Monate: August 2015

Apricot Dumplings

Today I am presenting  apricot dumplings („Marillenknödel“ in German). I have a very special connection to that dish because of the fact that I grew up with it (it is my grandma’s recipe). Beside that, it is a perfect example for a lot of pastries that are typical for Bavaria. As August is already over, I am enjoying the last summer days. The wet grass in the morning and colder temperatures at night that occurred over the last couple of days are usually an early sign of autumn. But I don’t want to complain about this year’s summer. It has been great! (by German standards) I have to admit that I am actually a bit looking forward to autumn. All the colourful leaves rustling beneath your feet and the nebulas ascending in the meadows create a very special atmosphere that I don’t want to miss. But to return to the point: Let’s celebrate summer first! For me, the clearest sign for the arrival of summer is the diversity of available fruits. No matter if strawberries, …

Bruschetta

Hello! Well, here it is, my first blog entry. I have been wanting to start a blog for some time and now I am pretty excited. I will start with something very simple. To be honest, this post barely deserves to belong to the category “recipes”, as there are only four ingredients and you don’t even need a saucepan. Nevertheless, Bruschetta is one of my favorite appetizers during summer. It is super easy to make and especially when it is as hot outside as it has been during the last couple of weeks, it is a nice snack for in-between and it always reminds me of warm summer evenings which I spent with family and friends. A lot of people use to put additional spices to the tomatoes, but I prefer the version with only salt and pepper. Originally Bruschetta is made with white Bread, but it is possible with whatever bread you like. In this case, I used dark rye bread with caraway. Ingredients bread of your choice, sliced (for this Bruschetta I used …