sci-fi cooking ?!

The other day i was browsing the web and came across this really special cookbook. Since i’m kind of a nerd this really made my day ๐Ÿ™‚ I found a Star Wars cookbook ๐Ÿ˜ฎ and i was like OMG ! The recipes itself aren’t all that special, just the standard recipes. But The recipe titles and pictures just really made me smile, so funny !

After i found that i did some searching and you have 2 Star Wars cookbooks. The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes and The Star Wars Cookbook II: Darth Malt and More Galactic Recipes. And there even is a Star Trek version โ€ฆ ! These books are so awesome and i would surely recommend it even if it just was as a collectable.


The Cookie Club – Ann Pearlman

The cookie club, a book i would advice to all fanatic cooking readers out there ๐Ÿ™‚ ! The book is about 13 woman who meet up every year and when they do they eat homemade cookies and drink wine and tell their stories.
Seems like something i would like to do myself. The nice thing about the book is that every cookie they make has it’s recipe and instructions written out in the book. I haven’t tried any of the recipe’s yet but that is surely on my ToDo-List.
Ann Pearlman the writer of the book has made a sequel to the cookie club. guess what it’s called … The Christmas Cookie Club.
anyway it’s a great book to have or to give as a gift, even if your not a great reader and only into cookies, this book would still appeal to you

chocolate covered coconut macaroon

My first chocolate recipe of the FallingInChocolate blog ๐Ÿ™‚ yaay !
I absolutely love coconut so i decided to make macaroons ( no not the colorful macaron). where i come from they call them ‘rotsjes’in english that means ‘little rocks’ because they look like rocks :p

The recipe is really easy and it’s done in minutes.

2 egg whites
100 grams of sugar (caster or icing)
100 grams of shredded coconut
1 tablespoon of self raising flour.

Whisk egg whites until semi stiff, add sugar and continue whisking until you have an airy and smooth result. Add the flour and coconut to the egg white and mix very gently, so you don’t beat the air out.ย 

Preheat the oven at 160ยฐC or 320 fahrenheit.
Take a baking tray and line it with baking paper, place little ( or big ones like i did) heaps of mixture on the baking tray. Make sure they are spread apart a bit because they tend to flow out a bit. Bake for about 30 min, or until they start to get golden. If you want to bake them lower you need to turn the oven lower. So they get hard on the outside and still soft on the inside. Now they are ready ๐Ÿ™‚

for the chocolate covering : melt 50 grams of chocolate pearls ‘au-bain-marie’ or in the microwave. When completely melted take out of the water/microwave and stir in another 50grams of cold/unmelted chocolate pearls. This will make the chocolate shiny. Then dip in the macaroons until they are half covered, then take them out and shake of the excess chocolate. Place on a tray to dry. When the chocolate is dry and hard you can finally enjoy these little pieces of heaven.

Spicy banana oatmeal pancakes

Oh yes it’s an oatmeal recipe again! What can i say … it’s good for the cholesterol, it’s healthy and delicious.
I adjusted this recipe so it’s low in calories and in fat and less spicy. It serves 2 small eaters or one big eater. With this batter i made 7 small pancakes.

Dry ingredients
60gr oatmeal flakes
30 gr all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
big pinch of nutmeg
pinch of sugar

Wet ingredients
1 egg white
2 (over) ripe bananas
1 tblspn honey
150-200 ml skimmed milk

It goes a bit like every other pancake. Mix all the dry ingredients together. Then in a seperate bowl mash 1 banana and add 150 ml skimmed milk and other wet ingredientsYou can add raisins in this step if you want. Then mix wet and dry together.
If you notice that the consistency is to thick or lumpy you can add more milk until it looks right.
Put some butter in a medium hot pan and add some batter. When it starts to bubble turn the pancake. Pancakes are ready when it’s golden brown. Put the pancakes on a plate and dress with banana slices, you can add syrup to your liking.
Enjoy !

My vintage camera affair

It all started with a normal affair, a teenage crush if you will.ย It happened the normal way, Girl meets Boy, Girls wants Boy to notice her. Girl has a slight interest in photography. Boy offers Girl to go buy a camera together. Girl says she loves Boy. Boy starts to ignore her for the rest of time.

So that’s my story, the sorrow and heartache have long passed, for it was only a teenage crush. But the moment we went to buy a camera that is where my whole affair started.
Me and my Diana.
The beginning of my analogue love โค
Taking the pictures seemed somewhat of a challenge to me, i’m artistic enough to compose a good picture, but working with a toy camera was not as easy as i expected. Some pictures turned out wonderful, other just failed miserably. But I’m not so easily defeated so i kept trying and trying and eventually bought myself another camera at a car boot sale for 2 euro (which was a bargain). from that moment on my love for the vintage camera grew even more. I love the sound of the shutter opening and closing, I love the smell of old leather and dust, I love the history that’s behind every single camera I buy, I love the way it fits in your hand whether it’s heavy or light. The pictures i take are just a bonus.

15-Minute Oatmeal bites

So this is my first post, and it’s all very exciting!
I’m gonna share a new found recipe with you guys today. My 15-Minute oatmeal bites.
They’re small, scrumptious and super easy to make. Perfect to make with kids or when you’ve run out of cookies and don’t have all the ingredients to make a cake or whatever. So let’s get started then shall we ๐Ÿ˜‰Mini oatmeal bites

This is what you’re going to need:
– 125 grams of oatmeal flakes
– 150 grams of brown sugar
– 60 grams of butter (unsalted) you can use any kind of butter or margarine, just make sure it’s unsalted.

Melt the butter in a pan/pot whatever you have available when it’s completely melted add the sugar and dissolve it. Make sure you don’t burn yourself, melted sugar is really hot ! When you have a smooth liquid take it of the fire and add the oatmeal flakes. Stir until all the flakes are covered in the sugar liquid.

Now this recipe makes about 34 small bites or 16/17 big ones, so you chose which ones you like and you fill your (mini ?) cupcake liners. Scoop an amount of the flakes into the liners and gently press the filling down a bit. It may look a bit crumbly but it will hold. Preheat your oven at 170ยฐc orย 338 degrees Fahrenheit. When all the liners are filled put them in the oven. The small ones will need about 7-9 minutes and the big ones about 15 minutes.When they are ready take them out of the oven and let them cool.
Now they should be crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside and deliciously sweet.

If you have any questions or a recipe request feel free to leave a comment.