Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Sweet and soft Yeast Bun


  • 4 cups of plain white flour 
  • 30g (1oz.) dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk + 2tbls milk (for coating)
Preheat oven to 325°F (170°C).
Sift the flour into a big bowl and crumble the yeast into the middle of your bowl. Add a little bit of the sugar and pour some of the warm milk over it. Cover with fabric an let it rest for about 30min in a warm place. Now add the rest of the sugar, milk, salt, butter and the 2 eggs (roomtemperature). Combine all the ingredients until a dough is formed (add some extra flour if too sticky). Put the dough into the large bowl, cover up and let it rest for another 30-40 minutes in a warm place.
Divide the dough into three pieces and braid on a greased baking tray. Let it rest for another 10min and now brush the yolk and milk mixture onto your braid. Bake for around 50 minutes until golden brown.


Monday, February 25, 2013

Amazing Brownies

Creamy, fudgy and heavenly Brownies

You need:

  • 1 cup dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate (chopped)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 85 ml vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup white flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Let's start:
Preheat oven to 325°F (170°C).
Melt the dark chocolate and let it cool slightly. Beat the eggs until fluffy and add the sugar while beating. Now add the melted chocolate ( room temperature! ), the vegetable oil, salt and vanilla extract. Mix again. Sift the flour and the baking powder and fold into the chocolate mixture.
Mix in the white chocolate. Take a brownie baking tray and line with baking paper.
Pour in the brownie mixture and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Broccoli and Quinoa Soup

Delicious and creamy Veggie Soup


  • 1 cup broccoli (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 stack celery (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1 cup cooked Quinoa
  • 1/4 cup milk or non dairy milk( soy milk, almond milk etc.)
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • salt and pepper and other spices to your taste
Start cooking Quinoa with 2 cups of water for 15 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Now chop all the veggies into small pieces and start to sauté the garlic and onion with the ovile oil until golden brown in a pot.
Add the chopped carrot, celery and broccoli and cook until soft. After that add the vegetable stock and purée until creamy. Pour in the milk,  add the green peas, cooked Quinoa and flavor with salt and pepper and other spices. Cook for another 3 minutes and you are ready!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Very Berry Smoothie

Mango and Mixed Berry Smoothie


  • 1/2 mango
  • 1/4 cup frozen raspberries + some fresh for decoration
  • 1/4 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/8 cup water
Blend all the ingredients in a mixer until smooth. Garnish with some fresh raspberries and enjoy!

Hot Lemon and Ginger Tea

Perfect for a cold winter morning

What you will need:
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 lemon and half a slice for decoration
  • 1 small piece of ginger
  • 1 tsp honey (add more to your taste)
Let's start:
Bring water and the grated ginger to boil. Remove from the heat and add the lemon juice.
Take your cup, add the lemon slice, honey and pour your tea over it. Do not forget to strain!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Rice Salad

How to make a fresh and yummy Salad

What you will need:

  • 1 cup boiled rice
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1/2 chopped red capsicum
  • 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped lettuce
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • pepper and salt to your taste (You can also add some vinegar if you like)
Get ready:

Boil the rice as in the description and chop all the vegetables into small pieces.
When the rice is ready, let it cool slightly and mix in the chopped veggies.
When everything is combined, add the olive oil and the seasoning. Mix well again and you are ready to go!

Strawberry Smoothie

Recipe for delicious Summer Smoothie

  •  1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  •  1 medium ripe banana
  •  3 ice cubes
  •  1 tsp honey
  •  juice of 1/2 lemon

Add all the ingredients into a mixer and blend until smooth.