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I’m Nadine, a 22-year-old amateur baker from The Netherlands. When I’m not too busy writing essays - I am studying for a Master’s degree in Medieval English literature - I like to draw and paint, listen to music, play harp and piano, and of course bake.
When I created this blog in 2011 to keep track of the things I baked, I never imagined that having a Tumblr food blog would be this much fun. I keep discovering new foods, great baking ideas and inspirational people. At the same time I get to share my own creations, ideas and recipes with the world. Although I usually try and eat as healthy as possible I do not compromise when baking patisserie. That’s why my blog displays an eclectic mix of healthier snacks and sugary treats. All the foods you see are home-made and the photos are all original. Please be so kind not to use them without my permission.
If you have any questions, tips, suggestions or comments concerning my blog, please feel free to contact me via the ask box.
Favourite patisserie: French, Swiss, German, Dutch
Favourite ingredients: Crème patissière, marzipan, nuts, chocolate, fresh fruit
Staples: All-purpose flour, oats, white and wholemeal spelt flour, buckwheat flour, rye flour, semolina, strong bread flour, baking powder, baking soda, almond flour, coconut flour, sliced almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios, lemons, honey, vanilla pods, cinnamon, almond paste, marzipan, cream, butter, eggs, vegetable oils, dark chocolate.
Avoids: Margarine, artificial aromas, convenience mixes.
Cameras of use: Canon EOS 1000D, Nikon J1
Editing tools: GIMP
Favourite cuisines: Asian, Italian
Proudest baking effort so far: Gevulde speculaas, gingerbread house, pastry swans
Biggest baking failure so far: Macarons, meringues
In the pipeline: Croissants, churros, sweetcorn ice cream