easy butter rum cake

A few weeks ago I made this cake for my colleagues. It disappeared before I had the chance to taste it myself. So this is the 2nd version. You can make it with different kinds of aromatics, also vanilla or almonds. Ingredients: 350 gram flour 10 gram baking powder 250 gram sugar 250 gram butter…

filled persimmon

Until a few weeks ago, I thought kaki was just a color. It still is, but it is also a fruit. In English it is better known as persimmon. It is a tropical Asian food that is grown in the mountains of Japan, China, Himalaya, … For more information I refer to Wikipedia. It is…

Sweet potato muffins

The inspiration for this recipe is coming from runners world, but finally I based the muffins on a recipe of Jamie Oliver. Ingredients: 600 gram sweet potatoes 4 spring onions 2 fresh chilli peppers 6 eggs 3 tablespoons of cottage cheese 250 gram flour 50 gram Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds 1 tablespoon…

fried chickpeas

As a Belgian, you have to fry your food from time to time to make sure you feel alive.  this time I chose fried chickpeas as an ‘healthy’ alternative to supermarket chips. Drain and rinse canned chickpeas.  Make sure they are dry, as the remaining moisture might ‘explode’ in the oil. Fry the chickpeas for…

pumpkin roll

On my search to a new and surprising recipe with pumpkin I found this roll cake.  This was especially interesting for me, as this kind of cakes is in fact a speciality of my mother. Ingredients: 3 large eggs 60 grams of pumpkin, finely chopped 60 grams of pecans, finely chopped 60 gram flour 120…

buttermilk-cinnamon mini muffins

I found this recipe on another WP-blog, and the combination of muffins with buttermilk was surprising enough for me to start working with. Converting the quantities of the ingredients to gram and liter is always a bit adventurous, but I think I managed 🙂 Ingredients for 24 mini muffins 125 gr all purpose flour 100…

Guinness Pretzel truffles

Surprising recipes is the motto of this blog. Guinness stout and pretzel cookies in one recipes is surprising, so I had to do this one.  I found it on an irish blog (of course), as a sweetie for St. Patricks day. Ingredients for app. 20 truffles: – 1 bottle of Guinness stout (0,33l) – 225…