All posts tagged: Baking

Honey Rhubarb Tart with Almond-Oat Crumble Gluten-Free with Coconut Oil

Honey Rhubarb Tart with Almond-Oat Crumble (GF)

I have literally fallen in love with this wonderful honey rhubarb tart. It’s many things: moist, juicy, sweet — all the while not being overly sweet! — crumbly, gluten-free, and surprisingly easy to prepare. Yes, spring is finally here! And of course, you can’t have spring without enjoying fresh asparagus OR this TO-DIE-FOR rhubarb tart, […]

Gluten-Free Vegan Seed Loaf

Nut & Seed Loaf (GF + Vegan)

This gluten-free, vegan nut and seed loaf recipe is high in protein and fiber, it uses no leavening, and it bakes up into a dense and bold statement of a bread. It’s simple to make and is chocked full of good-for-you whole grains, nuts and seeds. That’s right, this bread isn’t a traditional light and […]

gluten-free roasted almond butter bread with banana, cacao nibs and unsweetened flaked coconut

Roasted Almond Butter Bread (Gluten-Free)

My new favorite bread. A grain-free gluten-free roasted almond butter bread with banana, cacao nibs and unsweetened flaked coconut. First of all, what I think makes it so special is the homemade roasted almond butter. Which by the way, is super easy to make yourself. Not only is homemade almond butter cheaper than the store-bought […]

Braided Chocolate Spelt Bread

Braided Chocolate Spelt Bread

Easter is coming and I was asked to make a Züpfe (Swiss braided bread) or Dreikönigskuchen (Secret Surprise Bread, as I like to call it). Yes, it is full of surprises. The “three kings cake” is a traditional sweet bread roll that has a special hidden treat (heatproof of course) baked inside one of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

German vs American Flour Equivalents

This is something that has continued to confuse me for years now. What is the difference between flour type 505 versus 1050 and all those other numbers in between? I understand that some flours (such as wheat and spelt) contain gluten. Gluten being the protein that forms when wheat flour and water are mixed together […]