Ultimate cookie series – 4 – crispy, crunchy pepernoten

Here in the Netherlands it is nearly Sinterklaas again, you might be asking yourselves, Sinterklaas, are you sure you don’t mean Santa Claus? But no, it’s sinterklaas, although I think sinterklaas and santa claus are somewhat related. Sinterklaas is a typical Dutch feast during which Sinterklaas, an old man, brings …

Preventing a failed short crust pastry pie crust – American vs. European flour

By now I’ve managed to make perfectly crunchy, airy short crust pastry pie crust, ideal for making both savory as well as sweet (chocolate) pies. However, before I found a good recipe I’ve had quite a bit of failures, especially when following recipes made by bloggers from the US. Sometimes they …

Ultimate cookie series – 1 – Macademia white chocolate cookie

The Ultimate Cookie recipe, how nice would that be? One (or maybe two, or three) recipes that can form the basis for each and every type of cookie you would want to make! I strongly believe (or hope) that this must be possible. And even though the road to get …

Profiteroles with creme patisiere!

Profiteroles are one of those things that I really prefer eating freshly made. The older they become, the more soggy and moist the nice outer dough layer gets. So I decided to give them a try and make them myself! I ended up making profiteroles with a sweet crème patissiere filling …