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Oct 27, 2011 - Autumn, Cake, October    4 Comments

Apple Crumble Cake – For Those With Little Time to Spare

 

When days get shorter and nights longer, I sometimes just don’t feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen making a cake. My sister recommended me to try this super fast apple crumble cake and I couldn’t believe how easy and quick it was.

If you can get hold of ready made apple sauce, like the one sold at Lidl’s, or use apple jam and own a food processor, than this cake will only take 5 minutes in preparation. Otherwise it’s not more than 20 minutes, dependent on how quickly you can peel and chop apples.

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Sep 18, 2011 - Autumn, Cake, September    No Comments

Damson Plum Cake Crumble AKA Zwetschgendatschi

After an amazing stroll in Bristol’s Clifton village, I just couldn’t resist buying some more damson plums at the local greengrocers. I almost feel a bit sorry for my other half as I’ve already made several plum cakes, muffins and plum jams this autumn but haven’t had a chance to present him my favourite damson plum cake recipe from Munich, known as “Zwetschgendatschi” (Zwetschge = damson plum in German).

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Sep 4, 2011 - Autumn, Cake, Pie, September    3 Comments

Anni’s Apple Pie in the Sky

This Apple Pie recipe is one of my family’s long-time favourite. My mum, sister and I know how to make it, to the delight of my father who can eat half in one go, unless we stop him and hide it. Needless to say it’s his ultimate favourite.

I know apples are available all year round and for many not one of the most exciting fruits but don’t be fooled, apples are at their best now and should be given the respect they deserve.

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Aug 12, 2011 - Autumn, Cake, Pudding, Summer    4 Comments

Damson Plums Pudding Cake

Wow I can’t believe my luck. I’m utterly delighted as I’ve received 10kg of damson plums from my in-laws to be. I really love those purple little fruits which normally are the herald of autumn. They are a bit early in season this year but the warm spring and (for UK standards) hot summer, have contributed to an early harvest, just in time for my plum bonanza starting with this delicious damson plums pudding cake.

Originating from the Balkans, the home country(ies) of plum brandy (known as Šljivovica or Rakija, not for the faint hearted at 40% vol.), my recipe book is packed with delicious treats which I will share over the next weeks. Plums are very nostalgic for me as they remind me of my childhood summer holidays in Bosnia and eastern Croatia. Plum trees and big wooden barrels are a common sight this time of year, in which the over ripe plums are stored for several weeks before distilled to schnapps, the highlight of the end of summer.

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