Dinner-Stories: with Signe Bay

Sonntag, 26. April 2015

sometimes you just need to escape, leave everything behind and take a break no matter how much other things and how much work is waiting for you. this is exactly what we did last week. we just went to our favorite city copenhagen and were really enjoying some calm and sunny days, took so many walks, drove to the sea, met lovely nana hagel and spent a beautiful day at our friend signe bay´s house.
we know signe through instagram (check out her gorgeous account, she is one of our favorite photographers for sure!) and already met her during our last trip to copenhagen. 
together with her two children signe lives in the most charming house. the light in every room is simply stunning and on the backside of the house is a enchanted little garden. i have no idea how we could forget to take pictures of the cute little baby rabbits that signe has, but i just have to mention this..they are just one month old now and it was so adorable that we could watch them from the kitchen while we were shooting.
so if you have a look at signes instagram account, you can see, that she is also baking a lot of glutenfree stuff, for example her so deliciously looking pancakes. but as we met for lunch we made these very tasty glutenfree green asparagus-goat cheese tarts. now that i´m writing this, i wish i could have them immediately again, i´m so sure you will love them guys! a huge thank you to signe for this lovely lunch, we will come back, that´s for sure :)








































ingredients(this recipe makes 6 smaller tarts or 1 bigger one)

crust:
200 g rice flour
1 tbsp. cornstarch
100 g grated cheese (parmesan or any kind of cheese you prefer)
¾ tsp. salt
50 g butter
1 egg
approx. 0,75-1 dl cold water
filling:
1 tbsp. olive or coconut oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 bundle of spring onions (5 pieces)
450 g asparagus
salt & pepper

100 g goat cheese
100 g fresh mozzarella
1 tsp. olive oil
2 eggs
½ dl almond milk (or use the kind of milk you prefer)
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
salt & pepper
some sprigs of fresh thyme

instructions:
in a medium bowl combine rice flour, cornstarch, cheese and salt. then add butter and work it into the flour mixture with your hands until no large pieces remain. now add egg and stir with a wooden spoon. finally add water, little by little, until the dough has the right texture and becomes a small, round dough ball. wrap the dough ball in a baking paper and cool it in the fridge for approx. 1 hour or more.
meanwhile, rinse spring onion and asparagus under water, crack off the bottom part of asparagus, and the rest into two-three pieces. chop spring onion. heat oil in a medium-sized frying pan over medium heat. add garlic, spring onion, asparagus, salt and pepper and sauté for 5 to 8 minutes, until golden. remove from heat and set aside.
in a small bowl stir together goat cheese and mozzarella in small pieces, eggs, almond milk, olive oil, salt and pepper, nutmeg and set aside in the fridge.
adjust oven rack to center position and preheat oven to 175’C. now using your hand, press dough into 6 small tart molds lined with baking paper. prick bottoms of dough with a fork. bake tarts for 8-10 minutes.
now spread cheese/egg mixture evenly onto tarts. arrange the sautéed asparagus/spring onion over the cheese, and then drizzle fresh thyme over the top. raise oven’s temperature to 200’C and bake the tarts for approx. 20 minutes (30 minutes if one big tart) or until asparagus are tender and crust is golden brown.



