Curious about my week staying at a Maltese tiny house practically on Valetta’s doorstep? Well, come see! But do exercise some caution, the floor is wet.
Three years ago? Could it have been three years? Well, I’ll let the facts speak for themselves: After I had left Chiang Mai in late July 2015, I undertook a 30+ hour trip to Rome. And then stayed there for all of 14 hours. Why? Because I “had to” go to one of the most beautiful places I had ever seen.
My two months in Singapore concluded with a super quick trip to Taipei just to high five William. But wait, there was more!
SO! It took a little planning and a little patience, but in early August Jana and I were finally able to set out on our summer adventure: biking from Copenhagen to Oslo. And I am not exaggerating when I say it was one of the best journeys ever! Wait and see.
So… there was mostly travel here, lately, and barely any food. But I am about to change that right now! Here is a recipe for my all time favorite cake.
Today, I experimented a little and it turned out very well, so I will gladly share it with you. I had received a bunch of very soft peaches earlier. They were a little brown already, so I had to do something about them fast.
What do you do, when you have a visitor who has by now seen more of your hometown than you?
You go out of town. For example to a nice little spa town in a neighboring country.
Apparently, hempseed* is super nutritious, high in protein and healthy fats and works well when sprinkled over smoothie bowls. At least that’s what my best friend since kindergarden served me for breakfast when I stayed with her (it was super healthy and super delicious). Which I don’t eat very often these days, because it is too cold and I want something hot.
So, I bought some hemseed and the stuff has been sitting on my shelf for a while and apart from occasionally putting it in my Müsli I haven’t eaten any of it.
What to do? Add chocolate.
For whatever reason I wanted to try a no-bake recipe this season and ended up using this one I found at The Kitchn (because it looked pretty and I like coconut): http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-coconut-snowballs-recipes-from-the-kitchn-181467
When I made the dough, I was a bit underwhelmed, because the coconut taste didn’t come through at all. My taste-tester and baker’s little helper said the same, so we had to do something about that.
Of course we were doing this on a Sunday, when all the shops in Germany are closed, so I had to make do with what I had and amped it up with some almond, sugar and Amaretto.
This is my updated recipe (and there is a funny video at the bottom). Continue reading Shortie but Goodie: Coconut Snowballs
For some of you it’s Thanksgiving season and that probably means tons of food. While I don’t deal in turkey and I still use my mom’s very puristic mashed potato recipe (only potatoes, salt, pepper, nutmeg, butter and milk go in there, no fancy cream cheese or other spices), I do have a few ideas about dessert.
However, I have never made a pumpkin pie in my life. But! This honey semifreddo recipe is so, so easy. And you can make it ahead of whatever event you’re planning. I made this for my parents a while ago and they loved it, too.
I only made a few slight changes: I used 200 grams of a very dark honey and regular cream and then left it to freeze overnight instead of just a few hours.
You may be tempted to leave out the toasted pine nut topping and probably also the honey drizzled on top, but try not to. It really makes a difference.
PS: Here’s a funny/serious bit about Thanksgiving with the brilliant Franchesca Ramsey: