Gluten-free banana bread (low in sugar)

So this one day I found 3 overripe bananas in the office. I was just on a gluten-free quest and had bought gluten free-flour, so I felt like a winner when I discovered this recipe that hardly has sugar in it.

The dough based on the original recipe turned out way too moist, so I started adding things myself until the mixture was somewhat firm and looked like it could bake enough (I have a bad reputation with under cooked, flat and dull cakes. Except for this delicious marble cake that always comes out perfectly). I didn’t have much hope when I put the gluren-free banana bread in the oven, but it came out and I fell in love. The taste was delicious, it looked voluminous and my friend was absolutely stoked about it.

So I felt the need to post it here. For future banana reference. Continue reading “Gluten-free banana bread (low in sugar)”

Chocolate chip cookies from heaven

Chocolate cookies with chocolate chips AND melted chocolate inside? SAY NO MORE!
I tried this Nigella Lawson recipe and it’s de-li-cious. And the people I shared them with all agreed.
It takes a bit more work, but you won’t regret it. The cookies peal off easily from the baking sheet, they melt in your mouth and mmmmmm.

Time needed: 20 min + 15 min baking
Dishes: 1 pot, 1 bowl, 1 whisker, 1 oven tray

Ingredients chocolate chip cookies

  • 125 gr dark chocolate
  • 150 gr white flour
  • 30 gr cacao
  • 125 gr melted butter
  • 75 gr light brown/caster sugar
  • 50 gr white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 200 gr chocolate chips (in my case: chocolate bar smashed into pieces with a hammer)

How to make 15 chocolate chip cookies

  • Preheat the oven on 170°C
  • Melt the 125 gr chocolate au bain marie in a big bowl.
  • Add the butter and mix it into the chocolate on the fire
  • Add the sugar, mix well and get off the fire
  • Put the flour, cacao and salt in a big pot
  • Add the chocolate / butter / sugar mixture
  • Add the egg and mix everything well
  • Put the chocolate chips in and mix again
  • Take a spoon and make big heaps on the baking sheet on the oven tray
  • Bake for 15 – 20 min depending on your oven
  • They get harder once you get them out and they cool down

Mmmmmmm delicious

Easy vanilla pudding pie

I am a sucker voor selfmade desserts. A piece of brownie in the morning (breakfast anyone?), a cookie in the afternoon, some pie in the evening. While I was searching easy and tasty desserts with the limited supplies I had left in my fridge and cupboard, I bumped on this easy, crumble vanilla pudding pie recipe.

I made it a sunday evening and brought it into the office on monday. This vanilla pudding pie was more than liked by my coworkers.

Try it out!


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New Yorkers – chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate craving alert!

New Yorkers are the most delicious cookies you can find in the supermarket. And by far the ones you always take with you in your basket.

Turned out these New Yorker chocolate chip cookies are not that hard to make yourself. Here is a recipe for New Yorkers that pleased me very much.

Do be careful though! The way you bake them in the oven is extremely important (too low temperatures make the cookies too dry).

Ingredients for 20 New Yorker cookies

  • 150g softened butter
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate bits
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate bits

How to make these New Yorkers

  • Preheat oven to 160°C or 320F.
  • Line 2 baking trays with non-stick paper.
  • Beat 150g softened butter, 1/2 cup caster sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp vanilla extract for 1-2 minutes or until smooth and well combined.
  • Beat in 1 egg.
  • Stir in 1 3/4 cups plain flour in two batches.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup dark choc bits and 1/2 cup milk choc bits until evenly distributed.
  • Spoon tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place on the lined trays.
  • Press the cookies down slightly.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until light golden and cooked.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

You can store these New Yorker cookies in an airtight container up to 1 week.