Caramelised onion tarte

I love puff pastry! You can do so much with it: you can use it for sweet or savoury dishes, you can roll it, top it with ingredients or even let it be the top of a dish to add a nice crust to it. Another plus is, that you can always have it in your freezer, ready to knock up a spontaneous meal.

For my birthday I got an amazing cookbook from a German cook (it is called ‘Greenbox‘ by Tim Maelzer) and there is an amazing recipe for an onion tarte. Unfortunately I didn’t have all the ingredients at home, so I made up my own version that I would like to share with you today. It is super quick to make, delicious and if you have onions, creme fraiche and puff pastry at home you don’t need much more.

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Let’s go hiking up Mount Snowdon!

Several times over the last few weeks we were at home thinking it would have been nice to use one day of the weekend for a little trip somewhere to see something new for a day…and finally we made a plan and decided to hike up Mountain Snowdon in Wales last weekend.

The scenery and the environment around Snowdon is simply stunning and I used the time to take a few pictures that I want to show you today.

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The Food Exchange: it is getting boozy…

It is time again for the Food Exchange – like every month Lucy from lucyabakes and I look for a topic and then suggest recipes to each other. Lucy (from England, living in Germany) suggests an English recipe to me and I (from Germany, living in England) suggest a German recipe to her. This is such a great way to discover traditions and learn about delicious recipes! Every month I look forward to it!

As the headline already indicates: this will be our first Food Exchange that involves somehow incorporating alcohol in the baking process.
Lucy suggested Guinness cake to me and I found a recipe for it in my Paul Hollywood baking book. I had never made Guinness cake before so I was quite excited to make it.
The result are pretty little cakes that even look a bit like Guinness – dark at the bottom and light at the top. Funnily enough this is also exactly like they taste: a dark and malty cake covered with a light, fluffy topping.
Have a go at the recipe below, the cakes taste delicious!

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Bye bye July, Hi August

July brought a bit of sunshine to Manchester, which was really, really nice! We enjoyed more time outside than usual, which was an unexpected bonus.

Incredibly, Lucy’s and my project the Food Exchange turned one, so we used the time to celebrate and baked more cakes – I made an english classic: Collin the caterpillar.

I also found time to show you my favourite summer salad ever, with goats cheese, caramelised peaches and beef.

One one of the less rainy days this month I made Mozartkugeln and showed you some pictures of our trip to Salzburg and when the weather got better again I showed you a recipe for delicious raspberry cheesecake that we enjoyed in the garden.

We had a good, quite relaxed month and now I am looking forward to August. I will celebrate my birthday and meet great friends and my dad during a day trip to Berlin – I am so excited! Also we will do a bit of hiking and I will have my first cake stall at a sports event. I can’t wait! 🙂

Have a great month!