Croquembouche

Dulce de leche filling & chocolate sauce This Croquembouche didn’t really work out the way it was planned. As one of my colleagues said: a D.I.Y. dessert! As my buns turned out fine, the dulce de leche was not what it supposed to be like. I will definitely try this another time, and boil the…

Beef & vegetable stir-fry

For BUX lunch this dish was a challenge as a large wok didn’t work for me with so many people. I did manage to create a hopefully as tasty stir-fry as the recipe below which serves 4 people instead of 40! I did achieve this with two large cooking pans and with working in batches….

Smoky veggie chilli

Smoky veggie chilli – Sweet gem & cheesy jacket spuds What can I say? This is just very good cold weather grub! The BUXters where not very much impressed I did cook them a vegetarian meal for the second day in a row, but with this comforting dish I didn’t hear a peep out of…

Spinach lasagne

This is such a simple but very delicious recipe. I love it! Sometimes I do cheat with the white sauce and buy it from a very good brand in a package. Though, nothing beats the real stuff. Great dish to cook for many, the vegetarians would appreciate it very much! -enjoy- Ingredients (serves 6) 70…

Roast carrot & fennel soup

The combination of carrot and fennel is delicious. Although it was hard to roast all the vegetables well for the amount of people I was cooking for that day (40)! Nevertheless, it’s the amount of love you put in it, so this soup tasted quite to my liking. -enjoy- Ingredients (serves 4) 1 kg carrots…

Simple beef stew – By Jools Oliver

This dish is so yum, specially when its getting cold outside and you are in desperate need for some comfort food. It’s easy to make, honestly! Just follow the recipe below step by step and it will be alright. -enjoy- Ingredients (serves 6) 4 sprigs of fresh thyme 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary 2 medium…

Easy spaghetti bolognese

A family favorite. Everybody has his own version of the Spag Bol, but I must say, this is a very good one! Yum. -enjoy- INGREDIENTS (Serves 4) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled and grated 2 cloves garlic, crushed 800g beef mince 2 x 400g tinned diced…

Orange and cinnamon syrup cake

For sure something different, the almond meal and the buckwheat flour make the cake heavy but very satisfying to eat. And on top of that, the smell in the kitchen was like autumn: cinnamon & oranges. – enjoy – INGREDIENTS (Serves 8–10) 2 medium oranges 3 eggs ½ cup (85g) rapadura sugar 1¼ cups (150g)…

Chorizo carbonara with Catalan market salad

  A lovely combination. Great for lunch with the girls. The chorizo will give you a boost, the salad will calm you down. 🙂 -enjoy- Ingredients (serves 4) SALAD 25 g pine nuts 1 red chicory 1 green chicory 2 clementines 100 g baby spinach 4 sprigs of fresh mint 45 g Manchego cheese 2…

Gorgeous gado-gado

So pleased I was to made my first gado-gado, the more pleased I was with the taste, YUM! We served the gado-gado with stir fried beef and steamed broccoli. Maybe a bit too much for lunch, but nevertheless absolute delicious. -enjoy- Ingredients (serves 4) For the salad: 400 g new potatoes 4 large free-range eggs…

Chocolate swirl tiramisu

So easy to prepare beforehand and an instant hit! A dinner party classic without any hassle. If you are a chocolate lover get the best chocolate you can get your hands on. It will make this dish even more divine… -enjoy- INGREDIENTS (Serves 4) 1 cup (250ml) single (pouring) cream ½ cup (125g) mascarpone ¼…

Pancake cake

I have to say, the whole thing fell apart as I was cutting the cake in smaller pieces. It was for sure my own fault as it was so fresh and the cream wasn’t thick enough. Next time the cake will need a little more rest in the fridge and the double cream will be…