It appears that chain letters have evolved… into friendship cakes. My housemate Amrita was recently given ‘Herman, The German Friendship Cake’. It is a sourdough culture that you grow and divide.
You use one quarter to make the cake and give the rest to three friends to continue the chain. Weird? Yes! I thought it would make an interesting blog post though. (more…)
Guest post by my housemate Simone
Poppy seed cakes are the centre of my childhood memories. As I grew up I came to realise poppy seed cakes, and they’re glorious variations, were a part of every German child’s favourite memories. This post is about Mohnstreuseul Kuchen, or poppy seed crumble cake. (more…)
Beautiful cakes taste better! There, I said it. The visual allure of a beautifully decorated cake somehow makes it taste better.
I am not a big cake baker. I usually use a packet mix with a few additions, for example extra cocoa in a chocolate cake, and put my effort into decorating the cake. (more…)