The best way I can translate them is “Little Rascals”. I just had to read up on the history of this Christmas cookies. It is from Switzerland but also know to Austria (under a different name) and obviously Germany. That’s the lovely thing about Europe, you travel and see something so you recreate it at home. Or you are a baker/confectioner and you travel to get some experience under you belt and learn different cultural baked goods. (Of course you also have local differences in North American but in Europa it’s amplified.)
Monthly Archives: November 2011
Here comes a short intermission into the Christmas Cookie bake off, which has been going on since last Saturday and is quite a success I would say.
I started this blog in May of this year and I already got over 1000 views, which means not just my friends check this page but also their friends and complete strangers. But of course mainly friends and family looked at my recipes in the beginning. My sister-in-law Jennifer was also the first one to leave a comment. Thank you Jenn, that was thoughtful of you.
The first comment from someone I didn’t know was by A Hint of Garlic, who are a couple from the UK. I don’t really follow their blog which has something to do with the way the Follow Blog thing is set up here at WordPress. I should try to do that though. So thank you to A hint of garlic to leave a comment, maybe they tried to make the Hazelnut Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing.
The last thank you goes to Indya from Indyasquarepants, who was the first to re-blog on of my posts. Thank you Indya, I feel very honoured that you re-blogged me.
Of course a big thanks to the family and friends who read this too. Please recommend the blog to others, I might have the recipe they are looking for. Also a big thanks to those random people who step by: analogeejumi, Lesley Carter, and Happiness Stan who liked the post about Photography – Light; and A Cornishman Cooks, as well as Nissi, who both liked the Coconut Cookies.
I wish everyone a good day. Happy Thanksgiving to those in the States. Happy Thursday to everyone else.
When it comes to meat, Germans are quite versatile, at least that what’s I like to believe. One of the finest ways is to make Schnitzel. It is basically to fry the meat. The original Wiener Schnitzel, Vienna Schnitzel, uses veal. I am not too big a fan of it, I rather prefer the pork version. I believe that you can also make chicken Schnitzel. How to make such a delicious food? Click “Read the Rest”.
I wish I would be the genius behind this, unfortunately I am not. *boohoo* I am not even sure how I came about this but I think it was featured on Freshly Pressed here at WordPress. Or I stumbled upon it like I tend to: I click a link which leads me to another and another and another. You get the idea, eh? So when I saw it at Miss Anthropist’s Kitchen (click here) and Smitten Kitchen (click here) I was blown away. You can make your own crackers? Heck ya! Especially when you look for a little snack for 2-3 year olds at Sunday school which is not Tim Hortons or muffins (cause they had those last time). Plus, it totally fit with the theme we discussed.
I guess this is a belated fall post, at least for the Canada region. Snow has hit us here already, so we are in Winter mode. While we had our short autumn though I browsed the web for pumpkin recipes, or rather, there were everywhere. Being from Germany, pumpkin is not at all a staple in my autumn baking. My family once in a while would have pumpkin sweet sour as a dessert but it never suited me much. Here, pumpkin comes in many forms, mainly as pumpkin pie but also as loaf, muffin, bread, cupcake and anything else you might imagine. I accumulated a good list of recipes, about 10 pages long. I am not sure if I will be able to make them all, but it is good to know you might have the right recipe at hand.