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espresso ice cream – sweet & creamy!

Do you know affogato al caffé? It’s an Italian dessert: you put a small scoop of vanilla ice cream in a bowl & add freshly brewed hot espresso … Just enjoy – the mingling of espresso & vanilla ice cream is just great. So when thinking of the combination of summer/sun/heat & espresso/vanilla ice cream I decided to make home-made ice cream … An espresso ice cream … I started dreaming of espresso flavor combined…

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showery weather soup: quick & dirty!

We are back in Germany! It’s October now & suddenly it’s rainy, cold, stormy – sometimes the sun reappears resulting in some warming feeling … but then suddenly the temperature drops again … & raindrops keep falling on your head. That’s exactly the time for a hot soup keeping you warm & comfortable! I remembered my very first approaches to create creamy pumpkin soup … so here’s the recipe for 4 small bowls of soft…

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i scream … ice cream … in southern france

It’s hot outside – the sky is blue – the sun burns like hell: it’s ice-cream weather! Some years ago I tried to prepare homemade ice-cream in a very simple way & it worked: a creamy & refreshing lemon chocolate ice-cream was my very 1st creation. (In fact I never was eager to produce homemade ice-cream. Maybe because an ice-cream machine didn’t sit on my kitchen desk – no way of churning ice-cream manually. Even…

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a pie for the heat

During the last days summer was all over the place w/ temperatures of about 30° C – at least in the afternoon. It isn’t a time for cooking & baking. So for desserts I like to opt for fresh fruit or – even better – a fruit salad. However, it’s also always nice to prepare a sweet pie lounging in the fridge until it’s time for dessert. I posted a recipe some years ago –…

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rhubarb season – rhubarb bake!

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   We are mid of rhubarb season & it’s time for me to add some new rhubarb dessert experience. I thought of some combination of baked rhubarb w/ lots of thickened rhubarb juice & some light cake…     For the record: The dessert is also known as cobbler in the English hemisphere. In general it’s a thick layer of fresh fruit covered by a thin layer of batter…

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limoncello ladyfingers… after a 24h chill!

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   It’s summer & it’s hot: it’s the season for preparing another alternative to the classic cocoa powdered tiramisu – a fresh one, a light one, one w/ overpowering lemon flavour! It’s summer & it’s hot: it should be a fast & easy preparation marching the results straight to the fridge for chilling.     …& because of the high temperature I skipped cracking raw eggs for using the…

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chopped strawberries & no churn ice cream

Dieser Beitrag enthält Werbung – advertising.   At the moment all people seem busy w/ ice cream making at home – at least when roaming food blogs you’ll find lots of new recipes & (sometimes!) strange combinations. Unfortunately no ice cream maker is sitting somewhere in my kitchen eager to produce ice cream… Therefore I’ve to stay w/ my approach for “no churn ice cream“ (which works very well!). Which ice cream… Quite easy: I…

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