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 […]

Cocoa Waffles with Whipped Coconut Cream

This was originally going to be red velvet waffle receipe which I was going to post – nicely timed – on Valentine’s Day.  But when I started making the waffle batter and it came to adding the red food colouring I realised I didn’t have any! I was a little disappointed at first but then […]

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 […]

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 […]