The Pancake Bakery Amsterdam

The Pancake Bakery Amsterdam Review

Having not indulged in pancakes since our food tour when we first moved to the city, we were craving a sweet breakfast doused in syrup. Savoury brunches are all well and good (better than good, even), but sometimes you have a hankering for something sweet when you wake up and pancakes or waffles are the only cure.

So, having slightly exhausted our options at Pancakes! on previous visits, we looked for somewhere new. There are a handful of names of pancake restaurants that always come up on “top lists” across the internet and The Pancake Bakery was one such place. We cycled over with growling stomachs to see what all the fuss was about.

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German Spiced Hazelnut Cookies

  German Spiced Hazelnut Cookies /

It’s cold and rainy outside and I’m already thinking about Christmassy cookies and warm wine. Too soon? Never.

I also tried my first ever Pumpkin Spice Latte this week. We’ve never had them here in Europe before, but I guess with the advent of social media, the craze has finally worked its way over. My verdict? Pretty good, although a little too sweet. But I’m sure I’ll be trying them again soon, because I’m a glutton for punishment like that.

Because I’m loving all-things spice at the minute, I wanted to make these cute little German spiced hazelnut cookies, which basically taste like Christmas in biscuit form. I’d liken them a lot to a German version of snickerdoodles, but with a little extra “warmth”. And they also smell and taste like chai lattes. So, basically, if you want a big, spiced, warming hug in a cookie, then this recipe is for you.

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Battle for the Best Frites in Amsterdam

Battle for the Best Frites in Amsterdam /

After Brussels, Amsterdam has the second best fries in Europe, IMO. This is likely because of the Belgian influence and the sale of Vlaamse Frites (Flemish fries) in several spots across the city. As with anything, there are some hits, some misses and some downright tourist traps so, much like my research in the Belgian capital, I took it upon myself to taste test some of the most popular and well-known friteries in the city to discover which ones are the best frites in Amsterdam.

You can thank me later, when you’re chowing down on crispy frites.

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20 Warming Chicken Soup Recipes

20 Warming Chicken Soup Recipes

It’s not hard to tell I’ve been on a bit of a soup kick recently. Now that the cold weather is starting to kick in, there’s nothing better than a big bowl of warm, comforting soup for either lunch or dinner.

And there’s definitely nothing like chicken soup, especially if you’re feeling a little under the weather. Here’s 20 of the most droolworthy chicken soup recipes from around the web.

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