Today I am going to introduce you to my favorite chicken soup, which was invented by my hubby. I am often asked how we do in the kitchen, and my answer always is, he cooks, I bake. There is a reason my blog is called “Jenny is baking”, I enjoy doing things step by step, measuring ingredients. Being exact is more my thing. I find it amazing that you can make so many different creations with flour, butter, sugar, and eggs. But let’s get back to the topic at hand: chicken soup. This soup is the perfect soul food. It contains delicious chicken shreds, creamy potatoes, carrots and peas as vegetables and is made with broth from scratch. I have been fortunate enough to eat this soup when I was sick and it did warm my soul.
Sunflower cupcakes, who would like some? I don’t know if you’ve seen already the new profile pictures of me on my About me page. The talentend photographer Chen took pictures of me in a sunflower field. Feel free to check out her Instagram. I figured, if I pose in a sunflower field, I might as well make some sunflower cupcakes on the blog.
Onion tart (Zwiebelkuchen) with a loooot of onions nestled into a thin pastry dough and covered with a cream and eggs mixture. This is exactly how I like it. It may be something savory, it may be sweet, but I always want more filling than dough, that is for sure. That’s why I created this recipe. This onion tart is traditionally served in September with the first wine of the season. This wine is called “federweißer”, it is only partially fermented and is pretty sweet. When I lived in Dresden, I was sure to visit the wine festivals (the wine from Radebeul is pretty popular) and eat my share of Zwiebelkuchen. It is divine! The version below contains caramelized onions mixed with some bacon, a dough similar to pie pastry and is then topped off with an egg and cream mixture. I am telling you, this is sooo delicious!
Plum season is upon us, so I wanted to introduce you to recipes with this wonderful stone fruit. It probably comes as no surprise that my husband and me are fond of this fruit, there is a reason why there are so many recipes on the blog. I do hope that you will enjoy at least one recipe and give it a try. As always, I am happy to help, just contact me via Social Media, leave a comment or email me. So let’s get started: #1 Broken-up pancakes with plum compote, have you every heard of kaiserschmarrn? The recipe just made it on the blog, but has been viewed more than 15,000 times already, give it a try!
#2 Plum strudel, yes, we are making the strudel dough from scratch, but in the worst case just buy some!
Warning, you will only be able to eat a small piece of this decadent toffee cake with dates. I find the combination of sweet dates with sticky toffee sauce so endearing. This is rich, this is soulfood. The cake layers are sweetened with dates, the buttercream contains toffee sauce and of course the whole cake needs to be soaked in toffee sauce. I decided to sprinkle this cake with a little bit of coarse salt to cut the sweetness a bit. This is a prefect cake for a gloomy November day or any day that needs some comfort food.
May I present plum tart with twin dough! I have to say, I love this season, it is my favorite time of the year. Indian summer, I just love a good late summer day, with colder nights, but still nice clear skies and this wonderful golden light. One plus of this wonderful time is that plums are in season. My husband loves plums, if it were for him to decide, he would eat them all year round. There is a reason I have quite a few plum recipes on the blog. For example Kaiserschmarrn or broken-up pancakes, plum tart with cinnamon streusel, plum dumplings or Bavarian plum cake. Now this is one more to add.
Butter Cake! Today you will get a butter cake with lots of apples, almonds, and caramel sauce. I warn you, this is a yeast dough that requires you to start at least the night before and that needs a few hours of rising before you can actually bake it. But if you bear with me and go through all the hassle, I can promise you, this is an ultra fluffy yeast dough with a nice crunch at the same time. Think of baked apples and caramel sauce as the addition to this delicious cake and you will love this one.
Moist and delicious pumpkin layer cake with a buttercream that actually contains brown butter and cream cheese, that’s what I am introducing today. Reason for introducing this cake here ist two-fold. Reason #1 has to do with a German blog event I hosted. It had all to do with pumpkin recipes. For that reason I made these delicious pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting and also this vegan pumpkin pasta with only two ingredients.
I often take cake to work. My colleagues are some of my regular test eaters. And since I bring cake to work often, I usually can tell if a recipe stands out. That was definitely the case with this apple almond cake. Suddenly I found post-its saying “Thank you to our baking queen” or “Thanks for making my Thursday morning much sweeter.” My conclusion? This apple almond cake is a keeper, it is a keeper because no other cake has received as many post-it notes. It definitely needs to be posted on the blog. If you want apples in your coffee cake, this is the cake to choose. You have some apple in the cake dough, a lot of apple compote on the top with some nicely browned almonds plus one full apple as pretty decoration on the top. I mean, you got APPLE cake for sure with this one.
I am almost to ashamed to admit that I don’t have that many animal recipes on this blog even though I am a huge animal lover. For that reason today these cute little hedgehogs from pie crust need to be published. I am a huge fan of anything related to fall. I love to watch hedgehogs looking for heaps of leaves, it is so cute to see squirrels happily looking for nuts or birds being content that there still is enough food.