yummy sunday

The days are getting short, dark, and cold…boo! So I’ve decided to add a bit of flavour to my weekends by creating delicious recipes. I will share these with you every other Sunday, in a feature post called: yummy sunday. I hope you also get inspired to create your own recipes and maybe try some of mine. I would love to read about your yummy sundays too.

Today a dead easy cinnamon rolls recipe, with great yumminess.

cinnamon rolls

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
2 tablespoons of white granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 1/4 cup of buttermilk
6 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted

For the cinnamon filling:

3/4 cup of dark braun sugar
1/4 cup of white granulated sugar
3 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 Tablespoon of unsalted butter, melted.

Preheat the oven to 218C (or 425F). Prepare a flat baking tin with baking paper.

For the filling, combine together: the dark braun sugar, the white sugar, the cinnamon, the salt and the butter, until it looks like wet sand. Set a side.

Then in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, the white sugar, the baking powder, the baking soda, and the salt. Set a side.

In a separate bowl whisk the buttermilk and 2 tablespoons of melted butter together.

Add the buttermilk mixture onto the flour mixture with a wooden spoon until absorbed, about 30 seconds. The dough will look shaggy.

Turn the dough into a generously floured counter and knead until smooth, about 1 minute.

Press the dough in to a 9 by 12 inch rectangle using your hands.

Brush the dough with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Sprinkle the cinnamon filling evenly, leaving a 1/2 inch boarder. Press the filling onto the dough.

Roll the dough so that it forms a tight log.

Cut the dough in equal parts, about 12 rolls. Brush with melted butter, and bake for 20-25 minutes.

ENJOY!

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The bizarre experience of watching the BBC Wallander… also on German telly!

Last week I found myself watching another episode of Wallander – originally a Swedish TV series, that was reproduced by the BBC with British actors. The story is the same as the Swedish original, it is filmed in Sweden, and basically it’s like if it was the original but with British actors speaking English (so for example, if they are reading an email, it shows up written in Swedish, although they read it out-loud in English). Well, its strange and funny, but you grow to love it. However, I have now the added bizarre value of having to watch it dubbed in German…. 🙂

wallander

yummy sunday

The days are getting short, dark, and cold…boo! So I’ve decided to add a bit of flavour to my weekends by creating delicious recipes. I will share these with you every other Sunday, in a feature post called: yummy sunday. I hope you also get inspired to create your own recipes and maybe try some of mine. I would love to read about your yummy sundays too.

Today, an easy one:

homemade_hummus

Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 3-4 people

Ingredients:

210g of canned or bottled chickpeas

75g of Tahini

2tbsp of the chickpeas cooking liquid

1 large garlic glove

2tbsp of lemon juice

1/2 tsp of cumin seeds

 

  • Gently fry the garlic and the cumin seeds in a 1bsp of olive oil, don’t let the garlic burn. Leave it to rest.
  • In a food processor mix the chick peas, the Tahini, and the precooked garlic and cumin seeds. Add the lemon juice, the chickpea cooking liquid, and salt to taste.

That’s it! you can then enjoy it with pieces of fresh baguette and some cut-out crunchy vegetable.

 

 

Weekend Plans: Trip to Kassel, home of the dOCUMENTA

I’m excited to go to Kassel this weekend. This time it’s just a short day trip to see my cool friends from Kassel. I lived there for a short time in 2001, and coincidentally that year was also a year of the dOCUMENTA – a massive art exhibition that takes place every 5 years. I really enjoyed living there, there was lots of things happening as part of this art show, and the city is generally a cool place to be.

Last year I visit the dOCUMENTA again and I was quite taken by these portraits by a South African artist – Zanele Muholi

documenta

Happy Weekend! Any nice plans?