Baking “Springerle”

Springerle means “little jumper” in German. They’re a traditional Southern German cookie and are usually made around Christmas. To be honest, I used to dislike them as a child, but I learnt to love them as I got older. Sadly, my parents haven’t made them in recent years in an effort to tone down Christmas.…

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In which I make the easiest cake in the world

Recipe from: slowly veggie! Vegetarisch & vegan genie├čen 02/2019, p. 111. Christmas time is coming closer, it’s getting colder outside, and I feel very much like baking. My original plan for this weekend was to bake Springerle, Southern German aniseed cookies that need to be packed away and ripen for at least for weeks until…

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My new favourite cookbook

For my birthday in January, I got my new favourite cookbook! It’s called Ekkeharts Kochbuch (Ekkehart’s Cookbook) and is a rare collectors’ item with only two copies in the entire world. My Dad is the cook in our family. He’d make sure I got a homecooked meal every day when I was a child. On…

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Pasta, Revisited

I cash in my Deutsche Bahn points regularly for the GU cookbooks on offer. I figure I pay a lot for train rides each month anyway so might as well get a cookbook out of it! 1 Nudel – 50 Saucen by Martin Kintrup is my favourite so far. It’s levelled up my pasta game,…

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Making a marble cake

I usually ask my mother to make marble cake for my birthday. It brings back lots of happy memories, because my Grandma used to make it for my birthdays when I was a kid. This year I wanted to make it for myself. After all, I finally have the necessary equipment (including, most importantly, an…

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I made bread!

Welcome to another round of my cooking and baking round-up! Today I’m bringing to you – bread. Spelt wholewheat bread, to be exact. I made it myself! As you can see, I’m insanely pleased with myself because of this. It isn’t a difficult recipe by any means, but it takes patience. All in all, you…

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Did I mention I’m still excited over our kitchen?

It’s probably silly how excited I am over our little kitchen, but this is the first time I’ve actually owned a kitchen! And could (co-)decide how it was going to look and which appliance is going to be put in where and all that grown-up stuff! After we moved into our apartment last year, we…

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Happy Easter!

I hope everyone is having a happy Easter weekend! As you can see, we decided to colour eggs and bake a Gugelhupf, the whole Easter shebang. Today I’m just going to rest though and try to recover from the start of the new semester. That’s why I’ve been AWOL recently, too … need to get…

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