DIY Almond Cranberry Protein Bars

Österr FlaggeIMG_4026 cutEveryone who has been to a fitness studio before, knows them, the small little helpers that make your workout even more efficient – Protein Bars ! They are sitting nicely wrapped in vending machines and on shelves only waiting for you to buy them. They are handy, convenient and packed with valuable protein that is essential to gain muscle.

Sadly, these little bars are also pretty expensive! So there is no choice but to reach deep into your pockets and…

STOP: All wrong!

I have searched through the internet (Bodybuilding.com) and found a way to make your own protein bars in an easy, fast and also cheap way. And they even taste better than the bought ones (says my fitnessfreak <3)! Sounds like a dream come true – and it is! 🙂

IMG_4028cutOr would you rather prefer sweet 2-ingredients-banana-cookies as trainingssnack?

Let the mixing begin!

Click to see the recipe and instructions…

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“Smart Cinema Snack”-Challenge: Red Shortbread and Dessert Skewers

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IMG_3988 cutIn connection with the “Diagonale – Filmfestival”, which takes place in Graz (Austria) every year, Anja of Food Freshion started the “Smart Cinema Snack”-Challenge on March 17 and appointed me as the official MovieMunchies -Expert! 🙂 My category “Moviemunchies” had inspired her to this challenge!

I kinda like my new title and therefore a contribution by me was a must…

This was a pretty tough challenge for me, because healthy is not exactly a strength of this Backdirndl and because “MovieMunchies” normally means that the snack fits the theme of the movie but the Diagonale is a whole festival and not just one film.

In the end, I decided on glogooing with the colors of the Diagonale-Logo with my desserts. Therefore I made red-white-red Red Velvet Cupcakes, red Diagonale-Shortbread and fruity, no-bake dessert skewers.

Something for everyone – opulent, easy-peasy or healthy! ❤

In this post, I will show you how to make red shortbread cookies with the word Diagonale embossed on them and healthy red-white-red Banana Strawberry Dessert Skewers.

IMG_3976 topOr would you rather prefer Red Velvet Cupcakes?

Let’s start baking!

Click to view the recipe and instructions…

“Smart Cinema Snack”-Challenge: Red-White-Red Red Velvet Cupcakes

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IMG_3988 cutIn connection with the “Diagonale – Filmfestival”, which takes place in Graz (Austria) every year, Anja of Food Freshion started the “Smart Cinema Snack”-Challenge on March 17 and appointed me as the official MovieMunchies -Expert! 🙂 My category “Moviemunchies” had inspired her to this challenge!

I kinda like my new title and therefore a contribution by me was a must…

This was a pretty tough challenge for me, because healthy is not exactly a strength of this Backdirndl and because “MovieMunchies” normally means that the snack fits the theme of the movie but the Diagonale is a whole festival and not just one film.

In the end, I decided on glogooing with the colors of the Diagonale-Logo with my desserts. Therefore I made red-white-red Red Velvet Cupcakes, red Diagonale-Shortbread and fruity, no-bake dessert skewers.

Something for everyone – opulent, easy-peasy or healthy! ❤

In this post, I want to share with you my red Red Velvet Cupcakes with white center and Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting with hidden Strawberry inside.

IMG_3991 cutOr would you rather prefer some Shortbread or Dessert Skewers?

Let’s start baking!

Click to view the recipe and instructions…

Miniature Lemon Meringue Pie with fresh Raspberries

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IMG_3845 cutThe first flowers are blooming… at least in my kitchen 😀 and because the temperatures are finally starting to rise and the heavy winter coats can be exchanged for the lighter between-season jackets, I suddenly felt the urge to make Lemon Pie.

❤ The sour lemons in combination with the sweet meringue and the fresh raspberries make for an heavenly dessert. ❤

These pretty pies are eaten faster than you will be able to make them – because they are simply too delicious to resist another serving…

IMG_3841 cutLet’s start baking!

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Fresh Strawberry Cake with Chocolate Glaze and Strawberry Flower on top

Österr FlaggeIMG_3775Last week was my bofriend’s grandmother’s birthday :-* and since I do not waste an opportunity to bake a cake and it has become a tradition for me to make all the cakes, I needed inspiration…

It was clear that I would make a small yet mighty Strawberry Cake, but with or without fondant, with strawberries in the batter or the frosting, or both?

An hour of surfing through the net later, I felt inspired by the pictures of the cakes of Cake Bake & Sweets Show and Good Eats ‘n Sweet Treats and knew exactly what look I was going for! However, the recipe still had to be found…

Lately, I have often come across a recipe called “Mircale Cake” on various websites. The miracle lies in its ingredients for one can add any desired liquid to the cake and therefore flavor the cake any way one wants. I decided to give this miracle cake (recipe by Zuckersüße Tortengrüße) a try and use strawberry juice as liquid. I wanted the frosting to be not too sweet and made of as many strawberries as possible. Yet it had to be firm enough so I could coat my cake with it and pour warm chocolate glaze over it. I decided on a variation of a German Buttercream, which IMG_3787cutI think is amazing. 😀

The baking and assembling of this cake was surprisingly easy and fast and even a newbie to baking could master it.

The cake turned out exactly as I had imagined it! Light and not too sweet, slightly chocolaty and fruity. 🙂

❤ The look of the cake speaks for itself! ❤

IMG_3769cutLet’s start baking!

Click to view the recipe and instructions…