Hi, my name is Jenny. I have always liked to bake. When I was a teenager, I spent hours in the kitchen creating the most complicated cakes wearing down our poor hand mixer. I still enjoy creating complicated recipes for special occasions, but I have realized that usually the simple and easy recipes are much more my style.
I am German, happily married to a Colombian, currently living in the north of Germany in Hamburg. When I was small, we lived in the United States for three years and I spent a year in Canada after highschool, for that reason you may find a mix of recipes here, they range from German classics to Colombian secrets and are interspersed with North American treats.
One thing I love, regardless of country or origin, are cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite. My favorite one is this recipe. Cookies sadly don’t play a very dominant role in German baking except during Advent time in December (we even have a special name for these cookies, they are called Plätzchen whereas everyday cookies are Kekse). So many of my cookie recipes will be American. This Nutella cookie is my husband’s favorite cookie.
I also love chocolate and all things chocolate. This brownie recipe is my little chocolate heaven. Apart from cookies and chocolate, I like cakes with fresh fruit. Try this super soft and light strawberry sponge roll. Or go with the German classic black forest cake.
If you want to get an overview of the recipes available, why don’t you check this out.
I feel that there are so many good recipes out there, there is no need for me to develop new ones. However, I usually change the recipe to my liking and like to try it several times before posting it on the blog. If you feel you know a simple recipe for me, feel free to email me at info at jennyisbaking dot com. I am always happy to test and try new recipes.
This blog is not only about food, but also about photography. I love to take pictures even though I still have a lot to learn. When my husband decided to give me the mirrorless camera Sony Nex-7 a few years ago, I had no clue what ISO and speed shutter meant. The good thing about taking pictures of baked goods is that I have all the time of the world to move it around and try as many shots as are needed until I am satisfied. If you would like to know what I have learned so far about food photography, check out these ten tips for beginners of food photography.
If my pictures make you excited about simple, yet delicious cakes and cookies and you run to the kitchen to actually bake one of the recipes, my mission was accomplished.
If you still would like to know more about me, I mention 35 facts about me in this blog post.