Cookie Advent Calendar: Popcorn Cookies

All you need for this recipe of Cookie Advent Calendar is a handful of popcorn and remember what a walnut looks like. The rest of the products, like flour, butter or eggs, are usually always in the house and do not need any special comments, and the kneading process is ...
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Cookie Advent Calendar: ‘Kisses’ Quark Cookies

This recipe was used in the family of my parents by name "Kisses" who knows why. Probably it means that the cookies are very tender and soft. Anyway I like this name, it fits to these cookies pretty well so let's stay it here. WHen I was younger for some ...
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thumbs cookies on white plate

Cookie Advent Calendar: Thumb Cookies with Black Currant Marmalade

The idea of Cookie Advent Calendar was born several years ago, but something kept blocking it all the time. Finally it took shape on the way to Helsinki airport in March 2023, from where I flew to Milan and scribbled cookie ideas in a notebook. After that I brought some ...
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Sourdough focaccia

Let's congratulate Chris by baking sourdough focaccia!

Who is Chris? This is my leaven, I started it, as ensue on the label, one year ago. Chris is my third version (firsts were Albert and Benedict) of starter which has become effective and easy in using, i.e feeding and baking. This ...
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Sourdough Brioche based on Levito Madre

I was looking for the good recipe for my new born Levito Madre. Something not quite difficult, something which works well for morning baking as a complement to family breakfast (yes, I like to bake early in the morning).

Idea was born from nowhere: brioche!
I realized that for some reason ...
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Home made quark

Let's make quark at home!

It is good to eat it by itself with some natural yogurt/smetana/kermavilli, it could be a great base for dough, which turns into a bundt cake or a lot of cookies. You will be surprised but quark is a very interesting dressing for morning porridge. I ...
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