Ich backs mir: mini Gugelhupf with yuzu, basil and lime


Hello everyone,

Today is Gugelhupf day! and it’s Claretti day! My friend Clara from the German Lifestyle Blog tastesheriff is collecting Gugelhupf recipes on her blog today.
It is my first food post in a long while and it makes me very happy because I really love styling and photographing food. 
GugelhupfGuglhupf, Gugelhopf or Kougelhopf  is a southern German, Austrian, Swiss and French (Alsatian) cake specialty. The gugelhupf is a big cake and has a distinctive ring shape. I prefer the mini version of it. You can find a special baking mould here for instance.
The Yuzu I used in the recipe is a citrus fruit, commonly used in Japanese cuisine, which I love and discovered during my honeymoon in Japan in 2008. 

You can find the recipe underneath and print it if you want to try it at home.

Have a great day and don’t forget to buy some carnation for the #2flowergirls on Friday!

mini gugelhupf with yuzu, lime and basil
Serves 15
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
18 min
Total Time
28 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
18 min
Total Time
28 min
for about 60 mini kugelhupf
  1. - 1 pot (150g) natural yoghurt
  2. - 3 eggs
  3. - 2 limes
  4. - 2 pots (use the yoghurt pot) of caster sugar
  5. - 3 pots of flour
  6. - 3/4 sachet of yeast
  7. - 1/3 pot of vegetable oil
  8. - a large pinch of yuzu powder
  9. - 8 large basil leaves
  1. Preheat your oven to 205 °C (fan oven)
  2. Put the yoghurt in a bowl and keep the pot for measuring the other ingredients.
  3. Add the zest and the juice of the limes, the eggs, the sugar, the flour, the yeast, the yuzu powder, the finely chopped basil and the oil.
  4. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Butter a mini gugelhupf silicone baking mould.
  6. Carefully pour the mixture into the mould being careful not to go beyond 3/4 full.
  7. Place in the middle of the oven for ca. 18 minutes until golden.
Adapted from parties and picnics
Adapted from parties and picnics
Madame Love http://www.madame-love.com/
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I received lately the 6th issue of the magazine from the online shop Line+Liv, the only retailer in Germany. Don’t worry if you can’t speak French: The magazine comes with a little booklet with the translated interviews in English.
I love the size of the magazine (17 x 24 cm) and the beautiful photos inside. The idea is not new, I have been a fan for a long from the publications of the Japanese editor Paumes, showing the interior of creative people or family in different countries of the world. Online I also love The Selby and the German FvF.
But let’s have a look at toc-toc-toc! tonight!

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I followed the instruction from the invitation, and went to Miss O’s place at five o’clock on Sunday for tea.
To go with the tea – I prepared some cucumber stars in the afternoon. The dress code had been perfectly respected: red, blue and white with some floral print.
and obviously, we had some pimm’s, to pimp up the tea! It was a very fine tea party indeed.

Ploughman’s Dinner

A ploughman’s lunch is a cold snack or meal originating in the United Kingdom, served in pubs, composed of cheese, bread .Other common additions are grapesIt is usually served with beer. I decided to call my version ploughman’s dinner (I’m sure you can guess why).

To make it a bit more international, I chose French cheeses and wine, and some German fruit mustard. The cheese biscuits (instead of bread come directly from the UK).
It is perfect for a meal in front of the TV. Here are some pictures and the music to go with: Land of Hope and Glory.

very berry – part 3

Hello, it’s me again. So after a very nice afternoon spent on the Hamburg lake, here is my third post – as promised, with some pictures of the lovely present I got from Lübeck as part of the “Post aus meiner Küche” exchange. I was very lucky to have such a great partner – she did an excellent job – a cookie trilogy, and I had some raspberry cakes on the boat this afternoon! I can’t wait for the strawberry and cranberry cookies. I also got a very pretty handmade bracelet. Thank you so much Sandra!


Bonjour, c’est encore moi. Après une excellente après-midi passé en bateau sur le lac, voici mon troisième post – comme promis, avec quelques photos du ravissant paquet que j’ai reçu de ma partenaire de Lübeck dans le cadre de “Post aus meiner Küche”. J’ai eu beaucoup de chance d’avoir une aussi bonne partenaire – elle a fait un super boulot, une trilogie de cookies, et j’ai même mangé des biscuits à la framboise sur le bateau cet après-midi! Je suis très impatiente d’essayer les cookies à la fraise et aux cranberries. Sandra m’a aussi envoyé une super joli bracelet fait main. Merci Sandra