Sonntag, 26. September 2010

Things I love so very much...

Hey sweets,

Out of my working-chaos, I thought it might be time for a little list of things I love :) so here we go...

1. autumn
2. letters, handwritten, with ink
3. receiving letters in general
4. leaves sailing to the ground
5. autumn colored leaves
6. cinnamon in everything
7. candles
8. spending the whole day just reading
9. long walks in the woods
10. long walks with my dog :)
11. good food
12. warm food
13. soups and stews and pasta
14. baked goods
15. baking
16. the smell of baking in my house
17. dreaming of my own café
18. dreaming of being a writer
19. dreaming of being anything interesting
20. listening to music without doing anything else
21. listening to music while doing something else
22. long drives in the dark, when I dont have to drive
23. university
24. nail polish in creamy,brown shades
25. red lipstick worn during the day
26. necklaces with pretty pendants
27. leather armchairs
28. blankets and pillows (you can never have enough of them)
29. being surrounded by my books
30. finding a new book and while reading you get totally lost in it
31. most members of my family
32. all of my beloved friends
33. getting crazy with my niece
34. spending Sundays in cafés with fiends
35. flowers on the table
36. flowers in the garden
37. hearing mice on the roof
38. napping after eating a lot
39. the warm, comfortable feeling after a nap
40. feeling warm and comfortable
41. helping my friends feeling happy
42. baking or making caramel for my friends
43. new years holidays in Denmark
44. beaches in autumn or winter
45. soft skin
46. body butter with warm smell
47. tea tea tea
48. chai latte
49. coffee coffee coffee
50. feeling warm wind in my hair

hm, okee...I guess this might be enough for now... but wait, I have beautiful song to share with you, too :)

hope you all have the most enchanted weekend :)

kisses and cuddles

Samstag, 18. September 2010

Recipetime :)

Hey Sweets,

I finally managed to take some time to share the cinnamon buns recipe with you :)
I hope you´ll like it!!! I tried my best to convert the recipe in cups :)

You´ll need:

for the dough

150g - 2/3 cups butter
500ml - little more than 2 cups milk
50g - ca. 2 teaspoons (use enough for the amount of flour) yeast
150g - 2/3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cardamom (I used ginger :) )
800-900g - 7 -7 1/2 cups flour (depends on the consistency)

for the filling:

75g - 1/3 cup butter
100g - little less than 1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 egg (to spread on the buns later)

What to do:

1. Melt the butter for the dough and add the milk until everything is warm. Then add the yeast and stir well. After that there comes the sugar, the salt and the cardamom.

2. Everything moves into a mixing bowl. Add the flour and knead well. Remember that yeast needs oxygen to work well!!!

3. Cover it and let it rest at a warm place for 30-40 minutes.

4. divide in 3 parts. Roll out into rectangles on a flour covered table.

5. Melt the butter for the filling and spread over the rectangles. Mix the filling sugar with the cinnamon and spread it over the buttered rectangles.

6. roll them up and then cut into 4cm thick slices. Place on a tray with the cuttet side down. Cover them and let it rest on a warm place for 30 minutes.

7. Mix 1 egg and spread it on the buns. Add a little decoration-sugar if you like.

8. bake for 5-8 minutes at 250°C / 475°F. Let cool under a towel.

9. Enjoy :)

Hope it will work the way I described it ;) happy baking!!

Kisses cuddles and autumn air for you :)