I’ve always been a fan of Apple Cake. Even the storebought ones my grandma used to present us at parties. I guess I just love the simplicity of the cake and that moist texture, thanks to the apples. Apple cake, apple cake with speculoos, … I’ve made many varieties on this family classic. Because that’s what I believe it is. A family classic. I don’t think I know one family who never made apple cake.
Sometimes, the classics need to be changed. Just a little. So instead of apples, I used pears. The recipe is the same, only the fruit changes. Super easy and still super delicious 🙂
As we’re approaching December, many people have begun their Christmas preppings. I won’t make any real Christmas recipes until the first of December, but these yummy Butter Cookies might be part of our Christmas celebration.
They are easy to make, delicious with a cup of coffee or tea and perfect for royal icing decorations! I’m still practicing my cookie decorating skills so I won’t be able to show you awesome looking cookies. But I can show you the cookies themselves, which are the true stars in this show 😉
September means “Back To School”. The little ones are probably already looking forward to Christmas and the oldest ones may haven’t yet begun their new school year. But one thing is for sure: everyone is getting busy again. Including mom and dad. Planning after school activities, who’s going to bring them to school? Who picks them up? Are the grandparents available? Can Little Joe bring his friend over after school? …
Do you know that sudden need to bake something? I haven’t been baking much lately and I really really REALLY needed to bake something yesterday!
But, as always when you get that sudden need, the stores were closed of course…
I didn’t have any butter left in my fridge. (Yes, that is indeed a strange fact)
What could I possibly make without butter? Something very easy 😉
I’ve made Chocolate Merengue! Super easy and very yummy 🙂
What you need:
- 3 egg whites
- 90 g crystal sugar
- 30 g powder sugar
- 10 g cocoa powder
- Chocolate to rasp
- Chocolate to melt
- piping bag
- baking sheet
- baking tray
- Preheat the oven at 100 degrees centigrade.
- Whip up the egg whites together with the crystal sugar.
- Gently fold in the cocoa powder and powder sugar.
- Put the merengue in a piping bag and pipe little heaps on a baking sheet in a baking tray.
- Rasp chocolate over the merengue.
- Bake for about 80 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate.
- Let them cool a bit and dip them in the melted chocolate.
I hope you guys love these little cuties as much as I do 🙂
If you have any recipes you’d like to see on the blog, please don’t hesitate to let me know! 😀
Have a delicious day ❤
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No, I know it’s not Summer yet. And I don’t want it to be Summer either! Because you know how much I love Christmas!
But we all know how a cozy Christmas evening with friends and family goes… We EAT! A. Lot.
So I thought a little bit of fruit wouldn’t hurt. And it’s delicious!
Plus there are many people who don’t have a sweet tooth… (How is it even possible, I know!)
Let me tell you a story.
My best friend and I decided that 2015 will become the year we finally make it to the Victoria Secret Angels!
But I’m pretty sure it will still remain such a secret not even Victoria knows…
Last week, I shared my very easy Vanilla Cake with you. Now I’m bringing you this very easy Chocolate Cake!
It is such a delicious cake!
I think this is a great cake for afternoon tea or when you’re suddenly havinf friends coming over to your place. Easy, fast and just a few ingredients! Perfect!
I always have the ingredients for this cake in my cupboard. You never know. Your friends may call and ask if they can come over. You can make this cake by the time they arrive! (Your friends have to live more than 5km away…)
Let’s get baking, shall we?
What do we need:
- 250 g butter
- 250 g sugar
- 250 g self-raising flour
- 4 eggs
- 2 spoons of cocoa powder
- baking tin
- baking paper
Preheat the oven at 180°C.
Put some baking paper in your baking tin. This will make it a lot easier to get your cake out of the tin in one beautiul piece.
Mix the butter and the sugar until the sugar is fully absorbed.
Add the eggs one at a time while you keep mixing.
Sift the flour and add it to the batter.
Add the cocoa powder.
Put the batter in the baking tin and bake the cake for about 50 minutes.
Check with a toothpeck or a sharp knife when it’s done. Let the cake cool on a rack.
DING DONG! Oh look! Your friends have arrived! 😉
I’m bringing this delicious Chocolate Cake to my friends at Fiesta Friday and Foodie Fridays
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Hey Hey Heeey 🙂
This might be the easiest recipe I’ve ever tried.
Really, it CAN NOT fail.
My mother loves merengues very much. We had a family dinner and she asked for something light.
(My chocolate cake can be very heavy…)
So I immediately thought about merengues. I knew I had some raspberries left, so I decided to put them in 🙂
I can’t really tell how many merengues you’ll get out of this recipe because it depends on how big or small you make them.
I had 12 merengues with this recipe.
What do we need?
– 260g sugar
– 8 egg whites – a pinch of salt
– a piping bag + decoration tip
– a tray
– baking paper
First, we mix the egg whites and the salt until you get it nice and fluffy.
Then, you add the sugar while you’re still mixing. The sugar needs to ‘stick’.
You’ll see what I mean if you add the sugar one bit at the time 🙂
Now we add the raspberries. Make sure they’re cut into tiny tiny pieces. If not, they’ll get stuck in your piping bag and the merengue won’t be able to come out of it.
If the merengue is smooth and sticky, it’s time to pipe it!
Choose a decoration tip you like and fill the piping bag. (I’ve used decoration tip 2D by Wilton)
Put some baking paper on a tray. Pipe the merengue in any size you like.
Put it in the oven for about 70 minutes on 100°C.
When they’re done, check it. A merengue should sound hollow if you tap on the bottom.
Inside, it needs to be sticky. But you can only find out by tasting one 😉
See, told you it was easy!
Have a delicious day and enjoy your raspberry merengues!
p.s. You can add any flavour you like to the merengue 🙂 Sometimes, it’s better to use a powder instead of a real piece fruit. For example a kiwi. I think kiwis are too liquid to use for your merengues.