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Chocolate brownies on a cake plate decorated with spring flowers April 3rd, 2020 | bread & pastries

Chocolate brownies

Three different types of chocolate ensure a stunning melt in this recipe. White chocolate, bitter and milk chocolate combine here to create an incredibly juicy chocolate dream.

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Hazelnuts in and in front of a basket for my nut bread recipe March 13th, 2020 | bread & pastries

A nut bread recipe and how I became a hazelnut godmother

I recently saw a report on child labor during the hazelnut harvest in Turkey. The post made me sad. But is there an alternative? Hazelnuts grown in Germany? I looked around and found what I was looking for: at the gates of Berlin on the Windkind farm with David and Silvia.

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Zitronen February 3rd, 2019 | bread & pastries

Lemon and orange cake a la Martha Zwerg

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best and quite often these are the old family recipes. So it is with this wonderful lemon and orange cake. Quickly prepared, let it steep overnight and it is as juicy and as fruity like no other cake – just perfect!

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Poppy seed cake January 17th, 2019 | bread & pastries

Poppy seed cake

A crispy brown baked curd-oil dough forms the basis for this cake. The juicy poppy layer is topped by buttery-tasty crumbles. Whipped cream may but has not have to be. Any questions?

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Christmas "Schokoli" are cookies with chocolate, tonka bean, stuffed with a hazelnut kernel December 9th, 2018 | bread & pastries

Christmas “Schokoli” with tonka bean

Christmas “Schokoli” are chocolate cookies of my childhood. We made them every Advent season. I refined my mother’s recipe with a bit of tonka bean. This is how the small, tender chocolate balls taste even better! And somehow even more Christmassy!

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“Stutenkerl” – a traditional German Saint Nicholas pastry shaped as a man with a pipe November 27th, 2018 | bread & pastries

“Stutenkerl” – a traditional German Saint Nicholas pastry

How many times did I put a pastry man – a “Stutenkerl” – into my children’s Santa Claus’ boots. And how many times did one of them land in our ready-made boots for St. Nicholas Day in my own childhood. But so far I had never baked such a pastry man myself, although it’s really easy. And the result is just fun!

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August 19th, 2018 | bread & pastries

Tomato bread against the tomato glut

The other day we were invited for a barbecue with dear friends. They served a super-tasty tomato bread. As a matter of course, I immediately asked for the recipe, of course! The bread was made in a Thermomix food processor. I do not own such a processor. Of course, the recipe also works without the device, and quite sensually with your hands in the dough.

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June 30th, 2018 | bread & pastries

Strawberries, the stars on the early summer stage

When strawberries step on the stage, you can be sure: Now it’s getting delicious! With this strawberry-orange-mascarpone-cake they have a big performance! Their role in the play: the icing of a fine, fresh cake made from orange, mascarpone, curd and cream. Strawberry’s duet partner is the vanilla. Unbeatable!

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June 12th, 2018 | bread & pastries

Wanderlust to Scandinavia

If there are Scandinavian cinnamon buns at home, then I know our daughter is going on vacation to the far north of Europe, or she has just returned. Yesterday it was time again: incredibly seductive scent of cinnamon and cardamom moved through the house. And in fact: in two weeks she’ll start. Sweden, Norway, Finland.

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April 23rd, 2018 | bread & pastries

Rhubarb sour cream cake

As children, in spring we held the huge rhubarb leaves from Grandmother’s garden like elephant ears and found it hilarious. At some point, our kids had the same fun on the giant leaves with the red stalk. And so are the photos from childhood days similar from generation to generation

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