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Nectarine Cinnamon Bread Pudding

Neactarine Cinnamon Bread Pudding

Have you ever made Bread Pudding before? It’s a perfect way to use up stale bread and I can’t believe I have never tried it. This recipe is one of those that are the result of throwing together some ingredients that need to be used before you have to throw them out. Another recipe that I came up with during our holiday at the farm.

Using up ingredients

I had a whole baguette left from a barbecue two days earlier. Too dry and too hard to eat it like that. There is a lot you can do with a stale baguette:

  • make bread crumbs/panko (let it dry out even more and then blitz it up in a food processor)
  • make croutons (cut into cubes, drizzle with olive oil, add garlic and spices, toss, then roast in the oven until golden brown, great on salads or in soups)
  • cut it open, add tomato sauce, ham/salami, cheese and pop it under the grill
  • make french toast

I also had a few nectarines that needed to be eaten soon. Seeing them together on the counter, I realized that I could go a totally different direction with that. Sweet instead of savory. Being at a farm, I had more than enough fresh milk and eggs at my disposal. But… I did not have my cabinet with spices. The stash I keep at a holiday home, is very minimal. Luckily, a previous guest had left some cinnamon. Hallelujah! read more

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Chocolate Pancakes

Chocolate Pancakes

I love pancakes. Especially pancakes American style, i.e. small, pillowy pancakes. The pancakes we are normally used to around here, are rather flat pancakes and as large as a regular dinner plate. Nothing wrong with that, but I often can’t even finish one. And I love to use different toppings. So the smaller pancakes come in very handy. I can eat a few and top one with syrup (especially if there is bacon involved), another one with strawberry preserves and maybe a third with Nutella. Whenever the kids request pancakes, I mostly make my buttermilk spelt pancakes. Always a winner. But I had recently seen these lovely choc and cherry pancakes over at Food, Family and Fun with Alexis Knibbs and I could not think of anything else than chocolate pancakes. read more

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Greek Yogurt Mousse with Raspberries

Greek Yogurt Mousse & Raspberries

Greek Yogurt Mousse

This is one of the kid’s favorites when it comes to dessert. This Greek Yogurt Mousse is light and fluffy and comes together in just minutes. I often use raspberries in this mousse, but you can easily swap for other fruits. Strawberries, cherries, pineapple, blueberries, banana or no fruit at all, like plain vanilla.

Now with Valentine’s day just around the corner, I decided to do something special. Not that we really celebrate Valentine’s day. The day is surrounded by marketing, flowers are more expensive than usual and why should we celebrate love just this one day a year? But I somehow do like all those heart shaped foods and sweet colored decorations. So I decided to serve this mousse in pink, edible, heart shaped dessert cups ? read more

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Low Carb Caramelized “Apples”

Yes, it does read ‘caramelized’ and ‘apples’… and it’s still supposed to be low carb? You better believe it!


Are you following Lisa over at Low Carb Yum yet? No? Even if you are not into low-carbing, you definitely should check out her blog. She really has some wonderful recipes on there.

One of her recipes is for Low Carb Zucchini Cinnamon Apples. This recipe completely intrigued me. Yet, somehow, I never got around to making it. Until now. I didn’t want to try a whole batch. Like, what if I didn’t like it. Or if I did, my family would hate it and I would have to eat the whole pan myself. Yeah, as if that could ever be the case for Lisa’s recipes. read more

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White Chocolate & Lime Cheesecake Mousse

White Chocolate Lime Cheesecake Mousse

Almost New Year’s Eve! We’ll spend the night at home again this year, just the four of us. And for the first time, the boys are both allowed to stay up til midnight, though I’m pretty sure that at least one of them won’t make it without falling asleep before ;-).
Dinner will be fairly simple and we’re going to have some snacks later on. And we’ll probably play games all night.
What are you doing on New Year’s Eve? Are you going to party with friends? Or keeping it low key with your loved ones? Whatever you do, if you still need to come up with a dessert, I’ve got an idea for you! read more

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