Cream cheesecake with an orange note

The biggest problem to overcome when baking a cheesecake from a recipe is… terminology. Ottolenghi’s book was written in English, but mine is a translation, and on top of that I live in Germany. Figuring out, which ‘cheese’ would work best with this recipe, took me cheesecakes. Not that I complain. And guess what? They…

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Apple and walnut muffins

These muffins are a no-brainer: combine all the ingredients and bake. However, it took me a while to figure out the proportions. At first, I wanted to use pistachios, but we are in the middle of a walnut season, so it seemed like a waste not to use them. The muffins will be a perfect…

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Cashew and raspberries ‘cheesecake’

Vegan cheesecakes are not for the lazy. They take time and effort. And patience, as anybody who tried blending sticky dates can confirm. But the result can be stupendous. A cheesecake without butter, eggs and – well – cheese? This cake will convince even the strongest skeptics. Crust 25 g sesame seeds 90 g walnuts…

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Maroccan-style vegetables

One cannot each cakes all the time… Well, one can, but one shouldn’t. So if you crave something sweet and spicy at dinnertime, but don’t want to start with a dessert, how about Maroccan-style vegetables with couscous? This is a fast and easy recipe with no fancy ingredients, yet the results is very satisfying. Perfect…

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Rye flour & tomato cake

I did experiment with adding tomatoes to cakes before, having made a banana bread with tomatoes, but never worked out a working recipe. After I found out that it was not such an original idea, as sweet tomato cakes are already known and popular, I lost the interest. But recently, I dug up an old…

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Almond & blueberry cake

Guest are a good excuse to bake. With guests, however, the baked goods usually disappear so fast that there is no time to take a photo. Or they never come to be, because the ingredients are eaten before there is time to bake. And so this cake had to wait until my guest had left…

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Muffins with wild strawberries

Good things happen, when you go running. Like today, I went running along one of my usual running routes, a cycling path surrounded by woods. And as it happened, there were wild strawberries growing along the path, like all the way. So when I finished my training, I picked a cup and ran back, this…

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