A day in Llandudno

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About 1.5 hours drive from Manchester there is a seaside resort in Wales called Llandudno. When we went there last summer it was a fairly warm but very cloudy and foggy day.

It was a lovely family day out and I managed to take some pictures. As you can see there was definitely a lack of sunshine on that day – but I was still so impressed by the lovely bright colours of the gras, the flowers and the sea!

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Review: March

Better late than never…here is my little review for March.

Finally a bit more time to spend in the kitchen…a bit more baking in March – which I loved very much!
Lucy and I did the Food Exchange and I made a Lemon Drizzle Cake and Fudge for Easter. It is so much fun, have a look here what it is all about if you’re interested!
I also showed some pictures of a trip to Blackpool with its blue skies, colourful funfair and fun seaside atmosphere.
Oh, and if you need a super quick recipe for a sweet treat, have a look here for my idea what you can do with puff pastry and cream.

April is going to be very busy so I don’t know yet how much I will actually be able to write here on the blog – but I will try my best. I am going to visit family in Germany and there is going to be our little girl’s first birthday…I am very excited!
Have a great April everyone!

The Food Exchange – Enjoy some Fudge this Easter!

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It is time for Lucya from Lucya Bakes and my monthly Food Exchange. This time we are a little bit early but we really wanted to post before Easter to give you a little inspiration with regards to some homemade or home baked gifts.
If this is the first time that you hear about the Food Exchange, here you can read all about it.

This April’s Food Exchange is another example why I love this project of Lucy and myself! I get to make things that often I – for whatever reason – have never made before. For April Lucy asked me to make Fudge – a very English kind of sugar candy. Continue reading

Puff pastry + cream = quick and yummy treat!

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On a Sunday a few weeks ago I really fancied something sweet and cake-like. However, I didn’t really want to spend the time in the kitchen to bake a proper cake…and I didn’t fancy leaving the house either.

The solution came to me when I looked in the fridge and saw a roll of puff pastry, which initially was meant to be used for a savoury dish.
Well, change of plans, this puff pastry had to be transformed into something sweet!

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A day in Blackpool

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After what felt like a long and cold winter to me I am ready for the warmer days! The last couple of days it seems to have been a bit warmer and lighter here in Manchester and so I thought it is time for a bit of sun on the blog here as well :).

Today I want to show you some photos I took during a trip to Blackpool that we did last summer. It was a beautiful, sunny and warm day and we had so much fun walking along the piers!

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The Food Exchange – Pound Cakes…a quick and easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

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I am so excited! After a 6-month-long break Lucy from Lucya bakes and myself are back with our monthly Food Exchange!
Our break had an incredibly adorable reason: the birth of Lucy’s son…sweet little Noah. Congratulations again, Lucy! Noah is such a beautiful little boy!

So, as you can see, there was a good excuse for our break 🙂 …and now we’re ready to continue baking. I really have to say I missed our little challenge because it is just so much fun and it makes me go out of my comfort zone and try out new cakes and bakes!

As Lucy and I are quite busy at the moment we chose cakes that are quick and easy to bake – we went for pound cakes. Lucy told me to make a Lemon Drizzle Cake – so here we go :)…

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