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Vegan ‘koffiekoeken’ and pie from Bakkerij Filip, Kuurne

Shop review #30 – Bakkerij Filip is a local bakeryย in Kuurne, which is a small town just next to Kortrijk (Courtrai) in the south of Flanders. I had already seen several posts on facebook and Instagram of their vegan pastry and cakes. Yeah! Vegan pastry is still a rarity in Belgian bakeries, and I have only been able to buy it on one ocasion before, at Bakkerij Frimout in Ghent (see blog here). So when we planned a trip to Kortrijk a couple of weeks ago, I definitely wanted to check out Bakkerij Filip! There is a selection of vegan items for sale at the bakery, among which some specialties that are not so easily found in regular shops in Belgium. Like this omelet mix (still need to try it). Iย also bought some cookies and other goodies (some very nice lemon cookies and veganaise). The wife of bakery Filip, Liraz – vegan herself, gave us a tour of the bakery downstairs, which still runs with some real antique machines (and more modern ones too of …

‘Boterkoeken’ and ‘suissen’ from Bakery Frimout in Ghent!

Shop review #27 – I went to Ghent, and I bought ‘koffiekoeken’. Yeah!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Theseย are called ‘koffiekoeken’ in Dutch, which translates as ‘coffee cookies or coffee pastry’. But ‘koffiekoeken’ are not really cookies, nor pastry, nor cakes, soย that doesn’t really cover it. If someone knows a better appropriate English term, do let me know! ‘Koffiekoeken’ can be eaten on any occasion, mostly for breakfast or brunch, but also as an afternoon snack with tea or coffee. They come in different shapes and sizes, from the standard ‘boterkoeken’ (butter pastry or cookies) with or without chocolate, raisins, … to round shaped ‘suisses’ or pudding filled ‘Boules de Berlin’. They are sold in every bakery in Belgium, but unfortunately they are not vegan … So it was more than 6 years ago that I had eaten koffiekoeken from a Belgian bakery! In comes bakeryย Frimout in Ghent! After a request from a vegan living in the neighbourhood a cuple of months ago, Dieter Frimoutย started making vegan koffiekoeken. He now sells them on a daily basis (next to his …

My new tea for one pot, bought in Bruges

I had been looking for a nice (and reasonably priced) tea for one potย for some time now. I heard there was a nice little collection for sale at Bakery Lieven, at the edge of Bruges (Sint-Andries, just outside the Smedengate). I bought this one (21โ‚ฌ), with the matching cup (8,15โ‚ฌ).ย ย  Taking a quick look around in the bakery, I realized how long it had been since I had set foot in a traditional bakery.

Frangipane muffins (almond) with apricot jam

These are definitely one of my favourite muffins, and I have yet to encounter the first person who doesn’t like them (except for the odd person here and there who doesn’t like jam filling)! Frangipane cakes are available in practically every bakery in Belgium, so the almond cakeย isย very well known around here. Most often, they are also filled with apricot jam.ย These vegan frangipane muffins have a lighter texture than the traditional (non-vegan) frangipane cakesย sold in Belgian bakeries. A perfect muffin to convince those that remainย skeptic ofย vegan baking and insist that you need eggs or dairy for traditional baking recipes. Not! You can easily replace the traditional sugar with the same amount of coconut sugar, giving you a dark brown coloured muffin. Ingredients frangipane muffins with apricot jam (vegan) 1 cup + 2 tbs all-purpose flower 1 + 1/2 ts baking powder 1/2 ts salt 1/3 cup almond meal 1/3 cup canola oil 3/4 cup (coconut) sugar 1/4 cup yofu (soy yoghurt) 2/3 cup almond (or soy)ย milk 1 ts vanille extract 2 ts almondย extract 12 ts …