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27 May, 2018

Red Wine Cake – Rotweinkuchen

Red Wine Cake – Rotweinkuchen
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I had some red wine left and remembered a cake we had often in the 80ties and 90ties.       This cake is a chocolate cake with chocolate chips in it. But it also contains red wine instead if milk. WARNING: I have to put a warning up here. This cake contains alcohol. I am not
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12 November, 2017

Digestive Oat Cookies

Digestive Oat Cookies
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      I have to admit, I like these cookies. I like the nutty and oaty flavor of them. I tried several recipes over some time and ended up with this one. A mix of several recipes and experiments. You need very fine oatmeal. I do not get this here. What I did is
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5 August, 2017

Yuzo Gugelhupf -where east meets west

Yuzo Gugelhupf -where east meets west
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Today I publish a guest post from Coco: inspired by the amazing offer in our local fruit and vegetables store I came up with the Idea off creating a citrus Gugelhupf. – not an simple lemon cake but rather more exotic Yuzu flavored one.    Yuzu is mainly cultivated in Japan, but also available in
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30 April, 2017

Classic German Chocolate Cream Gateau

Classic German Chocolate Cream Gateau
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  Back in the 80-ties an aunty made cakes – big cakes and she made a chocolate gateau as well. A simple chocolate sponge with a chocolate cream. This cake is typical German, not too rich on ingredients, simple to make and just chocolate.  This cake is inspired by these kind of simple gateau’s I know
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13 April, 2017

Easter Hot Cross Buns

Easter Hot Cross Buns
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It is an old English Easter tradition – Hot Cross Buns.  I tried many recipes over the past years and always comes back to this one I found on the Wild Yeast Blog. I changed the recipe slightly and reduced the sugar.  These buns a fluffy and full of flavor. The spices give them a
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18 December, 2016

How to make traditional Elisen Lebkuchen

How to make traditional Elisen Lebkuchen
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Traditional Lebkuchen come from a region in Bavaria, the town of Nuernberg. The tradition reaches back to the 12th century where Nuernberg was a major trading center at the crossing of several middle age high ways. These Lebkuchen are very different to normal ginger bread. They contain ginger but no honey or flour. They are baked
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11 December, 2016

Grandma’s Christmas Stollen

Grandma’s Christmas Stollen
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Today I made a Christ Stollen or Christmas Stollen.  This is a traditional Christmas cake in Germany. There are many recipes. What I like about this one is it’s buttery taste and the flavors. Stollen needs to rest some time before being served. Some say several weeks, but I think some day’s is just fine.
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5 August, 2016

The ultimate birthday chocolate cake

The ultimate birthday chocolate cake
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Today I post something a cake I made for my daughters birthday. After several black forest cherry cakes, “Frankfurter Kranz” and nougat cakes in the past years it needed to be something special and different. Something taking it to the next level. I came across a recipe in a cake making class and had to
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