If you’re like most, a trip to the hairdresser is also a chance to have a great chat while you get pampered and doted on, and then come out looking fabulous! What does this have to do with a boat and a birthday? Kate has been my hair dresser for most of my time in Amsterdam. Her cuts, styling, advice and laid back nature always make for a satisfying visit. Over the years, I have shown up at the salon many a time, tin box in hand, looking for willing taste-testers for my recipes. The team at KAROSA: Kate, Ronald, and Sam (my colourist extraordinaire!) are each sporting a sweet tooth and have a particular affinity for my cookies, cakes, bites, and bars.
In July, Kate celebrated a special birthday by cruising with friends through the canals of Amsterdam. Because it was a gathering whose venue was the limited space of a boat, the catering needed to be easy to store and just as easy to dish out. I took on preparing the desserts: providing cookies, cake-bites, and bars for 40 people. At the end of the evening, tins were empty, bellies were satisfied, and hearts were filled with great memories.
Flourless Chocolate Cake Bites, White Chocolate Orange Cranberry Bars, and Chocolate Toffee Caramel Cookies, are, from what I understand, still being talked about 🙂 Happy Birthday, Kate, and thanks for the opportunity to share my sweet treats and gratitude to you, on your special day! xxx