Recipes|Berries Detox Water

 

I wanted to post this up ages ago, but just got the chance to. Spring is “here” and Summer is not so far away! I’ve seen lots of different versions of this and had to come up with one that suited my tastes.

This Detox Water is so refreshing and the best thing is, it tastes amazing, too! If you want to make your own Detox Water, follow the instructions below. It’s so easy, you can do it blindfolded!!!

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Try it out and let me know what you think below!

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Pancakes

It’s Pancake Day tomorrow and I have decided to make a post on how to make pancakes. Enjoy! x

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Recipe Time!

It’s Thursday… The bad news… You still have Friday and you probably can’t be bothered with school/uni/work. For most of you this was your first week back and you probably feel like the work is sucking all your energy out.

The good news… I have a recipe that will help you.

Here’s my first recipe to give you some energy in the morning:

post frozen energy booster

 

Zimtsterne (Cinnamon Stars)

This was my first attempt at making Zimtsterne and I have to admit, they do taste great! Unfortunately, this will be my last Christmas Cookie Recipe for this year! :(

To make your own Cinnamon Star Cookies (about 40), you’ll need:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 225g sugar
  • 2 tbsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 300g ground almonds
  • 100g icing sugar

Other stuff you will need:

  • rolling pin
  • flour
  • IMG_1409[1]cookie cutters (star shaped)
  1. Beat the egg whites
  2. Add sugar, vanilla sugar, and icing sugar to the mixture and beat for 10 minutes. This hurts like hell!
  3. Add lemon juice to the mixture
  4. Leave 6 tbsp of the mixture aside
  5. Add cinnamon and almonds
  6. Fold the ingredients carefully. Folding is basically combining delicate mixture into a heavier textured mixture. This will make sure that both the mixtures are mixed properly.
  7. IMG_1422[1]Sprinkle the worktop with a bit of flour and roll out the dough
  8. Cut out star shapes using your cookie cutter
  9. Place them on a baking tray with baking paper
  10. Preheat the oven to 150°C
  11. Brush on the mixture you left aside earlier on the cookies (4.)
  12. Put the cookies in the oven for 25 minutes
  13. Leave to cool for a few minutes

And that’s it!

Haselnussmakronen (Hazelnut Macaroons)

It’s another German Christmas Cookie Recipe time!!!

To make about 40 Haselnussmakronen, you’ll need:

  • 3 eggs
  • 250g sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 300g ground hazelnut
  • 100g flour
  • about 40 whole hazelnuts

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  1. Mix the eggs, sugar, salt, ground hazelnut and flour together
  2. Put baking paper on a baking tray
  3. Use a teaspoon to form a walnut sized ball and place it on the baking tray
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°C
  5. Place a whole hazelnut on top the cookies10822239_332604090279816_972635932_n
  6. Put the cookies in the oven for 10-15 minutes
  7. Make sure the cookies don’t get burned!
  8. Once done, let it cool for a few minutes

 

And that’s it!

If your cookies get stuck to the baking paper like a few of mine did, pick up the baking paper and place it on a hot,damp, clean towel. Leave it on the towel for a few minutes and gently remove the cookies of the baking paper.

Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Crescent Cookies)

I used to love Christmas when I was a kid. Especially when I went to Kindergarten back in Germany.

We used to do a lot of fun activities during December and baking Christmas cookies was one of them.

Through out this month, I am going to make a few of my favourite German Christmas cookies and first up is Vanillekipferl.

To make about 40 Vanillekipferl, you will need the following:

  • 250g flour 
  • 210g butter
  • 100g ground almonds 
  • 80g sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar*
  • 1/2 tbsp icing sugar 
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
  1. IMG_5514Put all the ingredients in a bowl and knead them together with your hands. (Make sure you knead the dough thoroughly)
  2. Cover the bowl with cling film and leave it in the fridge for 30 minutes
  3. Once the 30 minutes are over, roll out the dough and make tiny dough balls
  4. Preheat the oven to 175°C
  5. Make moon crescent shapes out of the dough ballsIMG_5527
  6. Arrange the Vanillekipferl on a baking tray with baking paper
  7. Bake for 20 minutes
  8. While the cookies are baking in the oven, sieve the icing sugar and vanilla sugar together
  9. Once the cookies are baked, cool the cookies for 3 minutes
  10. Once cooled properly, coat the cookies with the sugar mix

Try this recipe out yourself, and let me know what you think!

*I couldn’t find any vanilla sugar in any of my local stores, so had to make my own. Click here to make your own Vanilla Sugar!

Vanilla Sugar

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To make 200g of vanilla sugar, you will need:

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract* (1 tsp is equivalent to one vanilla pod)
  • 200g (1 cup) granulated sugar
  1. Put the sugar in a jar or anything with a lid where you can store the sugar in
  2. Add the vanilla extract to the sugar
  3. Mix it up with a spoon first
  4. If not mixed properly, close the jar/ whatever you are using with the lid and shake well

 And that’s it!

Watch out for future posts to see what I’m going to make with the vanilla sugar I made!

*Cheaper than using actual vanilla pods!