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Millefeuille

Millefeuille is a traditional French pastry. I believe the English speaking world knows it as a Napoleon. Traditionally, a millefeuille consists of three layers of puff pastry and in between those layers, two layers of pastry cream. There are many variations of the traditional one with fruits, chocolate, caramel or anything really. I enjoy eating millefeuille, I like the crisp buttery layers of puff pastry in combination with the cream. yummm. The traditional way of making this pastry takes a lot of time, here is a quick and simple version for you!

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Birthday sweets

My birthday was a while ago now (July 6th) but I haven’t posted the birthday cakes I made yet. If you are following me on Facebook or Instagram you might have seen them already, but for those who don’t: Here they are! I made all of the cakes, except the roll cake, myself. Started to prepare everything on Saturday and finished all on Sunday morning. Everyone enjoyed eating the sweets and I had a great birthday.

At the top of this post is a gallery with all the pics.

Strawberry dacquoise: A classic french pastry in a new way with strawberries and a basil pastry cream.

Strawberry Basil Dacquoise

Hey there! I’m back home and I have been baking a lot for my birthday, a bbq and some cake orders. Last Friday we had a BBQ with the neighbors and I made this summery dacquoise cake for dessert. A dacquoise cake is made of whipped egg whites, sugars, almond and flour. I think it tastes quite like a macaron shell, as it has the same ingredients. You should try it!

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Lemon Cake

It’s been a while. A lot has happened since my last post in May. From May to July I had to focus on my last period of university. Oh well at least I graduated from the Delft University of Technology for my Bachelor of Science Industrial Design Engineering! Hurrayy Read more…

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Easter chocolate cupcakes

I don’t regularly eat and make cupcakes as I don’t like buttercream frostings. But for this occasion I made cupcakes! My way. This is a super chocolat-y chocolate cupcake with pieces of chocolate inside, chocolate ganache and chocolate easter eggs on top. Yes, I like chocolate.

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Coffee mousse

I wanted mousse, coffee mousse, so I made it. I found a recipe online that looked awesome, so I tried it. The mousse was very nice and I really enjoyed eating it. The only downside of making this is that you have to be somewhat patient, but it was worth it! So do try.

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Chocolate chip mug cake made with pancake mix

Okay, I was happy with the previous mug cake recipe I put on here. But oh boy, I will probably never make that again! This new recipe needs 5 ingredients less than that one and is way less messy. These cakes are yummy. I have made 9 of these mug cakes in 5 days, which is a lot, I know. I didn’t eat them all. I swear.

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Swiss roll with chocolate filling

Swiss roll cakes are very common in chinese bakeries, but I don’t like those most of the time. The cake is plain cake and the filling is butter cream. I’m not a fan of butter cream, I think it ‘s too heavy. Other than in chinese bakeries, I don’t see swiss rolls in stores or bakeries here.

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French madeleine cakes

My mom’s birthday was last Saturday, she once mentioned she wanted madeleine cakes. She couldn’t find the special baking pan, as madeleines would not be madeleines without the shell-like shape. As I was shopping in the Hague, I went to DOK and found the baking pan. I bought it and also a dopper water bottle as her birthday present. She was very happy with both :)

Now it was time to make the madeleine cakes, my mom found a recipe on allrecipes.com. These were very nice, I ate three within a short amount of time. Which is okay, they are small, do not contain a lot of fat and will dry out quickly.

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Chocolate mug cake

When I came back from the cinema at midnight I was hungry. (doh) So I went on making this mug cake recipe which I saw a couple of days earlier. I can tell you, it’s great. So easy and fast and it really tastes like cake!

Okay I failed making it the first time….

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