Sunday, 27 May 2012

This weekend

I made my first mini gugls but they were not really good. They had absolutely no taste at all although I used really nice fresh blueberries. I ate them anyway... I tried on my new dress that I bought for a wedding next weekend and spend four nice hours at the theatre watching Dostojewski's "The Idiot".

Mini Gugls with blueberries New dress Cologne Cologne

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Such a nice day

Today was such a nice day. I left earlier from work and spent some time in town, drinking coffee and reading. Also got some new baking books, you never can have enough baking inspiration. And I found a nice blooming branch for my window sill.
Cozy coffee Flowers Such a nice day

Friday, 11 May 2012

Rhubarb cupcakes with marzipan and cranberry icing

Rhubarb cupcakes with marzipan and cranberry icing
I love rhubarb! It is a pity that is always only available for such a short time. I made some great cupcakes wih rhubarb, almonds and marzipan which are really moist ( I love that!) and topped with a cranberry icing. Yummy!

For about 20 cupcakes:

For the dough:                                                For the icing:

400g fresh rhubarb (cut into small pieces)       250g icing sugar
120g marzipan                                               some water
250g butter at room temperature                    2-3 tsp. of canned cranberries
120g sugar
a pinch of salt
6 eggs
120g flour
60g cornflour
1 tsp. baking powder
120g ground almonds

1. Grate the marzipan and cream it for about 5 minutes with the butter, sugar and salt.
2. Continue mixing the batter and add one egg after the other.
3. Mix the flour, cornstarch and baking powder and sift the mix before stirring it in (very shortly). Add the almonds and the rhubarb.
4. Preheat the oven at 170 degrees and bake the dough in for about 25 minutes in a cupcake tin.
5. After cooling down make the icing by adding as much water and cranberries as you like. I prefer less water and more cranberries to get a thick, pink icing.


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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Current flowers obsession

I am quite a flower addict but quite an arrogant one because I only like flowers in bloom. I just don't like green plants, at least not in my apartment. The only exception is a Christmas tree but with all the lights and ornaments it definitly is in bloom!
Flowers Flowers Flowers

Monday, 7 May 2012

Sunday


Asparagus tortilla with cherry tomatoes, avocado and salad Sunday was such a lazy day. As usual I wanted to do so many things but the only thing worth taking a photo of was dinner: asparagus potato tortilla with cherry tomatoes, avocado and salad.
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