Apple Crumble Sundae

Even during the week, we should treat ourselves to something sweet. This quick dessert uses easy to find ingredients and will be ready in no time!

Serves 2

2 granny smith apples
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
2 ginger cookies
15g butter

Peel the apples and remove the core. Cut them into 1 cm cubes.

Melt 15 g butter in a frying pan over medium heat and add the apples, cinnamon and brown sugar.

Cook gently for about 10 minutes until the apples are soft but still holding their shape.

Crush the ginger cookies.

Divide the apple mixture between 2 glasses or bowls. Spoon on a ball of ice cream and sprinkle over the crushed ginger cookies.



voor 2 personen

2 granny smith appels
1 theelepel kaneelpoeder
2 eetlepels bruine bastard suiker
2 bolletjes vanilleijs
2 gemberkoekjes
15gr boter

Schil de appels en verwijder het klokhuis. Snijd de ze in 1 cm blokjes.

Smelt de boter in een koekenpan over medium vuur en voeg de appels, kaneel en bruine bastard suiker toe.

Kook zachtjes ongeveer 10 minuten tot de appels zacht zijn maar nog steeds niet uit elkaar vallen.

Kruimel de gemberkoekjes.

Lepel het ijs over 2 glazen of kommen. Bestrooi met de koekje kruimels en lepel de warme appelmengsel er bovenop.

Pumpkin & apple chutney

If you happen to be passing a farm store, pumpkins and apples are fully available. Make this delicious apple and pumpkin chutney to enjoy through the winter with curries, cold cuts and cheese.

4 tablespoons sunflower oil
2 onions, peeled and finely chopped
100g ginger, peeled and sliced into thin strips
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
15 cardamom pods, smashed open
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon black mustard seeds
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
5 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1 kg pumpkin, peeled and cut into small cubes
500g Bramley apples, peeled and cut into small cubes
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
500g light brown sugar
300ml cider vinegar

Heat the oil in a large pan, then gently fry the onions until soft. Add the garlic, ginger, chilli, cardamom, cinnamon, mustard and cumin seeds and turmeric and fry together for 5 minutes.

Add the pumpkin and apples to the pan. Cook for 10-15 minutes until the ingredients are softened.

Stir in the sugar and let it melt around the vegetables. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Pour in the vinegar, season with 2 teaspoons salt and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring regularly for about 30 minutes or until the apple has cooked down and the pumpkin pieces are tender. There should be a little syrupiness in the pan.

Spoon into sterilised jars and seal. They chutney can be eaten straight away or left to mature in a dark place. Store for up to six months.

Roasted Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip and Apple-Celery Slaw

Feel-good weekend food!


Serves 2

500g chicken wings
50ml hot chilli sauce
1 head celery
1 apple
1 small red onion
50g blue cheese
125ml crème fraiche
2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise
about 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 200° C. Mix the chicken wings together with the chilli sauce in a roasting dish and season with salt. Place in the oven and roast for 30-40 minutes.

Mash the blue cheese with a fork and stir through the créme fraiche. Season with salt and pepper and a splash of white wine vinegar, if required.

Finely slice the celery on the diagonal. Slice the apple into thin strips (julienne), and finely slice ½ the red. Mix these ingredients together with the mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar, salt and pepper.

Take a wooden board or serving dish. Place on a bowl of blue cheese dip, the apple-celery slaw and pile up the chicken wings. Dig in!!



voor 2 personen

500g  kipvleugels
50ml chilisaus
1 stronk bleekselderij
1 grote appel
1 kleine rode ui
50g blauwe kaas
125ml crème fraiche
2-3 eetlepels mayonaise
ongeveer 2 eetlepels witte wijnazijn
zout en peper

Verwarm de oven op 200° C. Meng de kipvleugels met de chilisaus en wat zout en doe ze in het ovenschaaltje, rooster voor 30 tot 40 minuten.

Maak de blauwe kaas fijn met een vork en meng de crème fraiche er doorheen. Breng op smaak met zout en peper en een scheutje witte wijnazijn, indien nodig.

Snijd de bleekselderij schuin in dunne plakjes. Snijd de appel in dunne reepjes ( julienne), ½ van de rode ui in dunne ringetjes. Meng dit alles in een kom met de mayonaise, 1 eetlepel witte wijnazijn, zout en peper.

Neem een plank of schaal en plaats kommetje met blauwe kaasdip, appel/bleekselderij “slaw” en kipvleugels er bovenop. Geniet!!

Green smoothies

A healthy boost to give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs.
Makes: 3 cups 
4 Large Apples
6 Celery Stalks
2 Kale Leaves
Wash the ingredients under running water.
Core the apples. De-stem kale leaves. Throw them in a juicer altogether with celery stalks, that have been cut into smaller pieces.
The juicing takes literally a minute or two.
Once juiced, pour into glasses and serve right away!

Confit Duck Leg with Caramelized Apple and Horseradish Mash

Serves 4

4 confit duck legs
2 kg floury potatoes
3-4 tablespoons horseradish (from a jar)
100-130 g butter
3 granny smith apples
10 juniper berries
2 tablespoons honey
milk, enough for a creamy mash
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Peel the potatoes and cut into 2 cm cubes. Place in a pan of salted water, bring to the boil and cook until the potatoes are soft.

Preheat the grill in the oven. Peel the apples and cut into wedges; lightly crush the juniper berries. In a frying pan over medium-high heat, melt 30g butter; add the apples, 2 tablespoons honey and the juniper berries. Cook the apples until lightly caramelized and just tender.

Place the confit duck legs in a roasting dish under the grill until golden and warmed through, about 10-12 minutes. Drain the potatoes, return to the pan and mash until smooth. Add 70-100 g butter, the horseradish and enough milk to make a smooth, silky mash. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm.

Spoon the mash on to serving plates. Lay the duck on top, spoon the apples and their juices around and serve.

We, the Amsterdam Flavours chefs, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you have any questions on how to prepare it or just want to send us your feedback, you can reach us here Contact Amsterdam Flavours

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Kale Smoothie

If you're needing a boost for your immune system or just looking to keep healthy, the combination of theses fruits and vegetables will help you on your way.

Serves 2

100 g shredded kale
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 piece fresh ginger (about 5 cm), peeled and chopped
1 apple, peeled and cored
juice of 1 orange
apple juice, to thin the smoothie down

Place all the ingredients in a (Magimix) blender and blend until smooth. Add enough apple juice to thin it down to the consistency you desire.

Pour into tall glasses and serve immediately.

We, the Amsterdam Flavours chefs, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you have any questions on how to prepare it or just want to send us your feedback, you can reach us here Contact Amsterdam Flavours