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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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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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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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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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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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30 October, 2016

Sunflower sourdough bread with kibbled rye and wheat

Sunflower sourdough bread with kibbled rye and wheat
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The other day I got some kibbled rye and wheat, so I thought I bake a classic mix bread with it. To use the kibbled grains without having stone like pieces in your bread you need to cook them before you use it. So if you use grains always cook them 10th 150% of water
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26 June, 2016

Rhubarb cake with custard cream and crumble

Rhubarb cake with custard cream and crumble
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Yesterday on the Saturday Market I got some fresh rhubarb and I thought to make a juicy creamy crumbled cake with it. There are so many recipes for rhubarb cakes but I want it to be like my grandmas cake. It was not so sweet, and I like the sourness of the rhubarb. But it was
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