Bananabread with pecans, blueberries and coconut

Felt like baking again for the first time in ages! I just don’t feel like doing it, so I’m not. But yesterday I was just craving something nice for a Saturday morning brekky. When I saw the bananas waiting there for me in the kitchen, I knew what to make.

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Lemon Meringue Slices

One of my all-time favourite recipes are these Caramel slices for sure! It’s one of the easiest things to make, even for kitchen losers! Perfect for birthdays or when someone is coming over for a coffee. When in New Zealand you’ll find a million varieties on these slices in every cafe you go to. All in all reason enough to experiment with a new flavour!

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Carrot cake with white chocolate and cookies

Yummmm carrot cake! I don’t know how it is un your country, but in Holland every time someone brings a carrot cake, the famous joke about the rabbit at the bakery comes along. I just hadn’t had carrot cake for such a long time, so I decided to make one for my collegues (and for me 🙂 ) because it was my last day of work before my big travls. And a nice thing about carrot cake is that it contains a lot of carrot, so you can always use that as an excuse to eat another piece (of course don’t mention the amount of sugar and the amout of butter and the frosting).

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Dutch Special – Spiced Biscuits called “Kruidnoten”

Today I have a recipe for one of my favourite cookies! It is a typically Dutch specialty, so there is no translation for it really. In Holland we call them “Kruidnoten”. They are only available during a few months per year, because they are part of a typical Dutch children’s feast: Sinterklaas. This feast happens on December 5th, but these little biscuits can be bought in the supermarket from October. You can buy them covered in chocolate or with all kinds of coatings. To make them at home is of course the most fun and the best!

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Coconut-Lime Cream tart with a date and macademia nut base

As a die-hard coconut-addict, I am always searching for the best recipes with coconut. I eat it in my breakfast yoghurt, cookies, pie, very variance with a cocounut flavour is my favourite. Last sunday, I had dinner with my family and grandparents. Super nice to cook a three course meal for these lovely people. For dessert I made this coconut and lime tart. Especially the base is yummi! So if you happen to hate coconut (don’t know if that is possible), you can try this base for any other creamy cheesecake-like tart.
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