We are very fortunate to have inherited from Cheryl’s grandmother a german baking book. It is called “Back vergnügen wie noch nie”, our edition was printed in 1983 so it is still quite modern with lots of colour pictures. It was written by Christian Teubner and Annette Wolter and seems to still be available, the last edition I can find online was printed in 2008.

It is our intention to bake lots of cakes and biscuits from the book, especially this christmas (the book has lots of seasonal bake recipes). One of our recent attempts is pictured above, the Marzipanzopf (Marzipan braid). I didn’t quite get the glaze right (too runny) but otherwise it was a success. Lots of marzipan and ground almonds as you might expect from a german cake!