Category: Germany

Christmas, Culinary world trip, Germany, Gifts from the kitchen, Poland, Special occasions

A selection of my favorite Christmas cookies

Advent is the time of baking cookies. This tradition dates back to a time when baking ingredients like sugar, spices, almonds, dates, and other dried fruit and nuts were unaffordable and such a luxury that the little biscuits were only made and consumed in the wintertime to sweeten the anticipation for Christmas. Most of the […]

Christmas, Coffee & Cake, Culinary world trip, Desserts, Germany, Recipes, Special occasions

Chocolate – Cherry – Cake

If you love traditional flavors of the Christmas season, such as anise, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamon, and nutmeg you will enjoy the Chocolate – Cherry – Cake. Originally from Germany, the cake is spiced with Lebkuchengew├╝rz (gingerbread spice blend). However, the Chinese Five Spice blend is a perfect substitute.