This is one of my favorite dinner dishes to cook. It has lots of flavor and just enough heat for my taste. It has a lot of things I love in one dish; fresh basil, beef, bamboo shoots and chili. So good! And it’s quite quick to cook and doesn’t have too many ingredients. The red curry paste really adds a lot of flavor to the dish. I found the recipe on bbcgoodfood.co.uk but have adapted it a bit. Continue reading
I recently bought an amazing cookbook called American Pie. Its really great because it has all sorts of recipes for American baking goods, but with the metric system measurements – something that can be a little difficult to find when looking for real authentic American recipes. The book is written by two American ladies who live here in Denmark, which is perfect, because they know exactly where to buy the best ingredients and also have tips for great alternative ingredients.
The first recipe I have tried from the cook is for chocolate chip cookies. And they turned out great. I am sitting with a plate of them next to me as we ….well write…and I’m pretty sure, they will be gone by the time this post is done. Continue reading →
I love weekend mornings when I have nothing to do but create something yummy in the kitchen for Sillas and I. Having the time to cook or bake something delicious is the best.
On Sunday I baked light and fluffy buttermilk pancakes and chocolate chip cookies. Instead of whipped cream for the pancakes, I made a little mascarpone cream spread. Lovely creamy and sweet.
You don’t need a lot of ingredients for these pancakes and they are super easy to make. Perfect for Sunday mornings.
Here’s the recipe for buttermilk pancakes; Continue reading →
Whenever I heard the words ‘vanilla cupcakes’ I always thought “ehh boring and not very interesting” But after baking and tasting these vanilla cupcakes, using a recipe from my Hummingbird bakery cakebook, I have been proven so wrong. They are absolutely not just ‘vanilla’. There is so much lovely sweet vanilla flavor and are light and fluffy. Absolutely on top of my cupcake list now.
Sillas has been in school the past 3 months as part of his apprenticeship at an accounting company. And he recently wrote his final thesis – a business plan for a new business, of his own choice. And Sillas’ choice was a cupcake store. I loved the choice and I really enjoyed listening to the process and hearing about the research for the thesis.
For the oral exam we talked about baking a few cupcakes for the teachers. Just for fun, and to bring an extra element to the presentation.
So I baked a batch of these amazing vanilla cupcakes and made cream cheese frosting which I colored light pink and baby blue.
Ingredients; Continue reading →
The weather has finally started to change for the better here in Denmark and spring is here. Its warmer, the winter jacket is –almost – put away and the flowers have begun to bloom. Ahh I love it!
A dish that us Danes love to eat when the weather is warmer is called Koldskål – directly translated ‘coldbowl’. Doesn’t sound very appetizing, I know. But its lovely. Basically it’s a cold buttermilk soup with vanilla and lemon. It’s really good; sweet, creamy and a bit tangy and perfect for summer. We often serve it with small biscuits called kammerjunker or strawberries. Continue reading →