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Applescotch pie – low in sugar

Applescotch pie – low in sugar

Once upon a time there was the Queen of Cakes, and everyone who had a birthday at her office would consider themselves lucky if she baked something yummie for the occasion. Right, enough of the Fairytale, but it is true that every time I bring […]

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No sugar healthy donuts

No sugar healthy donuts

This recipe is another one of those brought to you by Cocinando Sabores, with February’s challenge to make homemade donuts from scratch and low in calories. These no-sugar donuts are baked in the oven (the sweetness is added with honey instead) instead of deep-fried. They […]

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Fluffy Scottish scones

Fluffy Scottish scones

Just recently I got this itch that I needed to scratch: I was in the mood for scones, honest-to-goodness fluffy Scottish scones. I had actually never made scones up to that day, but my wonderfully supportive and ginger Scottish boyfriend encouraged me to make them myself […]

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Very British Earl Grey Muffins

Very British Earl Grey Muffins

My friends, Amazon has let me down: the oven clay isn’t making it here any time before Monday. So I decided that instead of disappointing you, I would bring you something else while we wait for the clay to arrive. From the Spanish blog Cocinando sabores they’ve […]

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Carrot, pear and ginger cake

Carrot, pear and ginger cake

Just the other day I went for what in Germany they call Kaffe und Kuchen, or coffee and cake. It’s pretty self descriptive, right? Just in case, I’ll elaborate. You take a friend or two, pick a nice place to sit at and have a […]

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Tomato marmalade

Tomato marmalade

The year isn’t over yet but here I come with the very popular recipe I promised: the delicious and original tomato marmalade. It can sound a tad strange, since tomato is an ingredient usually associated to savoury and not sweet, but this marmalade is perfect […]

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Homemade turrón (nougat)

Homemade turrón (nougat)

Turrón is such an esential spanish recipe that even after 7 years of leaving, I still cannot fathom the idea of Christmas without it. It’s just not right. This is what Wikipedia has to say about turrón, however it is really so much more than […]

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Lemon-cinnamon cookies

Lemon-cinnamon cookies

Not long before Christmas and you can see it everywhere around you: shop windows fully decorated, hopeful kids sending their Santa letters, Christmas plants on sale, 3×2 on alcoholic drinks – because everyone knows the holidays can also be stressful -… You get the gist. […]

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Vegan chocolate coconut cookie bars

Vegan chocolate coconut cookie bars

Baking treats for the office is not your run of the mill challenge in HipsterVille – also known as Berlin -. You’ve got your vegetarians, your vegans, your lactose intolerants, your gluten intolerants, and other such wonderful creatures. There’s nothing more disappointing than spending your […]

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Christmas chocolates

Christmas chocolates

There aren’t many things quite as Christmassy as speculoos biscuits, is there? The spices in them are the epitome of this time of year, they smell like Christmas Eve gathered around the fire telling holiday-themed stories holding a cup of hot cocoa. Here in Germany […]

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