Homemade Speculoos Ice Cream with Mamita’s Bakeries

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I promised you another Ice Cream recipe and I actually think this one is even better than the Stracciatella Ice Cream recipe 😮 (almost can’t believe I’m writing this).

What makes this Speculoos Ice Cream so good? The speculoos! I had the chance to try Mamita’s Bakeries’ speculoos and it is just so good! I’ve always been a fan of speculoos, but I never liked the super spiced ones. You know, so full of spices it becomes a different kind of cookie. At least, that’s what I think. Mamita’s Bakeries has a more spiced speculoos than the famous one we probably all know and I don’t need to mention. But the good thing – no great thing even! – is that this speculoos is just perfect. I mean it! It has that yummy crunch and a more profound speculoos taste, without it becoming something different. I guess you’ll just have to taste one to understand what I’m trying to say here.

I’ll tell you all about Mamita’s Bakeries in a second but first: Ice Cream Time!

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Yummy Stracciatella Ice Cream without ice cream maker

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It’s sunny outside! That calls for some yummy homemade Ice Cream!

Today, we’re making my absolute favorite Ice Cream flavour: Stracciatella! I know, Brownie or Cookie Dough Ice Cream is delicious as well but I really prefer Stracciatella. Australian Ice Cream has the best Stracciatella in my eyes but I did hope this recipe from Koken Op Hakken could live up to it. That way I can make it myself. All Summer long 😉

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Baffo: The BEST pizza in Glasgow!

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I promise this is the last post about my trip to Scotland but I have to share this one. Really. It’s super important that I tell you this because I don’t want you to miss out on the BEST pizza in Glasgow (and beyond). If you visit Glasgow, this is the place to be for some freakin’ good pizza 😀 It’s freshly made 😉

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Must-do’s while in Scotland: from drinking to eating and dancing.

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I told you about Bibi’s Bakery in Edingburgh last week. Today I will tell you about the must-do’s while in Scotland 🙂

Must-do #1: Whisky tasting!

To be honest, I don’t like Whisky. At all. But I do believe it is something you must try in Scotland. It is the country of Whisky after all.

There are many ways to have yourself a Whisky tasting:

  • Buy some bottles and taste them yourself
  • Go to a Whisky tasting
  • Drink a Whisky in the pub
  • Have dinner with Whisky

I would prefer the latter. Not just because it involves any eating (actually yes, that is the main reason) but because you don’t have to drink that many Whisky’s if you really don’t like them. Trying any of the other options could become a bit expensive if the Whisky isn’t your cup of tea.

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Bibi’s Bakery: the sweetest spot in Edinburgh

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You may have noticed my little dissapearing. I went to Scotland last week 🙂 It was my very first time and I very much enjoyed it. It was everything I thought it would be and more. You remember that movie “P.s. I love you”? That landscape. Unfortunately for me, Gerard Butler wasn’t around. Everywhere we looked there were fields and adorable black faced sheep. Not a single rain drop to be seen. Wait what? That’s right, we didn’t have any rain in the first three days. Amazing! Scotland is known for its rainy climate but we only had little of it on our last day. I think I may therefore have a little “twisted” memory of Scotland than others…

My favorite part of the trip was a visit to the city Edinburgh. Such a fantastic city! It has a modern side and across the bridge lies the medieval city with the castle on the hill. (reference to Ed Sheeran intended). I absolutely loved this city! All those ancient buildings, statues, monuments and tales. But more important: a very very very cute and yummy bakery! I accidentally bumped into Bibi’s Bakery on my way to Rosies Street (this is the street you’ll want to find if you’re looking for a pub). I came out of Marks & Spencers (went to buy chocolate chips cookies, obviously) on the wrong side of the building on Princess Street. This is the main shopping street, parallel to Rosies Street. So I walked to the next crossing and walked up to Rosies Street. I stopped at the corner to look at the name plates to make sure I was going to Rosies Street. There I saw a building being renovated. It had a grey banner on it with pink letters. (Ping ping! Alert!) I looked down and saw the one thing I needed to see to get me interested:

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Funfetti Unicorn Cupcakes

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I’ve been wanting to make something unicorn themed for a while. I’ve seen so many gorgeous Unicorn Cakes coming along on Instagram and Pinterest… Before taking on an adventure like that, I wanted to try something smaller. As in cupcakes smaller.

You guys know I love Cupcake Jemma from the Crumbs and Doillies in London, right? Well, she has recently made some Unicorn Cupcakes! My recipe of today is inspired on her video and techniques.

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Mini Brownie Cookie Dough Layer Cake

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I’m actually very proud to share this recipe with you. This Brownie Cookie Dough Layer Cake has been on my mind for a very long time and I’ve finally did it! Yay!

To be honest, my biggest fear was the (calori)bomb I would be dropping on you guys. I mean, look at it! It’s a complete chocolate overdose. But it is oh so good! I first thought it would be waaaaay too sweet and a freakin’ attack on your system. But this Brownie Cookie Dough Layer Cake turns out to be the perfect decadent cake any chocolate lover must try. My colleagues tried it and they went nuts over it. One of them said it was the best thing he had ever eaten in his life. And he said that about my Brownies before. So if you thought they were amazing, wait ’till you try this 😉

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The perfect homemade Tarte Tatin

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What’s your favorite dessert at any restaurant? Don’t think! Just say the first thing that comes to mind. Mine: Tarte Tatin. Always have and always will be 😉

Unfortunately lots of restaurants don’t serve this all time favorite of mine anymore. Boohoo. Okay I’ll admit it. I don’t mind a yummy Creme Brulee or Dame Blanche. But I do miss that Tarte Tatin.

Don’t you worry my friends, from now on you’ll just make your very own Tarte Tatin! Woohoo!

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Lemon Blueberry Cake

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I’ve been going on strong on the chocolate lately so I thought a little change wouldn’t hurt. Not that this yummy Lemon Blueberry Cake will get you to lose weight. But that’s not why you’re here, are you? 😉

This Lemon Blueberry Cake is moist and not too heavy. Unless you’d eat a really large piece, which I don’t recommend. That being said, lemon lovers will absolutely LOVE this one. It’s got that rich lemon flavor, balanced with blueberries and a sweeter frosting. It’s not too sweet and not too lemonlike. The perfect cake 🙂

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April Favorites

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We’re getting closer to Summer each day. I’d better start thinking about some fruity recipes soon 😉

But before we think of that, let’s take a step back to enjoy these 5 April Favorites!

#1: Chocolate Marble Cheesecake Pie

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Well Haley, you did it again! You amazed me with your super delicious recipe 😀 If you don’t follow If you give a blonde a kitchen yet, please do so. You won’t regret 😉

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