The Perfect Lemon Cake

I always bake the cake the day before and let the fresh lemon flavor unfold overnight – the cake tastes particularly lemony then.  

Homemade Carnival Jelly Doughnuts

The Poles call them Pączki, a diminutive plural of the polish word pąk “bud”. In German-speaking countries, they are known either as Berliner or Krapfen. North Americans call them Bismarks or Jelly Doughnuts. No matter what you call them these fluffy, somewhat collapsed pastries are a Carnival staple and taste best homemade and still warm….

Marzipan Surprises

Marzipan chocolates are a delicious treat, especially if they are homemade. It’s so easy, you just have to try.   And if you like marzipan chocolates as much as I do you will also like my German marzipan potatoes.  

How to make your own vanilla sugar

Alongside saffron, vanilla is probably the world’s most expensive spice. This is mostly due to the elaborate cultivation and maturing process of vanilla and also to its undisputed popularity. The fragrant aroma of fresh vanilla enhances and refines many desserts and sweet dishes. But what to do with the scraped pod? It’s too good to throw…

How to make your own applesauce (recipe without sugar)

Applesauce can be a delicious addition to a variety of dishes; the German Potato Pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer) with applesauce come to mind immediately as the most famous mélange. But you can also mix it with plain yogurt or granola, spread it on a slice of crispy bread or enjoy it pure and simple.   To make…

Gingerbread Cookies

I didn’t plan to bake any Christmas cookies this year since we are spending Christmas abroad, but my kids just wouldn’t stop talking about baking gingerbread and kids can be VERY persistent.

White Bread with Oats

An incredibly soft bread with a rather mild flavor and a large portion of healthy oats.      

Yogurt​ Bread

If you tried and liked my Buttermilk Bread than you will like this one as well. A plain wheat bread, refined with yogurt for extra flavor and freshness.