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Vanillekipferl – Vanilla Crescents

It’s hot here today. Well, it didn’t actually cool down. I checked how the temperature changed overnight and it did get down to a low of 20°C at midnight and was back up at 30°C at 1am! This is not exactly ideal weather to be baking biscuits. I baked a couple of types a week ago and have been […]

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Merry Christmas & Frohe Weihnachten

Another very busy lisi season is over. After mixing close to 15kg of flour, over 100 eggs, 10kg of butter, 10kg of sugar, 6kg of sultanas and over 15kg of nuts, rolling and shaping the biscuits, forming the Stollen and kneading the dough and cutting out over 400 gingerbreads, I am a little tired. But […]

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Advent & Traditional German Stollen

Did you know that in Germany the four weeks leading up to Christmas are nearly as important and greatly celebrated as Christmas itself? The time is called Advent (it’s from Latin meaning ‘coming’) and in the Christian tradition would refer to Jesus being born. Having said that Christmas in Germany is an older tradition even […]

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Coconut Macaroons

My life truly seems to match the business name at the moment, which is why the last post is already quite a few weeks old. I also promised to write about gingerbread (Nuremberg Gingerbread to be precise) in the following post. But our dear chickens have been laying fewer eggs than usual and I had […]

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Baking with Passion

Welcome back – you may have noticed it’s been a little while since I’ve been writing. As per usual – life just took over. In a nutshell – Christmas came and went, my daughter and I squeezed in a quick trip to Germany in cold February and introduced her to her two great grandfathers, uncles […]

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Merry Christmas 2014

This year is quickly coming to an end and what a year it has been! I still cannot believe that it will be Christmas in just a couple of days and the first Christmas for us as a family. I’ve already written about all the changes that have happened this year and I am hoping […]

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2012 Markets, Orders & Christmas…

busy lisi has had a very successful market at Mosman on December 1st and at the AMP office at Circular Quay in late November and all of my stock has now sold out. There are now just a few orders to fill and busy lisi will then go on a Christmas break. If you would […]

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And the baking is done!

Which is just as well… because I have no more room for storing biscuits. Looks like another cookie tin buying trip is in order!   Tomorrow I will pack all of these into 200g mixed bags for the markets on Saturday. So if you would like to try some make sure to be there and […]

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The tins are filling up!

I have 8 tins filled up with lovely German Christmas biscuits… Today’s plan is to make 3 batches each of Vanillekipferl (vanilla crescents) and Kokosnussmakronen (coconut macaroons). That should add another 3 or 4 tins to the collection!

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Baking is well and truly under way…

Today I was thinking maybe I should not have named myself ‘busy lisi’… and maybe that way I wouldn’t be busy all the time. But who knows 🙂 I have started the baking and am looking forward to a week in the kitchen baking around 2000 biscuits!                 […]

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