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Snickers sea salt truffles

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snickers truffles with sea salt flakes

The idea for this sweet began with some serious Snickers cravings and the discovery of red and purple confectioners foils. Dark chocolate, peanuts and caramel – sounds easy enough! Snickers sea salt truffles (yields 20 truffles) 150g high quality dark  chocolate,65 to 80% cocoa 100g peanuts 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon coconut oil sea salt flakes  Melt the chocolate in a bowl in a hot water bath. Spoon a little of the melted chocolate […]

mango + almond mousse topped with caramelized cranberries

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mango mousse with cranberries

Surprisingly the mixture of mango and almond puree creates an entirely new flavour. You almost can’t recognize the two components. It’s neither fruity nor nutty. Instead it tastes well balanced, gentle and fresh with a hint of amaretto. mango + almond mousse 1 ripe mango 3 tablespoons organic raw almond puree Blend both ingredients and refrigerate. caramelized cranberries 150g fresh cranberries  4 tablespoons brown sugar In a  nonstick pan melt sugar on low heat until it starts to caramelize. […]

stewed prunes with citrus + a walnut flavoured semifreddo

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For those times when you need a dessert, but might not have the time or nerves to make something from scratch. walnut flavoured semifreddo 1 l vanilla ice cream 250g whipped cream 3-5 tablespoons walnut liquor (here’s David Lebovitz’s homemade version) Buy vanilla ice cream in a shop. Yes, that’s your main ingredient! I used I goat milk ice cream. Other vanilla ice creams will do as well.  Mixed with whipped cream and walnut liquor […]

3 ingredients raw apple sauce

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apples, dates, vanilla and cinnamon

This might be the fastest and easiest way to make a yummy apple sauce. Tastes like the real thing just fresher. It just takes a 1 : 1 apple to date ratio and a generous pinch of vanilla. Cinnamon is optional, but I love the flavour as it gets colder. 3 ingredients raw apple sauce (yields 2-3 servings) 3 apples 3 medjool dates, pitted a pinch of vanilla To help it blend, put a little […]

vegan pull-apart cake

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pull-apart cake

It feels as if this summer has gone much too quickly. The warm and sunny mornings, the lazy afternoons under the big umbrella in the garden . Cappuccinos and sweet extravaganzas prepared by my oldest daughter Viktoria who always brings something new and fancy into our “test kitchen”.   pull-apart cake for the dough: 150g flour 100g freshly ground spelt flour 150ml almond milk (lukewarm) 1/2 sachet dry yeast (= about 2 teaspoons) 2 teaspoons sugar […]

upside-down plum cake

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upside down plum cake

This upside down cake is perfect to use up the last bit of summer fruit.  We ate it for breakfast on my daughter’s birthday. Here’s how to make upside-down plum cake 500g plums, pitted and cut into wedges 150g butter (3 tablespoons for the base layer, rest for the batter) 3 tablespoons brown sugar (I used muscobado) 100g sugar 2 pinches of sea salt 2 eggs 120 ml milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons baking […]

photo safari through Seifersdorfer Tal and a banana + pumpkin seed ice cream

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Seifersdorfer Tal has been created in 1871 by Christina von Brühl. Inspired by the English romantic garden architecture the valley is pure beauty. Back home we made a delicious ice cream I wanted to share with you: banana + pumpkin seed ice cream  4 frozen bananas 1  1/2 cup nut milk 1-2 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon roasted pumpkin seed oil 3 tablespoons roasted pumpkin seeds roasted pumpkin seeds for the topping Blend all ingredients in your blender and top with roasted […]

black rice, coconut cream and mango

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black rice, coconut cream and mango

black rice, coconut cream and mango 1 cup whole grain black rice 1 tablespoon sugar ( best is palm sugar) a pinch of salt 2 cups water canned coconut milk or coconut cuisine 1 ripe mango In a saucepan combine rice, sugar, salt and water.  Bring to a boil, then lower the temperature to a minimum. Cook for 40 minutes with the lid on. Serve the rice hot or cold. Before serving add coconut cream […]

n’ice cream with Balinese palm sugar coated peanuts

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n'ice cream with palm sugar coated peanuts

n’ice cream with Balinese sugar coated peanuts (serves 4) 6 overripe frozen bananas 100g roasted salted peanuts 2 tablespoons palm sugar Slowly heat sugar in a saucepan always stirring until it melts. Add the peanuts and stir until coated. Set aside to cool. In a masticating juicer (Champion, Green Star, Omega, etc):  homogenise the frozen bananas. In a blender (Vitamix, Nutribullet, Thermomix, etc): blend the frozen banana with a bit of liquid, any nut milk […]

clafoutis tart with raspberries

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summer tart

tarte-clafoutis aux framboises 300g tart dough with almonds 300g raspberries (and a few gooseberries) 2 eggs 4 egg yolks 100g sugar 60g almond flour 60g flour 200ml milk 400g crème fraîche 1 vanilla pod, scraped Preheat oven to 150°. Roll out the dough and fit it into the base and up the sides of your tart pan. for the clafoutis: In a bowl beat the eggs, egg yolks and the sugar. Add the flour and […]