Recipes from a passionate home cook

Tag: lemon

Courgette and parmesan puff pastry tarts

This recipe for courgette and parmesan puff pastry tarts is great for a number of reasons. Firstly, they are full of flavour but require very little ingredients. Secondly, they feel kind of special but really take no time at all. But perhaps most importantly, they are really fun to make and completely scalable depending on the course or occasion! Looking for a fun canapé? Make small squares and top with one or two of zucchini slices. A delicious starter or side? The sizes used in the recipe ...

Chicken asar salad and dressing with egg on toast recipe

Chicken Caesar on toast

Caesar salads are awesome. Period. While I can really appreciate a classic and traditional, ultra-light version, simply made with some romaine lettuce, croutons and dressing, I also love the more modern, meatier and popular version with chicken and egg. This chicken Caesar salad on toast recipe includes all those ingredients. Whichever variation of a Caesar salad you enjoy most, the dressing will really make or break the outcome. The one below is an easy, simplified and uncomplicated ...

Recipe for apple and cinnamon puff pastry tart

Rapid apple and cinnamon tart

For me, there is no better sweet treat than an apple pie or tart. I have shared with you my recipe for my traditional Dutch apple and cinnamon pie, and while that is and remains my favourite apple baking recipe, with 30 minutes of prep and 65 minutes of oven time, it isn’t exactly quick to make. This is where my rapid apple and cinnamon puff-pastry tart recipe comes in. The most important thing in this recipe is to ensure the apples are sliced in the correct thickness. You want these ...

Recipe for red pepper dip

Red bell pepper dip

On the last day of the week, I open my fridge and let whatever I have left be my inspiration to create new recipes. Last week this was a red bell pepper and I saw it was starting to go old, so I knew I had to come up with something quickly to make sure it wouldn’t go to waste. This is how my red bell pepper dip recipe was born! This dip (or spread) recipe literally only takes 5 minutes of cooking and 5 minutes of prep and honestly, I could not have been more pleasantly surprised by ...

Dutch apple and cinnamon pie

The smell of this Dutch apple and cinnamon pie with vanilla and lemon instantly brings up so many good childhood memories, and is also the very reason this recipe should be your next baking experiment. When I was little, we used to bake some version of this recipe for occasions ranging from a family birthday to simply a rainy Sunday afternoon and was very much loved by my whole family, and still is. It is very simple to make and truly foolproof, but to me the combination of the sweetness, ...