Posted on 10-07-2011
Filed Under (food, muffins, recipes) by jenny

I know it has been far too long since I last posted a recipe. But believe me – it was worth waiting. These cherry and marzipan muffins are delicious and juicy. I just enjoyed 2 of them with a caramel soya milk iced coffee on my little balcony, smelling the summer breeze here in Barcelona :heart:

Cherry & Marzipan Muffins
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Ingredients:

*200g Marzipan
*1 jar of cherries ( ca 360g drain weight)
*100g white sugar
*15og butter, softened
*1 sachet vanilla sugar
*2 eggs
*hint of salt
*170 all purpose flour
*1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
*some drops of almond extract or rum

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Preheat the oven @ 155ºC( air circulation).
Grate 100 marzipan and set aside. Drain the cherries.
Mix (electric mixer) softened butter, sugar, vanilla sugar, salt and almond extract until foamy.
Add the marzipan. Add eggs – one by one – and stir well. Mix the flour with the baking powder and add to the batter. Mix well.
Add the cherries and stir with a spoon.
Place 12 muffin paper cups in a muffin pan and divide the batter equally between the cups.
Now cut the remaining marzipan in little cubes and place on top of the muffin batter.
Bake for ca 20 minutes.
Enjoy :heart:

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Posted on 04-04-2011
Filed Under (cakes, food, lovely things) by jenny

A lot of exciting things going on these sunny days: new fashion photoshootings, giving cupcake decoration classes, doing trend moodboards and photographing recipes for a sweet little magazine… I am superbusy but couldn’t be happier.
I leave you with this birthday cake I was asked to do for a lovely girl’s mother and hope you are enjoying these first spring days as much as I do :heart:

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A vanilla bourbon raspberry cake for a lovely girl’s 17th bday :heart:


beautiful Art Deco brooches from Lea Stein


although I am not a fan of graveyard shootings, I loved these pictures from Ann He

new sticky lace borders. so kitsch – so great!


a surprisingly cute Spring/Summer 2011 lookbook from Springfield


an adorable father who makes the most amazing pancakes for his kids – here

“From London with Love” – Orla Kiely Spring/Summer 2011 from gia coppola on Vimeo.


origami tea bags by Natalia Ponomareva

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I love Muffins in Woman magazine :)


beautiful, delicate photographs from Margaret Durow found on ithunter


a sweet gothic birthday cake I made for a cool mum :heart:

about arianne shoes - a new great shoe collection made in Spain


watching music videos form the early 90’s


these paper roll cut-outs from Anastassia Elias


finding this lost picture of mini-jeans I made out of fondant for an fashion event


Jamie Oliver cooking with his kids…so cute!

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Posted on 29-11-2010
Filed Under (cakes, cupcakes, food, muffins, recipes) by jenny

Baking Sunday, no flour at home and no chance I am leaving my warm apartment for the cold humid street…
Nothing easier and tastier than these Oreo cup cheesecakes, which I was enjoying with a Caramel tea, while looking back at the amazing Suede concert, I’ve been to this weekend :heart:

Oreo cup cheesecakes
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(recipe adapted from Martha Stewart)

Ingredients for 12 cakes

* 12  whole Oreo cookies
* 8 chopped Oreo cookies
* 450g cream cheese
* 100g sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bourbon extract
* 2 eggs, lightly beaten
* 120g sour cream
* pinch of salt
*1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat the oven @ 150ºC and line a muffin pan with 12 muffin paper cups.

Place 1 Oreo cookie in each cup.
Mix the cream cheese with the electric mixer and add the sugar and the vanilla.
Pour in the eggs slowly and mix – then add the sour cream, salt and baking powder.
Combine well, then add the cookie crumbs by hand and stir with a spoon. Divide the batter among the cups, filling them completely.
Bake the cakes for 25 minutes, but rotate the muffin pan halfway through to make sure the cakes bake evenly.
Let cool down and refrigerate the cakes in the pan at least 3 hours before eating. Enjoy :heart:

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Posted on 14-11-2010
Filed Under (cakes, food, lovely things) by jenny

A vintage-inspired autumn birthday cake I made for a lovely girl who turned 18 last week. Felicidades Valeria :heart:

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Lara Stone by Alasdair Mc Lellan in Vogue UK November 2010


these Bailey & Coffee cupcakes with dog footprints I made


finding out that Pulp is having a comeback – in Barcelona!


drinking lots of coffee and still feeling sleepy – image via Julie Morstad


streetart from Sandrine Estrade Boulet


eating the last 2 pieces of this cute chocolate from Japan :heart:


the new Isabel Marant lookbook, shot by Karim Sadli

IKEA – Homemade is Best. from Forsman & Bodenfors on Vimeo.

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Posted on 16-10-2010
Filed Under (food, lovely things, recipes) by jenny

Sunny Saturday morning, with a nearly empty fridge and hunger for something sweet. I made this really easy cinnamon soy milk waffles and ate them on my sunny, little balcony while reading the new Monki Magazine I just found in my mailbox.  Hope you hade a good weekend start, too :heart:

Cinnamon Soy Waffles :heart:
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Ingredients:

Dry ingredients :
*280g flour
*1 tablespoon baking powder
*1 sachet vanilla sugar (ca 10g)+ 30g brown sugar
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ( or more if you love cinnamon like me:)

Liquid ingredients:
*2 eggs, beaten
*250ml soy milk ( I used Alpro soy milk)
*45g melted butter ( or sunflower oil)

mix dry ingredients and liquid ingredients separated – then fold together.
Heat a waffle maker (no need to grease) and place 2 tablespoons dough in the center. Bake for ca 2min ( not too long, other less it gets a bit dry). Enjoy with apple sauce :heart:

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Posted on 24-09-2010
Filed Under (cakes, food, lovely things) by jenny

I would have loved this cake when I was a kid – same as cute, little 5 year old Noa, whose mother told me she had to keep the princesses in the fridge and nobody was supposed to touch them :) Have a great weekend :heart:

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Posted on 28-07-2010
Filed Under (cakes, food, inspiration, lovely things) by jenny

I am a huge fan of Sofia Coppola’s work, therefore I was very excited to do this “Marie Antoinette movie” inspired, “I want Candy” coloured birthday cake for a dear friend of mine. Felicidades Ana :heart:

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