For some reason it was stuck in my head that baking eclairs was a bit tricky and far too difficult for a newly-amateur baker such as myself. Until I read the following recipe in the 'Peper en zout'-magazine (Spar) for mini-eclairs which seemed surprisingly easy......
For some reason it was stuck in my head that baking eclairs was a bit 'tricky' and way too difficult for a newly-amateur baker such as myself... Until I found this recipe for cute little mini-eclairs, which seemed surprisingly easy to make... What you need (makes 15): 100 gr of...
A few weeks ago I was invited by the Ostend tourist board (Visit Oostende) to a lovely beer dinner. You first need to know that I absolutely love Ostend. Not only is it Belgium's only 'real city' by the sea, but there is always something new to discover....
    Today's recipe is based upon Lorraine Pascal's recipe. You first bake a chocolate cake by mixing all ingredients together and bake in a pre-heated oven at 175 degrees for about half an hour. I used a 24cm cake tin to do so. After the cake has had time...
Yesterday, in the car on our way to the Winter Nights at Bokrijk, I was listening to Radio 2 's '1000 klassiekers', the radio station's annual list of the ultimate classic songs. And at number 546 there it was: the wonderful 1975 classic by Belgian singer Marva called 'Rode rozen in de sneeuw' (Red roses in the snow). My inspiration to bake these lovely apple roses. :-)...

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I've been wanting to try and make a Pavlova for a really long time. The recipe I tried today I found on the Allerhande website and made me feel pretty confident. ;-) This website is always a good source to find easy recipes. I adjusted it slightly (meaning less sugar) and I added my own little touch (enter the lemon curd!)....
Christmas is approaching fast. High time to test my brand new Christmas tree-shaped silicone mold I brought back from my recent trip to Italy. My two eldest are currently studying for exams so I figured they deserved a treat. I went for a kid-friendly Christmas cake.      I first...
A gift wrapping workshop organised by one of my favourite stores (Flying Tiger)? Sounded like fun! So off to Antwerp we went! The workshop was run by the lovely and very talented Miss Anne Catherine, AKA the Master of Giftwrapping.     We each got to choose a gift to wrap. Well,...
Nothing nicer than to just pack up and head to the Dutch coast for the weekend. End of October, early November is always a wonderful time to just stroll along the sandy beaches, clear your head and hang around in a cosy coffee bar and eat 'poffertjes'. This time around we...
This delicious pear and chocolate cake is so easy to make and makes me happy... just by looking at it.   Ingredients: 250 gr of self-raising flour, 250gr of butter, 250gr of sugar, 3 eggs, half a tablespoon of baking powder, 3 tablespoons of cacao powder and 2 pears. ...