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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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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The Food Exchange – give me some honey!

For this months Food Exchange Lucy from www.lucyabakes.com and I tried to think of an Autumnal theme. We decided on a theme that involved honey in our baking. The color of honey is perfect for autumn: warm and golden, it is so comforting so it is something I definitely connect more to a cold season rather than the warmer ones.
Anyway, after settling on the theme we realised that this year is actually the 90th anniversary of Winnie the Pooh. And as Winnie the Pooh always knows what is best I think we definitely settled for the right theme:

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”

A.A Milne, Winnie the Pooh

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The Food Exchange: Deliciously nutty!

The Food Exchange is entering the third season: Autumn. It is getting cooler and darker now but at the same time the leaves on the trees shine almost golden and enjoying this time of the year with a warm drink and something sweet is the best!
Like every month Lucy from Lucyabakes and I were looking for a topic to send each other recipes – perfect for the start of Autumn we chose “nuts” as this months topic.

Lucy gave me this recipe of a chocolate tiffin – I had never heard of such a thing before and love to learn something new. Chocolate Tiffin is a Scottish invention, dating back to around 1900. The great thing is that it is super easy to make and doesn’t even require baking!

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