Berlinesas (Berlin Doughnuts)

Berlinesas (Berlin Doughnuts)

Who doesn’t like doughnuts? I confess, I was a slow adopter to these wonderfully decadent, fried pastries. As we cope with pandemic-driven isolation and an early, snowy winter in Minnesota, I found myself craving the delight of a custard-filled doughnut still warm from the fryer. They are such a comforting food during tough times: warm [...]

Quarkbrötchen

Quarkbrötchen

Is there anything more inviting than the aroma of freshly-baked bread right out of the oven in the morning? I adore bread and had the good fortune of grandmothers and mothers who baked it daily at home. It’s the best way to start the morning, especially paired with a hot cup of strong coffee. However, [...]

Mexican Chocolate Sheet Cake [GF]

Mexican Chocolate Sheet Cake [GF]

In September we had a backlog of celebrations to catch up with on account of the pandemic. It’s been a strange year, what with gatherings constrained and people being very careful not to contract the virus. We have been lucky so far, but also extremely careful, yet when the August and September birthdays rolled in, [...]