Comfort food · Sweets for my sweet

Biscotti: a quick treat for afternoon tea and good Christmas gift idea

I made this Coffee Biscotti yesterday afternoon because I was feeling grumpy.  Yes, you heard me, I bake for therapy! There are not many things, that relax me as much as the sound of my Kenwood  Chef mixing and the smell of freshly baked goods that fill my kitchen.  I instantly start to breathe slower… Continue reading Biscotti: a quick treat for afternoon tea and good Christmas gift idea

Comfort food · Sweets for my sweet

What to do when you are playing hookey from school? Sugar Biscuits of course!

The  academic year for our children ended on the 30th of November.  It is therefore optional to attend, until school closes on Friday for our Summer holidays.  There is something very sneaky- feeling about not having to attend to school, even if it is still legal, and with the blessing of your teacher, while some… Continue reading What to do when you are playing hookey from school? Sugar Biscuits of course!

Comfort food · Sweets for my sweet

Apple Cake with Earl Grey Apples

I don't know exactly how it happened but somehow I ended up with three bags of apples in my refrigerator.  Luckily I have children that love apples and eat them as a staple.  Now who am I to complain if they want to keep the doctor away? Although I also like nibbling on these crunchy lovelies,… Continue reading Apple Cake with Earl Grey Apples

Comfort food · Sweets for my sweet

Easy Cuppa Pudding for Vacations

Well, as most of my dear readers will know by now we are currently on those few rare, but very precious, days of the year namely vacation.   I really find that these times just bind our family spontaneously together.  As I am typing away I'm listening to my beautiful kids laugh and giggle at… Continue reading Easy Cuppa Pudding for Vacations

Comfort food · Sweets for my sweet

Pistachio-, Choc chip- and Oats with White Chocolate and Cranberry Holiday Cookies

In less than a week we will be packing our car, locking our house and heading off to the seaside for the Easter Holidays.   It's been a long-standing tradition in our house to take along a tin of rusks and biscuits to nibble on.  Here is what I have filled our cookie-tin with. I only use real butter… Continue reading Pistachio-, Choc chip- and Oats with White Chocolate and Cranberry Holiday Cookies

Sweets for my sweet

Blue Eyed Blueberry Muffins

I love it to whip up something freshly baked when a girlfriend comes to visit. Last week I made these muffins for a dear friend of mine. They were absolutely lovely, still semi warm. The fresh blue berries sort of oozed out to infuse the muffins with their lovely fruity taste, together with sweetness of… Continue reading Blue Eyed Blueberry Muffins