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Daring Bakers – Cardamom and honey pudding

Ok, so this didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to as you can see. This month’s Daring Bakers challenge was to make a British steamed suet pudding. Using suet was optional, I ended up not using it because … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers – Flourless chocolate cake with Arabic coffee ice cream

I did a trial version of this month’s Daring Bakers challenge half way through the month. I made 3/5 of the recipe (as in I used 3 eggs instead of 5). This was plenty to fill two 15 cm (6 … Continue reading

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Khatai cookies (Afghan cookies with cardamom and pistachio)

I made vegan cookies and I wasn’t even planning to make vegan cookies. I was browsing the internet for a Afghan cookie recipe to make for a friend of A’s who will be working in Afghanistan for 6 months. So … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers – Danish braid with red gooseberry preserve

Even though I started making the dough for the Danish braid on Friday, I ony had time to actually shape and bake the braid today. Time flies when you have two pre-schoolers 😉 I liked the prospect of making laminated … Continue reading

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Spectacular Cupcakes 2008 – Rosewater and cardamom yellow cake cupcake with marzipan flower

I never knew there was a thing called yellow cake until I read about it on Mansi’s Fun and Food. The yellow in the cake comes from using egg yolks instead of whole eggs, how interesting…. So when I needed … Continue reading

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Cookie flower pot

My friend H and her boy friend M celebrated their birthday last weekend. I wanted to bake them something nice but couldn’t decide what to make. Either it had to be something not so girlish so I could give it … Continue reading

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Miffy cookie

I made this Miffy cookie (in Dutch she’s called Nijntje) when I made the Christmas tree cookies. I don’t have a Miffy cookie cutter but my son has Miffy molds for sand that I used 🙂 I just pressed the … Continue reading

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