A special tribute to our beloved Selma

Hi guys!

As many of you know, our beloved Selma has lost her fight against cancer. She was a wonderful person with wonderful posts. She will be missed!

I will post the link to the special Fiesta Friday, in honor of her, hosted by Angie.

Please check it out and enjoy the recipes the bloggers have made to honor Selma. I know she would have loved every single one of them.

A special Fiesta Friday tribute to Selma

Have a delicious day ❀

Xxx Sarah

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Fiesta Friday #35: Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

Hi guys!

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…”

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Perfect Party Waffles

Hi guys!

Long time no see, right?
It is going to be such a busy busy year for me! It’s my last year of school and I don’t think I should tell you what that means in case of baking…
But I’m trying to create some time for my favourite thing πŸ˜‰

Today I want to share these super delicious waffles with you!
EXTRA: people who are intolerant for lactose can eat these! πŸ˜€

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What do we need: (for +- 60 waffles)

  • 750 g flour
  • 500 g Solo liquid butter
  • 8 eggs
  • 500 g crystal sugar
  • 1 spoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • waffle baking thing

How to:

Add the sugar to the butter. Mix in the eggs.
Add the flour and mix it all well together.
Add the brown sugar and the oil to the mixture.
Make sure it’s all mixed together.
Let’s bake those waffles!

Wow, that was easy!
I think these waffles are perfect for parties! I mean, such an easy recipe and it gives you 60 waffles!
My family loves this recipe! I want to thank my Aunt because she’s the one who gave it to me πŸ™‚

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I’m bringing my waffles to Fiesta Friday. Little late to party on a Friday, right? Luckily for me, this virtual party lasts ’till Wednesday πŸ˜‰ Enjoy!

Have a super delicious day ❀
xxx Sarah

Fiesta Friday #30: Veggie Quiche! Or not?

Hi guys!

It’s Fiesta Friday again at our lovelyΒ Angie’s place! πŸ˜€
Are you guys excited? Because I know I am!

This week, I want to bring you my latest quiche. A veggie one!
Or maybe not so much…
The recipe made a veggie one. But hey, it’s still me!
So yeah, I couldn’t resist adding a little bacon to it…

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BUT: all those veggie lovers out there can leave the bacon out! YAY! πŸ˜€

What do we need:

  • 1 puff pastry
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 dl cream
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • pepper & salt
  • 1 package of cherry tomatoes
  • 100 g mushrooms
  • 200 g bacon
  • 200 g grated cheese

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How to:

Roll out the puff pastry in the tray you chose. Prick little holes in it using a fork.
Mix the cream together with the eggs. Add the spices. (You can add other spices too if you want)
Wash and cut the tomatoes and the mushrooms. I’ve cut the tomatoes in two, because they’re already small enough.
Put the veggies on the puff pastry. I first spread the mushrooms and then I did the tomatoes on top of it.
Poor the liquid over it. Make sure it’s evenly spread.
Add the cheese on top of it and it’s ready to go in the oven!
Bake it for about 30 minutes at 200 degrees centigrade.
If the quiche isn’t firm enough, put it in a bit longer.

Enjoy!

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I hope you guys are ready to dig in and enjoy this weeks Fiesta!

Have a delicious day ❀
xxx Sarah

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.
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This year, I went for my all-time favouriteΒ Brownies and my super delicious Apple Cake.

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

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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!

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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!

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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

Fiesta Friday #28: Rice Dish with Chicken

Hi guys!

I’m sorry for missing Fiesta Friday last week. I had such a busy day/week/weekend with the surprise party of my mother-in-law.
But now I’m back! And ready to party with Angie, the lovely co-hosts and everyone else!

When I’m home alone and (of course) hungry, I want to cook myself something easy.
So I made this rice dish with chicken, mushrooms and zucchini! It was easy and delicious and therefore perfect to me πŸ˜€

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What do we need: (3 persons)

  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 package mushrooms
  • 2 bags of rice
  • 1 package chicken
  • Β salt & pepper

How to:

First, wash the mushrooms and the zucchini. Cut them into any kind of pieces you like.
Bake them in a pan. Spice with salt & pepper.
Cook the rice.
When the vegetables are baked, put them in a bowl and bake the chicken in their pan. Spice with salt & pepper.
Grab a large bowl and put everything in it. Mix it a bit together and you’re done!

