3-ingredient-Peanut-Butter-Cups

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IMG_4253 cutA crisp chocolate shell filled with creamy milk chocolate ganache and a salty center of peanut butter – that’s how the sweet treats pesent themselves and they come pretty close to the American original! They are so tasty, they even turned my peanut butter refusing parents into lovers. 🙂

I fell for ❤ Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups ❤ while I was living in the US for a year when I was 15. You could get them in many different sizes and even as cereal. Yummy! Returning home, also meant no more of the chocolaty treat. Every once in a while, when the craving became unbearable, I would order a package or two of the delicious candy online paying crazy amounts of money. I would guard my treasure with my life and beware if someone wanted to take a bite, because that would set free the predator in me! *fellingashamed*

Why the sweet ‘n salty candy hasn’t reached Europe yet, is a mircale still to be solved, but at least I do not have to rely on expensive shipments anymore for I am simply going to make them myself from now on. 😀

IMG_0022 cutBtw, the idea is from saritiv but I adjusted it some so the center would be rich and creamy. 🙂

Since this was my very first attempt at filling chocolate candy, I am very satisfied with the outcome and if I can do it – you can do it too! 😉

Let’s start baking!

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Pudding Cupcakes – “Cuppuddings” in chocolate and in vanilla

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ZIMG_4140 cutMy family ordered cupcakes as this year’s Easter celebration dessert. 🙂 The cute little cakes are simply irresistable and a big hit among all my friends and relatives. This time, I made all the fondant decorations myself *proudme* because I had taken my very first baking class on April 1 (No joke!) right in time for Easter! I only had to reposition the decorations, which initially set on a cake dummy. 😉

The recipe I used to make these cupcakes is one that I had been thinking about for the longest time but which has only now become tasty reality – a pudding/custard lover’s dream!

It’s a Vanilla Cupcake with Pudding/Custard Filling and to top it all off, with German (Pudding/Custard-)Buttercream Frosting, which, as you already now from this post, is made of even more pudding and some butter – so these tiny Easter cakes are packed with pudding deliciousness, therefore I call them Cuppuddings ! 😉

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Green: Vanilla Pudding Filling and German Vanilla Buttercream
Brown: Chocolate Pudding Filling and German Chocolate Buttercream

But seriously… Pudding is amazing – soft yet firm, rich and creamy, and so many different flavors to choose from! Pudding even has its own day on June 26 – National Chocolate Pudding Day! Whoopwhoop! But thinking about it, for me, every day is pudding day! 😀

I already had to bake more of these sweet little Puddingcakes twice since Thursday and even though nobody can decide whether chocolate or vanilla is best, Cuppuddings  have officially turned into a dessert hit within my family! 🙂 Cuppuddings  are fluffy and creamy and light and even have less sugar than most of my other Cupcakes, because the frosting is made with only 100g of sugar. Win-Win!

ZIMG_4148 cutLet’s start baking!

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It’s not tea time without Poppy Seed Bundt Cake (Austrian version)

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ZIMG_3886 cutEaster time is family time… and nothing is better than afternoon tea at my parents’ house! It’s the perfect time to relax, chat and enjoy being together. But tea time wouldn’t really be tea time without cake or cookies… 😀

In the past, my grandma used to bake the delicious pastries or my mom (a devoted non-baker – I ❤ love ❤ her anyways ;-)) used to buy them, but in the last few years, the young generation (-> I <-) took over spatula and whisk, not without cherishing the old recipes however.

The basic recipe to this Austrian Poppy Seed Bundt Cake is from my grandmother on my father’s side, who owned a tiny grocery shop and always had a lot of heavy cream on hand. Whenever she didn’t sell all the cream, she would just whip up this easy bundt cake to spare the cream from going bad. Often, she would also serve sweetened and whipped cream on the side. not exactly low in calories but full of precious childhood memories!

ZIMG_3880 cutLet’s start baking!

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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!

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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!

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“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!

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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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