dessert

quinces + apples = quince apple tart (with cardamom)

Rock-hard and not easy to peel or work with. Nevertheless, I buy quinces whenever I see them at the market. They are super seasonal and have a beautiful floral aroma and flavor. They are lovely in combination with other fruits, such as apples, pears and lemons, and with spices, such as cardamom, cinnamon, and star […] Read more…

Amarena cherry brownies

This Christmas, we were at our grandparents’ house in France and made this delicious dessert. My mom brought a jar of amarena cherries and we decided to bake these brownies with them. The intense candy-like taste of amarena cherries is great with chocolate. The original amerena cherries from the Italian company Fabbri come in beautiful […] Read more…

Dutch butter cake with lavender

What better way to celebrate summer than to bake something with flowers. The smell and taste of lavender really reminds me of summer. This is why I decided to make this Dutch butter cake with lavender buds in it, which is also the perfect way to start of my weekend trip to my grandparents’ house […] Read more…

Dutch-Indonesian Spice Cake (spekkoek)

This cake originated during the Dutch-Indonesian colonial era. It probably gets its name from the fact that it resembles bacon, which is ‘spek’ in Dutch. Close to my house there is a very good Indonesian restaurant, called Didong, where I often go with my family. There, we always have spekkoek for dessert, which I love! […] Read more…

German Quark Fritters! Happy New Year!

This is a recipe from Petra, who lived in Berlin for several years! As the co-founder of Kitchen Table Food and a good friend, I’m happy to welcome yet another German recipe of hers: airy and fluffy Quarckbällchen. Baked by her daughter Fenna, who just like my daughter Flo is a passionate baker. In The […] Read more…

Apple-Hazelnut Upside-down Cake

My grandparents own a vacation house in France in the Champagne-Ardenne. My family goes there usually during fall break. The house is in a tiny village made up of only one street. Whenever we’re there in the fall, we make sure to pick apples from the apple trees in the garden of an old lady […] Read more…

rose-hip bars

In my previous post I made rose-hip jam. I wanted to make something special with it so I decided to make these rose-hip bars. You can make these bars with the rose-hip jam from my previous post (see here), but you can make them with any other jam as well.I went rose-hip picking together with […] Read more…

My favorite Chocolate Pie

This pie looks more complicated than it actually is, since you only need to bake the crust. You don’t have to add the white chocolate decoration, but I thought it made the cake look more finished. Read more…

Rhubarb Tart

It’s practically a requirement to do something with rhubarb this time of year. When I lived in Washington, DC I harvested rhubarb from mid spring until late summer, but early spring ‘means’ rhubarb, so let’s make this delicious rhubarb-vanilla tart now! By coincidence, both our husbands were having their birthdays last weekend, so this is […] Read more…

Flo’s Chocoloco Tart

I think my daughter Flo (14) should become a chocolatier one day. She’s already a connoisseur: she notes down her tasting experiences of chocolate in a little notebook and she is very precise when it comes to making chocolate desserts. When we lived in the US she had her own blog about chocolate (click here) […] Read more…

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