Knuspersommer 2017Long time no see! Of course, that’s not true for those of you who are following me on Instagram, where I’ve regularly shown you news from my kitchen or organic garden. However, on my blog I’ve been rather quiet in the last couple of weeks. I was very busy working for University and I am happy to say that I passed everything and can now enjoy my summer holidays! 🙂More leisure time means more time to bake – and, as it was my grandfather’s 87th birthday last week, I wanted to bake something to his liking. I know that he loves “Guglhupf” (Bundt Cake) and so I let him choose from three very different recipes. Obviously, this very summery Guglhupf is the one he chose. I made it after this recipe by Sarah from Das Knusperstübchen, a blog I absolutely enjoy following. There are so many fabulous recipes on it and so far I’ve never been disappointed by them – everything I baked according to Sarah’s recipes turned out to be delicious.Similarly, this Bundt Cake was a success. My grandfather ate three slices and was super happy. Therefore, I’ve decided to make this my post for “Knuspersommer 2017“. The ingredients are not only summery in taste but also seasonal at the moment, which I find especially nice. The berries (I added blackberries as my grandfather really likes them) were all freshly picked in my organic garden. Perfect, don’t you agree?
I wish you all a great summer – enjoy the sunshine and the wonderful things nature provides us with right now!
Sometimes I crave a wonderful easy dessert, even though I don’t really have the time to make one. Have ever experienced this, too? Well, if you have, then this is a perfect recipe for you!
It is super easy and quick to make and it only requires a handful of basic ingredients (no eggs!). The most important thing, though, is its fabulous taste: wonderfully chocolately with a small fruity twist.
You can find the recipe on the wonderful blog “Ofenliebe” right here. Go and check it out!
It’s simply perfect to enjoy a “glass of pudding” while sitting in the garden and watching the plants come to live again…I really adore spring!
I wish you all lovely rest of the weekend and a good start into a hopefully wonderful week.
Hello my dears!
Today, I want to show you this lovely tarte I made yesterday! Isn’t it gorgeous? I never belived it might turn out this nice, when I saw a picture from Caketime by Tamaris on Instagram.I looked up the recipe and saw that is was actually quite simply and straight-forward! So, I decided to give it a try.The result really blew me away! The combination of the tarte’s spectacularly beautiful look and its traditional, wonderful flavour is soooo cool! The crust turned out crisp and wonderfully buttery, the filling delicate and not too sweet and the apples – well, I love roses, what can I say! I have many roses in my organic garden in summer, such as this one here……which makes this tarte look and taste like a promise for spring and summer.Go ahead and try this recipe yourselves – it needs a bit of time, but it is totally worth it! The recipe can be found here! And in the following you can see how I made my version:
I hope you’ll like this tarte as much as I did!
I’m back – and I’m bringing a wonderfully chocolately and perfectly delicious tarte along with me. And the best thing is: there are chestnuts in it!Autumn has definitely come (only look at this picture my Dad took out of our window yesterday!) and for me, an autumn without sweet chestnuts is unimaginable – I love both their wonderful flavour and texture. Luckily, Sarah from “Hidden Sweet Treats” managed to transfer both into her lovely little tartes.I love the combination of chocolate, spices (cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla) and chestnuts – they’re in perfect harmony. The tartes’ texture is soft, the sort of “melting-in-your-mouth” everyone must love. And sometimes, you find a small piece of crumbly chestnut in it – this is really as good as it can get.The tartes are very rich and best enjoyed in small bits – for example alongside a hot Cappuccino with Baileys (as I love it).
Check out Sarah’s recipe and her absolutely gorgeous blog right here.
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend,
This evening, Switzerland will play against France – I can’t wait to see the match! And, of course, I hope that they play well. They almost have to, now that I made these wonderful “Hopp-Schwiiz”-Nutella-Cupcakes!
“Hopp Schwiiz” means “Go, Switzerland!” in Swiss German. According to this motto, I have cute football cupcake liners…… and a lovely floral decoration with roses from our organic garden.
But now, let’s take a look at the “star” on my table: the Nutella Cupcakes! I tested a recipe from Das Knusperstübchen and I am simply delighted! The dough is super soft and fluffy, really perfect. You can find Sarah’s recipe here. The only thing I changed is the frosting: Instead of cream cheese and cream I chose mascarpone and mixed it with Nutella and powdered sugar. (Make sure to let it rest in the fridge for at least an hour before you pipe it on.) Believe me, it is soooo good!
On that note: HOPP SCHWIIZ and enjoy the European Championship!
Today I just quickly want to show you this lovely Rhubarb Tarte I made with rhubarb from my organic garden!
I saw a picture of the tarte with this beautiful weaving pattern on the Instagram profile of “Das Knusperstübchen“. Sarah’s blog is soooo wonderful and there are many more recipes I would like to give a try.
This one here worked out perfectly, the only thing I will improve when I bake it again is the thickness of the rhubarb stripes. Mine were a bit too thin, which made them both delicate to handle and a bit crisp in the final result of the cake. Apart from that, I was super happy. As you can see, I served it with a bit of cream and muscovado-sugar on top. The tarte was also a great success with my family, by the way. 😉
Here you can see how I “weaved”. A step-by-step instruction and the recipe of this wonderful tarte can be found right here.
Enjoy your Weekend!