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{German&English} Hallo meine Lieben 🙂 Es ist Samstag und endlich Wochenende. Grinsen euch zur Zeit die Erdbeeren im Supermarkt auch so fröhlich an, sodass sie einfach in den Einkaufswagen hüpfen müssen? Mich…


Raspberry Clafoutis

½ c. all-purpose flour
¼ c. sugar
2 tbsp. sugar
3 large eggs
3 tbsp. unsalted butter
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
¼ c. milk
2 tbsp. milk
1½ pt. raspberries
confectioners’ sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch gratin dish. In a bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Whisk in the eggs, butter, and lemon zest until smooth. Add the milk and whisk until light and very smooth, about 3 minutes. Pour the batter into the gratin dish and top with the raspberries.
Bake for about 30 minutes, until the clafoutis is set and golden. Let cool slightly. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, cut into wedges, and serve.

Carrot Halwa

Carrot Halwa from Michelle Peters-Jones

1 pound carrots, peeled
2 tablespoons ghee or neutral cooking oil
8 green cardamom pods, seeds only, crushed
3 cups whole milk
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup raisins
Pinch saffron threads
1/4 cup unsalted pistachio nuts, chopped
Grate the carrots coarsely using a cheese grater. Heat the ghee or oil in a heavy, high-sided skillet or saucepan. Add the crushed cardamom seeds and stir for about 30 seconds, until they are fragrant. Add the grated carrots to the pan and fry for about 3 minutes.

Add the milk and bring it up to the boil. Boil, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. Then turn the heat down to a low and simmer the halwa, uncovered, for about 1 hour. Stir every so often to stop the milk forming a film or scorching on the bottom. The milk should have reduced by over a third by the end of the hour.

Add the sugar, raisins, and saffron to the pan and stir. Turn the heat up to medium and cook, stirring frequently, for until the halwa is thick and glossy, 15 to 20 minutes.

You can serve the halwa warm or cold. If serving warm, scoop into bowl, sprinkle pistachios over top and serve. If serving cold, press the halwa mixture into small ramekins. When ready to serve, overturn on to plates, sprinkle over the pistachios and serve.


Banana Bread in a Mug Recipe

Follow this formula when you need homemade moist banana bread RIGHT NOW: mug microwave 1 ripe banana 5 minutes = your banana bread quick fix. Banana Bread in a Mug Makes 1 Serving Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 8 minutes Ingredients 1 ripe banana, mashed 1 egg 1 Tablespoon buttermilk ¼ […]

via Banana Bread in a Mug Recipe

A reminder of last months theme


Chocolate Carres Moelleux au Riz

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Servings 8-10  Prep Time 30 minutes Total Time up to 3 hours

1/2 cups water
1 cup Arborio rice (or any other short-grained white rice)
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup milk
1 cup half n half
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
Boiling water


Preheat oven to 325ºF. Lightly spray an 8×8 or 9×9-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

Place the rice and water in a medium-sized saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat to low. Let cook for about 20 minutes, until the rice is tender and the water is entirely absorbed. Set the pot aside to allow the rice to cool a bit.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs well until they are light and airy. Add in the evaporated milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.  Mix everything together well. Add the cooked rice and the cooled butter and stir thoroughly.

Scrape the mixture into the pan. Place the pan into a larger oven-safe pan and pour enough boiling water into the larger pan so that the water comes up halfway up the sides of the smaller pan.

Bake for 35 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and give the pudding a good stir. Return the whole thing to the oven and bake for another 1 1/2 hours, until the rice has set and the top is golden brown. Check once or twice during the baking process. If the water seems too low, add more boiling water to the larger pan to keep the pudding from drying out. When done, remove the baking dish from the larger pan and place on a wire rack for about 20-30 minutes. Carefully remove the larger pan and pour out the hot water into the sink.

Cut the pudding into squares and serve as is or with fruit or even whipped cream on top. This is great warm or at room temperature. You can cover them with chocolate as well. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. It’s great cold too!



Ed Ruscha’s Cactus Omelette

Ed Ruscha’s Cactus Omelette


For Ruscha’s cactus omelette, whisk eggs in a bowl, heat a pan with butter, and prepare an omelette as you normally would, lifting the edges when they harden and tilting the pan to let the runny layers slide underneath. While the top is still moist, add salt, pepper, and cottage cheese in the center, followed by celery and the nopalitos. Fold in half and let the omelette set for one minute over low heat. “For people who like shaggy dog stories, add little bits of the green cactus on the top of the omelette to make sad or funny faces,” Ruscha says.


Rice Pudding in a Mug

Out of all the different Rice Pudding recipes this is my favorite.  It is actually my Mom’s Rice Pudding Recipe the only difference here, I used leftover rice.

It also makes a quick, easy dessert.


1/4 cup whole milk, [I like to use half n half]
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup cooked white rice
2 tablespoons raisins, plus more for garnish
For garnish, whatever you desire, almond, raisins, cinnamon, chocolate


In a large mug, stir the milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Then add rice and raisins. Microwave on high in 30-second intervals until thickened slightly, about 1½ to 2½ minutes total; stir between intervals. Let stand for 2 minutes, then garnish with raisins and toasted sliced almonds. Serve.


Bottle Gourd Pudding


Here is another recipe from Recipe 52 Blog.  What I like so much about this blog, is that, Lauki Kheer also lists the benefits of the ingredients.

This Bottle Gourd Pudding is ideal for a hot summer day.


Foxtail Millet Pongal / Thinai Pongal


This Foxtail millet / Thinai Arisi recipe is from Indian Kitchen and the recipe was submitted to the July Share and Inspire hosted by The Recipe Hunter.  Check out the other recipes that have been submitted to the July Share and Inspire event.

Here is what  Indian Kitchen writes about the recipe.

“Foxtail millet / Thinai arisi was one of the staple food in ancient days. Millets are called as sirudhaniyam in tamil and its popular in Tamilnadu. Thinai / Foxtail millet is a vegan food and also gluten free cereal. It is rich in protiens, and low in fat and has good amount of fiber content, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and carbohydrates”



Oma’s Gsgsälzbredle

About 40 cookies 

Here is one of grandma’s cookie recipe.  Gsgsälzbredle is the Swabian Word for Marmalade Kekse or Marmalade Cookies.

1⁄3 cup unsalted butter, softened
2⁄3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
6 tablespoons marmalade (any kind you like)
1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat oven to 375°F Grease a cookie sheet (I just use parchment paper).

Grandma mixed the ingredients by hand but I found using the kitchenair mixer is much easier with the same end result. 

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg and marmalade and mix until thoroughly combined. Add additional marmalade if the batter is too stiff.
In another bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder. With the mixer running, slowly add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture until blended.
Drop by spoonfuls on the cookie sheet; do not crowd the cookies as the batter will spread during baking. Bake until the cookies spread out and are lightly browned, 8-10 minutes.
Cool a minute or two on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool.