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Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella

Who doesn’t know the story about Cinderella and her prince? A love-story not only for children, as every girl is dreaming of her prince on the white horse coming one day to find and give her everlasting happiness. I remember … Continue reading

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Vanillekipferln – Europe’s Favorite Christmas Cookies

What is Christmas without Christmas pastries? Vanillekipferln are one of the most eaten in Europe. And very easy to make. A real surprise for me was to learn that they originally were made with walnuts. I never thought about nuts … Continue reading

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From Tasteless to a Rich, Sweet Bread: Stollen

Stollen was once a nearly tasteless bread made of flour, oats and oil and over time it became a rich, sweet bread with candied fruits and raisins, a typical German Christmas treat. Christmas time, and I am always trying something … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Like I love it

Gingerbread and ginger snaps are for me the ‘symbols’ for Christmas. And a whole year I am waiting that they appear in the supermarkets. Normally that is around the end of August. But of course I would not eat them … Continue reading

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Memories of my Childhood – Ginger Cookies

As a child winter-time started for me when my mother bought ‘braune Kuchen’, ginger cookies. Thin, dark brown cookies, crispy and tasty. Then my mother would peel some apples and I had these together with the cookies as dinner. So … Continue reading

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