Grab a mug of coffee and a slice of this Cookie Butter Pound Cake for a delicious holiday treat!
What is your favorite ‘big’ vacation that you’ve taken recently? I don’t mean piling in the car to visit the in-laws for the holidays. I’m talking about a pure vacation. One where you put your feet up and stare at the ocean waves for hours on end. Oh, who am I kidding? We don’t do ocean vacations around here. That’s far too relaxing! Whenever we plan ‘big’ vacations, we always pack the days full of exploring the towns and countryside. And we may or may not plan our vacation around good food, too.
Over the past several years, we’ve been lucky enough to make trips to Scotland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy. Oh, and Canada, too…I always forget about Canada since we can drive there now that we live in upstate New York. You’ll notice that there are no Caribbean islands on this list. I’m not opposed to the Caribbean, but it’s just that exploring Europe sounds like so much more fun to me!
Our last big vacation was two Springs ago, but it was an awesome one. As I mentioned in this Speculoos Cookies post last year, my wife and I got the chance to go on a private tour of the Biscoff factory. The factory is located in a small village about an hour(ish) outside of Brussels, Belgium. This was hands-down one of the most unique experiences ever!
After wandering the factory floor (and sampling Biscoff cookies straight off the conveyor belt), we chatted with the head baker about concepts for new Biscoff products. They had just released a chocolate covered Biscoff cookie shaped like dinosaurs. We might have sampled a few of those. (Delicious!) But I was particularly intrigued when he told us how Biscoff Spread (aka cookie butter) was developed by accident. Talk about ‘oops’ in the best way ever!
The other day, I pulled some cookie butter out of the pantry. (I was actually looking for the olive oil, but I found cookie butter instead. Oops.) That cookie butter soon ended up in this delicious Cookie Butter Pound Cake…and I’m glad it did! My wife and I shared slices of this pound cake with friends. Nothing says good friends like sitting down with a mug of coffee and a slice of Cookie Butter Pound Cake!
What is your favorite holiday baking recipe?
Team Relaxing Vacation…or Team Explore-the-Countryside Vacation?