Summery Bundt Cake with Blueberries, Blackberries and Peaches – Knuspersommer 2017

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 KnusperstĂŒbchen, 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!

Best wishes,
Bettina.

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Rhubarb Strawberry Rolls (Recipe Testing) – Happy Easter!

HAPPY EASTER!
I hope you are spending these lovely days with your family, friends and a lot of good food!To today’s traditional family brunch I brought these absolutely lovely Rhubarb Strawberry Rolls. The recipe is from “Das KnusperstĂŒbchen” and you can find it right here!Believe me, this wonderful recipe will give you moist, fruity and fluffy rolls. The flavour of the rhubarb (from my organic garden) and the strawberries is simply amazing!. 🙂Go and check it out – and enjoy these holidays!

Best wishes,
Bettina.

Chocolate Pudding with Raspberry-Cream (Recipe Testing)

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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!

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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.

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You can find the recipe on the wonderful blog “Ofenliebe” right here. Go and check it out!

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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!DSC06041bDSC05862b

I wish you all lovely rest of the weekend and a good start into a hopefully wonderful week.

Best wishes,
Bettina.

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Apple Rose Tarte (Recipe Testing)

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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.dsc05608bdsc05633bI looked up the recipe and saw that is was actually quite simply and straight-forward! So, I decided to give it a try.dsc05587bdsc05609bThe 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…dsc02440blog…which makes this tarte look and taste like a promise for spring and summer.dsc05568bdsc05636bdsc05596bGo 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:

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Best wishes,
Bettina.

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Sweet Chestnut Chocolate Tarte with Spices (Recipe Testing)

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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!dsc04103bAutumn 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.dsc04114bI 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.dsc04131bThe tartes are very rich and best enjoyed in small bits – for example alongside a hot Cappuccino with Baileys (as I love it).dsc04125b

Check out Sarah’s recipe and her absolutely gorgeous blog right here.

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend,

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Nutella Cupcakes – Hopp Schwiiz! (Recipe Testing)

DSC02608b.jpgThis 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…DSC02611insta.jpg… and a lovely floral decoration with roses from our organic garden.DSC02615insta

But now, let’s take a look at the “star” on my table: the Nutella Cupcakes! I tested a recipe from Das KnusperstĂŒbchen 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!

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On that note: HOPP SCHWIIZ and enjoy the European Championship!

Best wishes,
Bettina.

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Weaving Pattern Rhubarb Tarte with Marzipan Filling (Recipe Testing)

DSC02133blogHello everyone!

Today I just quickly want to show you this lovely Rhubarb Tarte I made with rhubarb from my organic garden!

DSC02150blogI saw a picture of the tarte with this beautiful weaving pattern on the Instagram profile of “Das KnusperstĂŒbchen“. Sarah’s blog is soooo wonderful and there are many more recipes I would like to give a try.DSC02129blog

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. 😉DSC02099blog DSC02105blog DSC02108blog

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!

Much love,

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