Honestly I was never a fan, until I made my own almond paste for a few treats. Now I love it!
Use it in a pie, for gevulde speculaas or any other treat you'd like.

Ingredients

What you'll need

  • 200 grams of Almond Flour / Ground Almonds
  • 200 grams of Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • Optional: Zest of half a Lemon

Tools

What you'll need

  • Paddle Attachment(s)
  • Electric Mixer
  • Big Mixing Bowl
  • Plastic Wrap

Method

Method

  1. Mix together almond flour, caster sugar and an egg.
  2. Optional: Mix in the zest of half a lemon.
  3. Knead into a square or ball shape.
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap.
  5. Refrigerate until use.

 

Light and fluffy cake roll, vanilla or chocolate.

Ingredients

What you'll need

  • 4 Egg Yolks*
  • 40 grams of Sugar
  • 50 grams of Sunflower Oil
  • 80 grams of Water
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 110 grams of Flour OR 90 grams of Flour & 20 grams of Cocoa Powder
  • 4 Egg Whites*
  • 30 grams of Sugar

*Make sure this ingredient is at room temperature.

Tools

What you'll need

  • Electric Mixer
  • Whisk Attachment(s)
  • Silicone Spatula
  • 2 Big Mixing Bowls
  • Baking pan (38,7 cm × 26 cm × 1,9 cm)
  • Baking Paper
  • Balloon Whisk
  • Sifter

Method

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line baking pan with baking paper.
  3. Add the egg yolks and the bigger amount of sugar, for the cake mix, to a big mixing bowl. Beat the egg yolks until they’ve increased in volume and have become a bit paler.
  4. Now add the sunflower oil and water slowly while beating on a low speed, until everything is well incorporated and add the vanilla extract. Mix again until well incorporated.
  5. Sift the flour and add it in, beat the mixture until you see no more flour lumps.
  6. Whip the egg whites up with the leftover sugar until stiff peaks form. 
  7. Gently fold in the meringue, in three additions, through the cake mix.
  8. Pour and spread mixture in baking pan.
  9. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes at 170 degrees Celsius.
  10. Cover the cake with baking paper, flip and let it cool to room temperature.
  11. Optional: Cover with whipped cream and fruit and roll it up.

 

Used in

Used in the Following Recipes:

 

 Recipe: Chocolate (Chocolate Chip) Cake

Tasty lemon cake, a nice fresh cake to serve at any occasion.

Remember you can make most of my recipes lactose free, which I always do, you'll just have to get the right ingredients.

Ingredients

What you'll need

  • 100 grams of Butter*
  • 200 grams of Sugar*
  • 2 Eggs*
  • 60 grams of Milk
  • 60 grams of Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 250 grams of Flour
  • 6 grams of Baking Powder
  • Optional: 150 grams of Powdered Sugar
  • Optional: 1 to 2 tablespoons of Lemon Juice

*Make sure this ingredient is at room temperature.


Tools

What you'll need

  • Paddle Attachment(s)
  • Electric Mixer
  • Loaf Cake Pan
  • Fine Sieve
  • Silicone Spatula

Method

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 160 degrees Celsius and prepare your cake pan by brushing it with butter or using baking spray.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together, then add in the vanilla extract and the eggs one by one.
  3. Sift and combine the flour and baking powder.
  4. Add half of the dry ingredients to the batter and mix well.
  5. Add the milk to the batter and mix well.
  6. Add the remaining half of the dry ingredients to the batter and mix well.
  7. Add the lemon juice to the batter and mix well.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.
  9. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes.
  10. Let the cake cool completely.
  11. Optional: Make glaze by adding 1 or 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to the powdered sugar.

 

Used in

Used in the Following Recipes:

Want neat edges & clear shapes? Try my (almost) no-spread cookies, ideal for cookie houses or neat cut-out cookies.

Remember you can make most of my recipes lactose free, which I always do, you'll just have to get the right ingredients.

Ingredients

What you'll need

  • 225 grams of Butter*
  • 225 grams of Caster Sugar
  • 2 eggs*
  • 450 grams of Flour OR 100 grams of Cocoa Powder AND 350 grams of Flour
  • 60 grams of Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: Food Colouring

*Make sure these ingredients are at room temperature.

Tools

What you'll need

  • Paddle or Dough Hook Attachment(s)
  • Electric Mixer
  • Big Mixing bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Silicone Spatulas
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Baking Paper (or Silicone Baking Mat)
  • Optional: Stack of paper or a Rolling Pin Ring of 4 millimetres thick*
  • Optional: Extra Flour or Plastic wrap**

*This makes it easier to roll out the dough to 4 millimetres thick.
**You'll need to pick one, either put some flour on your rolling pin or place plastic wrap over the cookie dough and then roll it out.

Method

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Combine flour and cornstarch (optional: and cocoa powder).
  3. Mix butter and sugar until well combined.
  4. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract.
  5. Add the flour mixture and mix until incorporated.
  6. Wrap the dough in some plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
  7. Roll out the dough between two layers of plastic wrap or baking paper, roll it out to about 4 millimetres thick. NOTE: Chill before cutting out the cookies, to make cutting them out easier.
  8. Cut out cookies and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  9. Place the tray in the oven and bake the cookies for about 6 - 8 minutes.
  10. Let them cool before decorating or eating them.

Leftover dough: Gather it up and repeat steps 6 through 10.

Used in

Used in the Following Recipes:

    

 

Creamy, fluffy, sweet but not too sweet: Try this delicious cream cheese whipped cream on a cupcake, brownies or even on a cookie.

Remember you can make most of my recipes lactose free, which I always do, you'll just have to get the right ingredients.

Ingredients

What you'll need

  • Chilled: 250 grams of Whipping Cream
  • 100 grams of Cream Cheese
  • 100 grams of Powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Tools

What you'll need

  • Chilled: Mixing Bowl
  • Chilled: Whisk Attachment(s)
  • Electric Mixer
  • Silicone Spatula

Method

Method

  1. Whip up the whipping cream to a stiff peak.
  2. Whip up the cream cheese with the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  3. Add a few tablespoons of the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and mix it through.
  4. Fold in the rest of the whipped cream gently.
  5. Use immediately or refrigerate until use.

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