Stollen Bites

Britain has their mince pies, in France it’s Bouche Noel and Germany has Stollen – alongside all the other Lebkuchen and Christmas cookies, which are all together traditionally served on a ‘bunte Teller’. Literally translated that means ‘colourful plate’ and that is very much what people create with all their varied baked treats in the […]

Breakfast Pop-Overs

  When I was in the US recently I came across a pop-over pan in William-Sonoma, which is one of my favourite kitchen shops to browse for inspiration and getting the occasional treats.  I didn’t know what pop-overs were but when I looked up the receipe for them I realized they are pretty much what […]

Plum Coconut Traybake (aka Oma’s Pflaumenmus-Kokos Kuchen)

You know those plums I went on about in my last post the ‘Zwetschgen’, damson plums or Italian Prune plums (which I have since found out is another name for them)…well, here’s another receipe featuring them but this time in form of a jam, or fruit butter as they would say in the States. Pflaumenmus, […]

Damson Plum Crumble Cake

Whenever I go to Germany at this time of the year I bring back a certain type of plum. It’s ‘Zwetschgen’ that I bring back, which are very much like damson plums in England. They are more of a blue colour and have a more oval shape compared to other plums and they are great […]

Blueberry and Creme Fraiche Waffles

An Austrian friend of mine recently told me how the forests where he is from in Austria are full of wild blueberries this summer. It had been raining a lot which brought them out en force – he said there are so many that you get blue feet just by walking through the forest!  I […]