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My 14 Favorite Recipes with Peaches, Apricots and Nectarines

Are you as excited as I am about apricots, peaches, and nectarines? When I was on holiday in Spain, there was such a variety available and usually a Euro per kilo. Obviously I bought and bought and baked and baked. Yes, finally peach season is also happening in Germany even though a kilo costs much more than one Euro. Below you will find 14 recipes, which I all enjoy and have made numerous times. I hope you find something you like.

#1 The famous cake from my home city Paysandú in Uruguay named postre chajá

#2 Apricot tart

Aprikosen-Tarte oder Tarte Tatin aux abricots

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Cachapas – Venezuelan Corn Flatbread with Cheese

If you have been on my blog before, you probably know that I have a lot of corn flatbread recipes from Colombia and Venezuela on here, they are normally called arepas. Today I am going to introduce you to the gluten-free version that is made with sweet corn and is filled with cheese. In Venezuela these are called cachapas, in Colombia arepas de choclo. The Spanish word for sweet corn is choclo, hence the name. Normally the sweet corn is cooked and directly cut off the cob, however, I decided to go for canned corn as in Germany usually only sweet corn is sold. I had tried already once to make cachapas, however, I was not completely happy yet. But then I had the privilege to eat cachapas at my husband’s cousin again. Her husband is Venezuelan, so obviously he knew exactly how to make them. Of course I immediately asked her for the recipe, which she happily let me know. So I set to it and guess what, they tasted marvelous, so I finally felt OK to share the recipe here. So let’s make cachapas with cheese filling!

You can also make the cachapas and melt the cheese on the top if you find the procedure described below too complicated
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My Fifteen Favorite Recipes with Strawberries

Is there anybody on this earth who doesn’t like strawberries? At least in some kind of form? I decided to give you my fifteen favorite recipes with strawberries. You will find cake, pie, macarons, breakfast, even a cocktail, because strawberries are so versatile. Finally, you will also find locally grown strawberries here in Germany, so I figured this is the right time for a round-up. Which one is your favorite recipe with strawberries?

#1 Strawberry tiramisu with no raw egg or alcohol

#2 Moist strawberry chocolate cake

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Tarantella de Manzana, or Argentinian Bread Pudding with Apples

This blog post contains advertisement for Braeburn apples, Südtiroler Apfel g.g.A.

Yay, today I am present a recipe from Argentina, an apple cake slash bread pudding, which is prepared similarly to “flan“.  I was fortunate enough to make this cake named “tarantella de manzana” with tart apples, the variety Südtiroler Apfel g.g.A. When the package arrived with Braeburn apples, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. But let’s get back to this dessert from Argentina. Legend has it that this cake is named after an Italian dance (tarantella) as a) Italian immigrants supposedly invented this cake in Buenos Aires and b) this cake is a bit wiggly when you take it out of the oven. You either need to dance as you are so excited for being able to eat this delicious cake, or the wiggly movement actually is similar to the movement of the dance. If you are interested in further theories, check out this article in Spanish. Regardless of its origin, this cake is so popular, you will find it basically on every menue of any restaurant in Buenos Aires.

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Happy Easter with this Simple Cake in a Lamb Mold

Happy Easter! Today I am presenting a very simple cake, which we are going to make in a lamb mold. Yes, you may make this cake in a bundt cake form, but for Easter it needs to be more special. Mind you, if you make it in a bundt form, be sure to use a small one for about 900ml. What I like about this cake is the fact that it can easily be made in advance and also freezes beautifully. In Germany, it is common to drink Eierlikör (similar to eggnog) for Easter, so if you want and have some at hand, you may add a bit of it. Below I give ideas if you want your cake to be alcohol-free.
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Meat Pie with Leftovers from Christmas

Everybody talks about sustainability and I am doing my best not to waste resources. Today I decided to put this into practice by using leftovers from Christmas and make something delicious with it. In my opinion a pie is the secret to any leftovers. As soon as you sandwich leftovers between pie dough, it makes it so much better. And to make it even more convenient, you can freeze the unbaked pie, so you can enjoy it at a completely different time and don’t have to eat the same thing for a week. Plus, even something like gravy can be hidden in this pie. The pictures show a pie that contains leftover cranberry sauce. Another version I made was with some apple and raisins. Both were extremely delicious.

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My Favorite Chicken Soup

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.

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Small Three-Tiered Chocolate Wedding Cake

Today I have a small three-tiered chocolate wedding cake for 10-12 people for you. This is a chocolate cake, which is filled with blackberry cream and frosted with a delicious chocolate frosting. I decorated it with fresh blackberries (duh), figs, and rosemary sprigs. I wanted to do three tiers even though there were few guests because I find it looks prettier than one plain cake. As the wedding took place at the end of September, I wanted to make sure to use seasonal ingredients and for it to taste like fall. Other than the wedding cake with chocolate drip, this one would remain plain, the main feature it being a chocolate wedding cake. I knew I was going to decorate it with fresh fruit and herbs of the season.

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