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 […]

Hot Chocolate (Mexican Style)

I hope you’re all having a nice holiday season so far! It’s about two weeks until Christmas and I’m getting into the mood. In Germany, we celebrate the “Adventszeit” in the run up to Christmas with an “Adventskranz”, a wreath with four candles that get lit up in the four Sundays in the run up […]

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 […]

Cheat’s Cinnamon Buns

      I am back in NY for a few weeks (yay!) and this means that I am living in a short let apartment that is not quite set up for baking adventures. There’s no scales, no whisks, no baking tins and none of all the other small and large utensils needed. So I had to come […]