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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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How to Remove Hard Caramel Fast

Today you will get a lot of tips on how to remove hard caramel fast. You can watch in this reel how I do it. The short answer is: you need (boiling) water and a bit of time. This is possible without any hardcore scrubbing. In addition, you will find my favorite recipe for caramel below plus a lot of recipe ideas using caramel.

I will explain below how you get from the picture on the left to the picture on the right within five minutes

Below is also a recipe for homemade caramel

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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…

Lemon Posset in 15 minutes with 3 ingredients

Have you ever heard of lemon posset? Apparently this is a dessert from the UK and it contains three ingredients: lemons, heavy cream, and sugar. It is unbelievably easy to make and comes together in less than 15 minutes. Surprisingly, you don’t need any additional binder, no gelatine, no agar agar, the lemons themselves somehow work their magic for this to get to the creamy and mousse-like texture. Continue Reading…

Facturas Argentinas for World Bread Day

Facturas argentinas

It is World Bread Day again and this time I brought you some sweet pastry from Argentina, facturas argentinas! Facturas argentinas can be described as the typical sweet pastry you may have for breakfast or as a snack. All bakeries offer an abudance of different options, they are typically either filled with quince paste (dulce de membrillo), the caramel dulce de leche, or a custard cream. They come in different shapes and sizes, but what they all have in common is the same dough, rough puff pastry. Actually, it seems to be impossible to find the proper English translation. In German we say “Plunderteig”, which means it is a yeast dough, which usually has butter layers in between. The rough part in this version, however, comes from the fact that the butter is not worked into the dough as a single layer, but instead mixed into the yeast dough directly and later layered. It probably is described best as rough plunder.

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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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Espresso Parfait with Cranberry Sauce

Espresso-Parfait mit Cranberry-Soße

Today I am introducing a fast espresso parfait, which is served with cranberry sauce. In case you are looking for a festive dessert you can prepare in advance for Christmas, this may be for you. Since it is frozen, it is up to you to decide when to make it. Also, you can make the cranberry sauce up to two days in advance. I think it is perfect for Christmas as you will have one less thing to worry about. The creamy espresso parfait is delicious on its own, however, if topped of with the tangy cranberry sauce, you have a winning team. Let’s get started!

Espresso-Parfait mit Cranberry-Soße

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A Simple Fruit Heart for Mother’s Day

Einfaches Früchte-Herz aus Mürbeteig

If you want to make something delicious for your mom, but are not in the mood for a complicated layer cake, how about this simple fruit heart with pie crust? I used nectarines as filling, but feel free to go with any other fruit. Which fruit is your mom’s favorite? Unfortunately I couldn’t make this fruit heart for my mom for Mother’s Day, she lives too far away. However, today is a very special day for me, it is our ten-year anniversary. So I thought this is also the perfect occasion to make a heart. As soon as I got it out of the oven, my husband had googly eyes and asked whether he could have a piece. So I kept my photo shoot to a minimum to relieve him from his pain.

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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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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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