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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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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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Poppy Seed Cake

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I just love poppy seed cake – irresistible!

 

This Poppy Seed Cake is moist and succulent. I got the recipe from a very good friend of mines! Thank you very much!!!

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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

Strawberry Elderflower Cake

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Strawberry season is nearly over. Let’s plug some and prepare a cake! 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

Gingerbread House

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Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

 

OUR GINGERBREAD HOUSE

 

 

 

Maggi & Family

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
Zutaten
  • 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
Zutaten
  • 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

Kokoskuppeln

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The second Advent weekend starts. Let’s look at what’s behind the door number 9.

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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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These Christmas cookies are one of our favorite cookies. My aunt has baked them every year since I was a child.

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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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Florentine Peanut Biscuits

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Christmas is coming!!

We have an Advent calendar on our blog. „Open“ a door everyday from today till 24 th of December.

Enjoy and have fun!!!

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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
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  • 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.

Rezept-Anmerkungen

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

Enjoy baking! (it‘s really quick 😉)

Maggi und Family

 

 

Tasty apple cake

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You can get apple cake in every variation. Here is an easy and quick one.

A quick prepared dough with spelt flour, fresh juicy apples and of course cinnamon. Brown sugar is for the hint of the caramel effect and the almonds to make it crunchy.

Tasty apple cake
Gericht: Cake
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  • 1 kg apples
  • 125 ml milk
  • 125 g butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 250 g sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 300 g spelt flour You can also use plain flour.
  • 2 tsp (10g) backing powder
  • cinnamon
  • 75 g brown sugar
  • 75 g flaked almonds
Anleitungen
  1. Peel and cut apples

  2. Bring milk and butter slowly to boil. In the meantime whisk eggs and sugar.

  3. Add milk-butter-mixture, salt and vanilla essenz, constantly mixing.

  4. Add sieved spelt flour and backing powder. Mix thoroughly.

  5. Pour dough on a backing tray with backing sheet, spread evenly. Spread apples, sprinkle cinnamon, brown sugar and flaked almonds.

  6. Bake in preheated oven at 200° C for 30 minutes.

Enjoy baking!
Maggi & Family

Homemade tomato ketchup

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I always make this tomato ketchup in summer, when tomatoes are of abundance – from our garden or from the shop.

Tomato ketchup tastes very good with grilled chicken or turkey. If the weather is bad, we would roast the chicken in the oven and tomato ketchup shouldn’t be missing.

As bring along to BBQ parties.

 

 

 

It is very fruity, slightly sour and sweet in taste. Can not be compared with the normal ketchup in the supermarket. Our children are crazy about it.

I use very ripe tomatoes, gelling agent 3:1, for example…

 

Like jam, homemade ketchup should be stored in a cool, dark room or cellar. Used jars should be kept in the refrigerator.

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Homemade tomato ketchup
This homemade tomato ketchup goes with grilled chicken or turkey best.


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  • 1 kg ripe tomatoes
  • 250 g onions
  • 1 apple
  • 300 g sugar
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1,5 Tbsp red pepper powder
  • 1 tsp pepper freshly ground
  • 0,5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 200 ml vinegar
  • 1/2 package gelling agent 3:1
Anleitungen
  1. Cut the tomatoes into quarters and the apples into eight. Put to simmer for about 20 min.

    Strain.

  2. Dice the onions and add to the tomato puree. 

    Add 200g sugar, salt, red pepper powder, pepper, cinnamon, and vinegar. 

    Put the crushed coriander seeds and the bay leaves into a tea bag and put in the pot.

  3. Let simmer for 15 min stirring  occasionally.

  4. Mix sugar and gelling agent 3:1 together and mix well into the ketchup. 

    Simmer further 3 minutes.

  5. Remove the spice bag. 

    Rinse the jars with boiling water and pour in the hot tomato ketchup. 

    Closing the jars immediately tight = vacuum.

 

Strainers I use:

 

Best regards

Maggi & Family

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