Sweet yeast cakes and breads

Sweet yeast cakes and breads made with sweet yeast doughs and filled with from poppy seed, nuts, marzipan, raisins to chocolate. A perfect anytime treat.

Chocolate Buns

These are world’s best homemade chocolate buns you’ll ever make. They’re super easy to make, extremely fluffy, soft, light, not too sweet and highly addictive. Made with ingredients you probably have on hand. Enjoy the chocolate buns for breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea/ coffee or as a snack. These chocolate buns […]

Apple fritter bites

These apple fritter bites with a great hint of cinnamon made by dipping apple cubes in a yeast batter are family favorite! They are so tasty, simple and fun to make with kids. Make a great travel or picnic snack. My husband’s great aunt made fried apple bites aka. Apfelkräpfla […]

Homemade German Nut Braid with Marzipan (Nusszopf)

This is the best nut braid ever! It’s fluffy, moist and gloriously delicious! Made with homemade sweet yeasted dough and hazelnut – Marzipan filling. Each and every year shortly before Easter my mum in law, Beate makes baked goodies from Geschnittene Hasen (Twisted fried pastries), Easter bread to nut braid. […]

Easy Homemade Raisin Buns

These fluffy, not too sweet, raisin buns made with yeasted dough make a perfect breakfast, brunch or snack. This raisin bun recipe is so fluffy, delicious and easy to follow (perfect for beginner bakers). Made with yeast, milk, flour, raisins, egg and sugar. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea or […]

Best Homemade Apple rolls

Easy to follow, fluffy, moist and insanely delicious apple rolls made entirely from scratch. A perfect treat for the whole family!! German apple doughnut recipe is one of the popular recipes on this blog. After I’ve posted it at the beginning of this year, many have been asking if it’s […]

German plum dumplings (Zwetschgenknödel)

A classic German plum dumpling autumn recipe made with yeasted dough. The dumplings are stuffed with Italian plums and cinnamon sugar and coated with buttered breadcrumbs. Tastes great with plum compote and blob of sour cream – yogurt mixture. The dumplings are great for lunch, dinner, afternoon tea or dessert. […]

German plum cake (Zwetschgenkuchen) with yeast base

Light, fluffy, moist and not too sweet authentic German plum sheet cake (Zwetschgenkuchen/ pflaumenkuchen) made with yeasted dough filled with fresh plums and topped with crumbles. Tastes over the top dusted with icing sugar and with whipped cream. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea or dessert. Some months ago I […]

Best German jelly doughnuts (Berliner)

Kreppel, Berliner, Pfannkuchen. Krapfen, Faschingskrapfen or whatever you call them, are ”MUST haves” for carnival. Carnival or fasching is a German tradition, celebrated once a year in February or March (6 weeks before Easter). This year carnival started on the 28th of Feb and will end on the 06th of […]

Perfect German Apple Doughnuts (Apfelkrapfen)

Apple doughnuts belong to carnival/ fasching just like cookies belong to Christmas. Though you can find them in almost every bakery at any time of the year. They are known as Apfelkrapfen in Franconian region, Bavaria, but the name varies depending on where you are in Germany. For instance in […]

Namibian Fat Cakes (fried dough) Recipe

Fat cakes also known as Vetkoek (in Afrikaans) or Oukuki ( in my mother tongue Oshiwambo) are sweet, fluffy and moist deep fried dough balls. Fat cakes are so loved in Namibia, especially in the northern part of the country. They also happen to be my favorite childhood snack. The […]