Hotel de Goudfazant

Hotel de Goudfazant is not a hotel, but a nice restaurant with a rough and raw interior. This place has been around for 10 years and is still going strong! It is located in Amsterdam North and used to be a paint factory. There is plenty of parking space. Another good alternative is the ferry from Central Station or Java eiland. The menu depends on the season. You will eat a delicious menu for about €35,- Hotel de Goudfazant is definitely worth a visit!

 

 

Bananabread

Lately you see bananabread everywhere! This bananabread is my all time favorite.

Everybody can make it. I often use overripe bananas. This bananabread is not only delicious, but also easy to make.

It is actually a real cake, it contains butter, not really healthy but very tasty. Don’t forget the topping which is the best treat. So have fun by making this and most of all enjoy….!

Preparation time for 20 minutes and 60 minutes of baking time.

Ingredients for one cake:     4 ripe bananas     200 grams of flour     1 teaspoon baking powder     pinch of salt     200g caster sugar     8 grams of vanilla sugar (1 pouch)     100 grams of butter     3 eggs     1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice     1 teaspoon ground cinnamon     100 grams of chopped pecans

Preparation Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease a cake tin and line with baking paper.

Mix the flour with the baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Peel and mash a paste of three bananas. Melt the butter in a saucepan.

Mix in a food processor or with a hand mixer creates the butter, the crystal sugar and vanilla until smooth mixture.

Add the eggs one at a time along with the lemon juice. Mix it with the flour mixture.

Add the mashed bananas and mix together. Stir until finally the chopped pecans. Divide the butter between the loaf tin. Cut the remaining banana in half lengthwise and place it onto the fitting. Bake for 60 minutes in the oven. Check with a toothpick if the cake is cooked. Allow the cake to cool off.

For the frosting  use 200g cream cheese 50 g of soft butter Juice of 1/2 lemon 60 grams of icing sugar

For the frosting beat your butter soft and fluffy. Make sure the butter is almost white. Mix the cream cheese with the juice of half a lemon and powdered sugar with the butter. If you like sweet, you can of course add extra sugar. Spread the cooled cake with cream cheese.

Enjoy !

 

 

Scandinavian Embassy

I love this minimalistic cozy place, with lots of natural light. Overlooking the park in a trendy area. They have the best cinnamon buns, freshly baked several times a day. Famous for their egg benedict, which is delicious. This minimalistic modern Scandinavian place is often busy and has limited sitting place, which means you have to wait for a seat. Try the carrot cake!

crispy seeds crackers

These seeds crackers are very easy to make yourself and also very healthy. I find them delicious with a glass of wine and homemade tapenades. These crackers are best when they just come out of the oven crisp. They are also easy to keep in a plastic box.

Crispy Seeds Crackers Ingredients for 10-14 crackers     125 grams of crushed flaxseed     25 grams of sesame seed     50 grams of sunflower seeds     50g pumpkin seeds     180 ml water     1 tsp salt Preparation: Mix the seeds with salt in a bowl and add the water. Allow to stand for half an hour. Preheat the oven to 180 ° C and line a baking tray with baking paper. After half an hour, the seeds and kernels included the moisture and the mixture is a batter. Divide the batter on the baking sheet, spread out so as to create a rectangular plate. Put this another sheet of parchment paper and press it with a rolling pin (or your hands) well. Remove the top sheet of parchment paper and bake crackers 25 minutes in the oven. Cut the crackers after firing into equal pieces and leave to cool. If you crackers not dry enough, you can reverse them after cutting and so a bit warm in the oven. As a result, the bottom of the seeds crackers is also nice dry and crunchy.

buffet van odette

I’m very happy here because of the good atmosphere. They serve the most delicious salad from the buffet and truffle cheese omelette. Also the aperitivo is highly recommended. Save room for the carrot cake, that melts in your mouth. Simple, yet so tastefully prepared. By the way…. it’s always busy but worth the wait!

The Broken Arm

Another perfect spot to have breakfast or a delicious lunch is at the Broken Arm. I always have to go to this place to enjoy their healthy food and juices. After this you can find me in the shop, where they have a great selection of clothing, books and magazines.