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See, this was easy, wasn’t it πŸ˜€

I know this ain’t no fancy dinner but does it has to be one? When I’m home alone, all I want is some food I can eat in front of my television or just some hot food in general πŸ˜‰
And ordering a pizza is so expensive…

I hope you guys enjoy my easy peasy dish!
Have a delicious day and a fabulous Fiesta Friday!
xxx Sarah

FF

Fiesta Friday #25: Sugar-Free Apple Pie!

Hi guys!

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! πŸ˜€ (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 πŸ™‚

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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)

How to:

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.

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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! πŸ˜€

Happy Fiesta Friday everyone!
Thank you Angie and our co-hosts for this amazing virtual event! ❀

Have a delicious day and a wonderful party!
xxx Sarah

FF

 

Fiesta Friday #24: Luxurious Apple Cake

Hi guys!

Today, I wanted to make something a little bit more luxurious.
And it had to be a cake, with apples.
So may I present to you: Apple Cake with Biscoff and Brown Sugar!
I really like the sound of that πŸ˜€
It is a luxurious version of my previous apple cake.

I can’t help but feel the constant need to bake something…
What can I say, I love the smell of freshly baked sweets! You might even say I’m addicted to it! Oh boy…

I told myself I would only be baking something if there was an occasion.
But let’s face it: if you want to bake, you’ll always find a way to make something an occasion!
Besides, it’s FIESTA FRIDAY! πŸ˜€

Thank you Angie, for hosting this awesome event!
Thank you to the co hosts as well, of course πŸ˜€

Let’s get started!

What do we need: (1 cake 10,5cmX23cm)

  • 125g butter
  • 125g granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • +- 150g Biscoff (crunched)
  • 2 apples
  • 2 spoons of brown sugar

How to:

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees centigrade.
Mix the granulated sugar and the butter together until the sugar is completely absorbed.
Add the eggs and mix it well together.
Sieve the flour, add it and mix it until it is nice and smooth.
Mix the crunched Biscoff gently together with the batter.
Put the batter in the baking tin.
Skin the apples. I have a tool that cuts the apples in 8 pieces.
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Cut the pieces of apple in two (horizontal).
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Now you should have a piece that’s straight and a piece that has a little arch.
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Cut the straight pieces in cubes. Put these cubes in the batter.
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Use a spatula to make the batter flat again and the cubes invisible.
Place the other pieces on the batter. They can stick out a little.
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Last, but not least: sprinkle the brown sugar on top of the cake!
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Bake the cake for about 55 minutes.

Let the cake cool when it’s baked.
To check if the cake is baked, use a knife to put in the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready!
p.s. The very dark spots on the cake aren’t burned, it’s the brown sugar πŸ˜‰

Enjoy!

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I warn you! This is what happens after 2 minutes:
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Have a delicious day ❀
xxx Sarah

FF

Fiesta Friday #23: Raspberry Cheesecake

Hi guys!

I LOVE raspberries! Don’t you?

I was looking for the perfect Summer dessert besides ice cream and I have found it!
Really, this Rapsberry Cheesecake is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO delicious!
No, I’m NOT exagerating! AT. ALL.

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If there was one recipe you would try from my blog, try this! Please!
You won’t regret, I promise.
I was never a fan of cheese or cheesecakes but this…
I think I could easily eat the whole cheesecake by myself!
Thank God there isn’t too much sugar in it…

The first time I ate this DELICIOUS cheesecake was at my boyfriend’s house. His mom made this.
Oh it was so, SO good!
I then decided to make one myself!
One year later, it happened!
I must say, if I had known that my cheesecake would turn out to be so good, I wouldn’t have waited a year to make it!
I guess I was afraid that my cheesecake wouldn’t be as good as hers… (his mom is such a great cook!)

