Archive of ‘Food’ category

Gluten free Lebkuchen

14 December 2011 With the amount of baking I’ve done over the last week, you’d think I had no need to buy any Christmas cookies or cake. But there are two sweet things that are such a firm part of German Christmas but a bit of a faff to make yourself: Firstly, proper Lebkuchen (not […] Read more…

Curried Broccoli Soup

As planned, I made some soup this weekend. It tasted absolutely delicious, even if I do say so myself, so I thought I would share the recipe: Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 large or 4 medium floury potatoes clove or garlic or 1 teaspoon garlic powder 400g frozen broccoli florets 1-2 litres vegetable broth […] Read more…

Cottage Pie

30 November The cottage pie turned out really well, and the boy liked it too. In case you want to make your own, here’s the recipe: Ingredients For the filling 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 clove garlic (crushed) or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 2 medium sized carrots (finely chopped) 2 tablespoons frozen peas 1 packet […] Read more…

Gluten Free Vegan Brownies

14 November 2011 After the boy’s leftover birthday cake went down so well with the husband’s coeliac and vegan colleagues, I took up the challenge of making some gluten free vegan brownies over the weekend. I have a flourless brownie recipe I like to use, but it includes eggs, so I Googled for some vegan […] Read more…

Baby Birthday Carrot Cake

12 November 2011 The carrot cake recipe I made for the boy’s birthday came from a dm baby bonus brochure and was suggested as an ideal 1st birthday cake as it is low in allergens, containing neither eggs nor milk nor butter. Since I can’t eat wheat, I also replaced the wholewheat flour from the […] Read more…

Muffin Baking Marathon

28 October 2011 As a follow on from yesterday’s muffin post, I thought I’d mention the 120 muffins we baked for our wedding two years ago (BIG help from my mother and sister)! We ended up with five different flavours: banana, blueberry, orange, coconut and chocolate & beetroot. As with any baking in our house, […] Read more…

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