2015 was not always an easy year for me. I had to change my work as my time in my “Ph.d.”-lab ended and there were several cases of illness in the family. And, as I told a friend recently: It’s reliving to know that 2015 is ending soon. But in the private storms I was very happy to have my blog and kitchen as hiding place for some hours from stress and sorrow. And while I’m happily looking forward to the end of my private year 2015 I still like to take a look back at the Blog year 2015.
One project that went along most of the year was the bread baking course for beginners, which yields great recipes like this Roll recipe or the Salzstangerl and which ended in december in a small ebook (but only in German).
Another on-going topic of this year was jams made without gelling sugar, and this Raspberry and Red Currant Jam is just one example for the delicious jams we cooked this summer and autumn.
My Falafel recipe had his big trial in the summer when I made 100 pieces for a Ph.d. party buffet. And as the recipe was not published on the blog to that time point, I “had” to make them again the following weekend for some nice pictures!
After a lot of tweaking I finally found this year my personal favourite burger, the ABC-Burger, which is made of aubergine, red beet and Champignon mushrooms. And as chickpeas are used to hold everything together, this burger is – unintentional– not only vegeterian but vegan.
Like in the year before, there where many breads which I baked with my favourite sourdough, the sweet Starter. And that this is possible even with whole grain shows this Wholegrainy Bread with sweet Starter. And for sweet stuff like Berliner Ballen the starter is always a good choice.
Of course there was the one or other mousse cake this year as well. For the newspaper of the university of cologne I created this little Cinnamon mousse cake with apple Curd.
My “experimental”Christstollen is made without bakers yeast and a good choice for sourdough purists. It develops its own flavour notes and is a delicious as its traditional sibling.
Delicious is the Swan King Bread as well and I’m very happy that Oliver asked for a recipe. If there are more questions for recipes in the next year, I will be very happy!
And finally there was the Wiener Patzerlgugelhupf, a good cake to use up leftovers nuts and jams from Christmas baking. It will find its way on our table in the new year again for sure.
That was the year 2015 here in the blog. I would like to thank all my readers for your visits, your nice comments and emails. These feedbacks are always so motivating for me! I hope, you will come back next year and if you find the time to drop a comment every now and then I’m even more happy! And so I wish you and your familys a great new years eve and a happy year 2016!