Sweet Sunday – Mini Limoncello Cheesecakes

Won’t you just look at these cuties? Aren’t they gorgeous?Their looks aren’t all they have got going for them. These little cheesecakes have a wonderful fresh flavour coming from the tangy lemon. The surprise comes later when after the first taste the limoncello joins the party. Although it’s quite a heavy liqueur (at least for me…

The Secrets of Sweet Sunday

Oh my god, you guys!! My blog has celebrated it’s very first birthday yesterday and I completely forgot about it! Thank you all for your sweet comments and follows during the past year, and I promise that I’ll get back dedicating my time to the blog asap! As a celebration, I thought it would be…

Sweet Sunday – Blueberry Nutella Brownie

I have previously talked about my undying love for Nutella. So a recipe like this was long overdue. Better late than never, right. Also, it’s kind of a celebration present to myself for successfully finishing my placement, which means one step closer to graduation! Party-time! We all know (and love) brownies, not only because they…

Sweet Sunday – Traditional Dutch Apple Pie

Birthday means cake. Birthday means choosing your own cake. In my family, birthday means choosing what cake Lisa has to make. This week it was my sister’s turn. Her choice has been the same for many years: Apple Pie.   I always make the traditional Dutch Apple Pie, which is almost always served with whipped cream,…

Z is for Zabaglione

This dessert has been a revelation to me. It always amazes me how 6 (!) egg yolks can turn into something as divine as this Zabaglione.  The dessert is incredibly quick and easy to make, but stunningly flavourful. It looks creamy, but it actually isn’t at all! However, it is incredibly sweet and you have…

L is for Limoncello

Limoncello. The deliciously acidic lemon infused liqueur so characteristic for Italy. Namely southern Italy, where the most beautiful lemons are produced. Think of the Gulf of Naples, the Amalfi coast, as well as the islands of Capri and Sicily. The lemon liqueur is made of the zest of the lemons, preferably the Sorrento type. The zest,…

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,…

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 – Autumn Coffee Cake

When I first started this blog, I had no idea of what to expect in terms of followers. Did anyone even want to read my posts and try my recipes? Turns out, there are actually people that do! As my follower count was slowly creeping up, I was thinking that I had to something special…

Sweet Sunday – Yogurt with Candied Pecans à la Vince

About two years ago my parents and I went to the United States. During our three-week roadtrip we visited the Eastcoast, places such as New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and so on. This is still one of the best holidays I’ve ever had. To end the intense travelling, packing and unpacking, and driving, the last…

Sweet Sunday – Classic Tiramisu

For a recipe that is so globally known to be an Italian staple dish, Tiramisu is actually a relatively new creation. It has been invented in the 1960’s, although there is still debate on the location and the creator. Nevertheless, it has quickly become a classic dessert in Italy.  Originally, Tiramisu did not include Marsala or…