Marzipan Potatoes

You can find this tender marzipan candy all over Germany this time of the year.

The cocoa powder dusted marzipan potatoes are not called potatoes because they are made out of it, it’s because they look like little baby potatoes. These chewy little treats are mouthwatering!

They are fast and easy to make with only 3 ingredients and also make a cute gift wrapped up in little bags or small glasses.

Ingredients for 25 Marzipan balls

200 g Marzipan

75 g icing sugar

1/2 tsp cocoa powder

How to make the Marzipan balls

  • Give the marzipan to a bowl.
  • Sift in the icing sugar and knead until you have a smooth dough. This may take a while!
  • Form your dough into a roll and cut into 25 small pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a little ball.
  • Give the cocoa powder into a bowl with your marzipan balls and move them around until dusted with the powder.

How to store

Keep in an airtight container, store in a cool and dry place.

Merry everything and happy always.

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Marzipan Cookies

Marzipan cookies are a delicious Christmas treat with their firm exterior, crunchy almond on top and dreamily chewy interior. A scrumptious surprise not only for Marzipan lovers!

No christmas is complete without them.

Ingredients for 36 cookies

250 g Marzipan

1 egg

80 g icing sugar

60 g almonds

70 g ground almonds

40 g all-purpose flour

3 drops rose water

36 pieces round edible paper for baking

How to bake the cookies

  • Cut the marzipan into chunks, that makes it easier to work with.
  • Add the marzipan chunks and the egg white to a bowl.
  • Sift in the flour and icing sugar.
  • Add the ground almonds and a few drops rose water.
  • Knead the dough until smooth.
  • Cover the dough and let chill in the fridge for an hour.
  • After an hour preheat your oven to 150C/300F.
  • Cut the chilled dough into 36 pieces.
  • Roll the dough pieces into little balls.
  • Place the dough balls on the edible paper and press them down a little.
  • Add an almond on top of each cookie.
  • Brush the cookies with a mix of the egg yolk and a tbsp. of water.
  • Bake them in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

How to store the cookies

Store your cookies in an airtight container with a lid and they will last up to 2 weeks.

May this holiday season be filled with laughter, joy, and peace.

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Scrumptious Apple Cake

Are you ready for fall? For all the fall fragrances and colors and delicious fall food? Are you ready for a scrumptious apple cake?

apple cake with raisins

Since I picked our apples a week ago I craved to bake a juicy apple cake. I wanted to make the sweet and slightly tart flavor of the apples combined with the warmth of cinnamon and vanilla pop. At the same time the cake had to be fluffy and juicy but not soggy.

I used the Holsteiner Cox apples (an old apple variety) from our tree for this cake. My husband and our oldest daughter are very allergic to apples and with choosing old varieties of apples (low-allergen apples) they will more likely be able to eat them. Also cooking the apples helps a lot since it may alter the protein that causes the reaction.

Holsteiner Cox apples

Can you imagine how delightful our house smelled when I baked the cake? It was mouth-watering!

What type of baking pan to use for this cake

There is nothing more irritating than baking a beautiful cake without being able to remove it from the pan in one piece. We have probably all made at least once the mistake of using the wrong baking pan. For this cake I prefer a springform cake pan! If you line the bottom of the pan with baking paper and let the cake completely cool in the pan you can easily remove the ring and transfer the cake to a platter.

Let me share this delicious recipe with you

Ingredients to cook the apples:

  • 2-3 apples
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla Sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Raisins
  • 3/4 cup water

for the dough:

  • 60 g butter (soft)
  • 100 g sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla sugar
  • 130 g spelt flour
  • 100 g creme fraiche/sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

optional:

powdered sugar to dust the cake

How to bake the cake

  1. Peel your apples and slices them in thick slices.

2. Cook your apples in a pan/pot on low heat with water, vanilla sugar, cinnamon and raisins for 5 minutes or until soft but not mushy.

3. Drain the apples in a sieve.

4. Preheat your oven to 175 C/350 F.

5. Line the bottom of your baking pan with baking paper.

6. Mix your butter, sugar, vanilla sugar and eggs until creamy. Stir in the creme fraiche/sour cream. Slowly add the flour and baking powder.

7. Give the dough to your baking pan and even the top. Arrange the sliced apples and raisins on top of the cake.

8. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the cake from the oven and let completely cool before removing it from the pan.

Toppings that will make your cake even more delicious

Now that your scrumptious apple cake is just waiting to be eaten you can sprinkle it with icing sugar or serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

apple cake with powdered sugar

Apple cake counts as a serving of fruit.

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Pumpkin (Pie) Spice

      Pumpkin (Pie) Spice

As fall approaches the leaves start to change colours. The days are getting shorter and the nights colder. In the morning we need to wear jackets and in the afternoon we can go outside in T-Shirts to enjoy the warm sun rays. The air feels and smells different somehow. It feels like an in between season, one day you go to the pool…the next day you watch the stormy weather and seek more coziness. 

Since we had a few of those cooler rainy days lately here in northern Germany, I thought it was time to prepare some pumpkin (pie) spice.I have to admit, I never tried pumpkin pie while we lived in Georgia, USA… but those pumpkin spice lattes you could get everywhere, they were delicious! And that’s what I did today, I made pumpkin spice and had a nice pumpkin spice latte and it brought the fall feeling right into our house.

For my spice mix I use:4 parts ground cinnamon
1 part ground nutmeg
1 part ground ginger
1 part ground cloves
1 part ground piment/AllspiceI measured the parts in tablespoons.

Happy fall y’all!

Cheers!