(Deutsch) It’s out of the question – the cashew is a total diva. That‘ because its tree spoils it. The cashew doesn’t care for a normal twig so the tree first grows the cashew apple that looks like a small yellow or orange pumpkin. And it is only than that the cashew agrees to grow – on the bottom on of the apple. So basically every cashew has its own apple. This apple isn’t really a fruit – it’s more of a fancy fruit-twig. Seriously, is that worth it? All because the cashew likes drama? Drama, drama, drama, drama.
(Deutsch) Chocolate and Banana are a classic combination and there is a reason for it! I tried with fresh bananas first but the taste was far too dominant and a bit…well…too chewy. So I switched to dried bananas until I’ll manage to optimise the fresh ones. Loved it, cause you really only taste the banane when biting on a piece. Hence you should crush the bananas into smaller pieces if you like the taste to spread. And for everybody who is not that crazy about bananas – try the plain chocolate chip cookie, or the cranberry peanut or the cashew lemon version.
(Deutsch) For a long time I was convinced that there is no such thing as a cranberry in Germany. This is simply because we mostly use the word „cranberry“, too, and have been for the last couple of years now. I don’t know, maybe that’s just me but I was quite astonished when finding out that it was the same thing as the berry that I knew under a different name. I realise I don’t really come out of this story as very smart. Normally I’m no friend of dried fruit in my sweets. I cannot stand it when people (or adverts) try to pass it off as a healthy sweet…it’s fruit – come on! Anyhow, so I wasn’t too sure about trying this recipe. But seriously – the sour cranberry, the salty peanut and the sweet cookie dough – wow, I mean – you really got something there! Also, make sure to try the other flavours: Chocolate Chip, Cashew Lemon or Chocolate Banana.
(Deutsch) Blueberry muffins are such a classic thing to eat out for me, which is why I never borthered to make them myself. It’s just too easy to find delicious once … well…almost anywhere really. But since my boyfriend‘s latest obsession are blueberries that’s all that weh ad at home when I felt like baking the other day. And boy am I glad about it! When looking at recepies I kept wondering why there is so much flour and so much milk in the muffins. I mean – really? I would have made a normal muffin batter and just put blueberries in. No? …Ok. I had to experiment a little but I finally found the mix I love – fruity, light and not too sweet. Have fun making those tasty treats!
(Deutsch) Porridge sounds a lot better than oatmeal gruel. When traveling through New Zealand with my friend, I bought a two-kilo packet on the first day. As we had a car I could easily take it with me and I would make porridge every other morning. Firstly, porridge is delicious and nutritious and secondly it is cheap. If you are on a spontaneous vacation like a six-week trip through New Zealand it might be a bit ridiculous to say that’s where I started saving some money, but I did. So I had porridge one day and pancakes the other day and this is probably why all days where awesome – cause that’s how they started.
(Deutsch) I treated myself to some new equipment again this week. A mould for chocolate squares by Birkmann. What I really liked about it is that there is a tiny square on top of it that I can fill with coloured chocolate to tell the fillings apart. I was very pleased with the result and can highly recommend that silicon mould. Also, it is only about a tenner and can go in the dishwasher…. I mentioned that before, right? (Click here for the German version)