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Summer Apricot Cake

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We have had this apricot cake a few times now. I also made it for my sisters birthday.
Delicious, fruity, fresh and crunchy with caramelized almonds.

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Strawberry Sour Cream Cake

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Finally!! The strawberry season is open! There are a few strawberry fields in the region, where we go pick as much as we wish.
Then we have our first Strawberry Sour Cream Cake.

Easy to prepare and really delicious. The right cake when its warm outside.

For this cake we use “Schmand”. A typical Bavarian sour cream with a fat rate of at least 20%.
If you can’t get any “Schmand”, use half Creme fraiche and half Sour cream.

Strawberry Sour Cream Cake
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  • 300 g fresh strawberries
Dough
  • 125 g softened butter
  • 100 g sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 175 g flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp milk
Sour Cream Layer
  • 400 g "Schmand" (Sour cream with 20% fat)
  • OR half Creme fraiche and half Sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 75 g sugar
  • vanilla
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
Anleitungen
  1. Prepare a spring form with 26 cm diameter. (grease and flour)

    Preheat the oven at 180° C.

  2. Remove stem of strawberries and cut in half.

  3. For the dough: Mix softened butter, sugar and salt until creamy.

  4. Add eggs one by one. Mix inbetween.

  5. Mix-in flour, baking powder and milk.

  6. Spread the dough evenly in the spring form. (No baking.)

  7. For the Sour Cream layer, mix all ingridients together.

  8. Pour Sour cream mix directly over the dough.

  9. Spread strawberries on the sour cream layer.

  10. Bake for about 40 – 45 minutes.

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Taste best chilled.
This cake should be eaten at the soonest, because strawberries don’t look nice after 1 or 2 days.

Enjoy baking!
Maggi & Family

Green asparagus wrapped in bacon

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Asparagus must not always be “naked”. Here is a “dressed” alternativ. Quick and easy – Asparagus wrapped in bacon! 😉

Goes perfectly with wine or even beer, on an evening with friends or just “dinner for 2”!

Green asparagus wrapped in bacon
Zutaten
  • 12 spears of green asparagus
  • 12 slices of bacon
Anleitungen
  1. Cut the end of the asparagus and peel the lower third.

  2. Wrap the asparagus with bacon.

  3. Place on a baking tray with baking paper.

  4. Bake in preheated oven at 180° for 25 minutes.

Enjoy cooking!
Maggi & Family

Rhubarb crumble cake

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The beauty of spring!
It brings a lot of great things after the winter like wild garlic, rhubarb, asparagus, strawberries and many flowers, trees and bushes are blooming.
So enjoy the time outside! 🙂

Here we go with a rhubarb crumble cake for spring. The base is a simple fluffy cake. The rhubarb makes it moist, fruity and delicious. Topped with the crumble a great combination.

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Wild garlic tarte with tomatoes and mozzarella

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The wild garlic season is very short, so we have to use it out.

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Austrian Potato Fingers

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Today we have a typical Austrian “Erdäpfelnudeln”. There is no englisch name known to me for this snack. That’s why I call them Austrian Potato Fingers. It used to be our midday fast food and since we were allowed to eat with our fingers it tasted 10 times so good. 🙂

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Chocolate Kipferl

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The baking of christmas cookies and biscuits in the Advent season is a tradition. So to say pre-christmas attunement, with christmas carols in the background mixed with the scent of typical christmas spices.

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Walnut Apple Cake

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I wanted to bake a walnut cake, before our tratitional chrismas cookie baking challange starts 🙂 .

I added apples to make it more moist and tasty.

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Apfelschlangerl – An Austrian Apple Cake

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Apfelschlangerl  – All-Austrian apple cake!

Surprisingly this apple cake is not really known in Germany. In Bavaria they would call it apple strudel, but its not an apple strudel. Read more

Buchteln

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We are going through a so called golden October. Cold in the morning, sunshine and blue sky during the day. A weather for Buchteln.

 

A typical austrian type of bun. Ovenbaked yeast dumplings filled with jam.

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Poppy seed, plum strudel

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It’s autumn, when you get up in the morning and it’s no more 22 degrees but 2. Brrrr…. Altho during the day the sun shines beautiful.

The local fruits: apples, pears, plums and nuts are ready for harvest.

So today we will do something with plums – a poppy seed plum strudel! Read more

Elderflower Syrup

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Pluck some elderflowers.

 

 

I’ve made a elderflower syrup without using any kind of citrus fruit acid for maximum taste. Read more

Berry Chocolate Cake

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Wild strawberries – I love them!! Delicious!! Read more

Rhubarb sour cream cake

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Spring is here! Its rhubarb time! As a kid we loved to wear the huge rhubarb leaf as a hat.

Unfortunately we don’t have rhubarb in our garden, fortunately we have markets selling regional fruits and vegetables.

Actually rhubarb is a vegetable, but it is mostly used in sweet dishes, or as juice, marmalade, jam and in cakes and tartes.

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Mango Kutcha

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This  is a fruity, spicy, slightly hot speciality from Mauritius. Delicious!

Mmmhhh!! Just thinking about it, brings water in the mouth. Read more

Olive Tomato Biscuits

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Now that we had so much “sweets”… It’s now time for something “salty”…

These biscuits go with wine and beer or just for nibbling. 🙂 My sis’s and bro’s would say “ti gajak”… 🙂
Our children love them too. Also good for “in between”, picnics or snack for school.

