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Back to Say Goodbye

Back to Say Goodbye

The last year was pretty crazy and exciting. So many wonderful things happened. Just to mention the most exciting one: our daughter was born in November. This experience was one of the many reasons why I didn’t post anything on Ginger by Choice. I often…

Yeast Braid

Yeast Braid

Two weeks ago, I had the basic recipe for sweet yeast dough for you, last week my delicious chocolate buns and today I would love to show you the second, oh-so-simple yeast pastry version: yeast braids. And please, don’t worry, if you do not know…

Chocolate Buns or Chocolate Brioche

Chocolate Buns or Chocolate Brioche

Last week, I had the basic recipe for sweet yeast dough here on the blog and today I have the first pastry recipe for your: chocolate buns or you can also call them chocolate brioche. Simply add some chopped chocolate or chocolate sprinkles to the…

Basic Recipe for Yeast Dough

Basic Recipe for Yeast Dough

After being sick for quite a while I’m finally back in the kitchen: cooking, baking and in an excited test mood. This week I got my hands on yeast dough and its thousand and one ways to use it for pastry. I really love the…

FIVE DELICIOUS BIRTHDAY CAKES

FIVE DELICIOUS BIRTHDAY CAKES

Birthdays are celebrated all around the world, albeit a bit different. One thing that is quite similar everywhere is that the birthday child can expect to be treated with a special meal. This is usually a delicious birthday cake. And in Germany, we love our…

Fruity Fresh Pickled Herring Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Fruity Fresh Pickled Herring Salad with Yogurt Dressing

The fifth season ended last week and Ash Wednesday heralded Lent. Many people in Germany traditionally eat herring salad on that day because there is no meat in it and … Honestly, I have forgotten all the other reasons. I will just speculate a bit…