Strawberry Lighthouse Dessert

Today is the official birthday of the strawberry queen so be prepared for a very-berry recipe which is not only delicious but also an eye-catcher!

But first: Thank you to all of you who thought of me today and thank you for the great presents I got! You all made my sweet seventeen (yes, I am not 16 anymore but still sweet) even sweeter.

And so does this recipe:

 

 

Ingredients:

750g strawberries

350g plain yoghurt

1 lemon

10 spoons stevia (or sweetener of your choice)

6g vanilla sugar (or vanilla)

2 packages of gelatin

 

Instructions:

  1. Wash the strawberries and blend them. Add 4 spoons of sweeter and the gelatin (see instructions on the parcel).
  2. In another bowl mix together yoghurt, water, 6 spoons sweetener and the juice of the lemon.
  3. Now you need appropriate jars (jam jars are okay, but I prefer the ones we own. The brand is “Weck” (it’s a German brand) and there are several sizes available) to build your lighthouse. First you carefully fill in a layer of the white mixture in each jar. You might want to use a ladle or a funnel for that.
  4. Place them in your fridge and wait until it is solid (it usually takes about 30-50 minutes).
  5. Now you add a red layer on top and place them in the fridge again.
  6. Continue these steps until the jars are full and the lighthouse is built.
  7. You can also use some extra strawberries and mint leaves (or chocolate leaves/as a topping.

I know this recipe is more elaborate compared to other recipes on my blog. But if you are looking for something special, try this and you will be in heaven.

 

Love, Katie – the birthday girl –

 

Apple-Cinnamon Cookies

Most people think of christmas when they smell or taste cinnamon. I personally love cinnamon so deeply that I eat it in every season almost daily.

So these cookies can be enjoyed in summer, autumn, winter and spring because they are just awesome!

I wanted to give a bag of cookies to my grandparents who went on vacation to Italy. Since my flight is just the day before they return we won’t see each other for a long time, so I really needed to give them a little treat. They really enjoyed it and si did the rest of my family including me of course, because the box I gave them couldn’t be too big, so that they could put it in their hand luggage. That’s why there were lots of cookies left for us.

One more important thing about them, before you can start: They are sugar free and low fat, so if you can’t resist the tempting smell in the kitchen do not feel guilty. Of course: Moderation is key, but honestly: if they are still warm, they are way better than the cold version.IMG_0001

 

Ingredients:

for about 28 big cookies

400g finely diced apples

300g whole wheat flour

1 cup stevia (or sweetener of your choice)

3 medium sized eggs

5-6 tsp butter

6g baking powder

cinnamon

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Instructions:

  1. Cut the apples in pieces which are almost as tiny as chocolate chips. Put them in a pan and add a little bit water and one spoon of cinnamon. Heat them up until they have softened and let them cool down.
  2. Prepare the dough whisk together flour and baking powder. In another bowl you wish together butter, eggs and stevia. Add the flour and stir until it is incorporated.
  3. Gently fold in the cooled apples.
  4. Let the dough cool in the fridge for at least 20-30 minutes.
  5. To prepare the coating you need a little separate bowl where you whisk together some ore stevia and cinnamon.
  6. Now you make 28 little balls and roll them around in the coating until they are completely covered. Then you place them on a prepared baking trail and press them so that you get cookies which are not taller than 1 cm.
  7. Bake them at 350 F (190 C) for about 15 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!

 

Love, Kathi

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