There are believers and disbelievers no matter what the subject is about.


I have to confess that I rather tend to be a disbeliever when it comes to recipes. While others read their cheeks red in “Fifty Shades, volume 3”, or types who like the belly button staring form the 18th century in  “Le Noble”  from the dutch author Belle van Zuylen, I like to read a fine cookbook doubting the recipes while reading. Though I am not pretending I know it all, which I do NOT. It is more that while reading the text new ingredients enter the lines, different tastes want to intervene with the written recipe.

Once you start cooking the next day the damage is done! Following the recipe for the first five minutes, the creative disbeliever enters the scene and takes over. Is this a bad case you ask, if written and unwritten rules are trespassed with big boots?

The answer is no, no, …NO. This is the only way to find out that you were wrong from the start, and so make your own mistakes. But more important there is a reasonable change that you stumble upon a new combination of things, or you mixed up the order of appearance of the key players, which benefits the play greatly. If you are lucky, and why not!, you create something fine, something memorable, something  you really enjoy. That is the moment when things start cooking!



But let me give you a nice recipe of brownie with something extra to it, and don’t forget to be a disbeliever.


100 grams / 3,5 ounce of pure chocolate

75 grams / 2,75 ounce of butter

225 gram /1 cup of plain flour

255 gram /1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon of backing powder

2 tablespoons of cacao powder

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 peaches

5 tablespoons of peach jam


Melt, au-bain-marie, chocolate and the butter, it will take 5 minutes to warm and 10 to cool down again

Mix flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla, backing powder, cacao, cinnamon, and salt together,

Then into the chocolate mix

Peal the peaches an slice into small cubes, mix these with the jam, and add to the flour mixture

Grease a tin with oil or butter, or fill a cupcake tin with paper containers, and fill these up 2/3

Bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes at 175 Celsius  / 350 Fahrenheit



Don’t burn yourself while eating, better let them cool a bit

Have fun , the DUTCHCOOK



This is a pimped recipe from http://www.Chowhound.com


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