Apple and Pear Pie

One of my very first posts on this blog was a recipe for a Dutch apple pie – it’s a classic, and I still make it pretty often! It was my father’s birthday yesterday and I thought about baking that apple pie again, but I wasn’t satisfied with the idea. I wanted something a little […]

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Apple Crumble

Who doesn’t love a good crumble? Ages ago, I posted a recipe for a crumble with pear and berries, but today I’ve got a true classic for you all: an apple crumble! As with any apple dish, I also added a splash of almond liqueur because that’s just smart thinking. I made this one last […]

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Spiced Apple Crumble

I made a spiced apple crumble for Christmas dessert this year, and it was really good!

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Walnut Apple Cake

About a week ago I was feeling a bit stressed and anxious (it happens sometimes), so I figured I’d do something that pretty much always helps me relax: I baked something. The weather has been changing quite rapidly for the past two weeks, and I think it’s pretty safe to say autumn has come. That’s […]

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Apple Cake

My semester is almost over, as I’ve mentionedΒ in previous posts, so these days I’m mostly busy with studying for my last exam and going over the final draft of my essay one last time. But when my friend Fooke invited me over to her place last week to bake a cake together, I was hardly […]

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

As I’ve mentioned before, baking has a therapeutic effect on me; it calms me down and destresses me. When I need that kind of baking therapy I usually go for a muffin recipe, and that is what happened last week. I don’t know what it is about muffins, but I find them very calming. That […]

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Apple Turnovers

I thought apple turnovers were a Dutch delicacy, until I Googled them this morning. Turns out, they’re quite international! I didn’t do any extensive research on them or anything, but Wikipedia didn’t mention any specific origin, and Google gave lots of non-Dutch recipes, so that made things kinda clear. The reason I thought they were […]

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Classic Dutch Apple Pie (with a little bit of soul)

The other day I was having lunch with my mother at La Place, which is a chain of buffet type restaurants in the Netherlands. Their food is usually pretty good — albeit a bit too expensive for a poor little student like yours truly — but La Place doesn’t exactly scream “passion for food”. Anyway, […]

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