I never were really fond of shortbread. Scottish or not. We didn’t even tried some, as we were in Scotland last year. We just brought some home as a gift. I ate some of the gift myself. But I’m not ashamed, since it revealed the tastiness of shortbread to me. Scottish shortbread. I don’t know how Irish tastes or other. So I’m only referring to Scottish. Lately I thought again […]

As a child I didn’t like flan. It was too slippery and wobbly for me. Today I really like it. I like Flan, Crème Caramel, Crème Brûlée. And Crème Brûlée really works well. But as I tried to cook Flan some weeks ago, I wasn’t very successful. The caramel just didn’t want to caramelize. Then it didn’t wanted to harden in the moulds. I was really disappointed. And the worst […]

We took a week off. Spontaneously. The last months were full of work for both of us. And there is no end in sight. As we decided to skip a real vacation this year, it’s hard to relax. We spend our money on the new apartment and new bikes. Next year we want to make a huge journey. Across the pond. We are afraid already :). So last week we […]

I made those a while ago, but I never made it to post them. Now before the summer is all over again and plums are still in season I have to give it out to you. The galettes are easy to make. Only dough, plums and sugar, that’s it! I’m looking forward to autumn, but I also want to catch the last summer fruit, before there will be a long […]

About a month ago I promised some tartelettes. Actually apricot tartelettes. But as the case may be, they looked good, but the apricots just tasted like nothing. Additionally something was missing. Some cream, which would flatter your palate. Maybe vanilla? So an idea was born. 1. Pâte sucrée: which I also used for the failed apricot tartelettes, but which is very good. I adapted it from Michel Roux. It’s a […]

When I remember of red currants, I think of me as a child, standing in front of the red currant bushes in the garden of my relatives in Coburg. Just plucking and nibbling one after the other with pleasure. Really loved that time of year, since I’m still loving it today. And I’m still in love with red currants. Unfortunately we don’t have a garden, so no nibbling them straight […]

Finally I’m done with my oral exam and back from Vienna! The exam was just fine and I will be writing and showing you my photos of Vienna soon! But first I will show you more about that cake, that I gave you hint of in my last post. Because it’s easy-peasy, quickly done and mouth-watering. I mean it’s containing streusel! Everything with streusel is yummy! The cake is so […]

The January 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Lauren of Celiac Teen. Lauren chose Gluten-Free Graham Wafers and Nanaimo Bars as the challenge for the month. The sources she based her recipe on are 101 Cookbooks and www.nanaimo.ca. This month challenge was to make a classic Canadian dessert to savour the Olympic Winter Games in Canada this year. This dessert consists of three layers. A base containing crumbles of […]

Have I already told you about my autumn mood? Ok, ok I see… But the result amongst others is this delicious fabulous looking apple tart, which I adapted (another time) from Michel Roux great book Pastry. I love this book! It’s worth every cent and it’s not even expensive. Every type of pastry is described with recipes, sweet or savoury, he has it all. But back to the tart! Or […]

Update: Für das deutsche Rezept nach unten scrollen! What is the best way to make my blog attractive to you? Yes! Chocolate! I mean, who can resist chocolate? So last weekend there came some things together: I acquired a squared-cut springform pan for pretty little money. I wanted it for long. It was cheap. And I was happy. I had an appetite for chocolate brownies or something similar. The thought […]