair, you probably all know what that’s like. I was surprised when I looked through…

apple-fritters

Apple Fritters

Apple fritters are so fluffy and can be easily made at home. They make a delicious breakfast, dessert or afternoon snack. The fritters taste best warm, right out of the oil. Just roll them briefly in a sugar-cinnamon mixture and you’re good to go. They’re gone in no time, as they’re absolutely luscious. The batter…

chocolate-pistachio-babka

Chocolate Pistachio Babka

This Chocolate Pistachio Babka is made of a soft brioche-style dough enriched with butter and eggs. On top of that you have a filling of butter, chocolate and pistachios, which is spread on the rolled out dough. All of this is swirled into a loose loaf, baked and finally soaked in syrup. Babka is pretty…

poppy-seed-stollen

Poppy Seed Stollen

Poppy seed stollen is so easy to make and oh sooo scrumptious. This stollen does not have to be made weeks in advance like a traditional stollen, because the flavors need to develop yet. No, you can enjoy this stollen directly, or to put it another way, you should enjoy the stollen directly, because it…

chocolate-truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles are so delightful. The best part, they sound so much fancier than they are to make. Made from chocolate and cream, they are basically balls of chocolate ganache. The addition of butter makes them extra creamy. After mixing together a handful of ingredients, let the mixture set in the fridge and then roll…

chocolate-pistachio-slice-and-bake-cookies

Chocolate Pistachio Slice and Bake Cookies

These chocolate pistachio slice and bake cookies are thick, soft in the center and crunchy around the edges. For slice and bake cookies you roll the cookie dough into logs, chill these in the fridge for at least a couple of hours and then slice them up and bake. You just need a handful of…

speculoos-cheesecake

Speculoos Cheesecake

Speculoos is one of the things that is absolutely essential for me at Christmas season. This christmasy speculoos cheesecake is so incredibly luscious that I could eat it all the time. The crunchy speculoos butter crumbs on top are amazing and complete this cake perfectly. As you can see, I am totally enchanted by this…

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