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Simple Apricot Sheet Cake

Today you will get a simple apricot sheet cake. Because I love apricots and because I needed a simple cake, one you can eat with your hands and you may take to a picnic. For that reason I took pictures outside, I wanted to feel the fresh summer air. I guarantee, this cake is going to disappear faster than you can look. We happily ate it. As it is only the two of us, I made a slightly smaller version, but you can use a regular baking sheet. For 13 more apricot recipes, check this blog post.

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Simple Strawberry Cake

This simple strawberry cake is perfect for any summer gathering, it is easy to transport and has this vibrant color and also taste to it. You may wish to take it to a picnic . It is packed with 500 grams of fresh strawberries and zest from two lemons. I sprinkled it with sliced almonds, but that is optional. Just grab a piece, enjoy the sun and take a bite, yum. This is one of these cakes you are going to bake over, and over again. Tip: if you carry it with the parchment paper still below, it is super easy to lift out and cut, so delicious for any gathering…

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Rhubarb Strawberry Crostata

Today I am presenting a rhubarb strawberry crostata or rhubarb strawberry galette. You may call a crostata or galette the cousin of rhubarb pie or rhubarb tart. Yes, you have pie dough, but you just roll it out to a circle, arrange the fruits in the middle of it, and then you fold the edges toward the middle. There is no lattice pattern, no need to decorate, or even using a pie dish, this is much faster and easier. I was very much in the mood for a simple and quick tart, so here it is. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making this crostata. If you prepare the dough the night before, it comes together in a jiffy.


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Apricot Pretzel Sticks Cake

While I am writing these words, I still have the taste of this delicious apricot pretzel sticks cake in my mouth. This is seriously such a delicious treat and we are not going to use the oven. When I first tried it, I thought it was OK, you know, good, but not necessary excellent. However, the day after, I was so surprised, it tasted just so much better. So this is definitely a cake you can make in advance. Yummy, yummy, yummy. And for that reason this recipe made it on the blog, so let’s enjoy this apricot pretzel sticks cake! Continue Reading…

Simple Cherry Cake for a Picnic

Einfacher Kirschkuchen

This simple cherry cake has a little embarassing backstory. I once baked this cake many years ago when I was going to college. I remember, it was during one of these horrible times when there were like tons of exams and I was studying like there was no tomorrow. It felt like my brain was a hardware drive and had to be fully deleted and swiped clean just to be crammed again with data and facts for the next exam. It was during this time that my roommate asked for the recipe because she enjoyed it the first time around. She had planned to make it for her family visiting. And I simply didn’t remember anymore where I got it from, my brain, my hard drive had gone blank. However, I was too ashamed to admit to not knowing, so I simply did some research and gave her a recipe I found. Unfortunately, the recipe I had passed on to her was not nearly as good. But I kept quiet, I was too embarassed. Years later when I flipped through the very old cookbook my mom had given to me from the famous German brand Dr. Oetker, I realized that actually this was the recipe I had used back then. So, Susann, if you are reading this, it had nothing to do with your baking abilities, I simply had passed on the wrong recipe to you! Sorry for that.

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Simple Slab Cake with Strawberries and Whipping Cream

Einfacher Blechkuchen mit Erdbeeren und Sahne

Shame on me,  I haven’t posted enough slab cakes even though I really like them. I prepared this simple slab cake with an abundance of strawberries and whipping cream the first time about a year ago when we had a large family gathering. I count myself lucky for having managed to snap a picture of a cut slice, it was gone within seconds, it took my relatives very little time to consume. No wonder, because it is so delicious.

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Simple and Easy Apple Slab Pie for Picnics

Einfacher und gesunder Apfel-Blechkuchen

Guys, I looooove fall. I just love this golden light, the rustling of leaves, I just love every aspect of it, including rainy days as these are so perfect for reading a nice book with a thick and snuggly blanket. I always get excited during fall and I snap pictures of everything, I wish fall was three quarters of the year. And for this reason I decided to make a simple and easy apple slab pie for picnics.

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Peach and Blueberry Coffee Cake

Sommerlicher Pfirsich-Heidelbeer-Rührkuchen

Aren’t coffee cakes the best? They are so unassuming, don’t need that many ingredients and it does not take that long for you to actually get to the baking state of this cake. At least this peach and blueberry coffee cake is prepared quickly. You will have to cream the butter, add the sugar and cream a bit more, add eggs and vanilla extract and from there is basically is done. OK, let’s say the hard part. The rest is mainly waiting. So if you are not in the mood for being in the kitchen forever, how about this peach and blueberry coffee cake?

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Easy Sourdough Bread

Easy sourdough bread

Can I interest you in an easy sourdough bread even if you don’t cultivate sourdough and only need to start the night before? If your answer is yes, then this bread is meant for you. If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that I don’t post many bread recipes on my blog even though I am an avid bread lover. The reason is simple, it is because my beloved husband rules the bread kingdom in this family.

Easy sourdough breadHe graciously gave me permission to post one recipe for world bread day, if you want to try a recipe with semolina, check it out here. Well, and when I asked you on Instagram whether you would like to have the recipe for this bread, you said yes, so here goes. This is a new recipe and it is a simple sourdough bread.

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The Fluffiest Pumpkin Waffles

Fluffige Kürbiswaffeln

Have you ever eaten pumpkin waffles? I hadn’t, I know, shame on me. But this year I somehow got into the pumpkin haze. So I cecked out Pinterest and found a lot of different recipes. Finally I encountered the recipe below and bam, I was hooked. These pumpkin waffles are super fluffy, I love that they are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and tall and thick. I think they can be served either for breakfast, but also as a nice dessert.

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