Christmas Honey Cookies – Gingerbread

Christmas Honey Cookies – Gingerbread Delicious and easy-to-make traditional German Christmas cookies. I have been asked to share this recipe so here it is! Would love to hear from you how you and your family liked the honey-rich, soft and crumbly gingerbread. Comment under the article below and let me know or tag @PermacultureHaven when you add your images to the social media šŸ™‚ Ingredients: Whisk eggs + sugar. Add honey and combine. Add remaining ingredients, except wholemeal and baking soda, and combine. Combine wholemeal with baking soda and add to the mix. Knead the dough thoroughly, wrap it in foil and leave for about one hour to rest. Cut… Read More

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Mulberry Orange Jam Recipe – Delicious!

I just experimented and the result is fantastic! If you also have lots of Mulbberries you might want to try this simple-to-follow recipe. Mulberries don’t contain lots of pectins so orange and lime are helping out here. They also add a nice flavour. Any questions or comments? Simply use the comment section below. Mulberry Orange Jam Recipe – Delicious! Tips:

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Cream Cheese Cake – German Style – Delicious and Easy to Make

Cream Cheese Cake – German Style – Delicious and Easy to Make This was always the “must have” cake at any summer party in Bavaria Germany, where I used to live before moving to Australia. Hope you enjoy it as much as we and our visitors always do šŸ™‚ Ingredients: For the sponge cake: Preheat the oven to 170Ā°C (top and bottom heating option). Whisk eggs with sugar and vanilla until nice a creamy and the sugar dissolved. Combine gently with flour mixed with baking powder. Bake for about 20 minutes or until lightly golden. Let it cool down on a tray. The sponge cake must be cold. I usually… Read More

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Homemade Vinegar Recipe

Vinegar is well-researched digestive support. The acetic acid (culture) in vinegar supports the function of probiotics & prebiotics in your gut. It is ideal as a blood sugar balancer and can help with digestion as it contains important digestive enzymes, and homemade is always best! This homemade vinegar recipe is a basic recipe and you can use it for all sorts of fruit. You can add it to salad dressings, or add a teaspoon or two to the homemade soup before eating, and mix a teaspoon with water and honey as a morning health booster.You can make your own vinegar from the fruit you grow at home like Pineapple for… Read More

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Homemade Crunchy Cheese Sticks – Delicious Snacks

Homemade Crunchy Cheese Sticks – Delicious Snacks Very easy to make, crunchy with lots of different flavours according to your liking. They are super fun to make and can be stored in an air tight container for a quite few weeks, if not gone earlier!  For the dough: 120g finely grated cheese like Cheddar,  Colby, Gouda, smoked or other depends what you like 240g whole meal or plain flour 120g semi-warm butter (not fridge cold but also not melted, something in between is best) 1 egg 60g sour cream 1/2 tsp salt pepper and/or any other spices you like For the topic: 1 egg 1 tbsp milk or water sesame… Read More

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Elderberry Liqueur Recipe – Healthy Delicious and Easy to Make

Elderberry Liqueur Recipe – Healthy Delicious and Easy to Make This is a very easy to follow recipe. it is delicious and as an additional bonus, it is full of antioxidants and vitamin C to boost your immune system and helps fight cold and flue. It gives you 2L of liqueur. 750ml elderberry cordial or syrup – you will find the recipe how to make it here natural vanilla extract 250g raw sugar 1L white rum or any other flavourless alcohol at about 42-45% Place elderberry syrup in a larder pot, add sugar and vanilla. Bring to boil while stirring in between. Set aside and cool down. It really need… Read More

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Elderberry Cordial Recipe – Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Cordial Recipe – Elderberry Syrup This is a very easy to follow recipe. Elderberry – Sambucus nigra, grows very well in most parts of the world. If you are interested in this plant, check my article here for more info about this amazing plant. This is a basic recipe and can be used in different ways: diluted in cold or hot water, as a topic for cake or ice-cream or you can use it to make a delicious liqueur. Per 1.5kg Elderberries, only black ones, cleaned and without green stalks, you need 750g sugar and 1L water Place water, sugar and elderberries in a large pot and bring to… Read More

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Scalded Flour (Yudane method) Sourdough Sandwich Loaf – Well suited to a Qld summer

This recipe has been posted by Jennifer Parry in a sourdough baking group on one of the social media. The bread images she attached were amazing. Jennifer wrote: “I believe I have mastered a sourdough loaf able to be made successfully in Qld heat by using the Japanese Yudane method. The Yudane method makes the bread pillowy soft and fluffy and also keeps the bread from drying out quickly. This is because the heated gelatinised starch in the flour keeps the moisture inside the bread. Yudane is made by mixing bread flour and hot boiling water. Adding hot boiling water gelatinises the starch. The gelatinised starch not only allows the… Read More

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Chocolate Bread

Chocolate bread – loved by friends and family. One of a few Christmas sweets favorites. Very easy to make and super delicious. Who doesn’t like simple recipes? šŸ˜€ It comes originally from my lovely German friend from Munich Germany, who I haven’t seen since I moved to Australia. Today, I am sharing it with you and hope that you like it as much as I do!   Chocolate Bread Pre-hit the oven to 170Ā°CĀ  – upper and lower heat setting. Combine: 250g warm butter – room temperature 200g raw sugar 6 eggs 250g almond meal (with or without skin) – fresh ground is best! 100g whole meal Add to the… Read More

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Mulberry Jam Recipe – Super Easy! No Pectin Needed

Most of my recipes are quick and easy and this Mulberry jam is one of them. The most important is the result! I usually freeze the mulberries and use them for cakes, smoothies or to make a quick ice-cream by mixing the frozen mulberries with banana and/or yoghurt but when there is more space in the freezer, a jam is a great alternative to preserve Mulberries. I couldn’t find any simple recipe for the jam so made up my own and it turned out better than expected. Enjoy! Mulberry Jam Recipe – Super Easy! No Pectin Needed 6 cups Mulberries – rinsed 5 cups sugar 1/2 cup lemon or lime… Read More

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