butter cookies 375g butter (at room temperature)150g sugar5 egg yolks500g flour Mix sugar, butter and egg yolks until creamy. With your hands fold in the flour to create a firm dough. Put the finished dough into the fridge to cool and to harden. Roll out the dough onto a floured surface and cut out the forms. Bake at 175°C for 15 to 25 minutes.
Buddha’s Hand, aka fingered citron, has a sweet lemon blossom aroma, no juice, no pulp and no seeds. It looks bizarre, smells heavenly and in Asia it symbolizes happiness, wealth and longevity. Here’s some examples what to do with this crazy lemon: cut off a “finger” and slice it thinly over a piece of grilled white fish add some grated peel to your vinaigrette add a slice of peel to your vodka or gin cocktail […]
Pinotage Cake 4 eggs at room temperature200g sugar180g butter, melted100ml extra-virgin olive oil150ml milk400g flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powdera generous pinch of sea saltthe grated zest of a an organic orangethe grated zest of an organic lemon300-600g sweet little grapes (or blueberries) Preheat oven to 175°C. Butter the bottom and the sides of a 25 cm baking dish.In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs and the sugar until creamy. Add the butter, the oil […]
wild mirabelle upside-down cake 500g wild mirabelles (or any stone fruit), stoned 150g butter at room temperature 3 tablespoons muscovado sugar sea salt 100g sugar 2 eggs 120ml milk 2 teaspoons baking powder 200g flour vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or crème fraîche for serving Preheat oven to 180°C. In a large bowl, use your hands to combine 3 tablespoons of the butter, the muscovado sugar and the pinch of salt. Spread the mixture on the bottom […]
This is one of the soups I prepare when I’m craving a “juicy” detox week, but the temperatures are still too low to fully enjoy the raw freshness. red pepper, potato and pear soup 4 red bell peppers, halved, cored and seeded 3 tablespoons butter 1 onion, diced 3 garlic cloves a sprig of thyme salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 potatoes, peeled and diced 1 pear, peeled, cored and diced ca. 1,5l vegetable broth parsley, finely chopped […]
It all began with the idea of a competition. A competition between family and friends. A friendly one, of course. This is the Great Gingerbread House-Off. The brief: A gingerbread house should be built, from scratch, edible and breathtakingly beautiful with no limits concerning style or century. the gingerbread house With an engineer and designer combining forces, the duo did not rest from start to finish. With a prototype built and dimensions noted, the dough was made: 2 […]
I just adore pears. Cute butt shapes and so many ways to prepare them. They are delicious with game, paired with elderberries and quinces for jam , poached or simply eaten out of hand. My pear tree had very little water and a lot of sun this summer and proudly presented me with seven (wow!) ripe pears. Here’s the recipe how I poached them with some lovely spices for my birthday lunch. poached pear with vanilla […]
1 bunch of kale (tear away the pieces from the stem) 1 avocado 1 lemon salt, pepper and a dash of tamari Rinse and prepare kale into bite sized pieces. Put into a large bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients. Massage into kale until the leaves are soft. My recipe differs slightly from Jill Daltons, but you might watch her video for the perfect “how to”.