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rhubarb tart: soft & creamy!

We’ll create a tart – soft, but slightly sour rhubarb surrounded by a lemony cheesecake filling on top of a juicy crumbling crust: dig in … & once in your mouth all will melt into a soft sweet & sour mess … Rhubarb season started some weeks ago. When working on my blog I stumbled across this recipe for a rhubarb tart – now updated, however, as delicious as some years ago. In a nutshell:…

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it’s just bread & butter, milk & eggs

I came across this simple treat years ago when watching Jamie Oliver in one of his early TV shows: Panettone in a bread & butter pudding provides a flavorful basis loaded with raisins & candied lemons & candied oranges  – so you only need to add eggs & milk & … I started w/ a medium size panettone of about 500 g bought in my trusted food store. At first I thought about using the whole…

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open apricot sandwich

It was a very hot summer day when I found a recipe for baked apricots & a resulting sandwich on Instagram. Jamie Oliver had the idea … I was inspired & decided to give it a try. A juicy savoury sandwich seemed a good approach to a hot summer day – although you’ll need the oven … Also I decided to add some bits and bobs depending on the stock in my fridge. Can you…

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rhubarb – cream – sponge

We are now full in the rhubarb season … & I like to give you a recipe for an easy rhubarb dessert. (I admit that I posted this recipe years ago, but it hasn’t lost any of its deliciousness!) For this dessert rhubarb is transformed into rhubarb compote, which I often prepare in order to have 2-3 tablespoons together w/ banana & yoghurt for breakfast. Around the Easter weekend there is always a mix of…

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rhubarb … & more!

Long time, no see – or better: long time, no post. What happened?As you may have noticed about mid of March my better half & I, we made a weekend trip to Maastricht (fine weather, sunshine, having coffee outdoors … a perfect spring weekend!). Beginning of April we made a weekend trip to Strasbourg; unfortunately it was very cold w/ rain and some fine snow. Yes – we had managed to pick just this weekend…

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apple cake & a new toy

Since Xmas I have a new toy: a new baking tin. It’s a classic one concerning the size, however, there is no non-stick coating. So I studied the instruction & decided to work exactly as recommended – meaning to use butter generously for the baking tin & finish w/ flour. (To prevent becoming this last step a mess I worked over my sink when adding the flour, shaking the baking tin & turning it upside…

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clafoutis w/ morellos

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising. It was beginning of autumn when I tried a clafoutis w/ cherries i. e. morello cherries. Of course there weren’t any more morello cherries in the market so I relied on a jar filled w/ already pitted morellos (only slightly sugared!). Morellos are great in a clafoutis, however, I think you may also work w/ plums or blueberries or raspberries … More coming soon – at least in my…

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morning treats

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising. I’m sure you figured out – in the meantime – that my better half & I spent some weeks in Mallorca. We had a great time & made lots of excursions … there is a lot to be posted. However, there were some baking adventures before we made our Mallorca stay. So … You remember: my better half & I had a splendid fortnight in the Netherlands, in Zandvoort.…

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plums in ricotta

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising. Plum mania: I was in plum mania & just made another plum cake. Briefly I thought about creating plum jam, but summer came back & we had lots of sunshine & very warm weather (even if only for a few days) – I postponed any jam making. A crispy slim tart w/ ricotta cream & plums seemed appropriate for late summer days. I found the recipe in one of…

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plums in crème d’amande

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising. Plum season has started. As soon as I spotted plums in my trusted food store and recipes for any kind of plum cake affairs started appearing on Instagram I defined that it’s time to create something w/ plums. I admit that I’m not a fan of eating plums fresh from the garden. They seems somewhat dry and sour … Plums are definitely predestined to get baked or cooked. Only…

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team red meets yogurt

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising. I admit: I’m in the middle of the characteristic spring tsunami cheered for by any food blogs at their pulse of life – it’s all about rhubarb, strawberries, asparagus, wild garlic … These are the main ingredients for any food – if cooked, if baked, if unprocessed – filling the recipes of food blogs at the moment. Ok – most of the bunch are seasonal. (I don’t buy any…

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unsophisticated baked cheese cake

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   About 2 weeks ago a cheesecake appeared on the food blog Life is full of Goodies. I noticed the mouth-watering cake at 1st in Instagram … & of course I followed the recipe on the blog. I admit: the cheesecake looked so delicious and irresistible – I had to try it! It looked so sleek & perfect, so simple & absolutely fabulous at the same time. There was no fussing…

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pumpkin #2: bread

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   You remember? I started w/ a big Hokkaido pumpkin which I baked in the oven – just adding some olive oil & salt & pepper. Afterwards I had a bowl filled w/ smooth pumpkin bits which could be mashed easily by help of a fork. My plan was … creating a sweet yeast braid w/ pumpkin mash mixed into the dough. Of course it didn’t work out as…

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my 1st galette (w/ rhubarb)!

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   I’m always looking for easy & fast dishes … also dishes which can be prepared w/o using too many pots & pans & other kitchen equipment which need to be cleaned excessively later. So I admired the easy way of galettes for rather a long time – & now I decided to give it a try. For my 1st approach I chose a very simple galette w/ few…

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