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Potato Soup – A Family Recipe

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January is kind of slow when it comes to baking. Christmas is just behind us and there a still some lingering cookies here and there. So, a bit more focus on the cooking side might be not too bad an idea. That’s where this recipe comes in. It’s simple and quick and delicious and, well, you get the point.

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Weckman – A St.Martin’s Tradition

On November the 11th we celebrate St.Martin’s Day in some parts of Germany. It’s a celebration about sharing and being a role model to other people, showing kindness even though one doesn’t have much him-/herself. As most celebrations, this days also has it’s culinary specialties and the Weckmänner are one of it.

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More Food from Our Vacation

Oh boy, oh boy. Three weeks of vacation at home and one adds some pounds. No wonder, we were able to eat some really good food, most delicious. Here are some more pictures from those three days. We have Sushi, Döner, and home made meals in this post. Hope you enjoy it.

 

Vacation Birthday Desserts and Supper

 

 

Cabbage Rolls

Autumn is not jut the right time for apples and soup, it is also the perfect time for cabbage. I am sure most of you know about Cabbage Rolls but maybe not the way my family makes them.

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Mandarin Whipping Creme Torte

Yesterday I worked on another cake experiment. Ok, most of my baking is an experiment because most of it never happened in my kitchen before. But, this one was a bit different because the recipes was talking about a big torte and I wanted to make little ones. So, I wasn’t sure if it would work the way I envisioned it nor how much I would get out of it. The result was a success.

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Rhubarb Streusel Cake

So, you made some quark and now you are wondering what to do with it. Make some Rhubarb Streusel Cake, or for that matter, any Streusel cake. It is really easy to make and super delicious. Frankly, this is the only way I like my rhubarb. Now you might say “But aren’t there suppose to be strawberries in your rhubarb cake?” Nope, not this one. Don’t be afraid, it won’t be sour.

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Leipziger Lerche – A Local Specialty

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Give me a drum roll please! Here it comes! The one and only Leipiger Lerche (Leipzig Lark) recipes is finally here. I have already shared enough cupcake recipes, like this, this, and this. But up until now I had no real occasion to make the other half of my blog title: Leipziger Lerchen. It’s like, well, actually there is nothing I can compare it with. See for yourself.

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Black Forest Torte

Chocolate, fruit and whipped cream…what else do you need?

Last Sunday was crazy with two parties to attend and to cater to. The first party was a birthday part with a carnival theme (post will follow), the second party was a bridal shower. Now, we don’t really do bridal showers in Germany. We have a party for everyone before the wedding, e.g. wedding eve party. Your friends and family come together and bring gifts, have a good time, smash some porcelain for good luck and just celebrate. Since I am not too familiar with bridal showers I was wondering what to do. First question for the bride to be: What do you want?

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Easter Wreath

German Easter Wreath

Every Thursday I am teaching German in a German Language School. My class is the Level 2, which means the kids are between 8 and 12. There is also Level 1, Level 3 and a high school class. The Level 1 teacher usually bakes a bunny (yeast dough) for her class to explain what Germans do for Easter. This time, however, she was somewhat sick and not really able to bake something. I pitched in and made the Easter Wreath.

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