My parents love this cheesecake. My dad doesn’t really like cheesecakes but this one, he thinks is a “toppertje” πŸ˜€ (= a great one!)
Even the neighbours loved it!
I often give them some of my desserts because I always have so much left…
We’re only three (or four if my boyfriend is here)…

Now, let me introduce you to the amazing Raspberry Cheesecake!
I thought it would be the perfect treat for Fiesta Friday πŸ˜€
Thank you Angie at The Novice Gardener for this awesome party and of course also a big thank you for the co-hosts!
Let’s party!

What do we need:

  • 160g Biscoff (speculoos)
  • 160g butter
  • 500g raspberries (I used frozen ones and fresh ones to decorate)
  • 1 lemon
  • 350g cream cheese
  • 200ml cream (to whip)
  • 6 sheets of gelatine
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 bag of vanilla sugar (+- 8g)
  • spring cake tin

How to:

I put a sheet of baking paper (cut out in a circle) on the bottom of the spring cake tin.
Melt the butter. Crunch the Biscoff. Blend these two with your hands. Fill the bottom of the spring cake tin with this mixture.
Make sure it is spread equaly.
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Mix the cream cheese together with the sugar and the vanilla sugar until it is nice and smooth.
Soak the sheets of gelatine in cold water. Squeeze the lemon and heat the juice a little.
Squeeze the sheets of gelatine and add them to the lemon juice. Stir until the gelatine is completely absorbed.
(This may take a while. If it is not hot enough, put it in the microwave for about 30 seconds.)Add it to the miture of cream cheese and blend well.
Whip the cream and blend it with the cream cheese mixture.

Put some raspberries on the cookie crust.
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Put the cheesebatter on top of it.
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Decorate with the fresh raspberries and leave it to chill in the fridge for about 2 hours.

Enjoy!

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I was wondering the other day why Fiesta Friday lasts until Wednesday…
That means we only get one day to recover from our MAJOR hangover!
Perhaps because Fiesta Friday is all about enjoying and sharing and that should be happening every single day!
The one non-Fiesta Friday-day is probably a day to make Fiesta Friday an actual party…
Because it wouldn’t be a party if it happened every day, right?

If you have any idea or thoughts on this question, please share it with me! I’d love to hear your opinion!
Happy Fiesta Friday!
Don’t forget to take a glass of bubbles!

Have a delicious day ❀
xxx Sarah

 

Fiesta Friday #22: Apple Cake

Woohoo! It’s that Friday again… Fiesta Friday!
Thank you Angie for this amazing virtual party!
Oh and a big thanks for the co-hosts as well of course!
We are going to have a great party! I can tell πŸ˜‰
Oh god, I am SO excited about this weeks party! (What did I drink??)
Finals are over, results were great (except for Spanish but I’ll take care of that in August…) and it is official: vacation has started! πŸ˜€

As usual, I brought you some dessert πŸ™‚ Apple cake! I love apple cake!
I normally don’t say this about my own desserts but this is by far the best apple cake I have ever tasted!
I hope you’ll like it as much as I do πŸ™‚
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What do we need:

  • 200g butter
  • 200g sugar
  • 1 bag vanilla sugar (= +- 8g)
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g self-raising four
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3 apples
  • baking tin

How to:

Mix the butter, the sugar and the vanilla sugar together until the sugar is completely absorbed. (Is it just me or is this ALWAYS the first step in any of my desserts..?)
Split the eggs (Ha! This is new ;)) Mix the egg yolks together with the butter-sugar mixture.
Add the flour and the pinch of salt and mix it all together.
Whip up the egg whites and add it carefully to the batter.
Put the batter in the baking tin.
skin the apples and remove the core. Cut the appls in little cubes and put them in the cake.
Bake the cake for 15 minutes at 175 degrees centigrade. Lower the temperature to 160 degrees centigrade and bake for another 35-45 minutes.
Check the cake with a sharp knife (or something like that). If the knife comes out clean, the cake is done πŸ˜€
Let the cake cool aaaaaaannnnddd ENJOY!

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Oh no, this post ain’t done yet! Fiesta Friday is a party after all…
So I have some party tracks for you!
(and some wine and bubbles: serve yourself! If anythings runs out, just shout!)

Happy Fiesta Friday! ❀

Haha! This stays good…

This one is a Belgian artist πŸ™‚

This one is for late at night, you’ll get why πŸ˜‰

xxx Sarah

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