Bobotie

Bobotie is made from a spiced minced beef and a savoury custard topping. Traditionally, dried fruit is added to the mince mix and I use raisins and grated apple apples. Usually bobotie contains bread soaked in milk, but I use mashed beans instead. Don't be put off by the long list of ingredients - it is very easy to make and you can easily make double the quantity to freeze for another day.

Bulb Field SUP Tour

Spring in the Netherlands is glorious.  The fertile land bursts into bloom in March, more than making up for the miserable dark winters.   By April the bulb fields are at their peak with hyacinths, tulips and daffodils creating fields of colour.  If you have never seen flowers grown as a crop, it is quite spectacular.... Continue Reading →

Gluten & Dairy Free Hot Cross Buns

It's Easter and yesterday I had a strong craving for hot cross buns. These spiced fruit buns are common in the UK and traditionally eaten on Good Friday. This recipe creates a crusty hot cross bun, a bit different to the normal soft variety you buy in supermarkets across the UK, and more like the... Continue Reading →

American Style Cornbread

Being British and living in the Netherlands, I make Thanksgiving Dinner every year for a group of Americans.  Obviously.   They don’t seem to mind that I have never celebrated Thanksgiving in the USA and that I have absolutely no idea what Thanksgiving dinner should consist of.  Thankfully many of them have lived for a long... Continue Reading →

Winter Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are moreish all year round but I associate them with winter because the mixed spice blend is the main spice used in Christmas cake in the UK. In this recipe the flavour is more subtle but I still like the hint of holidays in every bite. I adapted this recipe from a dutch... Continue Reading →

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