I do hope your August is going better than mine. Well, I’m talking about the weather. My August started off great. I’ve been co-hosting at Fiesta Friday, made some new and yummy recipes (coming up soon) and I’ve planned some fun trips. So yeah. My August will be great. How about yours?
But that weather though… It feels like Autumn. Nothing but rain here. It’s depressing. Summer came quickly but it looks like it has already dissapeared… I hope the sun comes back soon.
What cheers me up in these dark days you ask? My July Favorites do! I have a yummy list of recipes for you that will make you smile, but mostly make you drool 😉
A while ago, I went to the lovely restaurant Auberge du Pecheur near Ghent.
I loved it so much I had to share it with you.
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 😉
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.
I just got back from a great holiday in Malta with the boyfriend. It was nice to change environments and just relax for a while. We visited many places, saw incredible buildings and – of course – ate lots of yummy meals. But one place will stay on my mind forever: Cheeky Monkey Gastropub. We were in Malta for 5 days and we’ve been there every single day. Can you believe it?! So yeah, Cheeky Monkey definitely is my favorite place on the island 😉
It felt like time for another inspiration blogpost. I’ve “introduced” you to Laura in the Kitchen and Rosanna Pansino. Now it’s time to meet THE Cupcake King: Nick from The Scran Line! He makes the most amazing Cupcakes. I absolutely LOVE his YouTube Channel.
I love strawberries. And I – obviously – love pie… So today’s recipe definitely is one of my favorite things: Strawberry Pie! Super easy and super loved by almost everyone 🙂
Looking for a dessert to please your crowd on a Friday or Sunday afternoon? This is your match!
I went to Antwerpen Proeft last week. I was super excited because lots of famous Belgian restaurants and chefs were coming and I just knew it would be fun. Besides, you can’t miss out on such a food event being a food blogger, right?
The boyfriend and I started with exploring the different stands because we had to buy coupons and we knew we couldn’t try each and every one of them so we had to decide what to try and what not to. For me, that, obviously, wasn’t such a big deal because I almost only wanted to try desserts xD Oh boy, shame on me. But hey, someone has got to try them right! And the boyfriend doesn’t have such a sweettooth like I do 🙂 So I happily sacrificed myself 😉
Is the 19th of January still a time to post December favorites? Absolutely! Yes, I usually post them the first blogging day of the new month buuuuuut I went skiing so that wasn’t really possible :p Now you also know why I ‘dissapeared’ for a while. I know lots of you keep blogging during your holidays but I took two weeks off. No social media, no phone, no nothing except for my family and our holiday 🙂 It was awesome! I’ll probably share some pictures on my social channels later.
So now that my batteries are fully charged again – not that they were empty – I have a question for you. Yes, right now before we get to the yummy part of this post because now your brains aren’t distracted yet 😉
Nothing says Christmas more than Christmas Cookies… I’m sorry but you can’t say you’ve celebrated Christmas if you haven’t had any cookies to go with it. You just can’t.
Sooooo I’ve made some yummy Jam Cookies! They can be used for several occasions because they aren’t Christmas exclusive as you can see but these star shaped cookies fit Christmas perfectly as well 🙂
What we need:
- 250 g butter
- 165 g sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 250 g flour
- pinch of salt
- raspberry jam (or any kind of jam you like)
- cookie cutters in 2 sizes
- plastic foil
- baking plate
- baking paper
- Mix together butter and sugar until fluffy.
- Add the egg yolk.
- Sift the flour and add it together with the salt to the mixture.
- Mix until everything gets combined and it forms a real dough.
- Wrap the dough in plastic foil and store for 30 – 60 minutes in the fridge.
- Remove the foil and roll out the dough.
- Cut out as much stars as you can.
- Cut out a smaller piece in half of the stars (these will be your top stars).
- Heat the oven at 190°C.
- Place the cookies on a sheet of baking paper on a baking plate and bake for 15 minutes at 190°C.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking plate for a bit until placing them on a rack to cool completely.
- Take your ‘full’ stars and put some jam on them.
- Sprinkle some powdered sugar on the top stars (the ones with the holes).
- Place the top stars on top of the jam.
- Serve! 😀
Have a delicious day ❤
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