Monday, December 27, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
These are my 1st cakepops, they are supposed to resemble halloween pumpkins, well at least they taste like cakepops ....
These were for the boys to take to school, the kids loved them !
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I bought Bakerella's cake pop book, Nigella Feasts, The Hummingbird bakery,Tara Ramsay's Family Kitchen, Nigella Express, Yvonne Jaspers Spaghetti aan het plafond (cookbook with dutch celebrities and their family), The Pastry Queen by Rather Oresman and I was given Somja Kimpen kook je slank & fit (belgium health guru) and High tea Party by susannah blake.
Can you believe I still have lots on my wishlist ? LOL yep plenty !
What is your favorite cookbook and which one do you desperatly need to add to your collection ?
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
There is one in Utrecht Sweet Things
There are two in Den Haag, Cupcake Chic and Cupies
There is one in Rotterdam, Alice in Cakeland
Have I missed any ?
Can you believe I have not been to one of these ? I think it's time for a cupcake day, touring from one shop to another ! Who's in for it ?
Monday, September 13, 2010
and here's what I served:
Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, Vanilla cupcakes with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream, Chocolate cupcakes with strawberry swiss meringue buttercream, Marshmellow Pops, Cupcake Cookies, Chocolate covered cookies (only thing not made by me),
Croissants with parmaham, cream cheese and strawberries, Sandwiches with cucumber and cream cheese, salmon with cream cheese and mozzerella with pesto and tomato, Candy Floss
I made the cute "Keep Calm" posters @ this website.
And my garland was cute too with white cake doilies and pink tissue pompoms.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Looks like a basic buttercream cake but with a big wow factor when you cut the first slice .....
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
We served lots of green & yellow candy, scones, vanilla & chocolate cupcakes, apple cinnamon muffins, banana bread muffins, mini club sandwiches, salmon sandwiches, cucumber sandwiches, chocolate, cookies, strawberries, mini pigs in a blanket and quiches.
A few things went wrong with the scones (they were intentionally smaller but I had a hard time figuring out the baking time since it wasn't my oven I had to throw quite a few out) and the cupcake toppings (i forgot to bring my mixer along so i didn't think it tasted ok enough but the guests seemed to like it).
Monday, March 15, 2010
Main course, 4 persons, 30 minutes, recipe from allerhande,
per 1p. portion 570 kilocalories, 21 gr. protein, 26 grams fat and 64 grams carbohydrates
2 cloves of garlic
300 grams of minced meat
1 can of tomatopieces
300 gr. rice
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 bag of fresh spinach of about 300 grams (we got ours from the turkish supermarket and it was goooood)
50 grams black olives sliced up (fresh or from a pot either is fine we got fresh ones from our turkish supermarket)
1. mash up 1 clove of garlic and cut the other ones in slices.
Combine the minced meat with de mashed garlic, season with salt & pepper as per your taste and make 12 balls.
Put the tomatopieces in a sieve above a bowl and pour 100 ml water in the can, shake and pour this over the tomatopieces. Save the liquid.
2. Cook the rice as per the instructions on the box. Heat the olive oil in a deep & big saucepan and make sure to roast the meatballs till they are nice and brown allover. Add the tomato liquid and spice it up with salt & pepper and let it simmer for 10 minutes on a middlehigh fire.
Add the tomatopieces to the rice and warm for 2 minutes.
3. Turn up the fire, add the spinach in parts to the meatballs and season as per your taste with salt & pepper. Let is simmer until the spinach has softened and its all done.
We served the rice on a huge platter, poured the meatballs and sauce on the rice and sprinkled the olives over the dish.
Review : it was yummy according to the grownups that made it and the guests, great combo although we will be adding more spices to the meatballs next time as we thought they were a bit bland.
For dessert we had Eton Mess (Nigella Lawson), a favorite recipe I will share soon.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Easy French Bistro Menu (courtesy of Stephanie)
Menu: Chicken with creamy Dijon sauce, Roasted Potatoes, Sauteed Garden Vegetables + Butter Lettuce Salad
To make the dinner first prepare the roasted potatoes…toss cubed red potatoes with olive oil until well-coated; add sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste. Roast the potatoes in an oven preheated to 425 degrees and cook for 30-45 minutes. The cooking time depends on the size of your potatoes (the smaller the cube, the shorter the cooking time). If you have any herbs on hand, toss those in the mix as well. Herbs like thyme, rosemary or chives work best.
Once you have the potatoes in the oven, rinse and crisp the lettuce in a salad spinner . Place in refrigerator.
Now chop spring onions (you may substitute shallots), zucchini, crimini mushrooms and perhaps yellow squash. Set aside.
Heat a cast iron pan (or frying pan) over medium heat. Throw in a 1-2 tablespoons of butter. Season 4 trimmed chicken breasts with s + p and cook about 8 minutes each side. Once cooked throughout, set aside on a platter. Using the same pan (and the chicken drippings), make a cream sauce to pour over the chicken. Add about 8 ounces of creme fraiche* and about 3 tablespoons of Dijon mustard (I prefer the Maille label) to the pan. Simmer on medium heat until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
Quickly saute your pre-cut vegetables in a wok with a little olive oil and dried Italian herb seasoning and you’re good to go! You’ll want to saute the veggies on medium high heat.
Retrieve the salad spinner from the fridge and drain the water before giving it a good spin. Serve with a simple, homemade shallot vinaigrette–found here.Bon Appetit !
Sunday, February 21, 2010
vanilla cupcakes with white chocolate spread & fondant