Chocolate Hazelnut Scones

The other weekend one of my sisters came over to visit me in London (that’s her in the photo holding the tray of scones). A visitor is always a good reason to get baking, especially if they stay over night and you are going to have a leisurely brunch with them. A batch of home baked treats […]

Valentine’s Fromage Frais Waffles

  Happy Valentine’s Day… To be honest, I’m actually not much of a Valentine’s Day fan. Having grown up in Germany when it wasn’t yet a thing over there I can still happily do without the rather commercial fuss.  But I decided to use today’s date as an excuse for a breakfast of heart-shaped waffles in […]

Belgian Waffles

Recently I went to Belgium for a few days, first I went to Bruges and then to Antwerp. I really liked both cities, for different reasons. Bruges is a bit like a film set, quite surreal with all it’s historic buildings and just so picturesque. Antwerp is much more modern, both in it’s look and even […]

Strawberry ‘Tiramisu’

It’s been a while since I last posted as the summer’s been busy so far. However, this weekend I had a little down time and therefore the chance to make something to share with you, a strawberry tiramisu – well, sort of anyway. There’s no alcohol or coffee in this tiramisu and as I wanted to […]

Easter Carrot Cupcakes

Easter is coming up but I won’t be home for it, so as you can see, I have already done my Easter Baking. At first, I considered making some traditional English Hot Cross Buns. But then I thought of the big Easter Brunch buffets that are the popular thing to do all over Germany and I […]

Quick Hazelnut Twists

Pastries are always a good start to a brunch. And, on their own, they make a great breakfast. Making the actual pastry for pastries however is a rather lengthy process that I tend to cheat on by buying ready-made pastry, as I did for these quick and easy to make Hazelnut Twists.  If you want to make […]

Chocolate-Pecan-Oat-Coconut Cookies

I know I said that I might give you a receipe for something healthy this time… And I actually made a dairy-/ gluten-/ sugar- free rice pudding that I will tell you about very soon but I didn’t have time to photograph that one yet, so instead here’s one more naughty treat! I recently saw […]