All posts tagged: christmas

cranberry margarita // french 75

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cranberry margaritas4 generous servings 200ml pure cranberry juice100ml freshly squeezed lime juice (2-3 limes)150ml tequila100ml orange flavoured liqueur, like Cointreau or triple sec2 handfuls ice cubessalt Check your pantry to see if you have a large canning jar, which can do double duty as a shaker. Put the ice cubes, the cranberry juice, lime juice, tequila and orange liqueur in a canning jar, close it tightly and shake for ca. 30 seconds.Rub a lime quarter […]

mini orange cakes

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This recipe is based on a cake found in the book “Tartes et Gourmandises” by Eric Kayser. For my own mini orange cakes I reduced the amount of sugar and substituted some of the plain flour with stone milled barley and spelt, resulting in a more hearty bite and less overall sweetness. I also opted for my homemade quince jelly instead of the original orange marmalade. The recipe below is still the original, with my […]

Christmas Wreath Bread

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Christmas Wreath Bread(a slightly adapted recipe from Yvette van Boven, A Homemade Christmas) For the dough:250ml milk50 butter(cubed)450g flour1 envelope active dry yeast50g sugar1/2 teaspoon sea salt For the filling:200g raisins ( soaked in rum)50g chopped succade (crystallized fruit)1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon sweet spice mixzest and juice of 1 lemon100g butter at room temperature2 tablespoons light brown sugar1 egg, lightly beaten powdered sugar for serving First make the dough. In a saucepan heat the […]

Michelada

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Für den Gewürzrand ist die mexikanische Tajin Gewürzmischung unübertroffen, sonst jedes andere Chili-Limettenpulver. Mit Sojasauce statt Worcestersauce schmeckt die Michelada genauso gut. Mir sogar etwas besser! Das Bier sollte ein schwaches, helles sein wie z. B. Corona oder Cerveza Sol. Salud! Christmas 2021 Version: Konstantin’s No-Limits Michelada Did the ranch hand forget to close the gates again? Accidently burn yourself with the branding iron? Your wife chased you with the cattle prod off the front […]

Hildegards Nerven- und Intelligenzkekse

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Hildegards Nerven- und Intelligenzkekse(eine Empfehlung der Gebr. Leube, Salzburg) 500g feines Dinkelmehl250g Butter200g Rohrzucker2 EierWeinsteinbackpulver100g geriebene MandelnAbrieb einer halben ZitroneZimt, Nelkenpulver, Muskat Aus allen Zutaten einen Mürbteig bereiten und kühl rasten lassen. Teig auswalken, Kekse in beliebiger Form ausstechen und ca. 10 Minuten bei 180°C backen. Nach Lust und Laune verzieren. Related Posts:Herz und Nieren vom RehMohnguglhupfKochen für SkeptikerTeig-GötterQuiche mit RäucherlachsStachelbeerkuchen // Johannisbeerkuchen

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. Related Posts:Christmas Wreath Breadpost apocalyptic cookiescheesecake topped with meringuedried fruit and […]

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 […]

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 […]

mango + almond mousse topped with caramelized cranberries

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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. […]