Vanillekipferl, or vanilla crescent kipferl cookies, are a popular Christmas cookie in Germany, Austria, and many other European countries. They have a flavor very close to a butter cookie or shortbread, with the addition of ground almonds and vanilla sugar. A good dusting with confectioners’ and vanilla sugar sweetens the taste even more. Not only […]
Tasty vegan treats, sweet and rich! Use these recipes for special occasions or just for evening dessert.
Use one of these three methods to make one of the easiest kitchen basics: vanilla sugar. From time to time, you will come across a cookie recipe calling for vanilla sugar. Don’t run out to buy it! You can easily make it at home. I’ve seen vanilla sugar in many European and German cookie recipes. […]
Homemade cake donuts are so good for weekend breakfasts, and these pumpkin donuts and spiced glaze are some of the best! At my house we make a dozen donuts for the two of us, then we can have them for a few days. No leaving the house early just to find the donut shop is […]
Stir up these easy, last minute vegan chocolate crispy cups for Halloween or just to have around for a “chocolate a day.” When I was a kid, Nestlé Crunch bars were my all time favorite for years. These crisp cups are made with puffed brown rice and vegan chocolate chips, plus vanilla, almond butter and […]
This apple pie, galette style, is made in a pie plate with apple compote under the sliced apples for a thicker filling. The edges of the crust are folded galette style. I came across this style of making pies while researching French desserts this year. All of the pies I found on French cooking blogs […]
I like calling these “Death by Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes” because they are *killer*: little (maybe not little enough) mini bundt cakes of chocolate cake, loaded with chocolate chips and topped with a rich, thick chocolate glaze. Keep the almond milk handy! You’ll need it. You can find the recipe for the chocolate frosting/glaze here. […]