After a pretty cold Summer, we were starting to doubt that we would really get much of a crop this year, but suddenly 2 weeks ago, the strawberries started to ripen. Together with our trusted rhubarb, it makes for a delicious jam.
I thought I’d break up the rhubarb feature with a bit of a healthy breakfast/lunch treat. These are easy to make, healthy, tasty and great for a quick breakfast or to have in the lunchbox. My boys also enjoy these, so I see it as a great way to get a bit of fiber into them as well. I even use them as a little snack to tie them over before dinner. Continue reading
My love for baking my own bread started quite recent with the discovery of no knead bread. As with most things, I don’t stick blindly to the recipe or technique as I like to experiment. Sometimes it fails and other times it is a success. This latest attempt was a great one and it turned out moist and tasty. Continue reading
So what’s with all the travel posts from Denmark you may think?
I have recently been to Denamrk a few times to check on our holiday house down there. We will likely be going to Legoland every single year in the foreseeable future. Or at least there is a risk of that happening, but we will see. With two boys aged 2 and 4 years old, and a Lego loving uncle (even if he is slightly older …. almost 30 🙂 ) there will be Lego overload for years to come, especially for mum.
I love trying out new twists when baking bread, trying to find a good combination of ingredients and also the right proving. Sometimes it fails completely and all I get is a brick that smells good, other times it is a great success! And the fun is in the testing and tasting afterwards.
There is just nothing like a fresh and luke warm slice of bread!
A good crisp bread is great for breakfasts, lunch boxes or as a mid-day snack to tie you over. This one is slightly different to what I have made before, with chopped dates embedded in them, making these ones great as tapas sides with salty cheeses and salamis. I actually made these for a tapas and wine tasting evening we had with some friends. And I will share recipes for some of the other dishes I made in the coming days.
A good granola makes such a great part of a breakfast or evening snack. I have already posted one recipe for a granola, but have made some changes. This one contains less sugar than my previous recipe and more nuts and dried fruits.
It’s not always easy to find good recipes for dairy free variations for good baked goods. This time I found and modified a recipe that originally had yogurt in it. I didn’t have soy yogurt without flavor at hand, so I swapped with soy cream instead. And the result was very delicious. It creates a whole different wholesomeness to the flavor of the buns. You can of course make these with a basic bread bun dough as well, but there is a bit more flavor to these. Continue reading
The boys just love it when I make them some fun pancakes, especially animal pancakes. It doesn’t have to be very fancy or perfectly made either, they are quite happy with anything I put a little effort into making. It is great fun to see how excited they get when they get a little treat. Continue reading