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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Easter Eggnog Cocktail


This year I got a little creative for my Easter recipes.  Whereas the Internet is full of cakes, and meats, I thought it would be nice - especially if we're spoilt with a sunny Easter Sunday - to have a fizzy cocktail that the very few guests we can invite, could enjoy.

I've had a similar drink on my travels. Last month, when scrolling through my travel pictures the idea came to me, that I could twist the drink I had with local eggnog. What once was considered as grandma's Easter spirit, is now a key ingredient to this delicious cocktail. Best thing? It's shaken up in 30 seconds. 

With my fellow food bloggers, we've teamed up to create en entire Easter menu. Scroll further down to find all the delicious recipes. 


For two glasses you'll need:
10 cl eggnog 
10 cl champagne
5 cl gin
6 cl lemon juice


Shake eggnog, gin and lemon juice until well combined. Slowly stir in the champagne until you get an even mixture. Pour into two cocktail glasses. Accoring to taste, add some ice cubes. 

For the entire menu you'll have:
Eggnog Cocktail
Wild Garlic Soup with fried Egg by Kleines Kuliversum

Enjoy!!!









Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Peanut Brownies



Is there a better way to start February than with fudgy gooey peanut brownies?! Trust me, the melting flavours of bittersweet chocolate and salty peanuts is a match made in heaven. Typing these words I'm thrilled and still struck with disbelief all at once. I've had peanut allergies for more than a decade, and only two years ago my doctor confirmed that they're gone. Maybe even for good. 

As you can imagine, having suffered from this nut allergy made me really precocious. People don't always take you seriously when you tell them you can't eat a certain group of foods. But there it was: the day I left the doctor's and could have run to the supermarket to enjoy my first pack of m&ms or a snickers. But that didn't quite happen. At first I didn't dare to include peanuts into my diet. Over the months I've tried a bite here and there, but mid last year, I had a stack of pancakes with peanut butter and berries. And it was sooooo delicious. 

So... here we are. Inmidst of a pandemic celebrating the disparition of most of food allergies. 


For 12 brownies you need:
250g butter
200g flour
280g good quality chocolate
4 eggs
250g sugar
65g cacao powder
200g salted peanuts

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Preheat the oven to 150°

Melt the butter and chocolate over a double boiler. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs and sugar up for 5 minutes until well combined. Pour in the melted chocolate-butter mixture and mix again. Add the flour and cacao, then finally the peanuts. 

Pour the batter into a buttered brownie tin and bake for 30-35 minutes. 

Enjoy!!!!

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