Galette des rois, by Eva in the Kitchen

Galette des Rois, Kings’ Cake

*Galette des Rois, traditional French cake made of puff pastry and filled with frangipane (almond paste). Scroll down for the recipe* Did you make any new years resolutions? If you do, I hope they don't...
Chocolate ganache tarte with poached pears, by Eva in the Kitchen

Chocolate ganache tarte with poached pears

My oven is my best friend. Ok, that sounds very sad, I do have friends, don't worry. And it's not like I'm telling my oven how my day at the office was. But still, in the kitchen, the oven is my best...
Welsh Cakes, by Eva in the Kitchen

Welsh Cakes

*February 2016: Updated recipe and pictures* How I love Welsh Cakes! They're delicious, easy and fun to make. The 12 year old mini chef in this house loves to help making the dough and cutting out the cakes...
Pound cake with raspberry icing by Eva in the Kitchen

Pound cake with raspberry icing

It’s funny how having a teenager at home makes you remember things you haven’t thought about for years. The minichef isn’t so mini anymore (she recently turned 14) and has a life of her own now. Her own...
Blueberry cake with white chocolate frosting

Blueberry cake with white chocolate frosting

Have you heard of the new smart oven? The oven that takes the whole process of baking out of your hands. It has a camera to recognize what you put in there, and calculates the needed temperature and baking...
Salted caramel brownies with pistachios

Salted caramel brownies with pistachios

Poor butter, sugar and white flour. Once the most popular kids on the block, now seen as evil and the cause of overweight, 'wheat bellies' and basically everything that's wrong with our bodies. Salted...
Sticky coconut lime cake

Sticky coconut lime cake

I can't believe I was in Thailand just 6 weeks ago. I don't know about you, but for me it's always the same. No matter how much I enjoyed my holiday, and how detached I've been from everyday life, as soon as I...
Christmas bundt cake

Christmas bundt cake

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! You know the holidays are almost there when you catch yourself singing this song out loud. Or is it just me that can't stop singing Christmas songs these days?...
Pistachio pound cake

Pistachio pound cake

The recipe for pistachio pound cake was one of the first recipes ever to be posted on this website. Which means the pictures I took to go with the recipe were not quite up to my current standard, as I was just...
Apple crumble pie

Apple crumble pie and 1 year of Eva in the Kitchen

I'm celebrating 1 year of Eva in the Kitchen this week! When I started all of this, I had no idea what I was getting into. Producing 3 blogposts a week is a lot of work, especially since I have a day job too,...
Easy lemon meringue pies

Mini lemon meringue pies

Let's talk music in the kitchen. Cause baking cakes gets even more fun while singing out loud, right? (Not sure if people around me agree. I'm not exactly what you'd call gifted when it comes to...
Orange, almond and cardamom cake

Orange, almond and cardamom cake

I guess every nation has it's own quirks. Most of them will seem completely normal to you, as you've been accustomed to them. As I am used to Dutch habits (and find them completely normal), it can be annoying...
Tarte tatin with prunes

Tarte tatin with prunes

The bakery I usually go to in Paris is great. They opened about a year ago and I was instantly smitten with the open design that gives you a peek in the actual bakery. You can see the bakers work the dough,...
Honey madeleines

Honey Madeleines

After the cute green madeleines (Matcha green tea madeleines) I made a while ago, it was about time to use the madeleine mould for a second time. Now, I could have made plain ones, which are always a safe bet....
Quick apricot pie

Quick apricot pie

I know I posted my lazy people's fruit pie recently, but I should have hold on to that title. Because this pie, is for truly lazy people. Now, before you feel bad cause I'm calling you lazy, don't....
Lemon and almond cake

Lemon and almond cake

I love lemons. So much that when I was a kid, my mother gave me half a lemon as a snack, which I devoured completely (except the skin of course). I still love everything tart and lemony. Those slices of lemon...

Raspberry pavlova

The French are famous for their fashion sense, their classy outfits and some sort of je-ne-sais-quoi effortless chic. Since I've been living part time in Paris, I've found that the main reason...
Rhubarb pies

Rhubarb and pastry cream pies

Rhubarb season started again! Something I get very excited about, ever since I was a kid I've loved rhubarb. Maybe because my mother would serve it as a vegetable, which technically is correct, but even when I...
Brownies

The best brownies

When it comes to birthdays, Dutch have some funny traditions. For example, it's very normal to congratulate everyone with the birthday boy or girl. So when one of my sisters is having her birthday, my parents...
Caramel apple pie

Caramel apple pie

Making a tarte tatin has been on my to-bake-list for a long time. Besides the fact they are just delicious, living in France makes it kind of obligatory, right? The problem is, I can be a bit of a lazy...

Dutch Buttercake

Yes, you've read that right. Buttercake. Cause this cake is all about butter. (Of which I'm a big fan, I can eat a good salted butter just like that.) Now, I do realise many of you might think that...
matcha green tea madeleines

Matcha Green Tea Madeleines

Making real French madeleines was something that was high on my list. But since I lacked a madeleine mould, I never got round producing a batch of these delicious cakes. Now, I can almost hear you think, why...
Dutch Spice Cake

Dutch Spice Cake

The Netherlands is a tiny country. To give you an idea, it's just a 4 hour drive from the very north of the country to the most southern point. Getting from east to west is an even shorter journey! And yet,...

Lemon and Raspberry Cake

Raise your hand if you like cakes! Well, if you have your hand high up in the air right now, a visit to France is what you need. They take desserts very seriously. So you can imagine I'm having a blast in...
Scones

Fluffy scones

I love a good breakfast. And even more so in the weekend. In my opinion there's no better start of my day than to take time to make something a bit more special. Luckily, there's often a 12-year old hanging...
Oreo and salted caramel cheesecakes

Mini Oreo and salted caramel cheesecake

French people like to kiss. Now, don't you get the wrong idea! I'm just talking about innocent 'hey, how are you?' kind of kisses on the cheek. Of course they kiss their loved ones. But they also kiss their...
My grandmothers Christmas cake

My grandmother’s Christmas cake

My grandmother was a woman of tradition, and especially when it came to food. She insisted on serving the same signature dishes every Christmas. Her chervil soup with a dash of madeira wine is famous in my...

Lemon financiers

Financiers, fantastic French little almond cakes, are made with beurre noisette which gives them a slightly deeper colour than normal cakes. Unfortunately, I can't order or make them without being the...

Tartelette aux framboises

There are certain kinds of pastry of which most people think they are extremely difficult to make. It took me years to find the courage to trie to reproduce some of those wonderful looking little pies they...

Crumbly almond and peach pie

I've always considered exploring foreign (super)markets like an equivalent of a visit to Disneyland. There's something so exciting about it, when every aisle offers new things to discover. Things you can't...