LEBKUCHEN – GERMAN SPICE COOKIES

Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses Posts Back home in Germany, I never cared too much for Lebkuchen. They are one of the Christmas goodies that show up earlier and earlier in stores, and I hate being reminded of the cold and darkness of winter, when we still have a gorgeous late summer (and snow … Continue reading LEBKUCHEN – GERMAN SPICE COOKIES

SCRUMPTOUS SCONES FOR HURRIED PEOPLE

 The "Scrumptuous Scones for Hurried People" from the "Weekend Baker" was Hanaâ's Avid Bakers' Challenge for May.  Abby Dodge, the "Weekend Baker", has a heart for people in a hurry who need to whip up a batch of pastry without much ado, perhaps because their beloved in-laws pay a surprise visit, or hubby brings his … Continue reading SCRUMPTOUS SCONES FOR HURRIED PEOPLE

"Hazel" and "Little Nut" Are Growing – "Hasel" und "Nüsschen" wachsen

HazelLittle NutIn 2008 I stuck some fresh hazelnuts in the ground at different places in our yard. I also gave some to our friend Tamara for her gorgeous garden. In spring 2009 I checked for weeks the planting sites, but nothing showed, only some more weeds. I don't bother too much about those, and when … Continue reading "Hazel" and "Little Nut" Are Growing – "Hasel" und "Nüsschen" wachsen

NOUGAT TORTE

Looking for a birthday cake for my smart and pretty, but lactose intolerant stepdaughter, I leafed through my German and Austrian pastry baking books. Nearly every one of those gorgeous torte recipes listed whipping cream as main ingredient.The solution to this problem? Here it comes: chocolate lover's dream and almost lactose free - Nougat Torte … Continue reading NOUGAT TORTE