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the book + best pancakes ever!

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it’s here!! our book is finally here! actually, it’s been around since september 10th but we’ve been so busy with our book party and, honestly, just looking at it. it’s been such a whirlwind, we’ve signed so many books and received the most wonderful feedback and it’s only now starting to sink in that apparently we are actual, proper cookbook authors! which despite everything is still really hard for us to wrap our head around.

we are so excited to finally share it with you and hope you love it as much as we do. lots of lovely people have asked on instagram if it will be translated into english but we actually don’t know that yet, so we’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed and wait for a little bit. until then here’s a little glimpse of the german version and one of our favourite recipes from it, our super duper fluffy pancakes that will brighten any sunday!

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the book has six chapters - morocco, asia, lithuania, tuscany, home and pantry - containing over 100 recipes. most of the recipes are been family favourites and have stood the test of time, having been served up for years and years. they are inspired by our favourite countries and of course, our home. here’s an idea of what to expect:

pantry foods (granola, crispbread, stock, spices etc.)

dressings & dips

nutmilks & jams

soups & salads from all over the world

hearty pasta dishes

sides to go with almost anything

breakfast foods for every day

baked goods & treats

drinks

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the book contains lots of basics like vegetable stock two ways, curry pastes, spice mixes, granola, jams - just great things to have at home at any given time. lots of summery salads and dishes with really fresh ingredients and then also very warming, hearty dishes for the colder months. and of course a whole lot of dessert and sweet treats like spiced brownies, affogato, apple crumble, pavlova and much much more.

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super FLUFFY pancakes (makes around 20)

  • 2 medium to large eggs

  • 300g plain flour

  • 2 generous pinches of salt

  • 2 tbsp white sugar

  • 250ml milk of choice

  • 100g full fat yoghurt

  • 80g butter, melted

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2-4 tbsp water

  • oil for the pan

add all ingredients (except the water) into a bowl and quickly mix together with a fork. it’s absolutely fine for the batter to be a little lumpy - don’t overmix, a too smooth batter is not your friend in this case. let rest for a couple minutes, then check the consistency and add a little water. the batter should be thick and not spread too much in the pan.

in a pan on medium high, heat the oil. once it’s hot, add a good tbsp of batter per pancake and cook for about a minute on each side. be sure to use a good coated pan for this as you want to be able to gently flip the pancakes without them sticking to the pan.

stack as high as you want and drown in maple syrup!

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lots of love, kerstin & larissa