No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

You people. You have no idea how happy you make me and how I blessed I feel. All your sweet comments and likes on my blog have made me feel on top of the world. And now there are more than 200 awesome folks following Basil and Oil! To show you how much I care,…

Homemade Spelt Bread Rolls

Warning: this post contains some real talk, but is followed by the most amazing bread roll recipe! (And yes, you can skip to that immediately if you want, I won’t judge, there’s a lot to read, I understand) For the last couple of years, I have been having some issues with my stomach. It was…

Sweet Sunday – Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes 

I know, I know. Another chocolate recipe. You’re probably getting sick of it, aren’t you? Well tough, because this one is way too good to resist. Anything with chocolate is too good to resist. Besides, Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us once again, and this is the perfect recipe to share with your fellow party…

Sweet Sunday – Maple Syrup Chocolate Cake

Sweet Sunday is here! It’s been two quiet weeks, I’ve been spending this week sick in bed and haven’t cooked or baked anything. Yeah, it’s been quite boring. However, I did watch the whole first season of How To Get Away With Murder in 1.5 days, so I’ve got that going for me. Seriously though,…

Sweet Sunday – M&M Cookies

Happy Sweet Sunday! How was your Valentine’s Day? Or did you celebrate Galentine’s Day just like me? This might be the best thing to have been created in response to a holiday. Celebrate your lady-friends just like they do in Parks & Recreation. Amy Poehler, you perfect human being, what a great day to think…

Sweet Sunday – Chocolate Chip Muffins

Goodday, my lovely readers! It’s time to bring some sweetness in your lives! As I’ve been craving chocolate for days, I’ve decided to do something about it. The result? Chocolate Chip Muffins. Hungry yet? As always, I try to make my sweet recipes just a tad bit healthier by not adding butter or using white flour. Same…

Sweet Sunday – Pink Macarons

Happy Sunday! Being a lover of Pavlova, I figured I should try making those cute macarons. They seemed to emerge out of nowhere the last years, and could literally be seen everywhere. I thought they were alright, but did not really understand the hype surrounding it. Until I made my own. Because how delicious are these…

Sweet Sunday – Christmas Cookies

It’s Christmas time! The most wonderful time of the year is upon us! Oh, how I love Christmas. Darkness outside but warm indoors. Family, friends, and food. Lights in the tree and cinnamon-scented candles. Impressive dinners and glasses of red wine. And cookies. Cause what would a holiday (or any day for that matter) be…

Sweet Sunday – Chocolate Peanut Rocks

Happy Sweet Sunday! It’s time for another delicious sweet dish. Today’s recipe is for Chocolate Peanut Rocks, which is an incredibly easy recipe, that takes almost no time to make. Perfect for lazy days where you just feel like enjoying something sweet and chocolatey. I’ve learned this recipe from a friend at primary school. It…

Sweet Sunday – Dutch Kruidnoten

Sweet Sunday is holiday themed this time! Next week, on the 5th of December, the Dutch celebrate a holiday called Sinterklaas. Some of you may be familiar with it, as it has been on the news quite a bit lately… Anyways, let’s not dive into that right now. Sinterklaas is basically the Dutch version of…

Sweet Sunday – Dutch Cake

I think, along with a lot of other Dutch bakers, that there has always been some confusion when it comes to the definition of cakes. See, in Holland a cake is basically what a pound cake is in the UK or the USA. However, the term “cake” in these countries is far more general, as…

Sweet Sunday – Dutch Pancakes

Oh hi there! Sorry for vanishing for more than a week! I had no creativity or motivation to do anything for my blog last week. Well, that and I was just lazy. Shame on me… But anyways, I’m back now! And I’ve got loads of ideas for the upcoming Sweet Sundays, so we’re good to…