Sweet Sunday – Ginger and Cinnamon Christmas Cookies

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. At least inside the house. The Christmas tree is standing and decorated, Christmas lights are turned on, candles and the fireplace is lit. The weather is just not cooperating with my ideal imagination of what Christmas and December should look like. But hey, it’s all about food,…

Sweet Sunday – Salted Caramel Brownies

I’m just going to come clean here. I am not a huge fan of chocolate. There, I said it. I like it, but I never really crave it. Except for this one simple combination which makes me want to never stop eating it; sea salt, caramel and milk chocolate. So why not try and recreate…

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…

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,…

Sweet Sunday – Classic French Madeleines

For the first time since 1,5 month, there’s a Sweet Sunday post! And it’s a good one if I may say so myself. I always deemed Madeleines as impossible to make, because 1. I did not have a madeleine tin, and 2. I did not know how to get that soft texture of the cookies,…

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 – 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 – 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 – 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…