Are You Cronuts Yet?

26 10 2013

I guess I am more than far behind this crazy New York food hype but to my excuse, I live in Germany and it always takes a bit of time until American trends roll across the ocean to our little shores.

How I learned about this Cronuts trend?

Well - I watched the last episode on two broke girls and that told me all about it.

The long waiting lines (which are apparently already dwindling again with lots of hybrids are on the way and the amount of dollars people are willing to spent on the black market.

Amazing!

I instantly felt the urge to try one of those - supposedly heavenly divine - creations but how?

For a few scary seconds I actually thought about baking some - ME - B A K I N G !!!

I case you do not know: I NEVER bake!

Ok - I RARELY bake, because I am afraid of it. I did bake this garlic and herb pull-apart bread though and it was almost a success meaning it didn't rise but tasted great anyway. And I once made a delicious cake. But that one did not require baking...

Anyway - I couldn't possible bake a Cronut - have you read a recipe? - it takes a crazy amount of folding and waiting and folding and waiting and some more folding and waiting until the dough is made.

So I asked on my Twitter if anyone have had a Cronut yet and found out, that there is a creative baker in the south of Germany who sells his own version called "Doissant".

Pretty name, right? A bit french sounding...

He even shows a video about the making of the Doissants and i must say they do look tasty.

Later that day I had to run to our local bakery to get us some bread for dinner and then: Right in front of my very eyes: A CRONI!!!

Our local bakers version of a Cronut! And what a cute name. Well, I guess that trend truly arrived and bakers are really creative people. 

"Ask, and it shall be given you..." - I was so relieved I didn't have to bake!

And guess what - there was no line and plenty of Cronuts-Doissants-Cronis for 1.45Euro each...

All I had to do was taking a picture and then eat. 

YUM!

Cronuts by lebenslustiger.com

Happy Day,

Anette 

PS. - Thank you - one was more than enough - a bit too heavy for my taste :) 


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Hot Chocolate..

01 10 2013 Market day

... is this months color theme over @ "Color Me Pretty" with Bine and Andrea.

I thought immediately of this chocolate bread I made last year.

Funny, because i just posted a bread recipe yesterday! 

This chocolate bread was so delicious - especially topped with some artisan made hot chili cheese. 

If you like to see the recipe it's over here in last years post.

Chocolate bread recipe with chili cheese, Schokobrot rezept mit Chilikäse

Wishing you a Happy October,

Anette 


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Garlic & Herb Pull Apart Bread

30 09 2013 Market day

I baked!

YAY! 

A yummy Garlic & Herb pull-apart bread.

Garlic and herb pull-apart bread, Knoblauch-Kräuter Zupfbrot

Dear Susanne from Alles ist gut send the recipe over to me.

Instead of fresh herbs I used a mixture of dried herbs from Sonnentor called "Gute Laune" - about 4 table spoons.

Bread dough

600 g flour

1 cube fresh yeast

300 ml lukewarm water

1 tsp honey or agave

2 tsp salt

50 ml olive oi

Mix flour, yeast, agave and the water and let sit until bubbly.

Then mix in salt and oil and kneed until you get a nice dough. 

Garlic & herb butter

100 g soft butter

1 tps herb salt

1 or more garlic cloves

3 tbsp fresh or frozen herbs like basil, chives, parsley... 

Mix all herb-butter ingredients thoroughly.

Roll out the dough approximately in a size of a baking sheet.

Spread the butter evenly all across, cut into 5-6 strips and fold them up.

Put up-right into an oiled bread pan.

Let rise again and then bake until it's golden - about 30min - depending on your oven. 

So delicious!

Happy Monday,

Anette 



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Waahhh - Watermelon Cake!!!

18 08 2013 DIY

I brought you a cake. 

A  C A K E !!!

Watermelon cake, Wassermelonentorte

Why is that so exciting for me?

Well - I barely post any recipes on my blog - cooking and baking always makes me - let's say - nervous...

And baking a CAKE? Oh my - I freeze in awe just by the thought of baking a real cake...

But this Watermelon Cake doesn't require baking!

It is the ultimate and fun summer treat: cool, refreshing and low in calories with a bit Caribbean-cocos-feeling - it literally tastes like summer break.   

You need:

  • 1 large, seedless watermelon, cut top and bottom then cut the sides free of the green parts and shape a nice cylindrical cake base with your knife. Pat the watermelon cylinder dry with paper towels.
  • 2 cans full fat coconut milk left in the fridge for about 6 hours or overnigh to separate the milk from the cream
  • Vanilla extract optional
  • Powdered sugar
  • 1 bag of coconut flakes
  • fresh summer fruits to your taste

Put 2 hands full of coconut flakes in a dry skillet and gently brown them over medium heat while stirring. Put on a plate and let cool down.

Open the cans and pour out the thin cocomilk - use it for smoothies for example - then scoop out the thick cream into a mixing bowl.

I followed a recipe that used a bit honey and a hand mixer to fluff up the cream. But the speedy mixing didn't produce a fluffy cream for me -  instead it made it turn thin and runny. So I spontaneously added the rest of the flakes from the bag to the cream and it was fine.

I recommend using powdered sugar to your liking and just stirring or whisking your coco-frosting if you do not want to add the flakes.

I guess, you could just use any kind of cake frosting to cover the watermelon but the coconut cream gives it a nice tropical touch.

Now take your frosting and start decorate your "cake".

Get the roasted coconut flakes and the fruits on and - Voilá - A Carribean Party on your plate. ENJOY!

Watermelon cake, Wassermelonentorte

Happy Late Summer,

Anette

P.S. 

You can find my rosé-gold jewelry line here in my own shop  or my other lines at Etsy and DaWanda

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Thanks so much!!! 



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