I’m back from vacation and after 6 weeks I’m totally relaxed, but not ready for the next step to come (writing application). The trip was great, but I’m so glad that I can finally prepare my own food again. First culinary thing I made after we came home was to bake a bread. Ok first feed the starter overnight, then bake the bread. This is my favourite bread so far. […]

This is my entry to the wonderful kulinarischen Adventskalender (culinary advent calendar), which Zorra organizes again. It’s the first participation for me and I’m very happy about it. I’m proud to be part of this calendar, especially when I look at the entries made so far.   Already two years ago I bought a little book including a chocolate bar mould. First it was meant to be a gift, but […]

Bread is such a German thing. We could be proud of our “bread roots”, but instead, almost all bread that is sold here, doesn’t deserve that name. Don’t get me wrong. The variety is huge, but the taste and shelf life are lacking and the number of ingredients is rising. Baking my own bread was going around in my head since months. Lots of food bloggers, blogged about making their […]

Last week I visited my beloved hometown. One evening I was out in a restaurant, where I ordered a chai tea after dinner. On the plate with the tea, there it was: a cantucchini, also known as biscotti di Prato (to be correct: it’s one biscotto and several biscotti). An Italian cookie specialty. Something I’ve never liked. That’s because every time, when I lied my hands on one of these, […]

The March 2011 Daring Baker’s Challenge was hosted by Ria of Ria’s Collection and Jamie of Life’s a Feast. Ria and Jamie challenged The Daring Bakers to bake a yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake. Theses cakes were just gorgeous! We loved them both! The first was gone after one day. We had to bake a second one to get some photos of the product. And of course we loved them so […]

Today we are talking about Christmas cookies, or Weihnachtsplätzchen as we call them in Germany. It’s tradition here to bake in Advent. A lot of “Plätzchen”. So I began already before the 1.Advent and since then I made 5 different kinds. Unfortunately most of them are almost eaten. I don’t know where they all gone…  At least it speaks for itself, that they are good. Very good. Most of them […]

I never buy cookies. I told you. I have to make them by myself. But I can’t eat cookies always. Not even me! Sometimes I’m just longing for some crisps or crackers. Something salty, hearty. I’m getting hungry again… So for satisfying those cravings I needed to bake cracker. I mean it would be nice to make crisps by myself, but to be honest: Who would do such a crazy […]

As I’m writing this, I’m looking out the window, watching the rain. And it’s nice. Last week was so hot, that we couldn’t imagine turning on the oven or making a hot meal. Over the weekend the weather cooled down to about 20°C and rain, now and then. It’s refreshing in another way. And it’s comfortable. It’s also comfortable to cozy up a bit in between the heat and cook […]

Autumn is coming finally. The leaves are falling from the trees, it’s not so warm anymore (but not cold yet) and everywhere you get the typical autumn food, like apples, pears, fennel and pumpkin. I love every kind of pumpkin or squash. Everytime I see another type, I have to buy it. Some weeks ago I bought a cooking magazine, which is all about pumpkins. I picked out one recipe, […]

Back since one week I hadn’t had much time for the blog. But first I want to give you some impressions of my great holiday in Scotland and how we cooked there. We rented a car for three weeks and drove through almost whole Scotland. We were on the Isle of Skye and the Isle of Mull (climbing on Ben More), in Glasgow, Oban (love it!), Edinburgh, Inverness, St. Andrews […]