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Grandma’s blueberry pie

My most vivid memories of my grandmother Eila revolve around the coffee table, which was never short of sweet and savory homemade delicacies. Around Christmas I stuffed myself with her ginger bread cookies, then there was the early summer rhubarb pie, apple pies and blueberry pies in the autumn and of course cinnamon buns all year round. One of my all time favourites was the dark, juicy blueberry pie baked with a thick cardamon bread dough. A blueberry pie is often made with quark and a crumb base, but for me this almost black and doughy pie is the only real thing. After several pieces of pie and many warm hugs, our car would pull out from grandma’s drive way. Eila would stand at her front door and wave at me until our car disappeared around the corner. I would wave back and smile with my purple teeth. As the blueberry season is here again, let’s get baking! This version is gluten-free. Grandma’s blueberry pie This recipe makes one oven tray worth of deliciousness. I used …

the nutty loaf

I’ve never been a big bread-baker but I’ve always loved those artisan breads that rustle as I break their crust with my fingers and smell their soft, airy interior…mmmmm. Well, since I went gluten-free about 6 months ago, I’ve been happy that I don’t live in Brussels anymore. The smell of warm bread, croissants and pain au chocolate that lingers on the streets would’ve been too much to take during the withdrawal period. So, since I chucked gluten, I’ve been mostly relying on expensive store-bought bread that is usually on the dry side, and on home made seed crackers. But I decided that this year, 2017, would be a year of gluten-free baking, of mastering the bread and pastries without wheat. Let’s start with this nutty loaf bread. This is the first attempt, so perhaps we’ll get back to this one later in the year. But all in all, it’s pretty good 🙂 Give it a try and taste for yourself! Makes 1 loaf of bread 3,5 dl gluten-free rolled oats 2 dl sunflower seeds …

gingerbread-making

Every day we’re closer to Christmas and this evening we decided to make some gingerbread biscuits.  While making them was great fun, it was even better to sit down on the couch with a hot cup of homemade mulled wine and take the first bite.  

Cookies, cookies!

They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And I suggest to try with these cookies! I have a secret ingredient to my own recipe but here are the basics to get started. What you need is: 50g of butter, 1dl of sugar, 2dl oatmeal, 1 table spoon of wheat flour, 1 tea spoon of baking powder and 1 egg. (for the last party I made the recipe x 5, so feel free to multiply) Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix the melted butter with the egg and mix them well with the dry ingredients. Heat the oven to 200c and place small pieces of the pastry on baking paper. Note that the cookies spread a lot in the oven, so leave a lot of space between the small lumps of pastry. Bake in the oven until the edges of the cookies are brown and the cookies have a beautiful tan 🙂