Gateau au Chocolat (French Chocolate Cake) with Walnuts

Gateau au Chocolat (French Chocolate Cake) with Walnuts

This cake is extremely simple to prepare and full of chocolate! I customized this traditional French recipe by adding walnuts. It is especially delicious when served still warm with a cup of coffee. [facebooklike] For a little cake you will need: (I used 20x13x5cm form)…

Muffins with Poppy Seeds and Orange Icing

Muffins with Poppy Seeds and Orange Icing

These soft & fluffy muffins are my boyfriend’s favorite. They are full of little poppy seeds and topped with an amazing orange frosting. Just perfect for a lazy winter weekend coffee break! [facebooklike] For 2 giant muffins you will need: (the volume of my muffin…

Cookie Christmas Trees

Cookie Christmas Trees

For me Christmas time is special. Since the beginning of December my home is filled with smells of Apple&Cinnamon and Pear Pies, gingerbread cookies and Chocolate&Orange Muffins. The long winter evenings are even cosier with a cup of Creamy winter Latte, a glass of Mulled…

Gingerbread Cookies with Nuts and Orange Icing

Gingerbread Cookies with Nuts and Orange Icing

This is my favorite version of the Christmas gingerbread cookies. They are made with nuts and an amazing orange icing. These little Christmas treats should be prepared at least two weeks in advance. The day of baking they are very tough and they need some…

Winter Muffins with Orange Whipped Cream

Winter Muffins with Orange Whipped Cream

These are soft with an amazing homemade whipped cream. They smell like Christmas. It’s an idea for a coffee break during cold winter day! [facebooklike]  For 6 little muffins you will need: ♥  100g flour ♥  1 teaspoon baking powder ♥  70g butter, soft ♥…

Star-topped Winter Mincemeat (Fruits & Cider) Tartlets

Star-topped Winter Mincemeat (Fruits & Cider) Tartlets

These amazing tartlets are just perfect for Winter! It’s an amazing combination of the crispy, buttery pastry with the rich and full of flavor mincemeat made with fruits, nuts & brandy. [facebooklike] For around 20 Tartlets you will need: Dough: ♥ 300g flour ♥  2 tablespoons…

English Mincemeat (chopped Fruits cooked in Apple Cider)

English Mincemeat (chopped Fruits cooked in Apple Cider)

Historically Mincemeat had been made with meat, therefore its name. Today it often contains beef suet. My Mincemeat is meat free! I prepared it with fresh apples & pears, candied fruits, dried cranberries, nuts. I cook it all in apple cider and finish it by adding…

Gingerbread Cookies Icing (Marshmallow-like)

Gingerbread Cookies Icing (Marshmallow-like)

Gingerbread cookies homemade with honey and the amazing winter spices are truly delicious! They will make your home smell like Christmas for weeks! If all this is still not convincing enough for you to start baking you should know that it’s also lots of fun!…

Winter Coffee with Gingerbread Cookies

Winter Coffee with Gingerbread Cookies

Warm Latte with freshly ground spices and homemade whipped cream. All sprinkled with my crispy gingerbread cookies. Just impossible to resist! ♥ [facebooklike] For 2 cups you will need: ♥  2 espresso coffees ♥  150ml milk ♥  3/4 teaspoon Homemade Space Mix for Gingerbread ♥  75ml heavy cream…

Gingerbread Cookies (Snowflakes)

Gingerbread Cookies (Snowflakes)

This is my favorite classic recipe for gingerbread cookies. These little Christmas treats should be prepared at least two weeks in advance. The day of baking they are very tough and they need some days of resting to get they crispness. My secret ingredient is…