Lebkuchen as tree decoration or for making gingerbread houses

Lebkuchen is a traditional German gingerbread. According to Wikipedia, Lebkuchen was invented by monks in Franconia in the 13th century. In the 14th century in Nuremberg and Ulm bakers already produced this type of pastry. Oh this smell of Lebkuchen mixed with the fresh pine  In the olden days Lebkuchen was used among other things … Continue reading Lebkuchen as tree decoration or for making gingerbread houses

Austrian Linzer Auger or Linzer eyes

The Linzer Augen, or the ‘eyes of Linz’, are an essential part of the traditional Austrian Christmas pastry! Cookies that melt on your tongue and contain this little fruity touch that make their popularity! The Austrian pastry is very dainty and elegant . Therefore the secret of these cookies is to make them small and … Continue reading Austrian Linzer Auger or Linzer eyes

Silesian Gingerbread Cookies

Every year on the 31st of October I have an important mission. This mission is to make make the dough for a special kind of cookies that has been made in my family for generations. These cookies are called Pfefferkuchen. They are from Silesia, which is nowadays a part of Poland but which was German … Continue reading Silesian Gingerbread Cookies

Butter Cookies

Just a very simple recipe today but it is a favourite with my boys! The buttercookies are very simple to make and are perfect to entertain little ones, before and after! Recipe butter cookies 100 g sugar200 g butter300 g flour1 eggorange zest (optional)1 egg for brushing on the cookies before placing them into the oven Mix all the … Continue reading Butter Cookies

Churros – spanish sweet fried treat (Traditional & Thermomix)

I don’t know many people who don’t love Churros – these are a Spanish snack consisting of a strip of fried chou pastry dough dusted with sugar. Normally this is just a holiday treat for my boys as I haven’t discovered a place hereabouts where you can get them. But now I have found a brilliant … Continue reading Churros – spanish sweet fried treat (Traditional & Thermomix)

Mole Cake (traditional + Thermomix)

A very popular cake in Germany is the mole cake. As a great classic, it was developed a long time ago by Dr. Oetker as a cake mixture. Now there are hundreds of different recipes on the internet, as it is really very popular at children's parties. The cake looks like a molehill and shows … Continue reading Mole Cake (traditional + Thermomix)

Express crunchy fruit pie

A wonderful recipe for the super-fast preparation of a crispy and fresh cake, perfect if you have guests. Everything is prepared in advance and the assembly takes 2 minutes. As a topping, you can use any fruit of your choice or even use a compote such as cherry or rhubarb etc. 1 rectangular or round … Continue reading Express crunchy fruit pie

St Martin of Tours celebration on November, 11th

To those who do not know the story I will explain why on November 11th in Germany we eat a Weckmann from brioche and a goose (real or sugar as we prefer). It's a German tradition that started in… France! On November 11th in Germany, children celebrate Saint Martin, a bishop of Tours in France, … Continue reading St Martin of Tours celebration on November, 11th

Simple Whipped Dark Chocolate Ganache

A perfect base cream for cakes, cupcakes and other desserts is the whipped dark ganache. I have a pretty simple version, that is absolutely delicious! Here I used it for Halloween cupcakes made from zucchini cake perfect for autumn with its flavors of hazelnuts, cinnamon, and currant jam that I used in cupcakes to give … Continue reading Simple Whipped Dark Chocolate Ganache

Moist Chocolate Cake – Moelleux au Chocolat

A recipe that in Belgium every chocolate lover knows by heart is the one for the famous "Moelleux au Chocolat" from the cookbook "La cuisine à quatre mains". Even my husband who usually leaves patisserie to me, knows this one by heart and makes it on his own if the mood strikes! Ironically the same … Continue reading Moist Chocolate Cake – Moelleux au Chocolat