Cooking and Baking

Fourth of July BBQ Recipes and Ideas

For this year’s Independence Day BBQ, I tried out a lot of great new recipes. It seems to be a common misconception here in Germany that American cooking and baking consists merely of unhealthy and greasy fast food. I love proving people wrong in this respect, for which an America-themed Fourth of July celebration is quite handy. 🙂

Confetti Rice Salad

I found this awesome confetti rice salad recipe on the website USA Kulinarisch. Since that recipe is a main course and I wanted it as a side salad, I adapted it a little bit.

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Easter Baking: Grass Frosting Cupcakes

These fun Easter cupcakes are so cute and so easy to make. They are ideal to celebrate the spring season Easter style. Ideal for a little Easter brunch with family and friends. All you need is cupcakes, frosting and colorful, sweet “eggs.”

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Valentine’s Day: Cake Hearts

Valentine’s Day is another one of these days (next to Halloween) that is not actually a public holiday but I think should be one. I think it’s very important and a lot of fun.

An old saying proclaims that “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” So why not cook or bake up something lovely for our loved ones?

For a lovely twoesome over coffee and cake, these heart-shaped fudge cup cakes make a nice addition! Continue reading

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Puff Pastry Snacks with Apple Sauce Filling

These puff pastry snacks are a quick and easy but tasty treat for a cold day. I love sweet pancakes with apple sauce, sugar and cinnamon. And I’m still in the middle of trying out new recipe ideas with puff pastry. What I like about it is that you can just have it in the fridge and use it whenever you need something quickly.

These are a neat combination of puff pastry with my favorite pancake topping. The cinnamon makes it a fitting snack for the Christmas season, but of course they taste just as good at any other time around the year. Continue reading

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Pizza Rolls Recipe

These pizza rolls are an easy, quick, and delicious snack for breakfast or any other time of the day. They can be eaten hot from the oven or cold as a snack to go.

All you need is pizza dough, grated cheese, and whatever else you like to eat on your pizza.

The original inspiration for these pizza rolls came from those awesome Vegan Pizza Snails, but mine turned out more like filled bread rolls you might find at the bakery.

The good thing about these rolls is that—just like with pizza—you can put anything you like on them. Here are two suggestions:

Original Pizza-Style Rolls

I used store-bought pizza dough because it is quicker, but of course you can also make your own. Just make sure to have a square-shaped dough. Cut a few stripes and top them with tomato paste.

Season with herbs and spices to taste. Then top with anything you like. Don’t forget the grated cheese. That’s the best part. Okay, I admit it, I just love cheese! 😉

Roll the stripes into little rolls, try to make sure that as little as possible of the topping comes out. If it does, push it back in a little. With the opening on the bottom, place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Bake for about 20-25 minutes. They need as much time as the pizza dough would usually need, but remember that even if they look crisp outside, the many layers of dough in the middle need time to bake through as well.

Et voilà! It didn’t take long until they were all eaten up.

Sweet Pizza Rolls

We like to make sweet pizza, so I thought why not sweet pizza rolls.

Top your pizza stripes with crème fraîche or double creme (whatever you have). Get some dried fruit of your choice. I used apricots and figs.

Chop up the dried fruit into little pieces and top your pizza stripes with them. Again, don’t forget the grated cheese. 😉

Roll up, place on baking tray and into the over for about 20-25 minutes.

And here you go. My folks just loved them…

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Fourth of July 2015

Hope all of you who celebrate had a fun and save 4th of July!

I rarely get to celebrate properly around here as—of course—in Germany this is not a public holiday and usually I have to work. But since this year was a Saturday and we were having a BBQ anyway, I thought that was a good opportunity to make something 4th of Julyish. 🙂

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Fourth of July Stars and Stripes Pie

A great dessert for your next 4th of July celebration: The Stars and Stripes Blueberry and Strawberry Pie.

Quick and easy enough if you use store-bought pie dough or puff pastry. But of course you can also use your favorite pie dough recipe. Continue reading

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Fourth of July Cake Pops

A perfect snack for a Fourth of July BBQ, party, family get-together … whatever you want.

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Cake Pops

Cake pops are so versatile. I love looking at all those fun ideas you can make with them. You can go for numerous tastes, shapes, decorations… They are so flexible and good for any occasion!

I’d been wanting to make cake pops for ages and even bought a cake pop mold last year, but I never found the time to look into how to make them myself. And without proper preparation, I didn’t feel prepared to start.

To overcome this, I recently participated in a cake pop workshop. A fun evening packed with loads of information and a lot of trying out.

This was the (not yet entirely satisfying) result:

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