The holidays can be exhausting. Especially if you’re the one cooking. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you what that means… But don’t you want to have a treat or a dessert between the holidays? Something delicious yet easy and fast. Oh you do? In that case I think I might have the perfect recipe! Today’s Apple Crumble is super easy to make and a real treat. I’m a huge crumble fan myself. I could eat all of them 😮
My number one to go for treat at the bakery used to be Bread Pudding. My Dad always got us a piece and even my grandmom made sure there was some Bread Pudding when I came over. We just love it! I tried it myself once and it was pretty good. Not really like our bakery makes it, but it was good.
A couple of days ago, I came across this yummy recipe from Stephanie (Somewhat Simple) for Apple Bread Pudding. Such a great seasonal twist on my favorite bakery treat!
I hope you guys had a fun and slightly spooky Halloween 🙂
In case you don’t really want it to be over yet, I’ve got some great news for you: this October favorites is filled with Halloween recipes! Well, not all of them are but still 🙂 And of course, October was Halloween prepping month so there had to be a few of them in my favorites list, right 😉
#1: Halloween Funfetti Donuts
Halloween is coming up and this year, I didn’t want to be late with my Halloween preppings. So starting with this recipe today, I think I’m right on schedule 😉
As always, Pinterest is my favorite playground when it comes to finding inspiration for holidays. Halloween is no exeption. I found the cutest Frankenstein Cupcakes ever! And so I decided to try them. How do you like my little Frankenstein?
I know the combination of apple and cinnamon does make us think of Autumn. But I don’t really care. I just love apples and cinnamon and I can eat it in any season I want. Right? 🙂 Or is it really not done to make these kind of recipes in Summer?
Anyway, the boyfriend absolutely loved these little cakes filled with love 😉 Now isn’t that the most important?
It’s getting colder, darker, wetter and a little bit more cosy inside. I’ve even busted myself at thinking about Christmas already…
Can you blame me? 😉
I love apples. And I love Apple Pie even more! I bet you do too.
I’ve always wanted to make a gorgeous traditional Apple Pie. You know, the one with the weaved crust on top. I find it so beautiful 🙂
And here it is! I’ve finally took the time to make one myself. With weavings and all 🙂
It was the perfect weather for it anyways! Rainy, dark and very cold so what better way to warm the house than with an oven turned on 😉
I’m very excited about this cake I made because it is my very first complete own recipe 🙂
Maybe someone else has one too, but I didn’t use any so I consider this as mine ^^
Someone told me it’s quite risky to use apple and pear in the same cake. I wanted to prove him wrong and did it anyway. It turned out great!
The cake is quite moist and very delicious! The almond powder I put in it gives it a rich texture.
It’s party time!
What better to celebrate it with than with these Apple & Cinnamon Muffins?!
What I really like about these Muffins? The fact that your kitchen smells great, the whole time! (due to the cinnamon, of course)
My Dad even thought I had already baked the Muffins when he entered the kitchen. “No Dad, I’m sorry. It’s just the cinnamon…”
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 🙂
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) 😉
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.
This year, I went for my all-time favourite Brownies and my super delicious Apple Cake.
I tried Jhuls’ Blondies and they were A-MAZING!
Really, you haven’t lived until you’ve tasted them! The neighbours loved them too 🙂
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 😉
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
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 😀
Happy Fiesta Friday!
Have a delicious weekend!
It is Friday again…
Time REALLY flies!
I have been caloriebombing you the past few weeks but today I’m going sugar free!
Yes, you heard it right, sugar F-R-E-E!
Little secret: I love love love love love LOVE crumbles!
So guess what, today my pie will be a crumble! 😀 (Woohoo!)
I’m making an apple crumble pie. No, wait. I am making two versions because I’ve got one with crumble and one without it.
Why? Just to try 🙂
What do we need: (for 1 pie)
- 4 apples
- 1 sheet of puff pastry
- 60g butter
- 30g self-raising flour
- 8g stevia or 40g tagatesse
- 30g almond powder
- crumble cookies (sugar free).
I used speculoos. Sorry! Not sugar free :s
- baking tin (a round one)
Skin the apples and cut them into large pieces.
Stew the apples until it becomes apple sauce. (It’s completely oay if you still have some small pieces of apple that aren’t completely stewed)
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees centigrade.
Put a sheet of puff pastry in the baking tin.
Put the cookie crumbles on the bottom.
Add the apple sauce on top of it.
Melt the butter.
Mix the flour together with the stevia/tagatesse, the butter and the almond powder until it becomes a dry, granular mixture.
Divide the crumble over the pie.
Cut the leftover of puff pastry away.
I used these leftovers for the decoration of my pie without the crumble.
Bake the apple pie for about 30 minutes.
Let the pie cool and you are ready to go!
Maybe some sugar free ice cream to go along with it?
Enjoy this delicious pie, guilt-free! 😀
Happy Fiesta Friday everyone!
Thank you Angie and our co-hosts for this amazing virtual event! ❤
Have a delicious day and a wonderful party!