Scones & Scone Dough – Do’s and Don’ts

Clotted cream, jam and scones, a great snack with your afternoon tea, or for your morning breakfast. Making a good scone isn’t hard, but, you need to know a few simple tricks to create a perfect scone (dough). In a lot of cases recipes for baked goods have very specific …

Eggless pancakes – why it works & a trick to kick up flavour

Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods to make in the weekend if I don’t feel like my regular yoghurt or bread for breakfast. They’re easy to make and jummy to eat. By now I’ve got quite a god basic recipe so I keep on trying new things to …

Creamy berry crumble – On using frozen fruits in a dessert

While making a delicious strawberry/raspberry pie the other day, I made far too much of the pie crust. It was about twice the amount I needed for making my pie. So I had to get creative and come up with something else, preferably a dessert since we still had to …

Strawberry pie – On choosing & storing fresh strawberries

Summer’s there! Warm temperatures, sun and long long light days. Living in the Netherlands, summer is no guarantee for nice weather, rain and cold(er) days are no exception. Summer for me is a synonym for berries, more specifically strawberries. It’s the thing we used to eat with our desserts as …

Poor knights of Windsor – A breakfast dish filled with history

No, it’s not the typical British breakfast, there’s no bacon, no beans, no tomate, no mushrooms, no toast. It’s more the opposite of a classical British breakfast: sweet vs. savoury, sugar vs salt. The only similarity? They both fill you up well in the morning, ready for a long day. …

Clotted cream – What it is and how it works (=the science!)

If I say ‘clotted cream’, what’s the first thing that comes up? Scones? For me it certainly is, I wouldn’t actually know when else to eat clotted cream than with a scone! So, when enjoying my afternoon tea at the Bel and the Dragon, close to London, it got me …

Afternoon tea at the Bel & the Dragon

Once I figured out the difference between a high and afternoon tea, I made sure to enjoy a ‘real’ afternoon tea while visiting the UK. England has a couple a great little towns through which you can go for a walk and admire all the old buildings and thinking about …