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Slowly the autumn is drawing in, slowly. Today it’s finally raining, and can already count a few yellow leaves. Now just waiting for it to cool down a bit more, and then finally, finally, I can say my favorite season has arrived. The fall.

Surprisingly, these last summer days, I’ve been baking. Too much at work, and too much at home. Can’t help it. So, I’ve made different kinds of baguettes…

Pizza time!

These tasted like pizza, and yummy so. Put quite a few spices into the dough; paprika, cayenne, pizza spice mixture, basil, and topped with fine grated hard cheese.

Lye baguette

These I dipped into lye solution, also, lye baguettes they be. Just love lye bakings, so delicious.

Hand painted buns

Then I made hot-dog baguettes! No, kidding you, just basic hot-dog buns, for we ate hot-dogs. Love this rich dough, with butter and milk. It’s good.

Those cookies

I’ve made a few sweet things, too. These cookies, again. This time filled with apple jam and glazed with lemon icing. Powder sugar on top. They are delicious, though, I actually wanted to bake something with apple and cinnamon, and now I didn’t, so that somehow bothers me still. Oh well, sounds like I have to bake something like that next time, also soon, perhaps tomorrow, then.

Marika~

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Been playing all last week with my best friend, Mr. Yeast Fungus. We made all sorts of things together. My boyfriend wanted some melon pan, so he got it. Filled with pudding, though, but there always has to be the surprise element. I mean, that something that lets me try out something new, anyway.

Pudding pan

Then I made a monster bread. Inspired by the famous monkey bread, I made a cute sesame loaf. Love it!

The monster mash

And to make the week even yummier, I made a thin, French, lemon and wheat tart. It’s so gorgeous. And so unhealthy with a ton of sugar and butter. But as it feels so very light in your mouth, one tends to forget that fact. And eats another slice, or the whole half of it, and then the other half.

I love it

Marika~

 

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It hasn’t been the weather for baking. Only thing one can eat right now is ice cream. And that we surely have, all sorts. Had to also make my own, blueberry vanilla one. Turned out delicious, and pretty.

Difficult to find ice cream recipes somehow, so I ended up just combining all the google results. I have a feeling that whatever whipped cream you end up freezing can be called home made ice cream, as long as it tastes. So here’s the pic of mine.

Coolness

Marika~

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7 flowers

Happy midsummer! We celebrated by picking up flowers. A small ritual, it’s supposed to work so, that when I collect seven different flowers and place them under my pillow I’ll dream of my future husband. Well, my future husband picked up the flowers for me. And I dreamt of nothing. Guess that works as well.

The thing is, Midsummer is nothing that special here in Germany. What’s more special is the ending of the school year in our region. That means, the summer begins now. Only now?! I guess I skipped the whole summer then, ’cause for me Midsummer has always been somewhat a sign that autumn is on it’s way, too. So, summer begins and ends this weekend, I better enjoy it.

And I have, for the sun is finally burning us, too. Spite spending lots of time outside, I’ve also managed to bake quite an amount of stuff.. I mean, since last week, I’ve made a tosca cake, macarons, 100% sourdough bread, focaccia, cheesecake, chocolate cookies, marshmallow, pizzas and croissants. I guess it’s because of my Bosch, that baking runs even smoother these days. By now it’s abilities have been tested pretty throughout, and I’m very happy with it. Thanks again, mom!

Oh, and here some pictures, that my camera has gathered.

Bosch

Macarons with marzipan filling

Sourdough is alive again

Half with walnuts and herb butter

Think tomorrow I’ll keep a break from baking, gonna take Carlos hiking somewhere.

Marika~

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