Almost vegan gingerbread men| Glücksgeist 

I saw Niomi Smart baking some gingerbread men in her first vlogmas video. Niomi lives on a plant based diet so everything she makes is vegan. I personally don’t live vegan but I really loved the sound of her recipe so I gave it ago with a few little changes.

You will need:

  • 264 grams of flour
  • half a tsp of bicarbonate of soda (German: Natron)
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon (!) of grounded ginger
  • 52 grams of melted coconut oil (Dm – 3.45 Euro)
  • 56 grams of almond milk
  • 70/80 grams of maple syrup (I used honey)
  • 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses (German: Zuckerrübensirup)
  • 96 grams of brown sugar

As you can see I converted everything into Grams because I don’t use Cups (would be way easier though). If you’re looking for the Cup measuring check out Niomi’s post.

Start with mixing all your dry ingredients in a bowl. Flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and grounded ginger.

Melt your coconut oil. In a second bowl combine all your wet ingredients. Almond Milk, Maple Syrup, Black Molasses, Brown Sugar and your coconut oil. Mix together until well combine. Then add your wet mixture to your dry mixture and combine carefully.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for about one hour. Roll out your dough and cut out your shapes. Bake your gingerbread men for 12 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.

I had so much fun making these. I absolutely love this recipe. It’s also really nice to try out new recipes. I never baked Vegan before (I know Honey isn’t vegan ;)) so it was really nice to do that for the first time. I have so many amazing photos of my little gingerbread men so choosing only a few was too hard.

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I hoped you enjoyed this post. As always let me know what you think of it in the comments below. Have you ever baked vegan before?

Love, x

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Happy birthday Glücksgeist | 2 years 

Today is my blog’s second birthday!! I can’t believe that I am blogging for two years now! That’s so crazy to me. Blogging became a huge part of my life and I am super happy that I decided two years ago that I want to start a blog.

My first post was about baking gingerbread men. So it’s only fair to celebrate this birthday by making some gingerbread men.

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I bought these gingerbread men cookie cutters two years ago and I only use them at the end of November so it always feels super special to use them. I am quiet happy with them. You never know how they turn out and technically they age with every year too so it’s okay that they have a few cracks.

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I really wanted to name my top commenters here too. Thank you to everybody for leaving such nice comments, you’re amazing!

Ankhoryou

AmeliainHull

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Love, x

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Cupcake cones

I saw iJustine and her sister making these and loved the idea behind them. These cupcake cones look so so adorable. I really wanted to make my own and I had so much fun doing this. In summer I eat ice cream every single day but now I don’t fancy something so cold anymore, the solution: cupcake cones. They look like ice cream but taste like cake, just amazing.

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Making cupcake cones is so easy. You take your ice cream cones and place your muffin batter in it. And then you bake them in the oven like normal muffins in a muffin tin. After that you can add your icing. I wanted them to look like a real nice soft ice.

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I died my icing purple and piped it onto my cones. After that I added a few sparkly unicorn sprinkles for some finishing touches. I am so happy with them! I think they turned out so amazing.

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My family absolutely loved eating them. These cones are a perfect little snack as well as an amazing party snack idea. And you can take some pretty cool pictures for Instagram with them.

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What do you think of these cupcake cones? Let me know in the comments below.

Love, x

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Pistachio vanilla cookies 

I got the cookbook ‘Tanya bakes’ for my birthday this month and I was so excited for some new recipes. I love Tanya and I love her baking creations so I couldn’t wait and just had to bake something from her book.

I chose the Pistachio vanilla cookies because my mum and I love pistachios so much. The recipe for these is really easy the only thing that’s a little bit tricky is that they use self raising flour. I can’t buy this where I live so I had to mix my own which worked really good.

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These cookies are so so easy to make. You mix all the ingredients together, put them in the fridge for half an hour and then you bake them. Quick, easy and so delicious! These cookies taste so incredible!! Like so good! I love pistachios as I said so these are the perfect cookies for me.

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Do you like pistachios? Let me know in the comments below.

Love, x

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