Berlin is experiencing a beautiful summer right now – sunsets at 10 pm, hot days and warm nights, green trees and flowers everywhere, blue skies and lots of sunshine. This is rare here, so it’s important to enjoy every minute. Of course icecream is a big part of that, and it’s nice to always have some in the freezer. The easiest way to get there is to make popsicles. [Read more…] about Coconut ginger icecream pops
Sweets and bakery
This recipe was born out of a need to use up a bag of puffed quinoa. It turned out to be a really delicious, sweet, creamy and crunchy snack, which takes minimal effort. We just finished this batch and I already feel like making more. [Read more…] about Puffed quinoa- cocoa butter bars
Galettes are my favorite things to bake, because they are so easy. They can be sweet or savory, with fruits or vegetables, vegan or with butter. In the summer, they are obviously a perfect way to eat lots of summer fruit. Plums, nectarines, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, apricots or figs all work great as toppings. Serve it with ice cream or whipped cream if you like.
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The last few weeks have been quite eventful for me and I can’t wait for the beginning of the summer break. In such exciting and hectic times it’s nice if something works out without much effort or any trouble, as was the case with this improvisational recipe, which resulted in a not only edible but delicious vegan rhubarb and hazelnut cake. It is sweetened only with raw cane sugar and rice syrup and contains (soy) yogurt instead of eggs and olive oil instead of butter. The rhubarb is roasted for a few minutes first, so it becomes a little sweeter, even though I really like the special slightly sour taste of rhubarb.
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Berlin is full of elderflowers right now. People are making elderflower cordial, there’s elderflower jam and even elderflower sorbet. My mother used to make something called Hollerkuechle, fresh elderflowers dunked in a thin batter and then fried in oil and dusted with sugar. It was delicious! I didn’t manage to replicate that yet, but I did experiment a little with elderflower cakes. This vegan elderflower lemon cake turned out the best: moist and fluffy. I used a simple recipe for a vegan lemon cake as a base (found on The Ethical Chef), and adapted it with the elderflowers and by adding a little coconut cream. [Read more…] about Elderflower lemon cake