Wednesday, March 19, 2014

LIMBURG CHERRY PIE OR LIMBURGSE KERSENVLAAI

I'm not a big fan of traditional Dutch cuisine, but this pie is definitely a keeper! Ask any Dutch person to name the most famous dish from Limburg (the province, located in the southeastern part of the country) and they will for sure answer "vlaai".
Vlaai, also known as Limburgse Vlaai, is a pie consisting of a pastry and filling. It looks a lot like a usual lattice crust pie or Linze Torte, but the main difference is that a pie or torte are made from a shortcrust dough, whereas vlaai is made from a yeast dough. This gives the pastry a totally different consistency and taste.
For the filling you can use different varieties of fruit such as cherries, apricots, plums, strawberries, etc.
I baked mine with cherries and it was delicious!

Monday, February 17, 2014

THE BEST BANANA BREAD AND BUTTER CARAMEL SPREAD

I was looking for a recipe of the best banana bread for a really long time... I tried different versions and  this one is the best for me. Looks like everyone has their own idea of banana bread perfection, but if you like chocolate and nuts, I'm sure you will love my recipe!

In my opinion, the best banana bread is full of banana flavour, not too sweet, not too moist, a little bit spicy and  has a lot of nuts and chocolate inside! So here we go... Let's bake the best banana bread!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

BANANA PANCAKES

Couple months ago I got an e-mail from a Dutch magazine "BLOGazine" with a suggestion to write an article with a recipe of banana pancakes. And I decided... why not!
This magazine is about Dutch bloggers and you can find there a lot interesting information about fashion, beauty-products and delicious recipes of course. The second edition is now available in shops, but you can also find some additional information online here.

So here we go... Let's make some banana pancakes!
Btw, it's a wonderful idea to serve these pancakes for Valentine's Day breakfast! Easy to make, but nobody will be able to resist!