Fiesta Friday #29: BBQ with the neighbours

Hi guys!

Last weekend, we had our annual BBQ with the neighbours.
We (the street) try to do this every year.
I believe it all started as a way to stay in touch with the neighbours and to become a bit more than “just” neighbours.
I have to say we’re pretty close with most of our neighbours, and not because of that BBQ πŸ™‚
My dad likes to ride his bike and two of our neighbours do too! So I guess you already heard me coming when I tell you that they started their own little club (that has three members) πŸ˜‰
Well, they are also members of a larger group.

Let’s get back to our BBQ.
Since the last two or three years, I always make the dessert.
Brown + Blond
This year, I went for my all-time favouriteΒ Brownies and my super delicious Apple Cake.

I tried Jhuls’Β Blondies and they were A-MAZING!

Brown + Blond 2

Really, you haven’t lived until you’ve tasted them! The neighbours loved them too πŸ™‚
So Jhuls, you did an awesome job with these! Thank you for having shared that recipe with us.
Besides the Blondies, I made two entirely new things. A Frangipane and a Speculoos Cake.
I’ll save that Frangipane for later πŸ˜‰

But I am bringing you this Speculoos Cake for Fiesta Friday!

Little secret: this cake is some sort of basic version of my Luxurious Apple Cake. But without the apples and the brown sugar.

What do we need:

  • 125 g butter
  • 125 g crystal sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 125 g self-raising flour
  • 200 g crunched speculoos
  • baking tin

How to:

Mix the butter together with the sugar. Mix in the eggs.
Sift the flour and mix it well together. Stir in the speculoos crumbles.
Put the batter in the baking tin and bake the cake for about 50 minutes at 180 degrees centigrade.

If it’s done, check the cake with a sharp knife. If it comes out clean, your cake is ready to be eaten!


I hope everyone is having a great Fiesta Friday at Angies with the co-hosts and all the others πŸ˜€
Happy Fiesta Friday!

Have a delicious weekend!
xxx Sarah

22 Thoughts

  1. That cake looks so moist! Yum. I am presenting a desert that I made for our neighborhood BBQ next week! Tis the season I guess. I do like making desserts and eating them isn’t to shabby either.


  2. Hey Sarah!
    Wow, you have such a great blog! Everything looks so good πŸ˜€
    Those brownies, those blondies, that cake! Your family is so lucky πŸ˜‰
    Xx Caroline


  3. Sarah, glad to hear that Jhuls’ blondies got the thumbs up – your spread looks amazing – what a nice idea to have an annual barbecue – it is so easy to live anonymously amongst neighbours if you don’t make an effort otherwise. Your cake looks and sounds delicious – thank you for sharing and a very Happy Fiesta Friday to you!


  4. Oh, Sarah!! Everything here is such a treat – the brownies and the blondies!! Yum!! And did you say, Speculoos cake?? Uh-oh! The Speculoos monster is awake once again. And I think I could take all this cake today – sorry guests, Selma and Angie – but just leave me alone with this cake. πŸ˜€ I am co-hosting, Sarah, so you could save this for me. πŸ˜›

    And ooohhh, thanks for trying the Speculoos blondies! You – my Speculoos baby sister!! Hahaha!! ❀

    Happy FF to you and enjoy the weekend!


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