My birthday was on a Monday, but I've already celebrated on Sunday with my dad, his girlfriend and their cats! As a surprise we went to visit the Apenheul, where they have lots of monkeys running around. I've made some one-bite chocolate delightfulness to indulge on, together with some vegetarian pies, see the recipies below.
The jeans are from Esprit, I absolutely love that they are off-white, which makes me look a bit skinnier and it is more sophisticated than in bright white. The top is from Zara which I bought a few years ago in Spain.
And now on to the jummy jummy goodness!
One-bite chocolate&raspberry delightfulness
What you'll need for around 12 :
- 50 grams of dates (around 5)
- 50 grams of dried cranberries
- 50 grams of almonds
- 30 grams of pure chocolate / chocolate sauce
- 10 grams of cocoa powder (around 2 tablespoons)
- 12 raspberries
*put a large pan of water on the fire, put a smaller pan on top with the chocolate in it, and wait till it melts
Ingredients for the crust (gluten-free):
- 200 grams of mixed nuts (ours included almonds and cashews)
- 100 grams of butter
- 55 grams of buckwheat flour
- 10 dates
- 2 tsp of cinnamon
Ingredients for the custard filling (sugar-free):
- 75 grams of butter
- 325 ml of milk
- 1 vanilla pod
- 2 lemons
- 6 tbsp of honey
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 egg
- 4 tbsp of corn starch
For the crust: put the nuts and dates in a blender and blend until the large chunks are gone. Add in the butter, cinnamon and buckwheat flour and blend until the dough comes together. Coat the bottom of a 9" tart pan with butter and distribute the pastry evenly on the bottom and sides. Set aside while you make the custard.
°C for about 20 minutes.
Spinach and Feta pies
As a small snack to go with the wine, we decided to make some pies. For this you will need a muffin form. The ingredients needed for 12 pies:
- 12 puff pastry sheets (or as much as you need to "dress" the exterior walls of the muffin form)
- 2 tbsp of butter
- 225 grams of baby spinach
- 150 ml of whipping cream
- 3 egg yolks
- 125 grams of feta
- 25 grams of pine nuts
- salt and pepper
Ingredients for 12 small pies:
I hope you enjoyed looking at our cooking experience and a sneak-peek into my life. If you decide to try out one of the recipes, let me know and send me a picture!