‘German’ NY Cheesecake with a cherry topping

I have to admit that I’m starting to get a little bit bored of the limited choice of ‘winter fruit’. European winters are that little bit too long. Luckily, there is preserved fruit from the summer and even luckier I found some, in form of a jar of cherries in cherry juice, in the back […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Figs with Quark

  Now that it’s summer, even I can’t always have sweet cakes for brunch and breakfast. Baking is also not that great an idea if the apartment is already heated up through the sun… If it’s warm I feel like something lighter instead, something without the carbs and without cream or butter as cutting the calories a […]

Cheese Blintzes

Next week is pancake day in England! This reminded me that it’s about time I put up another pancake receipe and here you are. As I was looking through my fridge to see what kind of pancakes I could make, I found some ricotta and decided I would use it to make some cheese blintzes […]

Individual Chai Spiced Baked Cheesecakes with Figs and Oranges

So far it’s been a glorious autumn – some even call it an Indian summer, as we continue to have sunny days here in London. There’s already quite a lot of leaves on the ground and I can’t wait for a day of apple picking, which I might get around to doing this weekend. In […]