Feb 4, 2017

Rustic mango & ginger tart (sugar-free)



- 160g (1¼ cups) flour
- 1 tbsp xylitol or granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 110g (1 stick) cold butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup cold buttermilk or yogurt


- 1 medium-ripe mango
- 1-2 tbsp peach jam (sugar-free, if needed)
- 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1. To make the crust, combine the flour, salt, sugar and butter in one bowl. Rub the butter with your fingers to create a sand-ish consistency. Add the buttermilk or yogurt and knead until you have a smooth ball of dough. Form it into a flat disc and refrigerate for at least 1,5 hour (or overnight).

2. Cut the mango into thin wedges and mix with peach jam, cinnamon and ginger. 

3. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll up on the parchment paper. Arrange the fruits on the crust, fold the edges and place in the freezer for couple minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400F/200C.

4. Once your oven is ready, take out the chilled tart and brush the crust with the egg wash or milk. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden-brown.

6. Serve while still warm, with vanilla ice cream or sweetened yogurt. 


Jan 4, 2017

White chocolate & caramel oat cookies

Crispy and aromatic cookies with beautifully caramelised bottom. They are everything you need in this cold and dark winter season.

Makes about 18 cookies:
*inspired by the recipe from food52

- 150g all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- vanilla
- 170g softened butter
- 100g brown sugar
- 1 free-range egg
- 150g rolled oats
- 100g white chocolate, chopped
- 50g caramel fudge, chopped

1. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.

2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy, add the egg and mix well.

3. Combine the flour with salt, baking soda, nutmeg and vanilla and add to the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Mix with a stand mixer until you reach an even, smooth dough. Finally, mix in the oats, chocolate and chopped fudge.

4. Form the dough into walnut-size balls and place them on a lined baking tray. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let them cool before serving.