german translation
manchmal muss man einfach alles hinter sich lassen, eine pause machen und ein bisschen flüchten, egal wie viel arbeit und verpflichtungen eigentlich auf einen warten. und genau das haben wir letzte woche getan: wir sind hals über kopf einfach nach kopenhagen gefahren und haben ein paar ruhige und sonnige tage genossen, viele spaziergänge unternommen, sind ans meer gefahren, haben wunderbare leute, wie z.b nana hagel getroffen und einen sehr schönen tag bei unserer freundin signe bay zu hause verbracht. 
wir kennen signe über instagram (schaut euch ihren wunderschönen account an, sie ist eine unserer liebsten fotografinnen) und haben sie schon auf unserem letzten trip nach kopenhagen kennengelernt.
zusammen mit ihren zwei kindern lebt signe in einem sehr charmanten haus. das licht in jedem der zimmer ist fantastisch und auf der rückseite des hauses ist ein kleiner verwunschener garten. ich weiß nicht, wie wir vergessen konnten bilder von signe's kleinen süßen hasenbabys zu machen, aber immerhin müssen wir sie erwähnen! die kleinen sind erst einen monat alt und es war bezaubernd, dass wir sie von der küche aus beobachten konnten während unseres kleinen shootings.
wenn ihr einen blick auf signe's instagram account werft, könnt ihr schnell sehen, dass signe auch gerne glutenfreie rezepte kocht, wie zum beispiel ihre köstlich aussehenden glutenfreien pancakes. 
heute gibt´s allerdings keine pancakes, sondern diese äußerst leckeren glutenfreien spargel-ziegenkäse tarts. und wo ich das jetzt gerade schreibe, würde ich am liebsten schon wieder eins der kleinen tarts verdrücken, ihr werdet sie ganz bestimmt auch lieben!! ein großes danke nochmal an signe für dieses wunderbare mittagessen, wir werden sicher wiederkommen :)





glutenfreie spargel-ziegenkäse-tartes
zutaten (für 6 kleine tartes oder 1 große)

boden:
200 g reismehl
1 el maisstärke
100 g geriebener käse (parmesan oder einen anderen käse)
¾ tl salz
50 g butter
1 ei
etwa 0,75-100ml kaltes wasser
füllung:
1 el oliven-oder kokosöl
1 knoblauchzehe, zerkleinert
1 bund frühlingszwiebeln (5 stück)
450 g spargel
salz & pfeffer

100 g ziegenkäse
100 g frischen mozarella
1 tl olivenöl
2 eier
50ml mandelmilch (oder eine andere milch)
¼ tl muskat
salz & pfepper
etwas frischen thymian


zubereitung:
reismehl, maisstärke, käse und salz in einer mittelgroßen schüssel vermengen. butter hinzufügen und in den teig einarbeiten bis keine großen stücke mehr übrig sind. Dann das ei dazugeben und mit einem holzlöffel unterrühren. Anschliessend das kalte wasser in mehreren portionen dazugeben bis der teig die richtige textur bekommt, d.h. zu einem kleinen runden teigball wird. Den teig in backpapier verpacken und im kühlschrank für etwa 1 stunde oder länger kühlen.
währenddessen frühlingszwiebeln und spargel waschen, die unteren harten enden des spargels abbrechen und den spargel selbst in 2-3 stücke brechen. frühlingszwiebeln zerkleinern. olivenöl in einer pfanne bei mittlerer hitze erwärmen. knoblauch, frühlingszwiebeln, spargel, salz und pfeffer in die pfanne geben und für 5-8min anbraten bis der spargel goldbraun wird. vom herd nehmen und kurz beiseite stellen.
in einer kleinen schüssel den kleingeschnittenen ziegenkäse und mozarella zusammen mit den eiern, mandelmilch, olivenöl, salz, pfeffer und muskat vermischen und in den kühlschrank stellen.
ofen auf 175grad vorheizen – ofengitter sollte auf mittlerer höhe sein. nun den teig mit den händen auf die tartes-formen verteilen – diese vorher mit backpapier auslegen. die teigböden mehrmals mit einer gabel einstechen. tartes für 8-10min vorbacken.
jetzt die käse-ei-füllung gleichmäßig auf alle tartes verteilen. den gebratenen spargel und die frühlingszwiebeln darauf arrangieren und mit etwas frischem thymian bestreuen. die backofentemperatur auf 200grad erhöhen und die tartes für etwa 20min backen (bei einer großen tarte 30min) oder bis der spargel durch ist und die kruste schön goldbraun wird. bon appétit!
    


