Success is not final, failure is not fatal - it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Thursday, November 8, 2012

What to do when it's cold outside...

Why you bake of course... 
Not to worry, these were taken over the last two weeks or so - otherwise you'd be rolling all of us around.  
Recently I started making our own granola/muesli bars. They are so easy to make and we absolutely love them. After cutting them, I wrap them in parchment paper and keep in the freezer. They keep very well and are the perfect snack.
Was tut man nur wenn's kalt draussen ist? Man backt natuerlich...
Nur keine Angst, die Bilder wurden ueber die letzten zwei Wochen oder so gemacht - ansonsten koenntet ihr uns alle bald rollen. :-) 
Vor einiger Zeit hatte ich angefangen unsere eigenen Muesli Riegel zu backen. Geht super einfach und schmecken total lecker. Nachdem sie gebacken sind, wickle ich sie in Backpapier und hebe sie im Gefrierschrank auf. Sie halten sich so sehr lange und sind der perfekte Snack fuer zwischendurch.
 Pankcakes for breakfast - a great start into the weekend.
Pfannkuchen zum Fruehstueck - der perfekte Start in's Wochenende.
 Sourdough-rye bread, very tasty.
Sauerteig Roggenbrot - sehr lecker.
 Hannah baked a double batch of zucchini brownies for a teachers birthday. Of course the kids had to try them to make sure they were edible. :-)
Hannah hat ein doppeltes Rezept Zucchini Brownies fuer eine Lehrerin zum Geburtstag gebacken. Natuerlich mussten die kids ein bissl probieren um zu sehen ob sie auch schmecken. :-)
 Homemade English muffins. This is only the second time I've made them, but everybody loves them. Guess I really should try and make them more often.
Selbstgemachte "English muffins" ( eine Art "mini" Broetchen). Ich habe sie bisher nur zwei mal gebacken, aber da sie bei allen so gut ankommen, werde ich sie in Zukunft wohl oefters machen.
Oatmeal sourdough bread.
Haferflocken Sauerteig Brot.
Cranberry upside down cake. This is a Martha Stewart recipe and it is one of my favorites. The picture doesn't do it justice, it is sooooo good! Hope my bunco friends will agree...
Ein Cranberry upside down Kuchen. Dies ist ein Martha Stewart Rezept und ist eines meiner Lieblingsrezepte. Auf dem Bild sieht der Kuche nicht so toll aus, aber schmecken tut er dafuer umso besser. Ich hoffe meinen bunco Freundinnen schmeckt er auch...


  1. I've been wanting to try English muffins---would you share your recipe? I was going to try the Alton Brown one on the food network.

    1. Sue, I've posted the recipe before. Here's the link:
      Hope you enjoy them as much as we do. :-)

  2. Looks yummy! I need to make some healthy type bars myself soon!

  3. HIlfe jetzt habe ich von zuschauen wieder zugenommen.
    Schönes Wochenende

  4. Those granola bars look SO yummy, Anke! Would you mind to please share the recipe some time when you have some time? And that cranberry upside down cake looks so delicious. We love cranberries so I'm going to check out Martha's site for the recipe! It would make an unique Thanksgiving treat instead of pumpkin pie.

    1. Here's the recipe, hope you enjoy it. :-)
      Preheat oven to 350. Line a 8 by 8 by 2 pan with parchment and grease.
      Stir together:
      1 2/3 cup oats
      1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup oat flour (or 1/3 cup oats processed until finely ground)
      1/2 tsp salt
      1/4 tsp cinnamon
      2-3 cups dried fruit and nuts (we've used wheat germ, dried cranberries, walnuts, chocolate chips, coconut to name a few)
      Whisk together:
      1 tsp vanilla
      6 tbs melted butter
      1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
      2 tbs light corn syrup
      1 tbs water
      Toss wet and dry ingredients, add 1/3 cup almond or peanut butter.
      Spread in prepared pan, pressing in firmly
      Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until brown around edges. (check often!)Cool completely, then cut with serrated knife. Store in fridge or freezer.

  5. Thank you, Anke! I actually have everything I need to make them! Will let you know how they turn out for me!

  6. You do more baking in 2 weeks than I do in a year! Sad for my family; happy for yours! :)

  7. Anke, it all looks so good! ESpecially the cranberry upside down cake. I bake at Christmas or when the kids some home... I don't want it sitting around if no one but me and DH are here to eat it. Too tempting.