Hello there,

I am Lies Deneys. I originate from the region Pajottenland in Belgium. I came to live in South Africa 20 years ago.

Since I can remember I have been fascinated by food and especially baking. After a couple of years being away from home, I longed so much for the tarts I grew up with that I started to produce them myself. First for my family and the fun of it and years later it's still for fun but I get to share these divine tarts with people who love them as much as my family and I.

Tarts and cakes shouldn't be made with just sugar. They should also be made with authenticity, originality and tradition which is exaxclty what I aim to achieve with my baking.

Have a look and let me know what you think.
All my tarts are home-baked and I do custom orders - if you're longing for something that's not on the menu, put in a request and I'll see what I can do!


The Pajottenland (in English occasionally Payottenland) is a distinct region within the Flemish Brabant province of Belgium. The region is located west-southwest of Brussels. The Pajottenland is predominantly farmland, with occasional gently rolling hills, and lies mostly between the rivers Dender and Zenne / Senne. The area has historically provided food and drink for the citizens of Brussels, especially Lambic beers, which are only produced here and in the Zenne valley where Brussels is.[citation needed]

One of the municipalities in the Pajottenland is Roosdaal, where Lies originates from.
Roosdaal is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Borchtlombeek, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Lombeek, Pamel and Strijtem. It borders to four other municipalities.
On January 1, 2016, Roosdaal had a total population of 11,494. The total area is 21.69 km² which gives a population density of 530 inhabitants per km². Roosdaal is well known in Flanders for its berries through its annual strawberry convention.
In 2008, during a national television competition, Onze-lieve-vrouw-Lombeek was elected as "The most beautiful village in Flemish-Brabant".
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