glutenfree macadamia - ginger - apricot swiss roll with coconut flakes

Sonntag, 5. April 2015

today it´s time for the last recipe, that we made for freunde von freunden's afternoon tea series.
we made our first swiss roll last spring and since then, we totally forgot to make it again. i have no idea how that could happen, isn´t a swiss roll just simply delicious?! anyways, so here is finally a new swiss roll recipe - this time with apricot jelly, ginger, macadamia-cream and coconut flakes. i think this is one of those recipes were you just can´t believe that you are eating a glutenfree cake. i have this a lot of times when i eat nora's recipes, i always can´t believe, that i almost missed 3 years of eating cake, just because i thought it wouldn´t be possible to make a good glutenfree version. now i'm more than happy, that nora shows me that it works perfectly each time again and again and i'm sure you will love this cake as well! 
we hope you have a lovely easter weekend guys - we are going back to enjoy the sun in the garden now with a big piece of swiss roll :)

glutenfree banana-cherry-muffins with cherry-frosting

Sonntag, 29. März 2015

today we share the third recipe with you, that we made for "freunde von freunden".
and this time there is also a rare picture from both of us - our dear friend ezgi polat captured us during the shooting, many thanks for that! you might have already noticed, that we love banana bread (have a look at our vanilla banana bread with dates or our banana bread with cranberries and dried pomgranate seeds), but this time we thought we should give it a try with banana muffins. and actually they are already pretty delicious without the frosting, that´s why we just call them muffins and not cupcakes. but if you put the frosting on top they are even a little bit more delicious (cherry and banana, that´s just the best classic combination, isn´t it?). so call them whatever you like, eat them with or without frosting, but just give it a try, it´s totally worth it.
we hope you enjoy them as much as we do and have a lovely day guys!

glutenfree goatcheese quiche with cherry tomatoes - a recipe from the new book "picknick"

Sonntag, 22. März 2015

a few days ago we had the new book "picknick" - a book from talented german food bloggers with nice ideas for a picnic - in our mailbox. what a lovely surprise, thank you!
we love picnics during spring or summertime, do you remember this post, that we made for sunday suppers? anyways, this time it was a little bit to cold (and way to rainy and grey yesterday!) for a picnic, but still we really wanted to try one of the recipes. so we started with this delicious goat-cheese quiche with cherry tomatoes (in a glutenfree version), which is a recipe from dani. have a look at her beautiful blog here.
and what can i say, it really was delicious! and we were even lucky enough, that the little quiches were still warm after the shooting :D but let´s talk about the book again. "picknick" shows you lot's of different ideas, how to create a beautiful picnic outside. it starts with a picnic at the beach with rikke from lykkelig, then there is susannes picnic with a caribean summer theme, the next one is a midsummer picnic in a lovely park, made by jessi from törtchenzeit, followed by liz & jewels picnic with a special circus theme and last but not least dani's picnic at the lake. sounds really good right?!
now we really can't wait for summertime, but anyways, at least the sun is shining today. we hope you have a lovely sunday guys!

glutenfree ginger & cardamom waffles

Mittwoch, 18. März 2015


together with other german bloggers we got asked by pinterest, if we want to create a breakfast-pinboard and also to prepare a blogpost to spread the breakfast-love. nothing easier than that - we love breakfast  and i guess every reader of this blog have seen our favorite banana pancakes a thousand times on our instagram account now, just because we never get tired to eat them! and of course we also love pinning! So much beautiful inspirations over there. so this collaboration seemed like the perfect combination. but this time we wanted to try something different than pancakes. you might not believe it, but we haven't eaten waffles in almost 2 years now!! so i think it was really about time to give it a try. and i have no idea why we waited for so long...these glutenfree ginger and cardamom waffles are so delicious! the berry-sauce on top is made of last years summer berries from the garden, that we found left in the freezer. i never had the combination of cherries and currents before and i really have to say we are a little bit addicted right now and eat it with almost everything...waffles, porridge, pancakes, so much possibilities! if you are looking for more breakfast inspirations have a look at our breakfast-pinboard here and also at all the other suggested breakfast-boards here
also: have you noticed our new tableware and cutlery? broste copenhagen sent us a big package with all these beautiful plates from their new series 'nordic sand' and the golden cutlery you can see in the pictures. we are so in love and use it almost every day at the moment. definitely gonna show you guys more soon! 

