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a Greek wedding + a Greek celebration cake

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In August we travelled to Greece to celebrate the love between Maria and Dimitris at their wedding. We spent the whole week basking in the sun, eating mountains of Greek salad and enjoying each others company at the Gulf of Corinth. a Greek celebration cake(original recipe from the bride’s great grandmother) for the batter: 330g butter50g sugar6 eggsgrated orange peel 240g flour175g hard wheat semolina1 sachet baking powder225ml milkca. 150-200g flaked almonds for the syrup: […]

Quark cheesecake without crust

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Quark cheese cake without crust 1 kg Quark 2/3 cups sugar1 tablespoon vanilla extract4 large eggs3 tablespoons cornstarch (Maizena)100g butter (= 8 tablespoons) , melted and cooled 2 tablespoons flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 lemon, grated peel and juice Preheat the oven to 190°C and put the oven rack in the lower third of the oven. Butter the bottom and the sides of the baking form and sprinkle in flour to lightly coat the form. In […]

Christmas and butter cookies

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butter cookies 375g butter (at room temperature)150g sugar5 egg yolks500g flour Mix sugar, butter and egg yolks until creamy. With your hands fold in the flour to create a firm dough. Put the finished dough into the fridge to cool and to harden. Roll out the dough onto a floured surface and cut out the forms. Bake at 175°C for 15 to 25 minutes.

Pinotage Cake

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Pinotage Cake 4 eggs at room temperature200g sugar180g butter, melted100ml extra-virgin olive oil150ml milk400g flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powdera generous pinch of sea saltthe grated zest of a an organic orangethe grated zest of an organic lemon300-600g sweet little grapes (or blueberries) Preheat oven to 175°C. Butter the bottom and the sides of a 25 cm baking dish.In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs and the sugar until creamy. Add the butter, the oil […]

wild mirabelle upside-down cake

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wild mirabelle upside-down cake 500g wild mirabelles (or any stone fruit), stoned 150g butter at room temperature 3 tablespoons muscovado sugar sea salt 100g sugar 2 eggs 120ml milk 2 teaspoons baking powder 200g flour vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or crème fraîche for serving Preheat oven to 180°C. In a large bowl, use your hands to combine 3 tablespoons of the butter, the muscovado sugar and the pinch of salt. Spread the mixture on the bottom […]

a gingerbread story

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It all began with the idea of a competition. A competition between family and friends. A friendly one, of course. This is the Great Gingerbread House-Off. The brief: A gingerbread house should be built, from scratch, edible and breathtakingly beautiful with no limits concerning style or century.  the gingerbread house With an engineer and designer combining forces, the duo did not rest from start to finish. With a prototype built and dimensions noted, the dough was made: 2 […]

Saskatoon berry pie

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The Saskatoon berry pie with its sweet and nutty bottom is as simple as perfect as a pie can be.  If you don’t have an amelanchier close by  (Saskatoon berry is the fruit of the amelanchier) you may use blueberries or cherries instead.   Saskatoon berries fabulous facts The Saskatoon berry is a wild fruit which contains lots of vitamins  A and C as great antioxidants. Vitamin K for clotting, vitamin E for sexual health and good skin, B vitamins […]

German apple pie (not Grandma’s classic)

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It is wheat-free, egg-free and dairy-free, yet super good – with a deliciously crunchy crust when it comes out of the oven.  German apple pie (not Grandma’s classic) 300g spelt flour (or a mix of spelt and chickpea flour) 1 sachet baking powder 100g muscobado sugar 160g unsweetened apple sauce or fresh apple pulp (leftover from juicing) 160g nut milk 100g ground almonds 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 5 – 6 apples In a bowl mix flour and […]

dried fruit and oat cookies

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This is the time of the year when Erzgebirgian Arches and the beautiful stars of the Moravian Church shine through our wintery darkness. It’s also high time to start with the Christmas bakery. These dried fruit and oat cookies are equally delicious made with fresh fruit pulp instead of dried fruit. My favourite version? Fresh fruit pulp  + raisins! Or… dried fruit + a handful of chocolate chips?? As the fruit is the last ingredient to be added, I suggest you divide […]

mirabelle and almond tart

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Late summer days. Abundance of plums, apples and mirabelles in every garden…. Before the season slips away don’t miss to bake this Tarte aux Mirabelles et aux Amandes. It’s worth it!  Tarte aux Mirabelles et aux Amandes 250g tart dough with almonds  700g mirabelles (golden cherry plums) 3 eggs 150g icing sugar 80g finely ground almonds a pinch of cinnamon 100ml liquid cream 1 tablespoon melted butter 30g sliced almonds  Preheat the oven to 160°. Wash and […]