Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sugar syrup cake

Now that I am on Christmas break from university I have time to bake again. I decided to make an easy, but tasy cake. Because of the use of sugar syrup this cake stays moist a bit longer than if you would only use sugar.


200 g self raising flour
150 g butter
100 g cane sugar
100 g sugar syrup
2 tsp koekkruiden (mixed spice is similar)
2 tsp cointreau
2 eggs + 1 yolk

Preparation method

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Sift the flour in a bowl and add the sugar and the koekkruiden (or mixed spice). Melt the butter a little but so you can mix it through the ingredients in the bowl easier. Add the eggs, and mix well. Than add the sugar syrup and the cointreau and mix untill the batter has a smooth consistensy. Put the the batter in a baking tin that is lined with baking paper or make sure it is well buttered. Bake the cake for about 30 minutes in the middle of the oven. 


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas decorations

Saturday I went out in our garden and gathered twigs, holly, pine cones and more and made a Christmas piece and wreath to decorate our house. Making the wreath took forever, but I liked how it turned out.

I wish you a merry Christmas!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Music Monday #59

For some song I must be in a certain mood to listen to them, but I can listen to acousic guitar music any time. My dad send me this song, thinking I would like it, and it's actually by a band that I really love but haven't listened to in a while. Bear's Den always cheers me up!

Bear's Den - Magdalene