The Food Exchange – Baking with children

I love baking with kids and I still remember some of my first bakes and how proud I was.
When Lucy and I thought about a Food Exchange topic for this month I think we both remembered our own childhood and how great it was to get to know the world of baking.
Lucy told me about one of the first things she ever baked: Cornflakes cakes – and I told her about the first cake I ever made: Fanta cake. Fanta cake obviously doesn’t taste of Fanta or Lemonade but it is really tasty and moist and all the measurements are in mugs, so there is no weighing involved.
Cornflakes cakes are just as easy to make and there are soooo delicious! They don’t even need to be baked and I am convinced that kids love the mess when everything is mixed together 🙂

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The Food Exchange – Cheesecake

When Lucy and I were looking for a new Food-Exchange-topic we realized in all these months we’ve never baked Cheesecakes – well, at least in Germany Cheesecake is one of THE cakes so we of course didn’t want to miss out on this.
I gave Lucy a traditional German recipe and she suggested a no bake Cheesecake to me. Lucy mentioned that Cheesecake might not be the most traditional cake in England, but that it seems that no bake Cheesecake is more known in England than in Germany. I have the same impression and decided to give it a go.

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The Food Exchange – Savoury, warm comfort food

I have just seen that my last post was from almost a month ago. I can’t believe it! Time is flying at the moment and so, so much is happening.
Although it is almost mid January I wish all of you all the best for the new year! May 2017 be wonderful, exciting and full of happiness!

Lucy’s and my Food Exchange start this year with savoury and warm food that counts as comfort food as well as party food – how practical :).
Lucy suggested to make sausage rolls to me  – what a traditional and typical English recipe!
And, as usual, I suggested a German recipe to her. Head over to her blog to see more: www.lucyabakes.com

The recipe that I used for the sausage rolls (with a twist) you can find below.

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Simple but I like it – my gift wrapping for Christmas

The majority of people I know don’t particularly enjoy wrapping Christmas gifts. It seems to add to the usually full “to do” lists that pile up before Christmas and often I get the impression that it is more a chore than joy.
For me wrapping gifts is relaxing. I look forward to it and already in November I think of how I will wrap my gifts. I am not a fan of buying different wrapping papers, I like using the same wrapping paper and a similar style for all my gifts.

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The Food Exchange: It’s Christmas time!

The Food Exchange for this month is super simple: it’s Christmas time! I think you will never run out of recipes with this one, so Lucy and I decided to go for the same topic as last year. It is one of the best one’s, I am convinced.
Like every month Lucy (from England, living in Germany) gives me a recipe or an idea what I could bake and I (from Germany, living in England) do the same the other way round.

Lucy’s challenge for me this month: Bake a Yule Log. This was the perfect idea for me, as I had never made one before.

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Bye bye November – Hi Christmas!!!

Okay, I have to admit: November was a quiet month on the blog – in my defense: in real life it was not so quiet. The main reason for that was my first market stall. Many, many evenings and weekends I spent preparing for it. I crocheted, sew, baked, folded lanterns, made candle holders out of concrete and packed together all the things I need. All of that wouldn’t have been possible without family and friends, no matter whether they were in England or Germany, helping me. Thank you so much for that! Thank you as well for telling me I can do it!
The day of my first market stall was very, very cold but even more exciting. I met so many kind people. People that bought my crafts, people that left a friendly comment – it was amazing and successful…and I am very grateful for the experience and will definitely continue selling my products on markets next year.

Now you know the reason why it was very quiet on the blog. I didn’t post a lot – but what I posted was made with a lot of love, as always:
First of all I baked a salted honey cake with hazelnut brittle – perfect for these wintery cold days. And I showed you an easy way of making a quick, inexpensive but delicious dessert.

In December I would like to slow down a bit and do loads more things that I love: I want to show you how I will wrap my Christmas presents, I will bake more things and just enjoy the festive season. Tomorrow we will decorate our tree. I can’t wait :).

Have a great weekend you all!