Brown “butter” peach streusel shortbread, and how I became vegan through baking

Butter is one of those key ingredients making cake so good. That’s what I believed before becoming vegan and what I still believe in. Actually, discovering that there are indeed tasty vegan butters available is what made me go completely vegan. Around 6 years ago, I had been living a vegetarian lifestyle for a couple of … More Brown “butter” peach streusel shortbread, and how I became vegan through baking

Celebrating summer – Rhubarb Guglhupf with Ginger Icing

About one year ago, I graduated from my Bachelor’s program. Guess what the first thing I did afterwards was – yep, you’re right: it was baking. After all these long days in the lab, baking without time pressure and smelling and tasting freshly harvested ingredients again was so fulfilling! At the farmer’s market, I had found … More Celebrating summer – Rhubarb Guglhupf with Ginger Icing

Apple crumble cake

Spring is slowly approaching, even here in Berlin. In between grey and rainy days there are glimpses of the earliest colorful flowers detectable as well as the warmth of the first few sunny afternoons. With the fading grey, a new spirit of life also seems to return, which makes me kinda happy and feel alive again! … More Apple crumble cake

Cheesecake bars, inspired by Thilo’s russian pluck cake

My former flatmate Thilo used to make this unbelievably yummy cake called “Russischer Zupfkuchen” (Russian pluck cake, roughly translated) and ever since he moved out, my other flatmates requested I should bake it. He always just threw all ingredients into a bowl, eyeballing the amounts, never measuring anything exactly but always got a beautiful and tasty cake. Wonder how … More Cheesecake bars, inspired by Thilo’s russian pluck cake

Feel-good banana bread

An interesting sensation is craving something you’ve never tried before. Imagine, you’ve never baked nor eaten something but suddenly, out of nothing start to feel an urgent need to eat this particular something. That’s exactly what happened to me a few weeks ago. Believe it or not, I had never made banana bread before. Although … More Feel-good banana bread