You know, in my family there is this unspoken rule, that there has to be a cake, or some other pastry after dinner. It’s normally on Sunday around 3-4pm, where we all would gather with a coffee and a piece of something sweet and just chat. Whenever we visit our relatives we become very aware of this ritual. Continue reading
I remember, when I was a kid, my mum used to make ice cream. I can’t say if she used any ready made mix, but I remember she used lots of milk and a hand mixer. Sometimes she would let me do the work after she prepared all the ingredients. It tasted very milky (obviously). Sometimes she would do it chocolate or fruit flavoured, and it all tasted very good. Continue reading
May is definitely a month with the most days off. If planned carefully, and if the weather plays along, you can feel like you hit the jackpot. One of the good things about my company is the fact that we have new fruits delivered every week. But with so many days off, and people taking holidays, some of the fruits are just left over. Continue reading
When do you start getting into the Christmas mood? Is there anything special that makes you feel like Christmas? Continue reading
I didn’t plan on baking these days. I wanted to sort out my closet and our balcony also needed some tending. But it just happened. One thought led to another, and it just couldn’t get out of my head. Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but I’m a sweet addict. Maybe not all the time, but when I do, there is nothing which stands in the way between me and a cake or a bar of chocolate. The Germans have a perfect word for such people as me, Naschkatze, which means a cat loving to nibble on sweet things. Continue reading
Few days ago I posted a picture of crocuses on instagram. You know, they looked so lovely and the Spring is coming so why not? In Spring even the air is different. But the very next day I woke up to find the world covered in snow again. Luckily for me, I’m one of those people that can’t have enough of Winter. But the mood among people I know was noticeable down. Continue reading
I don’t bake cakes very often. Somehow I got it in my mind that it’s not really my strength. I think it happened after I tried one yogurth cake which, after endless attempts, was still far from being well baked. Well, we all meet our nemesis one day, right? But contrary to that yogurth cake, there is one that never fails me. It’s this chocolate cake. To be honest I totally forgot about it. Until recently when I was looking for my old notebook, I found a carefully written recipe for this cake my friend has given me. And although I made it quite a few times since then, it neer lost its “mhmm” efect.
Preparation time: 10min bake time: 25min You need:
200g milk chocolate
80g plain flour
2tbsp of sugar for the caramel
Preheat the oven to 200º. In a pan melt the chocolate with butter until soft. Set aside.
Beat the eggs and sugar in a bowl, then add the flour. Stir until smooth. Slowly pour the chocolate to the mix and stir. Pour the mix to a tart form and put in the oven. Bake for 25min.
Put the sugar in a pan and heat it up until it starts to caramelise. Using a spoon pour a little bit of the caramel, making forms you want, over prepared baking sheet or tin foil. Leave it aside to cool. When the caramel is firm scoop it and decorate the cake before serving.
It’s about week before christmas. It’s the highest time to be ready with christmas cards and presents, if you want to avoid the christmas rush in shops. But I know from experience that the question what to get someone can be difficult. But have you tried giving someone something self made? Continue reading
So the christmas spirit got also to me. Boxes with christmas decoration are already brought from the basement, I saw first christmas movie this year and the appartment also slowly looks more festive. Admittedly we stil hunt for the perfect tree, but that also should be solved soon. Continue reading