Chocolate Crunchies


Rhubarb Cream Cake


Raspberry Cake


Mint Chocolate Chip Cake


Gingerbread House


Chocolate Cupcakes


Walnut Bread

Frozen Bananas

Sausage Patties

Caramel Sauce

Chocolate Meringue Cake

Apple Cake With Vanilla Custard

Lattwerk (Plum Preserve)

Chocolate Chip Cookies


Almond Brittle

Crusty Rolls


Coffee Cookies

In Germany it is custom to celebrate Advent, which starts four Sundays before Christmas. This year the first of Advent was last Sunday. On the Sundays of Advent you have a special Kaffeklatsch with a wreath and, most important, Christmas cookies. The wreath has four candles and on every Sunday of Advent you light one … Continue reading Coffee Cookies

Russian Cheesecake

This is the recipe, that I have adapted: Russian Cheesecake Preheat oven at 325F Dough: 400g Flour 1 tsp baking powder 200g Butter (room temperature) 200g Sugar 30g Cocoa Powder 1 Egg Mix it all together until the dough forms a ball, add a few Tbsp of water if needed Filling: 500g Ricotta 3 Eggs 1 packet … Continue reading Russian Cheesecake

Sugar Cookies

I have a weakness for cookie cutters. So when I saw these here a few years ago I could not resist. This is the recipe: 1 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups flour 1/4 tsp nutmeg pinch salt Take away about 1/4 of the dough and add 2 … Continue reading Sugar Cookies

Clown Cakes

Clown Cakes

I made these for the Cake Walk at our school. Taste-wise the little cakes are pretty basic, but they were a lot of fun to decorate. This is the recipe ( makes about 12): Preheat oven to 350 F, spread parchment paper on baking sheets Cream 130g butter and 180g sugar, add 1 tsp of … Continue reading Clown Cakes

Rhubarb Crumb Cake

  After all that rain and darkness it has been very pleasant to get some fresh Rhubarb from the garden. It is such a pretty plant. I baked one of my favourite cakes with it: Rhubarb Crumb Cake. I like it because it tastes great and is very fast to put together. You can use … Continue reading Rhubarb Crumb Cake

Lemon Tart

Last weekend was party time! My oldest daughter turned 11 and had her friends over on Sunday. The party was a great success and breaking with tradition there was no cake being served. Instead we went out and bought fancy Goblets and made Ice-cream Sundaes. We had chocolate and vanilla ice-cream, whipped cream, strawberries, bananas, … Continue reading Lemon Tart

Black Forest Cookies

Black Forest Cookies

I made these cookies the other day and I find it quite amusing how dark they are. My children love them and I have put them in a huge cookie jar for easy access… ( I love to display baked goods. It looks so cozy.) The recipe is from Martha Stewart Holiday Baking 2002 edition.  I have changed … Continue reading Black Forest Cookies

Hazelnut Cake

Hazelnut Cake

I was asked to post the recipe for my cake. I will gladly do so. However it is a German recipe, which means you need a scale. If you do not have a scale, I can give you a few tips at the end of the recipe. Bake a Sponge Cake (or Angel Food Cake) … Continue reading Hazelnut Cake

Apple Cake

Simple Apple Cake

I made this Apple Cake the other day. I usually make a sweat yeast dough with about 4 cups of flour. This will make two 10 inch cakes. Then I make one Crumb Cake just like my Grandmother in Germany used to make and one Apple Cake. For the Apple Cake I slice the apples and … Continue reading Simple Apple Cake

Irish soda Bread

I made 2 of these last night and there is something about Irish Soda Bread I find quite irresistible. It is quick and easy to make and tastes heavenly with a bit of butter and jam. Ingredients for 2 small loaves: 3 1/4 cup flour 2 cups ground oat flakes 1 tsp sugar 1 1/2 … Continue reading Irish soda Bread

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