One of my absolute childhood favorites is snickerdoodles. For those of you not from the States, you’ll probably be raising your eyebrows, wondering what in the world I am referring to. At least that’s what I am guessing, as my boyfriend reacted just like that when I presented him with these. It’s definitely not a “known” cookie here in Germany, and therefore I am so super excited to be sharing this recipe with you – I have never found any of these wonderful cinnamon-cookies in German stores!
Easter is coming up and with it comes a big load of chocolate. At least that’s what it’s like around here – it’s all about the Easter eggs. Which is why I naturally had to come up with my own version of easter egg pralines…and I think I did quite a good job, considering these are refined-sugar-free, gluten-/flour-free, fat-free and vegan. Yeah, pretty awesome, right?
What’s Christmas like in your respective families? Do you have big family dinners throughout the holidays, or do you prefer a quieter Christmas celebration amongst your closest family?
I have been MIA these past two weeks, I know, but, in my defense, I have just had a lot on my plate lately. I guess that’s the case for everybody before Christmas, isn’t it? Which is why this post will probably be the last one this year, unless inbetween the Christmas festivities I feel the desparate need to escape and communicate with you guys. Which, you know, could happen. 🙂
Making home-made brittle has become my most recent pasttime. I have recently discovered how easy it is to make, and have been making lots of it, for this recipe on the one hand, and for decorating chocolate with it on the other hand. But more on that in a second!
My weekend was super busy! I had two Christmas concerts with my choir, which were both very fun, and very well received, but it really takes a lot of energy out of you (positively, of course) to get up in front of 200 people and sing your guts out. Nevertheless, it was so great to have so many people in the audience, and I really can’t complain! And, after all, today has been a very lazy, laid-back day, wholly devoted to rebooting our systems, and recharging our batteres. 🙂
I bet all you Americans and English out there have no clue what a “domino” is. At least in the sense that I mean it. No, I am not talking about the game that coined the collocation “domino effect”. I am talking about a delicious German Christmas Cube of Goodness, and I think it can be best explained by a picture:
I had a pretty successful day today. Perhaps that’s due to the great anti-cold smoothie I made myself this morning, or because I feel like actually got something done concerning studying today. And, I just finished teaching my 180 minutes of classes, and, if you read this post, you’ll know how tiring yet fulfilling that is for me. Since I have been freezing the whole day – and, to be honest, it is slightly strange, ’cause when I checked the temperature at noon, it was about 16°C outside, which is not that cold – I just made myself a steaming cup of spiced tea, and added a frothy soymilk cinnamon topping. The spiced tea (a black tea infused with spices like nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon and cloves) has such great flavors that I decided not to sweeten it (and I rarely sweeten tea), and the soymilk froth actually worked, which was a great discovery for me.
However, this won’t be a post about how to brew tea and make soymilk froth, as anyone who owns a water kettle and a blender or milk frother will know how to make it. I’ll just show you a beautiful picture: