All posts tagged: Vanilla

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 […]

Summer Strawberries and Blueberries with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream

Summer Berries with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream

This is definitely not a brand new discovery, but it is oh-my-goodness-how-could-something-so-simple-be-so-delicious good! What’s not to love about fresh summer berries and my secret dessert weapon – mascarpone. Naturally sweet, yet surprisingly light, buttery soft mascarpone cheese makes everything taste glorious (and with 1/2 the calories of butter, it’s not as bad you might think, […]

Raspberry Rhubarb Maple Crisp

Raspberry Rhubarb Maple Crisp‏ is everything you might think the name implies: perfectly sweet, slightly tart, fruity, nutty, crunchy, delicious. It’s packed with fruit smothered in pure maple sugar and is studded with oats and crunchy pecans. Plus there’s a good measure of bourbon vanilla, a little cinnamon, and mascobado cane sugar to lend it […]

Super Easy, Super Yummy Brownies

This is my absolute favorite brownies recipe. It’s simple, irresistibly delicious and always a hit. Thís recipe will make you wonder why you never made them from scratch before. Add walnuts or pecans for a nutty variation. I really think what makes this brownie recipe extra special is the the high quality chocolate, natural brown […]