Christmas Wishlist

christmas wish list

It has become a tradition for me to make this wishlist every year. It started as a fun idea to share what I was looking forward to get for christmas, and now it is a must, my parents are already asking… – Are you not making a list this year? And, yes I am, here you go:

  1. Kitchen Aid Artisan in White, it’s been my dream already for many years to have it. This year is not going to happen, since there’s no space for it in my kitchen (don’t want any trouble with my rommie), but it’s still my dream, that’s why it stays my number one in the wishlist.
  2. Google Chromecast to be able to connect my phone and other devices to the TV,  and more 😀
  3. Nexus 9 – Black, 32 GB, LTE my laptop is not going to last forever and I’ve been looking for a solution, maybe this could be it!
  4. There’s no Christmas without a new Pj’s .
  5. I have just the perfect shoes for this leopard clutch, so, destiny?
  6. Rebecca Minkoff Avery bag because I’m looking for a new everyday bag.
  7. Fancying a new nail polish, my favourite and perfect for this season, Chanel’s Rouge Noir. 
  8. Because it’s time to say goodbye to my beloved Asos Parka, going for this Zara one.
  9. Looking for a replacement for my long-lost winter beanie, this Carhartt one does the trick for sure!
  10. And last but not least… Grace Vagabond boots, my old ones are sadly falling into pieces…

(It got expensive tho :P)

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H.

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Mascarpone Cream with Spekulatius and Raspberries

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I came up with the idea of doing this desert when I was working on the mascarpone cream popsicles recipe. I had some cream left (but no more biscuits) so I just filled 2 glasses with it and put some melted chocolate over them. The consistence of this cream makes it perfect for both states, frozen as an ice cream, or refrigerated as a mousse. Me and my flat mate ate them as a desert that day and since then I put my brain machine at work to make something different out of it. The Spekulatius with the caramel cinnamon taste work perfectly with the raspberries and the cream and give also the crunchy to the mixture of textures. Raspberries give the sour and freshness to it. I think I came up with kind of my perfect desert and I hope you’ll like it to 😀 

Ingredients for 10 servings

  • 200 gr Spekulatius biscuits
  • 250 gr Mascarpone cream cheese
  • 250 ml whipped cream 35% fat
  • 50 gr sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 gelatine leaf
  • Raspberries

Preparation

Mix the whipped cream and sugar in a saucepan and bring it, just for a second, to boil. Put the egg yolks in a bowl and mix them with the warm milk mixture. We want to cook the eggs, but we don’t want them to be like scrambled eggs, so add the milk slowly and don’t stop mixing. Add also the gelatine leaf previously soaked in water. Let the mixture cool down and then add the Mascarpone until smooth. Refrigerate for at least 12 hours.

When refrigerated, beat the mixture until fluffy. Fill your glasses with spekulatius biscuits crumble, and cover it with the mascarpone cream with the help of a pipe bag. Decorate with fresh raspberries.

That easy? yes! Enjoy!

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H.

Spritzgebäck – German Piped Biscuits

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This post may be coming a little late, but well, better late than never 😉

While I was at my parents house in Spain, over the holidays, I wanted to do something nice for them since every time I’m there they do everything for me, it’s like being in a Hotel just, 1 million times better. It was the first time in my life that I baked biscuits and if you ask me, it went really well 😀

I chose this kind of german piped butter based biscuits, first because I like butter biscuits and second, they are easier to make, since you don’t have to knead and roll out the dough for cutting out a shape.

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Ingredients for arround 60 biscuits 

  • 320 gr flour
  • 2 L eggs or 120 gr eggs
  • 250 gr butter
  • 120 gr confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 vanilla pods
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt

Preparation

Heat up your oven at 180ºC.

In a bowl, first combine the soft butter, confectioners’ sugar and the vanilla pulp to a fluffy mixture.

In another bowl, mix the flour with the baking powder and the salt.

Break the eggs into another bowl and just mix them roughly. Pour them step by step, and not all at once, into the Buttery mixture and keep on stirring with the whisk or with your hand mixer on a slow number.

Add the flour mix and mix it to a smooth pastry, don’t over mix it!

Grab a piping bag, place a nr. 10 star nozzle into it and fill your bag with the pastry. Put a baking paper over your baking tray. Squirt the dough into different shapes onto the tray (I, C, S, that’s up to you!), don’t forget to keep some space between them.

Place them in the oven for aprox. 10 minutes. When done, let them cool down.

You can decorate them with some dark molten chocolate just by dipping the ends into it, I didn’t have the time but that would make them just perfect 🙂

Now, enjoy!

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My cousin said they were the BEST biscuits he’d EVER tried, I hope you like them too 😉

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H.

So french!

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Trenchcoat: Zara | T-Shirt: Fred Perry | Jeans: Mango (sehr sehr alt) | Schuhe & Tasche: Zara

Hey, mich gibt es ja auch noch 🙂

Gestreifte T-Shirts und Trenchcoats waren für mich schon immer gleich mit der französischen Nonchalance, die ich so cool finde, also ist mein Comebackpost frenchy chic! 😉

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…Und ein kleiner Bonus 🙂

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Hemd: UCLA via asos | Mantel: Mango | Rock: Zara | Sneakers: Vans | Tasche: Zara

Meine Liebe zum Karo-Muster will nicht aufhören und damit müsst ihr euch abfinden, liebe Leser 🙂

Fast genauso sehr liebe ich auch Spitze, was bis jetzt noch nicht wirklich zur Geltung kam. Diesen Rock finde ich einen ziemlich gelungenen Einkauf, weil ich ihn sowohl ganz casual mit Hemden oder Pullovern und Sneakers tragen kann, als auch schick mit Seidenblusen und hohen Absätzen.

Das war’s schon von mir, bis zum nächsten Post!

A.

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Good things come to those who wait

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Jacke: Zara | Pulli: Pull&Bear | Tasche: Zara | Jeans: Levis | Stiefel: Mango

Es hat eine Weile gedauert, aber wir sind wieder da! 🙂 Und in meinem ersten Post wollte ich Euch direkt das Highlight des diesjährigen Sale-Shopping zeigen: die karierte Wolljacke. Als ich vor fast zwei Monaten mit dem Finger auf der Maus die Zara Webseite anstarrte, konnte ich mich nicht entscheiden, ob ich den Mantel, oder die Jacke anklicken sollte. Letztendlich habe ich mich für den Mantel entschieden, aber die Jacke hat doch auch noch den Weg zu mir gefunden und ich ziehe sie in den letzten Tagen kaum aus 🙂

Die zweite Neuigkeit ist der Yeti-Pullover, der auch schon lange auf meiner Wunschliste stand und mit dem ich zwei Trends mit einer Klappe geschlagen habe – Yeti meets light rosa.

Der Rest ist bekannt 🙂

Bis ganz bald!

A.

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