All posts filed under: Baking and Desserts

Homemade Granola

I do not buy any convenience granola because I always make mine with less sugar and my own chosen ingredients to have that perfect mix. So be creative with this recipe to give it your own twist! 1 kg granola Ingredients Wie heißt das denn auf Deutsch? Cooking Converter / Umrechnungstabelle 500 gr oats 50 gr sesame seeds 100 gr almond leaves 100 gr dried cranberries 50 gr chopped walnuts 150 gr honey 50 gr olive oil pinch of salt 3 drops of vanilla extract Preheat the oven to 165 degrees C (325 degrees F ). Line a large baking sheets with parchment. Combine the dry ingredients except the cranberries in a large bowl. Stir together the salt, honey, oil and vanilla in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Pour over the dry ingredients, and stir to coat. Spread the mixture out evenly on the baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven until crispy and toasted, about 25 minutes. Cool, then stir in the cranberries before storing in an airtight container.   …

Banana Bread with Walnut

If you want to bake something easy, everyone’s favourite, with only 10 ingredients which also fits every occasions banana bread is always a good idea! I eat mine for breakfast, with my afternoon tea at my mum’s. 1 Loaf Ingredients Wie heißt das denn auf Deutsch? Cooking Converter / Umrechnungstabelle 4 ripe bananas, crushed (use fork) 125 butter, softened 180 gr brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten 2 tbsp sour cream 2 drops of vanilla extract 350 gr flour 5 gr baking soda 7 gr baking powder pinch of salt 100 gr walnut, chopped into preferred size Preheat the oven to 175 degree celsius / 350 F. And grease and flour a loaf tin. Beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Mix in the crushed bananas, vanilla, sour cream and eggs. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl then add them into the creamed mixture and combine well. Fold in the walnut and pour the mixture into the greased tin. Bake for 60 minutes.Let cool for one hour. Guten Hunger!

Best Buttermilk Pancakes

For me Sundays are for the pancakes (after namastay in bed!). After years and years experimenting for the best pancakes ever, I think I have finally nailed it! You can eat them with icing sugar, maple syrup or blueberry (my favourite!). 4 Portions Ingredients Wie heißt das denn auf Deutsch? Cooking Converter / Umrechnungstabelle 2 eggs 500 ml buttermilk 75 gr butter, melted 2 drops of vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean 500 all-purpose flour 50 gr granulated sugar 5 gr salt 10 gr baking powder 5 gr baking soda vegetable oil for cooking In a bowl, beat the eggs with a mixer until frothy. Add the buttermilk, butter and vanilla and mix well. Sieve the flour into another bowl. Mix in the sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Mix in the dry ingredients to the egg mixture slowly, beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. In case you have any lumps after beating; ignore it! A few lumps are not sins for a pancake batter. Heat a non-stick pan and cook the pancakes …

Starbucks Challenge 3.0: Lemon Drizzle Cake

So girls and boys, the Starbucks challenge continues! After the first and second challenge well conquered, here comes the third!! This time I am making the lemon drizzle cake with only 7 ingredients! The challenge is to bake cakes sold by Starbucks with much less ingredients but more flavour! My first challenge was to bake a raspberry swirl pound cake. 1 Cake Ingredients Wie heißt das denn auf Deutsch? Cooking Converter / Umrechnungstabelle 225 gr granulated sugar 225 gr butter 50 ml buttermilk 4 large eggs 275 gr flour 2 teaspoon of baking soda 2 lemon zest (the lemons won’t go to waste, we will need them for the frosting) For the frosting juice of 2 lemons 150 gr icing sugar Preheat the oven to 180 degree C / 350 F. Beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Mix in the eggs, one at a time. Then fold in the buttermilk and the lemon zest. Sift the flour and the baking soda into a bowl. Add the flour mix slowly into the egg mix. Beat …