Although traditionally shaped into a letter, called a banket- or boterletter, these Almond Wreaths are just as good and a nice treat for Christmas.

Ingredients

What you'll need

  • 620 grams of Almond Paste
  • 1 Sheet of Puff Pastry*
  • 1 Egg
  • Optional: Almond Shavings

*Mine was about 40cm by 24cm, with a thickness of about 2,4mm

Tools

What you'll need

  • Sharp Knife
  • Baking Paper
  • Brush
  • Small Bowl

Method

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Cut the puff pastry in half.
  3. Divide the almond paste into two pieces.
  4. Roll each of those pieces into a long cylinder, the same length as the puff pastry.
  5. Place the almond paste onto the puff pastry, letting it stick out a little at the bottom and leaving some space at the top.
  6. Roll the puff pastry around the almond paste.
  7. Shape this into a circle, slide the almond paste that's sticking out into the other puff pastry end.
  8. Seal the puff pastry together and place the almond wreath on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  9. Brush this with egg.
  10. Optional: Place almond shavings on top and brush with egg again.
  11. Bake for about 25 minutes, until golden brown.

Easy, tasty and pretty: these brownie Christmas trees are the perfect snack to enjoy during the holidays or really any time you'd like.

Ingredients

What you'll need

*You could replace these candies with other similar ones.

Tools

What you'll need

  • Sharp Knife
  • Heatproof Bowl
  • Silicone Spatula

Method

Method

  1. Prepare 1 batch of brownies.
  2. Prepare 1 batch of white chocolate ganache.
  3. Colour the white chocolate ganache green using the food colouring.
  4. Pour on top of the brownies and let it set in the refrigerator.
  5. Cut the brownie as shown in the video.
  6. Cut the KitKat Chunky's in pieces.
  7. Decorate the brownies with KitKat Chunky pieces and Smarties.

A delicious yet simple to make Dutch treat.

Ingredients

What you'll need

  • 2 Eggs
  • 80 grams of Sugar
  • 100 grams of Flour OR 70 grams of Flour AND 30 grams of Cocoa Powder
  • 4 grams of Baking Powder
  • Optional: Zest of half a lemon
  • Optional: Chocolate Chips

Tools

What you'll need

  • Electric Mixer
  • Whisk Attachment(s)
  • Baking Tray
  • Baking Paper
  • Sillicone Spatula
  • Baking Paper
  • Sieve

Method

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Whip up the eggs and sugar till they're light and fluffy.
  3. Mix the flour or flour and cocoa powder, baking powder and optional lemon zest together in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the eggs and fold gently.
  5. Create small piles of the dough on a baking tray covered with baking paper.
  6. Optional: Add Chocolate Chunks or Chips on top of the unbaked eierkoeken.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. NOTE: Touch the top lightly and if it bounces back they're done.
  8. Enjoy with some butter, whipped cream, strawberries or just as they are!

This recipe makes about 8 eierkoeken, dependant on how big you make them.

Simple Mickey Mouse treats for a party or just for fun!

Ingredients

What you'll need

 

  • 250 grams of Whipping Cream
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Tools

What you'll need

  • Electric Mixer
  • Whisk Attachment(s)
  • (disposable) Piping Bag
  • Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter
  • Sharp Knife
  • Baking Paper
  • Pencil
  • Palette Knife
  • Tools for Eierkoeken

Method

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Trace the Mickey Mouse cookie cutter on some baking paper.
  3. Place baking paper onto baking tray, pencil side down.
  4. Spread Eierkoeken batter onto the paper, covering the Mickey Mouse outlines.
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Let them cool completely before using the cookie cutter to cut out the Mickey Mouse head shapes.
  7. Run a sharp knife along the outline to make sure the excess doesn't stick to it.
  8. Use a palette knife to remove it from the baking paper.
  9. Whip up whipping cream with vanilla extract, place in piping bag.
  10. Pipe whipped cream onto bottom of one eierkoek, then add another on top.

Looking for a simple yet tasty way to announce your baby's gender? Look no further!

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

 

  • Food Colouring, Pink or Blue
  • Pink or Blue Sprinkles, or in my case Muisjes

Tools

What you'll need

  • Chilled: Whisk Attachment(s)
  • Chilled: Electric Mixer
  • 1 Big Mixing Bowl
  • Silicone Spatula
  • (disposable) Piping Bag

Method

Method

  1. Whip up the whipping cream with vanilla extract and the desired food colouring.
  2. Place the whipped cream in a piping bag.
  3. Fill the cream puffs with the whipped cream. NOTE: Filling them from the top instead of the bottom prevents people from finding out the gender before biting into it. When you fill it from the bottom the whipped cream often sticks to the plate a little.
  4. Dip the cream puffs into the chocolate ganache and then into the sprinkles.
  5. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to harden the chocolate ganache.

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