Autumn Spiced Butternut »Pumpkin« Tart

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It’s autumn – leaves are falling (ok, I’m late with this post, in Berlin they’ve already fallen by now) and the shelves are full of seasonal veggies. In Germany, we don’t really distinguish between a squash and a pumpkin (no idea, why), so for my German readers, a butternut tart will definitely be just another pumpkin tart. For all the rest: Even though I’ve used butternut squash, this still tastes similiar to a ‘normal’ pumpkin bake. Continue reading

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“Bethmännchen” – traditional Christmas marzipan biscuits from Frankfurt

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These indulgent, gluten-free biscuits from my home area Frankfurt turn every marzipan hater into a marzipan lover. They are crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, and taste like Christmas. Just a bit different from all the usual German “Plätzchen”: They don’t need any extra spices and they are super easy to make. Simple almonds and marzipan are enough to create these little humps of happiness.

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My 2nd vegan birthday: Still lovin’ cakes!

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Browsing through my drafts, I noticed that I haven’t shared my birthday pictures on the blog yet – so here you are!

After my first vegan birthday last year, I celebrated my second vegan birthday (and my 26th ‘real’ birthday) at home again. After a wonderful house party in Berlin, where I was so busy chatting, mingling and having fun that I didn’t even take pictures (I thought that’s impossible!), I went back home to my parents’ and had some friends and family over for cake and dinner. See below what I cooked and baked…

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Berry Jam Cheesecake with Oat Crust

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Thanks to a friend who made a (very similar) cake for my birthday, I really got inspired and was excited to experiment with vegan cheesecakes again. Dankeschön, Sean! And here’s what I made with the help of his recipe for my birthday celebration at home – a double-grandma-approved, vegan berry cheesecake which even has some healthy ingredients in it. It’s my favourite cake at the moment – I hope you like it, too!

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Basic Cupcake Topping: vegan “Buttercream” & my favourite flavours

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This is just a short, basic recipe for a delicious cupcake topping [or frosting or icing – whatever it’s called… ; ) If someone knows what the correct name or the difference between these terms is, please let me know!]. Simple, sweet, quick and easy!

I also share my favourite flavour and colouring options with you below.

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