glutenfree poppyseed-zucchini cake with lemoncurd

Sonntag, 15. März 2015


today we show you the second recipe that we made for freunde von freunden's new series fvf cooks. we are really in love with vegetables in cake, like for example in our beetroot cake or our carrot cake recipe. this time we wanted to try something new and immediately thought of zucchini. we have a huge addiction for zucchinis and eat them at least 3 times a week, so why not make a zucchini cake?! i love the combination with lemon curd, poppyseeds and zucchini but even if you eat the baked dough only by itself it already tastes delicious. we might even make many more different recipes with this dough. I can totally imagine it during summertime with berries or cherries or actually also with figs. so many possibilities. so give it a try guys, i'm pretty sure you will like this cake as well. and have a look at the freunden von freunden homepage if you want to see some more pics. happy sunday!

glutenfree cheesecake with goat quark, berry jelly and meringue

Sonntag, 8. März 2015

after almost two weeks of absence - because there was just way to much work - we are finally back! 
and we have good news: for the next 4 weeks we gonna share a delicious baking recipe each sunday! yay!!
when robbie lawrence  asked us, if we want to take part in the new fvf cook series and wanted to know, what kind of recipes we would like to prepare, we immediately thought of different glutenfree cake recipes. as we have a big passion for cakes and all kind of sweet recipes i´m really looking forward to the next sundays already and to all that delicious cakes!
have a look at the freunden von freunden homepage for more pictures and impressions.
and before we speak about this crazy delicious cheesecake - there is a homestory about our berlin flat at steffi's lovely blog, so have a look there too, if you are interested. it looks completely different than our house in the countryside, where we photograph all the pictures for our blog, but well, you might have noticed already, that we have a passion for scandinavian design as well.
anyways, let's get back to the cake topic. i don't know how many times i have said this already now, when nora comes up with a new recipe, but seriously: this is my favorite new cake!! the original recipe is from nora's mother, who is a really great cook and baker. i'm always more than happy, when we are invited at her parents home and when her mother is cooking or baking something. such a pleasure. 
even if the original cheesecake recipe is very delicious already, nora changed it a little bit. first of all we made a glutenfree version of course, secondly we exchanged the cow quark with goat quark, which makes the cake less sweet. also we added berry jelly (if you are histamine intolerant you can use blue- or blackberry jelly) and then there is meringue on top of the cake. are you convinced to try it now? :D 
we hope you enjoy it guys and have a lovely sunday!

glutenfree fluffy white chocolate cakes with orange, caramel & pistachios

Sonntag, 22. Februar 2015

long time no see! the past weeks have been crazy busy, but therefore you will get a lot of delicious recipes during the next weeks. yay! can´t wait to share all of these with you. but let´s start with these delicious fluffy white chocolate cakes. i totally love the combination of oranges, pistachios and caramel - seriously a match made in heaven! and as it´s my birthday today of course there has to be cake ... a lot of cake :D to be honest these cute little cakes are not the only ones that i will have today. nora also made a delicious and gorgeous looking goat cheescake (will share the recipe soon!) so it´s gonna be a cake feast all day long. how lucky i am to have such a great girlfiend!  
but let´s talk about these cute little cakes again. when you follow our blog since a longer time you might have noticed that we have a passion for mini cakes. this frozen yoghurt cake was our first one and during christmas-time nora made these little domino cakes. this time i really wanted to try something with oranges. as i already told you i´m trying to eat food again, which is not low on histamine and so far it really seems to work out well. but no worries, we are still planning to publish some recipes again that are low on histamine as well. anyways, we hope you enjoy these little ones and have a great sunday!


