Review: October

October for me was all about enjoying autumn. We had a few pretty nice days and enjoyed beautiful walks in the park. There also was a very stormy weekend and it was really nice to get all cozy inside.
On the blog I showed pictures and wrote about Dunham Massey Park and made Tea Cakes for my favourite Food Exchange so far – they turned out much better than I expected and I was so chuffed with them. And…to get in a bit of Halloween-mood I made spooky Cake Pops.

I also wanted to share some pictures of GRUB food fair in Manchester, which I didn’t manage to do…but I will do that this week and have also planned a few other blogposts that I hope you will enjoy. Have a great November everyone!

Halloween – Spooky Cake Pops

I am personally not the biggest Halloween fan but the other day I found this great idea on a blog called “The Cake Blog” and especially as we’re having a family-Halloween-party this year I really wanted to bake something cool for the party.
On Pinterest I have seen other Cake Pop ideas for Halloween but this is by far the best idea in my opinion and I really had to write a blogpost about it…maybe one of you is also still looking for a cool Halloween baking idea?!

I am going to make a cake or muffins and will decorate either with these Cake Pop ghosts. Having loads of the lollipop sticks at home, as well as proper Cake Pop sticks and almost all the ingredients for the ghosts I used the early Sunday morning to try out the recipe.

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The Food Exchange – Chocolate

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“Is there a chance that in nearly two years of our Food-Exchange-Project we’ve never had Chocolate as one of our monthly themes?” – This was the thought that popped into my head when Lucy and I were looking for what we could bake this month.
Well, it really turns out we’ve never had used one of the most obvious baking themes ever for our Food Exchange. Time to change this, we thought…so here we are with our delicious chocolate bakes.*

Lucy’s challenge for me was making english Tea Cakes – delicious and very high calorie treats that are filled with Marshmallow fluff. They are pretty similar to the german “Schokoküsse”…and they surprisingly turned out to be one of my favourite Food Exchange bakes so far!

 

*If you haven’t read about Lucy’s and my project “The Food Exchange”, please have a look here for more information and lots of delicious bakes :).

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Dunham Massey Park

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I think I often underestimate how many beautiful places are literally right at my door step. There are many places that I have seen and that I want to see that are really far away, but sometimes it is worth looking around and apreciate what you can find around where you live.

The Nationaltrust Park in Dunham Massey is one of these gems. A 15 minute drive away there is this stunning Park in the Cheshire country side and it is well worth a visit.

We went there a while ago for a long walk and I managed to take some pictures.

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Review: September

September just flew by and I know I keep saying it…but I cannot believe it is October already and we have to start thinking about Christmas presents. How crazy is that!
Last month we had the most amazing time in Berlin. I will share some pictures here soon.
On the blog I wrote about Crumpets, they were mouthwatering! I also showed you some pictures and the story about Frieda’s and my birth cards and I shared a recipe of my mum’s Plum tart with you.

In October I want to share some pictures of an afternoon we spent in a beautiful park. I will also write about the new Food Exchange, the topic will be chocolate, and I am a bit nervous how the bake will turn out as I have never made anything like it before – so it might be a total mess.
I have a few other ideas and maybe I will also find the time to write about the GRUB food fair in Manchester, which is well worth a visit.

I hope you will all have a lovely October, full of cozy moments at home, when the days start getting shorter and shorter – let’s make the most of it!

Welcome autumn – let’s make a plum tart!

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According to my blog plan I wanted to show you some pictures of one of the places I travelled to a while ago…but then my mum last weekend suggested making a plum tart and after I made it I really had to take some pictures to share it here on the blog. Well, plans are here to be changed, aren’t they ;).
It is a really great recipe and the cake is so, so delicious.

My mum told me she has been using this recipe for years and it is one of her favourites. In the last weeks she has already made several plum tarts.
The beauty of the cake is that there are only few ingredients and that it is super quick to make. There is no waiting involved as the dough doesn’t have to rest in the fridge etc.

Have a look below and give it a try :).

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