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English · 04. September 2018
Sometimes I have the urge to bake something and I race to my pantry and make a shopping list - only to realise it's Sunday and I can't simply go to the next supermarket to buy groceries. Ugh. In those moments I curse on Germany and it's stupid (but probably very economically reasonable) store hours. And then there are those Sundays where I realise on 8am (yes, I am an early bird) that I still have an opened jar of buttermilk in my fridge from making a birthday cake for a friend a few days...
English · 24. April 2018
Spring has finally arrived! Sitting outside with your loved ones (or by yourself and just enjoying the peace & quiet), drinking coffee, eating cake... Those are basically my favourite things to do as soon as it gets hotter than 18°C in Germany. And somehow I always crave fruity cakes in spring, preferably rhubarb and any kind of berry. But when I decided to make this cake last month, it was a sunday and no fresh fruit, eggs or open store in sight - which is where this amazingly easy recipe...
English · 22. April 2018
If you're an avid food blog reader like me, chances are you've stumbled upon these Salted Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies by Alison Roman in the last months. I feel like they've been all over my favourite food blogs and they even became Instagram famous. No wonder, this shortbread-meets-chocolate chip cookies-meets-salted butter zombie cookie looks pretty great. I mean, I don't know about you, but oozing chocolate chunks in cookies will get MY likes any day. And so my curiosity (and my sweet...
English · 01. February 2018
When you see the picture above, with those beautiful pink and red sprinkles and the pink plates, you could assume that I baked this delicious, frosted chocolate & coconut cake specifically for this upcoming Valentine's Day! I haven't though - I just LOVE the combination of chocolate and coconut, whether it's in cake, cereal or candy. And pink (or rather blush) is my favourite colour, so when it came to decorating this yummy treat, the choice was easy: white stars, pink pearls and colourful...
English · 03. August 2017
Hello World. I haven't posted anything on this blog in a long time and it almost feels weird to write again. What happened? Lots of things! I started attending church on Sundays, which meant less time for baking on sunday afternoons. Also, I fell in love and got a boyfriend. No biggie. Ha! Of course it's a biggie! So yeah. All of a sudden my priorities shifted. He is a pretty amazing guy, actually the best man I know, and I love him a whole lot. (He subscribed to the blog, let's see whether he...
English · 19. February 2017
Do you know this feeling? Outside it's cold and rainy and just dreary in general. You're hiding away inside, maybe drinking your (third) cup of coffee and you're thinking, man, all I need right now is a GOOD chocolate chip cookie. Like, a big one with crispy edges and a soft interior that melts in your mouth and big pieces of chocolate in every bite. True story, when I was a kid, I was obsessed with those huge Subway cookies. Somehow those were the ultimate, American chocolate chip cookie to...
English · 02. January 2017
Happy New Year, friends! I can't believe it's 2017 already. Where did 2016 go? Gotta admit though, I'm kind of happy to be done with last year. Although I had a great year myself, it has been a horrible year for lots of people. I hope that 2017 brings hope, love and peace. Personally, I'm looking forward to meeting new people this year, making new memories and seeing new places. One of my resolutions (yes, yes I know...) is to post on this blog more regularly. So, in the spirit of doing better...
English · 06. November 2016
My mom taught me how to bake. On the weekends she would often bake waffles, and we would top them with sour cherry compote and cream. So easy yet so wonderful. Not only was I allowed to lick the bowl, I remember helping her by measuring ingredients, mixing batter and so on. And just like my mom taught me how to bake, my mom learned from her mother, my grandmother. She would often bake this cheesecake when we came to visit on weekends. The recipe has been in my family for about 50 years now, so...
English · 16. October 2016
I need more time! Seriously, how is it October already? I just got back from the US a few weeks ago (at least that's what it feels like...). These last few weeks really flew by, because so much has happened: I moved to Hamburg to get my Masters Degree! So far I really like college, especially the people in my year. I've made some really good friends already and I can't wait to see what the next two years have in stock for us! Anyhow, I made this plum cake twice before I left. It's a very...
English · 17. August 2016
I just got back home from an extended stay in Los Angeles (you can find pictures here and here) and of course I had to try some cupcakes. After all, they are american, right? At least I think so. Anyhow, I love cupcakes because of the countless combinations of cake and frosting. And the small size makes them perfect for sampling many different flavors :) In Beverley Hills I spotted the famous cupcake Bakery Sprinkles and I just had to go in and buy something, all in the name of research, of...

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