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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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Waldbeeren-Kranz August 10th, 2019 | Süßes

Berry pudding with vanilla sauce

This is pure summer! Now it’s the season of strawberries, cherries, currants, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries and you can find them in abundance on the markets and fruit farms. In this dessert, the sweet fruits are wrapped in fresh, cool jelly. That does not only look gorgeous, but also tastes heavenly.

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Strawberry marshmallows June 6th, 2019 | Süßes

Strawberry Marshmallows

In Hamburg they call marshmallows “Hamburg Speck”. Who doesn’t immediately think of the Hamburg Dom [one of the biggest, longest lasting and oldest outdoor fairs in the world] of love apples and Ferris wheel. This recipe for strawberry marshmallows, however, actually tastes even better than the memory can be.

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tonka bean mousse with blood orange ragout and crispy won ton slices February 9th, 2019 | Süßes

Tonka bean mousse with blood orange ragout

In five days is Valentine’s Day! Unfortunately, my dearest captain is not ashore. But if he were there, I would spoil him with this dessert: It comes along in three layers: a blood orange ragout, seasoned with grenadine, a quark yoghurt mousse flavored with tonka beans, and topped with deep-fried wonton strips and salted caramel. A dessert that sparkles in your mouth, and certainly enchants your sweetheart!

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Tonkabohnen Eis mit Dulce de Leche und Knuspernüssen December 31st, 2018 | Süßes

Tonka bean ice cream with Dulce de Leche and crispy nuts

My Tonka bean ice cream is a feast for the senses! That’s why this wonderfully creamy ice with Dulce de Leche and fine, caramelized pecans was the highlight of our this year’s Christmas menu. Simply gorgeous, this Tonka flavor!

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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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July 23rd, 2018 | Süßes

Red fruit jelly as with grandma

In July, strawberries, currants, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries abound. The market tables are bending and one would like to buy all of them at once. The famous North German red fruit jelly called “Rote Grütze” always reminds me of childhood days. On hot summer days we enjoyed it with cold milk – and of course the fruits came from Grandma’s garden.

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November 23rd, 2017 | Süßes

Vanilla Quince

Quinces are childhood memory for me. Grew up on the North Sea every summer we visited our grandparents in the Odenwald, a German low mountain range. In their (kitchen) garden they grew a quince tree in addition to many other fruit trees. Plums, apples, pears, we also had in our garden at home, but I had never seen quinces in North Germany. I thought they were unique in my grandparents‘ garden. Grandma Anna’s quince jelly was my favourite!

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