This one does not involve any baking, it rather involves some cooking but the result might be used for baking. I am not even sure how I came about this one, I might have been inspired by the “National Chocolate Covered Anything Day”. Yes, you read that right, on December 16th you can celebrate this very delicious holiday and completely feel guild free when eating. If I didn’t see it there I might have stumble across it somewhere online, or I saw it on TV? It doesn’t matter, I thought it genius and wanted to try it.
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Since I didn’t do posts leading towards St.Patrick’s Day I will do follow up posts. How about that? That way I can present you a couple of nice Irish recipes that you can use next year yourself. For some reason I am not one of those bloggers who will do their baking for holiday X three or four weeks before. Maybe a week before it happens, if you are lucky. (Unless it’s Christmas, that’s different.)
Brownies – Two Recipes
We were invited out to my husband’s parents to have Sunday lunch. My father-in-law was cooking and so I asked if I should make some dessert. He’s a dessert fan and rarely says no to such an offer. So I was wondering what I could make that I haven’t done yet. It quickly dawn on me that brownies would be perfect. I wanted to make some for a while now so I searched my recipe books.
You don’t speak German to understand, well, here’s the English word for word translation: chocolate kisses. No, not Hershey’s Kisses… The dictionary says: chocolate marshmallows or small chocolate-covered cream cake. But neither of those do the thing justice. So the only thing I can think of is giving you the German name…and a pictures of course. Those are the ones I made but they are not looking like the ones from the store, obviously. It’s a bit tricky but stay with me because it’s a fun and different treat.
Heart Shaped Doughnuts
I like various shaped baking pans, not the big ones but also the little molds that look like roses or whatever. Not so long ago I went to the bulk barn and they had heart shaped doughnut pans. I had to get that, it was just too cute. The mold is from Wiltons and obviously it’s for Valentine’s Day, and I will use it as such.
I was talking to my co-worker about German food the other day. She is also German and we both miss somethings that you just can’t get in North America, or at least not where we are living. Since she also likes to bake we talked about various cakes and she mentioned that she really misses the Marble Cake her mother used to make. She told me that she tried to make it here but it wouldn’t work, it was too dense, almost hard. I though “Well, lets see if I can make this”. Actually, Marble cake is not very complicated but it can get trick with all the differences between Germany and North America.
Two Coloured Cupcakes
As a baking fan there is always something new one could buy or get. One of those things are “Batter Babies”, which is a divider for cupcakes. Thanks to SweetArt Supplies in Victoria, BC I got a set the other day and had to try it of course. The perfect occasion was a birthday of a friend, though she didn’t get the two coloured cupcakes, she got push pops, which you can read up on tomorrow.
The Batter Babies allow you to divide your cupcakes in half, two flavours, two colours. How cool is that?
Waffles are an American staple, just like pancakes, for breakfast. This is a bit unusual for us Germans because we only eat waffles for dessert once in a blue moon and on the Christmas Market. Frankly, I don’t recall having waffles unless it was at the Christmas Market.
But, if you are in Rome do as the Romans, in this case, do as the Canadians when in Canada. Since we found a 4 in one (sandwich, grill, griddle, waffle plates) at Walmart the other day I though I should make some waffles soon. My husband is certainly not opposed to the idea and so I whipped up something today while talking to family back home.
I used a basic muffin recipe from my German “Kleine Muffins ganz groß” (small muffins quite great). Because it comes from a German book I will put this under German baking. The recipe is originally for a white muffin I simply added some cocoa powder. The reason for making these little ones: I teach at Toddlers Sunday group. Muffins always work for those little ones and chocolate helps a little more.