Raisin bread devils for Saint Nicolas

It’s finally here, Saint Nicolas’ day. I don’t know about your place, but here children get presents on the 6th of December. In Slovenia we put a plate the evening before and in the morning there are presents, some fruit and nuts and of course candy. St. Nicolas comes with angels and devils and if you’re not a good girl/boy, you get coal instead of presents and a willow branch, as a warning (it’s meant for spanking). Continue reading “Raisin bread devils for Saint Nicolas”

Apple and pear pie with pecan frangipane

The first time I ever made a pie, was for Laurens. A deep dish apple pie. Since then I made several and most of them were apple or pear pie variations. I think these two fruits are perfect for a pie, pie is a humble dessert and so are apples and pears. I’ve never been a big fan of pies, I found them boring, but lately I’m becoming a big fan, especially of the buttery and flaky crust. Continue reading “Apple and pear pie with pecan frangipane”

Nona’s strudel

Yesterday would be my grandmother’s birthday. She was the best grandmother anyone could think of, she would do anything for you and she put everybody else’s needs before her own. But she is not here anymore, she was taken away from us, out of the blue a year and a half ago. The memories are still here though and always will be. My grandmother was good in a lot of things, among others she was a great cook, but if you would ask her, nothing was ever good enough, aways striving for perfection.  Continue reading “Nona’s strudel”