Olive Tomato Biscuits
Gericht: Biscuits and Cookies
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  • 50 g olives
  • 50 dried tomatoes in oil
  • 50 g cheese
  • 125 g butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 250 g flour
Anleitungen
  1. Chop olives and tomatoes. Grate cheese.

  2. Whisk softened butter.

  3. Beat 2 eggs, remove 3 tablespoon and put aside (to brush). Mix rest of beaten egg to butter.

  4. Mix olives, tomatoes, cheese, salt, pepper and milk to egg-butter mixture, add flour and knead with hands to a dough.

  5. Place in fridge for 1 hour.

  6. Roll out on a floured surface and cut out shapes you fancy. Put on baking tray with baking paper and brush with remaining egg.

  7. Bake in preheated oven at 210° C for about 12 minutes.

Enjoy baking!
Maggi & Family

Peanut Swirl

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What’s behind door number 18. Read more

Beetroot Cookies

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Today is the 3rd Advent. In a weeks time its Christmas! The children are of course very excited.

What’s behind door number 17?

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Poppy Seed Biscuits

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What’s behind door number 16? Read more

Hot Caipirinha

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9 days to go… to run! 🙂 Door number 15.

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Anise Treats

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How time flies! Let’s open number 13!

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Gingerbread

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This is the best Gingerbread ever!!
For us it is a must to bake these gingerbread for christmas.

Often it is the problem, that the gingerbread get hard. But not with this one. The dough has to be prepared and stored for two weeks before baking.

You can also build a gingerbread house!

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Gingerbread
Gericht: Biscuits and Cookies
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  • 310 g flour
  • 250 g rye flour
  • 500 g brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tbls bicarbonate of soda
  • 1,5 sachet gingerbread spice (22g)
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 g honey
To Finish
  • 1 egg to brush
  • almonds to decorate
Anleitungen
Gingerbread dough
  1. Mix flour (both), sugar, bicarbonate of soda and gingerbread spice. Make a little hole in the middle, add in eggs and honey and knead.

  2. Place dough in a “hermetically” sealed tupperware and store cool for 14 days. (Gingerbread will stay soft)

After 2 weeks
  1. Roll out in 5 mm thick (on floured surface) and cut out in different shapes.

  2. Put on a baking tray (with baking paper), brush with whisked egg and place halved almond on it.

  3. Bake in preheated oven at 220° C for 6 – 7 minutes.

Winterly greetings
Maggi & Family

Cat Tongue Biscuits

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We have this biscuits since years for Christmas time. Delicious and easy to make.

Cat Tongue Biscuits
Gericht: Kekse
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Dough
  • 100 g butter softened
  • 75 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 100 g flour
  • 50 g starch
To dip
  • 100 g semibitter chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
Anleitungen
  1. Whisk butter, icing sugar and vanilla.

  2. Mix in egg and egg yolk one by one.

  3. Sieve flour and starch in and mix.

  4. Put dough in pipping bag with a small smooth nozzle. Pipe on a baking tray. (with baking paper)

  5. Bake in preheated oven at 180° C for 9 minutes.

  6. When the biscuits have cooled down, melt chocolate and coconut oil (bain marie), dip both ends of biscuits in chocolate.

Enjoy baking
Maggi & Family

Christmas Beetles

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I call it Beetles, because for me they look like this. The recipe is from my dear aunty and she is amazing in baking. Thanks a lot!
They stay soft because of the marzipan (almond paste). Delicious!

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Chocolate Mandarin

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What is behind door number 6? Let’s look!

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Almond Treats

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5th of December; Let’s open the door:

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Crumble Biscuits

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4th of December: Are you curious? Find out what’s in door 4!

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Coconut Sticks

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Today is the first advent sunday. Time to light the frist candle! Let’s open door number 3!

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Banana Walnut Cookies

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These cookies are ideal to use a ripe banana. They taste really delicious, also for children.
Not only at Christmas time.

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Scones

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Scones are typical english! They are eaten at tea time with double cream and a marmelade, black tea with a drop of milk.

We have scones mostly on weekends for breakfast. Warm with butter melting… I love it with jam. Just delicious!!!

 

My husband enjoys it with butter and cheese (preferably cheddar 🙂 ).

Our kids love it with everything!

 

The dough is easy and fast to prepare and baked.

This is the family recipe from Mauritius. It has been handed down over the last years and everyone in the family bakes them. From Mauritius to Australia to England over to Gemany/Austria.

 

Our daughter shows you how to make them:

Scones
Gericht: Breakfast, Tea Time
Länder & Regionen: English
Zutaten
  • 280 g flour
  • 2 TL baking powder
  • 1 TL sugar
  • 1 TL salt
  • 45 g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 125 ml milk
Anleitungen
  1.  Whisk milk and egg.

  2. Sive flour and baking powder, mix in salt and sugar.

  3. Cut the butter in little pieces and mix well with flour.

  4. Pour milk-egg-mixture in center of flour and knead lightly.

  5. Put an a floured surface and roll out to 1,5-2 cm thick, cut out.

    Brush with milk.

  6. Bake in preheated oven at 220° C, for 12 - 14 minutes.

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They taste best still lukewarm.
We like to do twice the amount.

Enjoy baking! (it‘s really quick 😉)

Maggi und Family