Let’s bake! Special cookies for egg yolk recycling

To finish the school year well, try this recipe. It’s really great to use your leftover egg yolks, and always welcome for picnics among friends to enjoy the sunny afternoons. Let’s bake!                   Ingredients:   2 egg yolks 60 g caster sugar 50 g softened butter a small pinch of salt ½ tbsp baking powder 33 g chocolate chips (can easily be 35 g!)               Mix […]

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Let’s bake! Devil’s Food cake recipe

Spring is here, the sun is shining, let’s be decadent and enjoy a devilishly good cake! If you don’t like chocolate, that’s not the recipe for you. But if you do, grab your baking gear!       Ingredients:   For the frosting / icing: 225 g chocolate 175 g butter 100 ml heavy cream A pinch of salt For the sponge cake: 75 g cocoa powder 80 g brown sugar 120 g caster sugar 335 g flour 1 tablespoon […]

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Let’s bake! Cookie mug cake recipe

You are in a hurry? You’d like a quick treat after a hard day’s work? This mugcake is the perfect answer for you! It’s easy to make and tastes lovely. It will be ready in a few minutes, thanks to your microwave. Then, you can enjoy it all on your own… Yummy. Let’s bake!                   Ingredients (for one mug cake): 1 tablespoon milk (or 1 egg yolk) 3 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons […]

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Let’s bake! « Beignets » recipe

It’s a sad February month without carnival festivities, but we can still bake the delicious culinary specialties that traditionally accompany that time of the year. If you’re already fasting, save the recipe for next year! In France, like in Germany, carnival goes hand in hand with deep fried pastries. Here is the recipe of my great-grand mother’s « beignets ». In France, you can find them with very different names like « beignets », « bugnes » or « merveilles », depending on the region. No matter what […]

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Let’s bake! « Galette des rois » recipe

Hello, Camäléon bakers! January isn’t over yet, so there is still time to bake a delicious « galette des rois ». This traditional French cake is meant to celebrate the Epiphany, when the three Kings visit the baby Jesus on 6th January. There are many different types of « galettes des rois », but I’ll show you how to bake the most famous one.   Ingredients: 2 puff pastry circles (but you can actually vary the form since we find mainly rectangular puff pastry […]

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Let’s bake! Recipe for Christmas cookies

Just a few days left before Christmas, but there is still time to bake some of those easy and delicious Christmas cookies. Let’s get started!                 Ingredients 100 g sugar 100 g butter vanilla 1 egg 300 g flour some of your favourite brand of chocolate spread.         Pour all the ingredients in a bowl mix them all together with your hands.                 […]

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Let’s bake! Carrot cake recipe

Welcome to a brand new column in Camäléon: I’ll be sharing my favourite recipes with you. If you like baking, and if you like English, you’re in the right place. For my first recipe, I chose a classic in British baking: carrot cake. Ready? So, let’s get started!         Carrot cake recipe Ingredients: 200 g caster sugar 250 ml vegetable oil 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 6 eggs 420 g […]

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