beetroot risotto with mushrooms and truffle pecorino

Sonntag, 8. Februar 2015


the first thing we saw, before we decided to make this recipe, were these crazy beautiful looking mushrooms. i`m not sure, what the correct english translation is, but i think they are called shimeji mushrooms. have you ever heard of them before? 
as we love beetroot, we decided to make this delicious beetroot risotto with the mushrooms. i totally love risotto, but it also always reminds me of a very uncomfortable situation: it was at my grandfather´s birthday last year and we celebrated in a restaurant with the whole family - which sounds like we would be a big family, but actually it was just my grandparents, my uncle, my dad and his girlfriend. anyways, i wanted to order a risotto and since parmesan cheese is the devil of histamine i kindly asked if they could cook it without. the waiter was SO extremly unfriendly, that i was totally shocked. he just laught at me, saying why would i order a risotto if i can´t have parmesan cheese?! very nice, right? so i ended up being shocked and angry and eating nothing. and who says that you can´t make a delicious risotto without parmesan cheese?! we used a  truffle pecorino in this recipe (we are so addicted!)  and i think it makes it even more delicious, so give it a try guys! 


morning rituals & blog hop

Sonntag, 1. Februar 2015


first of all: we have a new blog-design!! whooo! we waited way to long with changing that (we were planning it since several months now) and are more than happy. we hope you guys like it as much as we do. a special thank you to jakob wierzba for helping us. check out his work, he is so talented! 
we made the pictures for today´s post for the new series of lovely suus´ blog food bandits, called "morning rituals". find out all about our morning ritulas and the recipe for our all-time-favorite pancakes  at suus gorgeous blog now. 
another thing, that we wanted to do since a really looong time now is a blog hop. we never heard of it, before our dear instagram-friend christina greve invited us. christina lives in denmark and is a photographer as well. she gives photography workshops (have a look here) and we disovered her beautiful work on instagram just when we started with instagram too. 
so if you never heard of a blog hop as well, it basicly means, that you get the chance to introduce yourself a little bit better to your readers with answering 4 questions and also to mention two blogs you would like to introduce to your readers, so they can "hop around" other blogs.
thank you again to christina for inviting us - hopefully we gonna meet one day and have a cup of coffee together  :)






































glutenfree pistachio rose cake

Sonntag, 25. Januar 2015

we always get asked a lot how we develop our recipes and where we find our inspiration. sometimes, we just go hungry to the supermarket and get so creative while seeing all the food, so out of this hunger a new recipe is born. sometimes we just get inspired while spending time on a beautiful market, or of course also while looking at magazines or cookbooks or other blogs...so much possibilities. but in most of the cases it all happens very spontaneously and one of us just has an idea of a certain combination. however, one thing is never differnt: even if i have an idea i could never transform that by myself and for me it´s a secret, how nora always makes it happen, that the cake or the dish looks like in my thoughts in the end. so much passion and patience, i really admire that!

glutenfree kale quiche with mushrooms & coconut milk

Sonntag, 18. Januar 2015


one of the complicated things when you have to eat glutenfree (at least in berlin) is eating in a restaurant or in a café.
if you are histamine-intolerante as well it´s even harder, but luckily i can tolerate more and more things again which are not low on histamine (like avocado and some nuts, even mushrooms like in this recipe). i really hope it continues like that and that one day this whole histamine-thing won´t be an issue for me anymore. but anyways, i was really craving for a piece of quiche since some weeks now. you can get a piece of quiche in almost every café in berlin but i never saw a glutenfree one yet.  yesterday we finally had the time to make a glutenfree one by ourselves. when nora and i went shopping for groceries we got inspired by this perfectly looking kale and these delicious looking king oyster mushrooms. and a was a very good choice because they really do taste great together, especially in combination with the coconut milk. give it a try guys!
for the shooting we used our beautiful white plate from dirk aleksic again. we always get asked on instagram were our plates are from, so here you have a link to his homepage again. 
happy sunday guys!



