All posts filed under: Baking

Seed Loaf sunflower seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and chia seeds

Protein Powered Seed Loaf

This is exactly the kind of bread I love. Bird seed bread. Yes, here’s a bread that’s loaded with sunflower seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and chia seeds. A substantial bread, with a fabulous nutty flavor, one that’s great on it’s own. My favorite bread. One that also makes a great piece of […]

Valentine Heart Lemon-Lime Cake with Greek Yogurt, Almond Milk and Raspberries

Sweetheart Lemon-Lime Cake

Although I have just baked the most delicious lemon-lime cake in the form of a heart, I have got to be one of the least romantic persons on this planet. Cheesy cards, boxes of foil-wrapped chocolate-y treats and red roses are not my thing. Last year I met a couple of friends for dinner on […]

Kale Chips with Olive Oil and Salt

Homemade Kale Chips

If you find yourself constantly craving chips, then you’re going to be all over this snack recipe. Made with kale and baked instead of fried, these crunchy gems are a much healthier alternative to traditional potato chips. The first time I made kale chips I remember thinking, wow, these are amazing! When baked properly, they […]

Bird’s Nest Cookies, Thumb Print Cookies with Raspberry Jam

Bird’s Nest Cookies

Bird’s nest cookies (also called thumbprint cookies) are one of those classic holiday baking cookies that remind you of why homemade baking is just so good. They are super easy to make and are one of those things people seem to love: buttery cookies with a tasty jam filling. What’s not to love? These are, […]

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies with Spelt Flour

Soft Chocolate Chippers

If there is a “Hall of Fame” for cookies, then my Aunt Heather’s 30-year-old recipe for soft chocolate chippers would have definitely found a place there. Praise be to her for delivering this recipe to me. They are irresistible. Okay, admittedly, I adapted the recipe just a little. But I’ll tell you how a little […]

Chewy Triple Ginger Cookies with Spelt Flour

Chewy Triple Ginger Cookies

My love of ginger runs deep. So deep that I had to conjure up a batch of chewy cookies made from freshly grated, ground and candied ginger – that’s right triple ginger cookies. Enough to satisfy my ginger loving heart. All the while not being too sweet. Though take heed — these triple ginger cookies […]

Chinese Chews with Dates and Walnuts

Chinese Chews

I don’t bake often, but every now and then, I just feel the need. For me, it’s not about the eating (which is probably why I don’t do it more often), but rather it’s about going through the process of baking. Like a mini-project with an end result. Something my favorite Schwabe and his kids […]

Fruit and Nut Spelt Loaf‏ with Figs, Apricot, Cranberries, Walnuts, Yogurt

Fruit & Nut Spelt Loaf

This is a naturally sweet fruit and nut spelt loaf that is crusty on the outside, moist and flavorful on the inside. Studded with dried figs, apricots, dates and walnuts, it makes for the perfect energy boosting snack or accompaniment to your next cheese platter — or better yet, go ahead and sprinkle it with […]

German Plum Cake (Zwetschgenkuchen) with crème fraîche, vanilla and cinnamon

German Plum Cake (Zwetschgenkuchen)

Here in Germany, summer time is plum cake time. As soon as they make their arrival at the farmers’ market, arrives also the immediate request from my favorite Schwabe to bake a tradition “Zwetschgenkuchen”. Not just any plum cake, but one with a crumbly topping called “Streusel” — in his opinion, very crucial to a […]

Recipe for Blackberry or Black Currant Sage Scones

Berry Sage Scones

When I was 18, I spent and summer in Scotland working on a little island called Colonsay. That is where I first discovered and fell in love with scones. And also put on 10 lbs in the span of one summer! Yes, I discovered more than just scones that year. Things like hearty meat pies! […]

Pecan Rhubarb Muffins

Pecan Rhubarb Muffins

Did you know that rhubarb is good for you? Some even consider it a contender for joining the long list of “superfoods“. It’s no secret that rhubarb is packed with minerals and vitamins, but it also has something called polyphenols — an anti-cancerous compound that scientists are claiming may help prevent the growth of cancer […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

This oh sooo good Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe is curtesy of my dear friend Magali. It’s based on an adaption of a recipe that was originally published in Saveur magazine and later made famous by Oprah Winfrey when she highlighted it in a feature about supermodel Cindy Crawford. She claimed that it is something she […]

Camembert Apple Pie

Camembert Apple Pie

I’m sorta of into the whole apple pie thing at the moment and naturally, breaking away from the hard-fast-rules of what can and cannot be defined as apple pie, I just had to add cheese and transform “apple pie” into something rich and sumptuous. And when I say rich and sumptuous, I mean it. This […]

Baked Rhubarb and Oats

Baked Rhubarb and Oats

I recently read that rhubarb is in fact a vegetable. But apparently, at some point, the United States Customs Court ruled that rhubarb was a fruit. Really? A government decision to decide whether rhubarb should be labeled a fruit? And what about the laws of nature? Without plenty of sugar, brace yourself! Bamm, it’s bracingly […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

I have to proudly say, that these are delightful muffins! They are moist, tender, delicate, and bursting with lemon flavor and poppy seeds. Absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS! These healthy muffins contain whole wheat flour, yogurt and very little sugar. I decided that half a cup of organic cane sugar divided by twelve muffins doesn’t amount to much, […]