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Plätzchen Plätzchen

Further to my Advent Advent post, here is the result of our weekend baking activity. Lots of wonderful Christmas biscuits – called Plätzchen in Germany. The word Plätzchen (according to Wiki) comes from either the

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Advent, Advent …

… ein Lichtlein brennt, erst eins, dann zwei, dann drei, dann vier. Dann steht das Christkind vor der Tür. I know, I know. It is not yet December, and I have been ranting on Twitter

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Banana Cupcakes with Caramel Fleur de Sel

When I renamed the blog, I decided that I would make Salted Caramels and perhaps use the photos for the blog logo. Easier said than done, I discovered. When I searched for a recipe, I

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Baking Disasters – Life Disasters

A comment on Twitter today (you know who you are) about Mummybloggers and I suppose bloggers in general made me stop and think. Mummybloggers are “tweeeeeee” and full of “oh, I cooked this cake today

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Review of Book and Recipe Jenny Colgan – Meet Me At The Cupcake Café

Right. Before you start reading, get eggs and butter out of the fridge and switch your oven on. By the time you finish reading this review you will be ready to bake. The Jenny Colgan

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Lindt Chocolate Cake

Here is one I prepared earlier. This was baked to take to friends’ going away party. When we arrived at the friends’s house we were surprised to see that there were no cars outside. We

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Easy Homemade Bread

It is not as time consuming as you may think. The recipe I use is simple, quick and easy to prepare. I use American cups – I bought a set of cups as I use

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You just can’t get orange cheese…

An American friend was chatting to one of his countrymen, who said that they liked living in Geneva, but ‘You just can’t get orange cheese!’ Cheese capital of the world Switzerland does not sell orange

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How to make friends and bake fabulous Fairy Cakes

The good thing about blogging (and twitter, not to mention Mumsnet) is that you can ask any question and you generally receive an answer. Whether you are looking for relationship advice, ideas for a birthday

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Birthday Cake for Football Fan

My daughter helps to sieve the sugar – still in PJs This week my son reached the grand old age of 6 years old. For the past few weeks he has been avidly following the World

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Baking Rugelach

  Today I tried my hand at Rugelach, a festive Jewish treat. They look a bit like croissants but are made with cream cheese and sour cream. The rounds of dough are cooled for minimum

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Baking Soda Bread Rolls – an experiment

After recently discovering how easy Soda Bread is to make, I decided this morning to attempt to make Soda Bread Rolls. Not out of any Domestic Goddess tendancies, but MrT had left to go to

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