Last sunday was Stefan’s birthday. We don’t do big celebrations and this year it was just the two of us. As a gift I gave him a coffee grinder to go with his beautiful manual espresso machine.
We did go all out with the food however. In the photo above you can see homemade scones and lemon curd which we ate together with some clotted cream. Delicious! I’ll share that recipe with you later.
A phone shot of the scones with clotted cream and lemon curd.
I had some meat left in the freezer and made traditional “sour meat”. A regional dish from the south of the Netherlands together with soft buttery mash. Despite of the name, it’s not a very sour dish and gets it’s sweetness from Dutch apple molasses. Unfortunately we weren’t able to have any sushi this time, but we’ll make good on that in no time.
What is a birthday without cake or pie. This is pumpkin cheesecake from Koekela. I had never eaten a sweet pumpkin dish before, but it’s definitely something I’m going to try making myself. Because of the spices used, the flavors reminded me of carrot cake.
This isn’t even all we ate. From a local bakery we had sourdough bread with homemade dulce de leche and a warm cinnamon roll. At a food stall nearby we also got scandalous amount of fried Vietnamese spring rolls and gobbled them all!