Friday, March 27, 2015


I'm not a big fan of traditional Dutch cuisine, but this pie is definitely a keeper! Ask any Dutch person to name the most famous dish from Limburg (the province, located in the southeastern part of the country) and they will for sure answer "vlaai".
Vlaai, also known as Limburgse Vlaai, is a pie consisting of a pastry and filling. It looks a lot like a usual lattice crust pie or Linze Torte, but the main difference is that a pie or torte are made from a shortcrust dough, whereas vlaai is made from a yeast dough. This gives the pastry a totally different consistency and taste.
For the filling you can use different varieties of fruit such as cherries, apricots, plums, strawberries, etc.
I baked mine with cherries and it was delicious!


This Lemon Meringue tart will become one of your favorites for sure. The crunchy crust, the acid note of lemon cream and the sweetness of the meringue combined in a perfect dessert. It will take some time to bake, but it's definitely worth it!

Monday, March 9, 2015


Couple months ago I got an e-mail from a Dutch magazine "BLOGazine" with a suggestion to write an article with a recipe of banana pancakes. And I decided... why not!
This magazine is about Dutch bloggers and you can find there a lot interesting information about fashion, beauty-products and delicious recipes of course. The second edition is now available in shops, but you can also find some additional information online here.

So here we go... Let's make some banana pancakes!
Btw, it's a wonderful idea to serve these pancakes for Valentine's Day breakfast! Easy to make, but nobody will be able to resist!

To get this recipe, please, visit my new blog: Baking with Anastasia.
See you there!

Banana pancakes | by @bakingwithanastasia
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