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German Sweet Dumplings

German Sweet Dumplings – Buchteln

The depths of January can be fairly gloomy in Munich, but the last few days we’ve had crystal clear, blue skies with the resulting temperature drop. I’ve been mostly appreciating the sunshine from the window, as well as dashing out…

Spiced Hokkaido Pumpkin Soup

Spiced Hokkaido Pumpkin Soup

It’s been hectic this week – 6 days on at work and huge amounts to get done. I’ve been keeping the idea of Sunday in my head to keep me going, knowing that it will be wonderfully relaxed and I…

Plum and Walnut Jam

Plum and Walnut Jam

A slow lazy autumn Sunday, coffee and papers in bed, followed by a relaxed breakfast. Billie Holiday is singing on the stereo, there is a loaf of bread in the oven, and puttering away on the stove is a big…

Plum Cinnamon Streusel Cake

Plum Cinnamon Streusel Cake

Beautiful autumn continues here in Bavaria, this entire week has been cool, but beautifully clear and sunny – perfect for all the people celebrating the Oktoberfest on the Wiesn. This morning has dawned grey and cool, which is the ideal kind…

Creamy Vanilla Custard Squares

Creamy Vanilla Custard Squares

Wow. July has just flown past! We have been so busy I’ve hardly had time to think – but I’m not complaining. We had a glorious trip to Zürich to see beautiful Lily and her wonderful mother Marianne, who spoiled…

Lime and Thyme Chicken

Lime and Thyme Chicken

Summer is trying SO HARD to arrive in Munich. We have one day of sweltering summer heat, where the hot winds of the Föhn come rushing over the alps from Italy, the skies are clear and deep Bavarian blue and…

German Nut Plait Nusszopf Nußzopf

German Nut Plait ‘Nußzopf’

I was working in a small village out of Munich the other day, and when I went out to buy lunch at the local bakery I stopped dead in my tracks – there, sitting in the counter window was such…

Asparagus with Sauce Hollandaise

Asparagus with Sauce Hollandaise

Spring is heralded in Munich not only by the sudden explosion of green leaves and spring flowers, but by the arrival on every market stand of the the highly coveted spargel – or thick stems of white asparagus. While everybody…