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This soft and moist - heart-shaped - lemon cake makes for the perfect afternoon treat and is so easy to make! I am happy to share this recipe with you all.     The base is a simple quatre-quarts cake with a few extra touches. What you need: 220 gr of sugar, 220...

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Brownies are always a big hit with my kids, well anything to do with chocolate really. ;-) You can find dozen of easy recipes for brownies online. What I usually do, is mix and match recipes until I find - what I think - sounds like a good one to...
I haven't got much experience baking bread (yet), but I like it a lot. Nothing nicer than kneading dough with your bare hands. Very relaxing, you should try it!;-) I first googled some different recipes and then decided to try out the one from Belgian TV-chef Piet Huysentruyt. The result turned...
Whilst looking for inspiration for nice desserts to make, I stumbled upon Lorraine Pascale's recipe for what she calls 'Neat Eton Mess', her own version of the famous English dessert. It basically consists out of two meringue circles placed on top with some fresh cream and fruit in between. I decided to...
When my wife and I were in Pretoria, South-Africa to adopt our oldest daughter (14 years ago already..., can you believe it?) we met a lovely Danish couple who were also adopting their first child at that time. We immediately bonded and they came over to Belgium to visit us and we...
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......
The best thing about going to a city you have visited numerous times before is that you don't feel the need to 'see all the sights'. Been there, done that, you know what I mean. Last week the wife and I decided to head for one of our favourite cities in the...
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. :-)...