dinsdag 17 maart 2009

100th Post > Giveaway and TWD: French Yoghurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze

Another week has passed since last weeks Tuesdays with Dorie. Liliana of
My Cookbook Addiction picked the tasty French Yoghurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze. I absolutely loved this recipe, so did my friend and her boyfriend when I surprised them with the mini-bundtcakes when I visited her last Friday.

I have no idea where my head was when I went groceryshopping or while I was baking, I made lots of mistakes: I forgot to buy a lemon and had no other citrusfruits, I did however have some lemon juice in the houseand squeezed some of that into the mixture. Also I accidentally put baking soda in the mixture instead of baking powder... Well they still tasted great!!

Now it was time to pick a pan for the cake, but I couldn't find my cake pan anywhere, so I decided on making mini-bundtcakes and bite-size cupcakes. The mini-bundtcakes took about 30 minutes in the oven, the bite-size cupcakes needed 15 minutes. I topped the cakes with a lovely mango-passionfruit jam.

The recipe made 12 mini-bundtcakes and 18 mini cupcakes. I figured that 2 bite-size cupcakes are about the same size as 1 mini-bundtcake, so the entire recipe was 21 servings, this comes down to 3 WW Points per mini-bundtcake or 3 WW Points per 2 bite-size cupcakes. Not bad at all!!!

Todays post is actually extra special: it is my 100th post!!! So I decided to celebrate this by giving one person a chance to win something really special: a cookbook filled with traditional Dutch recipes. Whomever wins gets to pick one of the following books, offcourse they are both written in English. To get some more information about the books simply click on their titles and on the site choose 'Inkijkexemplaar". Here are your picks:

Dutch Cooking - the new kitchen: a surprisingly seductive cookbook with all the traditionally Dutch dishes our parents used to make, adjusted to this time: less fatty and with lots of fresh vegetables. The book is filled with recipes for the best stews, soups, vegetarian dishes and salades. The lovely old-Dutch dessert have also been included!! (Paperback)

In Dutch Cooking Today the best of yesterday is combined with some of today's most tempting foodstuffs. Here are all the classic recipes but in a leaner form and given delicious new twists with 'new' and readily available ingredients. This cookery book reflects and celebrates all the pleasure and unexpected variety of Dutch cooking today. (Hardcover)

So, here's how to win: let me know which cookbook you would prefer to receive and why. The deadline for this giveaway is Friday, March 20th midnight Dutch time! Be sure to check in on Saturday, March 21st when I will announce the winner!

36 opmerkingen:

SiHaN zei

oh gosh.. those mini bundt cakes look so precious! and passionfruit jam. That sounds like a wonderful spread.

As for the giveaway... hehe. Definitely the new kitchen for me. who can resist that cover with the dutch maiden and the boy stealing a kiss with those bright red fruit in the background. haah. plus.. i LOVE stews! *beams* Congrats on the 100th post too!

Steph zei

Marthe, your yogurt cakes are so cute! I regret not glazing mine now.. it looks like it really makes the difference. Congrats on your 100th post! If I won, I would choose the book with more desserts. If none have desserts, then I would pick Dutch Cooking, the new kitchen.

Judy zei

What cute little cakes! I like the idea of the bite-sized ones. They look really delicious.

Cakelaw zei

I love your minis - I can never find the cake tin I want either! I usually fling half the cupboard out to find the one I want.

Congrats on your 100th post! I think Dutch Cooking - The New Kitchen looks fabulous.

Amanda zei

Wonderful idea with the minis! I LOVED this cake, it smelled so good while cooking and tasted wonderful :) I paired it with simple lemon curd. YUM!

Peggy zei

Oh your little minis are too too cute! What a great idea Marthe! Hope you have a wonderful St. Patty's Day today. Of course I forgot to wear green today.
Congratulations on your 100th post!! That is quite an accomplishment.

Maria zei

Love your cakes! They are so cute! Congrats on 100.

n.o.e zei

Your mini and mini-mini yogurt cakes look delicious. No wonder they were a hit!

100 posts is quite a milestone - congratulations! As for the giveaway, I checked out the books and they both look great. I guess I'd choose the New Kitchen though!

Cathy zei

Your mini bundt cakes are too cute! Just the right size -- I want one! Congrats on 100 posts!!! I think that both of those cookbooks look wonderful.

Jayne zei

Your mini cakes are adorable!

Jessica zei

Those mini bundt cakes are so cute . . . I really want a mini bundt cake pan now. I love that you made mini cakes out of this recipe.

My dad is half Dutch . . . I think that makes me a quarter Dutch. So I'd probably pick the traditional book (but they both look wonderful) with the idea that I could learn to make some traditional Dutch recipes.

chocolatechic zei

Even with Mr. Murphy along for the ride, your cakes look fabulous.

As for the book, I'd love the second one, because I love traditional recipes.


Love the mini bundt cakes. They turned out so pretty!

