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4 June, 2018

Devonshire Tea – Scones

Devonshire Tea – Scones
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We celebrate Queen’s Birthday in New Zealand today. And what would be better than celebrating it with a home made scones for Devonshire  Tea. Devonshire Tea is a classic English dish. To learn and read more about here, check the web page “The Devonshire Tea Guide“.  I cam across these little scones with cream and
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5 May, 2018

Sourdough Bread Rolls

Sourdough Bread Rolls
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A user asked me for a recipe for sourdough bread rolls. I looked for some rolls that have a crunch outside and a soft and nice rustic flavor inside. I also tried two different baking methods of which one came out nicely and the other one not quote as nice. On the texture and the
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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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16 October, 2017

Traditional Brezels

Traditional Brezels
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What to bring to a party? and even when it is an Octoberfest party?  I decided to make some traditional brezels.  Brezels get their taste and color from a bath in lye.  You can use baking soda dissolved in warm water as lye, but that does not give them the same touch as traditional ones.
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10 September, 2017

Black Forest Loaf – Sourdough Rye

Black Forest Loaf – Sourdough Rye
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This bread is a typical dark rye bread with 1/3 of the rye flour fermented in a sourdough. It is a big loaf with a thick and dark crust. This bread uses two different pr dough’s. One sourdough with rye flour and a yeast dough with wheat flour. I mixed it by hand, as most
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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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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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