glutenfree apple bundt cake with cardamom, cinnamon & ginger

Sonntag, 11. Januar 2015

the first post in 2015...a little bit late maybe, but happy new year guys!!
How did you spend your new years eve? after a busy 2014 we decided to take it slow and had a nice and cozy evening with friends in the countryside. we don´t take new years eve too serious. it´s the same every year, we try to avoid to celebrate it in berlin, because berlin is crazy on new years eve!
for me it´s much more important how i spend the first of january. 
that i have time for myself or spend it with the people i love. we slept long,  had a big breakfast with friends, a walk through the village a little bit time to read the newspaper. that´s what i call a good start!
But let´s speak about this easy and delicious bundt cake.
It was the last day before christmas, when nora and i were walking through the city, looking for the last small presents. It was grey and actually pretty warm for december and of course there was no snow. we crossed a little bakery when i saw the cutest little bundt cake ever with lot´s of powdered sugar on top in their shop-window. just looking at that little cake made me feel that the powdered sugar is everywhere and the missing snow and christmas-feeling were immediately there. Of course the cake was either glutenfree or low on histamine (lemon) so nora decided to bake one for me, when we got back home and it turned out so well.
it´s one of these recipes which is so easy and still so delicious. because of the apples the cake is not so dry like a usual bundt cake. we hope you like it as much as we do and happy sunday guys!




glutenfree christmas cookies

Montag, 22. Dezember 2014


christmas is just around the corner. this year went by crazy fast, i think we mentioned that in another post already. do you have the same feeling? 
we are so greatful for this exciting and eventful year. there were so many jobs and projects, that a weekend without work was exceptional. so 2015 can continue like that please - but maybe with some free weekends included :D
we want to thank everyone of YOU - all your support was amazing and made us SO happy!! we wish you a merry christmas, with a lot of good food, happy moments with your loved ones and some nice presents. if you still have time to bake, you should try these delicous glutenfree christmas cookies. if you can tolerate vanilla and cinnamon due to a histamine intolerance the cookies are even low on histamine. the cinnamon star recipe is very basic
(we found it here and changed it a little bit) but still very delicous and the "linzer-augen" cookies we baked with earth almond flour and rice flour and they are filled with homemade cranberry-marmelade. since a very long time i´m into earth almonds now. as they grow under the earth it´s not a nut, but still they have a very nutty flavour. so if you can´t tolerate nuts you should definetly give them a try. on top of that they are fiber-rich, good for your bowel, which is at least for me quite imporantat these days, after i had to take an antibiotic and everything seems to be a bit confused in my body. if you feel the same way go for earth almonds, it´s my new magical little helper.

rice-sprouts-patties with red cabbage salad and marinated tofu

Sonntag, 14. Dezember 2014


we already saw the delicious sauces from stars & rice on other german blogs and got curious. so when stars & rice asked us, if we want to test their sauces, we were really happy. as a photographer and stylist the first thing, that we do, is look at the package and that was already very convincing. so the next step was the taste and it was really good!!
as we cook a lot it´s actually quite nice to have an ingredient, which is ready to eat and makes every dish even more special.
you can get their sauces in many different flavours and i´m very sure, that we gonna taste the salted caramel one too :)
for this recipe we used their mango-chilli-sauce, which was a perfect combination with the tofu! as we used soy sauce and tofu this recipe is not low on histamine, but as usual it´s glutenfree of course. 
you already know, that we are all over into christmas this year, so we included red cabbage in the recipe, a very typical "christmas-food" in germany. we hope you enjoy it and have a good start to the new week!
 

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