Lazy Chocolate Chip Cookies

There comes a time in every cook’s life… oh who am I kidding, there comes a time in mostly everyone’s life where you want a cookie and you aren’t willing to put forth the minimal effort of making fully fledged chocolate chip cookies. This is me most of the time. On the plus side, there’s…

Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies

One of things I love about this recipe is its lack of one. After doing some serious research into what was the simplest recipe that could use peanut butter, made some kind of baked good, and didn’t require me to buy many extra ingredients – I was left with two reflections. 1) as long as…

The Most Magical of Bars

What to do when two of your work colleagues are gluten free – that was the question I faced last week. Normally this isn’t a work dilemma that one often has, but as I love baking and especially love bringing baked goods to my coworkers. Hence, it became my problem. Last week  I made some…

Brunch and Book Club

Questing for fluffy challah, and soaking it in eggy mixture to be fried on the stove brings warm nostalgia to my heart. I can’t say whether it’s the challah, french toast aspect or simply cooking for other people that I love the most – but it’s absolutely my favourite way to start the day. In…

Lemon Meringue Pie (Yum)

If there’s one thing I adore doing – it’s baking for a friend. I think being able to present someone with a creation of sugar and confection that you made with your own bare hands is potentially the best thing in the world. I slaved over this, it says. I want you to eat the…

Lies of “Single Serving Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

So let’s clarify things before I explain why single serving oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a lie. When you’re sitting alone in your apartment, it’s 11pm and you’re having a slight craving for something sweet: it only makes sense that you’d want to google the mysterious single serving recipes that you see online. My original…

Holiday Season Blondies

Around Christmas, I always find myself in the kitchen baking as much as I possibly can. It’s so much fun to gift your little brownies, blondies and cookies to all of your friends (and more baking = better baking). This week… I found myself making blondies: perhaps god’s greatest gift to man. Luckily it was…

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate Chip Scones There is practically more pure and innocent in this world better than the wafting small of freshly baked scones in the oven while you sip on cinnamon-nutmeg flavoured tea. Practically Nothing. The one thing better may be sitting in in a large oversized sweater while feeling the chocolate chips melt in your…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Before getting all emotional about Thanksgiving and how it’s the most wonderful time of the year, I want to start by talking about how much I love banana bread. Perhaps more than my country, perhaps more than the people in my family – all in all, it’s number one on my list of favorite baked…

Two Days Before the Apocalypse

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s two days before the US election… and there’s some mild panic around the Internet, within my own country and abroad. Will Hillary Clinton trounce Donald Trump, or are well all fated to face World War 3 in the next four years? I’m trying not to stress about it too…

Rolling Into November

Somehow, today is Halloween. I’m not entirely sure how a month of life has suddenly passed by, but there must be some sort of trickery at work. It is the season, right? It seems like it’s only yesterday that I arrived in Berlin, sorting out bureaucratic details and various memberships (perhaps the most German thing of…

Bringing Pancakes to Berlin

If I had to choose one recipe that I practically never cook, but that reminds me of home in the best ways possible: I would choose pancakes. As a child, I made them all the time, dropping the whole bag of chocolate chips into the Bisquick batter (because yes, in America – we don’t actually…