dinsdag 30 maart 2010
zondag 28 maart 2010
Thank you all for entering the giveaway!
dinsdag 23 maart 2010
Now on to the important stuff, the reason why you came here..... Tell me: what's the strangest thing you've ever cooked in your life? For me it's cans.... You see I needed dulce de leche for this weeks recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie: Jodie of Beansy Loves Cake picked Dulce de Leche Duos, she posted the recipe here. To make and fill the cookies a can of dulce de leche was needed. Ofcourse I couldn't find any here in The Netherlands, I guess this was this weeks 'mystery ingredient'!
Go here to find this weeks Leave Your Link to see who made the Duos and what they thought of them!
vrijdag 19 maart 2010
I also haven't been baking Appeltaart since joining TWD.... A couple of weeks ago it was my moms birthday and she asked me to find a recipe for Appeltaart. I found her this recipe at Expatica.com. It was absolutely perfect!! Better than the box-version I knew, way better! We had two slight alterations: mom used craisins instead of currants and just a little bit more cinnamon.
woensdag 17 maart 2010
A Nordicware Multi Mini Bundt Pan, this comes with two each of these shapes: bavarian, star and festival muffin. The pan is made of heavy cast aluminium, it's non-stick and dishwasher safe and ovensafe.
Want to win the set of bowls and mini bundt pan? Here's what you have to do:
- Visit http://www.cookware.com/ and leave a comment on this post to tell me which item you would buy.
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- Contest is only open to US and Canada residents
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- Winner will be chosen at random via Random.com generator
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dinsdag 16 maart 2010
dinsdag 9 maart 2010
As I mentioned in my last post my mom asked me to bake her cupcakes for her to take to work for her birthday. Because my mom works at a call center she has lots of colleagues, which meant that I had to bake loads of cupcakes. I gave my mom several options for the miniature cupcakes and she picked three of them: Strawberry Cupcakes, Coconut Cupcakes with White Chocolate Icing and these Chocolate Guiness Cupcakes with Baileys Irish Buttercream that I found over at Le Petit Pierogi.
This recipe made 36 miniatures (that needed 12 minutes in the oven) and 18 regular-sized (requiring 17 minutes in the oven) for me.
Ice and decorate the cupcakes.
zaterdag 6 maart 2010
The time has come to tell you about Adopt-A-Blogger! Kristen of Dine and Dish first came up with Adopt-A-Blogger a couple of years ago and this is round #4. I actually already wanted to sign up for round #3, but I missed the deadline back then so I had to wait for the next one. Now my time has come! Adopt-A-Blogger is about 'veteran-bloggers' helping 'newbees' out with all their questions and giving them advice. Now I don't consider myself a veteran at all, in my opinion I still have a lot to learn about blogging, but I feel that everyone can learn from everyone and this event seemed like a great way to meet new bloggers. Now let me introduce you to my two adoptees:
Then there's Sarah, who writes catch a cub in it's den, who lives in California and she and her boyfriend recently moved into their new appartment with a kitchen to die for! Sarah started blogging back in July 2008, she blogs about her travels as well as recipes. I love the Challah French Toast she cooked up for her boyfriend on Valentine's Day.
Now on to today's recipe: Sticky Toffee Cupcakes. My mom asked me to bake 15 regular-sized cupcakes and about 90 miniature cupcakes that she could take to work with her on her birthday. Last week I saw this recipe for Sticky Toffee Cake over at Marie's blog The English Kitchen last and I immediately knew this was the pefect recipe for my mom, I just had to transform the cake into cupcakes!
The cupcakes needed about 25 minutes in the oven, the recipe made exactly 15 cupcakes! These were a big hit, even if they were a bit sticky: but that's to be expected from something called sticky toffee cupcake :) The recipe can be found here.
woensdag 3 maart 2010
Yeah, so I was right on time with my tart this time... Or at least with making all the parts, but then I decided to sit down on the sofa for a while while my tart crust was in the oven to bake. Big mistake!!! I fell asleep.... I only woke up because The Neighbour texted me. As soon as I realised that I had fallen asleep, I ran to the kitchen to check on my crust that was in the oven. Too late: it had already blackened and was of no use anymoren.... Not sure if I can fit in making a new crust today as I have to bake loads of cupcakes for my moms birthday. I promise my post about the Toasted-Coconut Custard Tart will go up later this week!!
This week Beryl of Cinemon Girl picked the recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie and she did an amazing job: she picked the luscious Toasted-Coconut Custard Tart. As soon as I saw the list of ingredients I simply knew I was going to love it: it's basically a Pina Colada in tart-shape and my favorite Summer Cocktail is a Pina Colada.
Coconut reminds me of summer, so this was perfect to distract me from the dreary winter weather we've been having lately. The crust came together easy and I even managed not to burn it on my second attempt. The custard was equally effortless to make, although I did freak out at one point: I was whisking the custard, waiting for it to start cooking when all of the sudden it turned from liquid to looking curdled and then to almost solid..... But it still tasted great :)