homemade peanut butter recipe from scratch

Homemade peanut butter

Do you know how easy it is to make homemade peanut butter? 

That delicious, creamy spread, often paired with sweet jelly, is actually pretty easy to make from scratch!

The great part about making peanut butter at home is you can adjust the ingredients according to taste.

You can add more or less salt, honey or sugar to ‘play’ with its sweetness, you can even adjust your texture just the way you like it (some like it creamy, others prefer it crunchy).

How do you make homemade peanut butter? Here’s the recipe: Continue reading “Homemade peanut butter”

strawberry pie baked from scratch recipe

Strawberry pie baked from scratch

Who would’t love going back in time just to have a bite of they’re grandma’s strawberry pie baked from scratch?

Smelling that fresh baked pie smell… Being the one to have the first bite… Not to mention licking the bowls while waiting for the yummy goodness to bake!

Strawberries began making an appearance on the fresh market lately, so pie season is officially open!

Even though nothing compares to Nanna’s pies, turns out baking one from scratch is not all that complicated!

With this type of pastry pie, the good news is  you can replace the strawberries with any other fresh fruit: wild fruit or other berries, apricot, plums… Or you could just use jam or chocolate cream and not add any fruit at all!

Now, lace your aprons and let’s start baking! Continue reading “Strawberry pie baked from scratch”

giant donuts with jam and sour cream

Giant donuts with jam and sour cream

These fried giant donuts with jam and sour cream are simply mouthwatering.

They’re really fast and easy to prepare. The perfect recipe if you’re strapped for time but in the mood for something sweet!

I’ve discovered this dessert while eating out one day, a few years back. I remember seeing the giant donut portion brought to someone sitting over the next table and thought… hmm… that looks suspiciously delicious! I must have it!

So, I did.

It was love at first bite!

I think the restaurant around me could have gone down in flames, I wouldn’t have bothered to get up and leave until I finished my donut!

Problem was, this dessert is quite expensive, especially if you also have to fork out money to pay for the main course while eating out. So, why not just cook it at home?

Here’s how: Continue reading “Giant donuts with jam and sour cream”

plum dumplings homemade recipe

Plum dumplings

This plum dumplings recipe is so finger licking good, you’ll definitely go for seconds!

My mom used to make this when I was little and boy, did I jump for joy each time!

It does take a while to prepare though, but the instructions are very easy to follow. And the effort is definitely worthwhile.

I usually prepare these dumplings when Black Amber plums or Victoria plums are in season, but plums can successfully be replaced by peaches. The result is equally yummy!

Plum dumplings are great to serve for lunch or dinner, but if you manage to make them a tad smaller than the ones in the photos below, you could even have them as a snack in between meals. Just.. don’t overdo it. They contain fruit but they are still high in calories (I’ve narrowed it down to about 100 calories /dumpling). Continue reading “Plum dumplings”