Wow, 100 posts; that's very impressive! If I were lucky enough to win the giveaway, I would love Dutch cooking in the new kitchen. Your description along with "lovely old dutch desserts" really peaked my interest! Having been to the Netherlands twice, I'm really interested in their food, especially pastries! Last time I went I swear I gained 10 pounds in 4 days eating pastry after pastry :) Overall, I'm extremely interested in all types of cooking (afterall, I'm an American french Canadian that works at a middle eastern bakery!), so I would love to add dutch cooking and baking to my knowlege base :)

Mary Ann zei

Your glaze sounds delicious and your mini-bundts are so cute!
Interesting, my dad spent 2 1/2 years in the Netherlands and so I am familiar with some of the foods that he would prepare for us when I was a kid. I would love either cookbook, but I think Dutch Cooking would be great.

kim zei

congrats on your 100th post! :) the mini cakes are so cute. and that jam sounds incredible :)
as for the giveaway, i'm going to have to go with the one with the adorable statuette on the cover ;)

Jennifer zei

Your mini's look awesome! Nice job!

farah zei

Wow, good job on your mini bundts, they look great.
Congratulations on your 100th post!
Hmm, as for a book choice, i would go for the Dutch Cooking, the new kitchen :)

Pamela zei

Wow! Congrats on your 100th post! Time really does fly when you're having fun, right? Nice job on the cakes. I love that you figured out the WW points for them!

Natashya zei

Love your little mini-cakes! So cute. Happy 100 posts, if I win I like the first one Dutch Cooking-The New Kitchen - as it seems to have a great range of foods and cute little kissing Dutch dolls on the front!

Anoniem zei

Congratulations on the 100th post.

I love your bite-size servings. They look great. And only 3 WW points? Even better.

If I win, I would like the New Kitchen for it's emphasis on fresh ingredients, vegetables, and lots of vegetarian dishes. But both really sound good.

Leslie zei

These look amazing but with mango passionfruit jam!?! Awesome! Thanks for calculating the points...not as bad as I feared.

Liliana zei

I LOVE your mini bundt cakes! What a great idea. Hmm...I have the same pan so next time I will also be making the mini bundt cakes.
Although I love the cover of the New Dutch Cooking, I would prefer the Dutch Cooking Today. The cover reminds me of the time I visited Amsterdam.
Congratulations on your 100th post!

Jules Someone zei

I really should have used my baby bundt pan. I always forget it. Congrats on your 100th post! Flies by, doesn't it. Dutch Cooking!

TeaLady zei

Congrats on your 100th post. Isn't this fun?

Your cakes look great and love the donut idea. I also made the mini bundts and they were just the right size.

The New Kitchen would be my pick. I love trying foods from different parts of the world. And since I am Dutch ancestry....

Claudia zei

I love the mini bundt cakes - also (whew) love that a mistake here and there doesn't kill the product! (I am famous for last minute substitutions) Congrats on 100th post!

Jacque zei

Oooh, nice job on the bundt cakes, and bonus points for figuring out the WW points. It's always nice to be able to make informed snacking decisions.

I like the one one new Dutch cooking. I'm intrigued to know what any Dutch cooking looks like.

natalia zei

Ciao Marthe !! How nice your little bundtcakes are !! we got to the 100 posts almost together ! I think both books are nice isn't it funny they both chose the kissing figurine ?!

Linda zei

I love the minis---very cute! Also, congrats on your 100th post. Both cookbooks sound fantastic- I'm leaning towards The New Kitchen.

Snooky doodle zei

I just discovered your blog and its really interesting. these cakes look nice and delicious. Just the right bite :)
I would go for the first cook book. looks really interesting. I love traditional recipes :)

Rhonda zei

Your mini cakes caught my eye. How cute! And a great gift item. Cookbooks...I'm leaning toward Dutch Cooking: the New Kitchen. Love the cover. :) And "less fatty and with lots of fresh vegetables" caught my eye. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on your 100th post!

Anne zei

Wow- I love the little cakes you made! The shapes are so fun. those cook books look awesome, too- I'd love to learn more dutch oven cooking recipes (and know my husband would love if I did, too!) Congrats on 100 posts!

aleta meadowlark zei

I'd love to see Dutch Cooking Today . . . it looks like a treasure trove of delight. ;)

Also, congratulations on #100!! You've come quite a ways, eh?

Annette zei

Your mini cakes are adorable! I really liked this recipe.

Congrats on your 100th post!!! I would choose Dutch Cooking, The New Kitchen if I won. I'm interested in learning about traditional Dutch recipes. It's a style of food that I haven't made before. Thanks for the opportunity!

Carol Peterman zei

The yogurt cake is so pretty as a mini bundt.

Congratulations on your 100th post! I need to go look at how many I have posted, I have no idea. My book choice would be Dutch Cooking Today.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy zei

I love what you did with this one! The mini cakes are adorable. Great job!

Engineer Baker zei

How absolutely adorable! And what perfect portion control :) Congrats on 100 posts!