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Favorite Fall Desserts

October 20, 2012

In honor of Jenmi’s Jenmi’s 200th blog post Jennifer contacted me last week and asked whether I’d be interested in participating in their “Fall Recipe Swap”. Well, of course I was interested. Unfortunately, with my family here last weekend I didn’t have a chance to create a new recipe to post but I did find a few good looking things I had already posted that are perfect for fall and that are well worth sharing.

Be sure to head over to Jenmi Jenmi today and check out all the recipes they’ll be posting.

Jenmi Jenmi is a healthy lifestyle blog, chronicling the healthy lives of a register dietician and a dietetic student. The blog follows our lives through food and fitness, which includes our favorite recipes, stories, healthy living, career, happiness and self-love.

We are two friends who love delicious food and sharing our healthy creations. Hope you enjoy getting to know us!

Here are the recipes I’m sharing!

1. Austrian Apple Strudel.

Apple Strudel

I ate apple strudel over the weekend and in Wednesday’s post loudly proclaimed that I will be sharing the recipe with you all in the near future. Well, wait no longer my friends, the recipe has actually already been posted, a while back. I did remember writing something about apple strudel at some point but then I got sloppy with updating my recipe page and thus got things mixed up. Now, everything’s updated and you can make apple strudel anytime you want following this recipe. It’s one of my favorite desserts, best enjoyed with a big spoonful of thick vanilla sauce, still simmering straight from the hob {or out of the microwave}.

2. Pumpkin Raisin Muffins.

Pumpkin Raisin Muffins

I’ll share a secret with you all. In Germany or Austria you can’t buy pureed pumpkin. I know, I know…how do we survive? Since I knew I was going to be making a couple of recipes that required pureed pumpkin this fall I recently ordered some from Amazon. One of the desserts I will be making are these pumpkin raisin muffins. I last made them in March with my leftover can of pumpkin and used all sorts of snazzy ingredients that I probably won’t be able to find here in Germany, one of them being brown rice flour. I do miss the days when healthy ingredients were easily accessible and didn’t require an Amazon shipment from England. Anyone out there live in Germany? Where do you buy more exotic ingredients?

3. Chocolate Nut Cake

Chocolate Nut Cake

This is an absolute family favorite, super easy to make and beyond delicious. It’s nutty and chocolatey and really cinnamon-y. Perfect for the fall! The recipe calls for hazelnuts but if you prefer walnuts that’s a possibility too. We get a ton of walnuts from the giant tree at our lake house each year so the nuts we have leftover after making walnut butter are used for baking. Don’t be scared that the cake will end up bitter when using walnuts, it won’t. You’re adding in sugar and a generous amount of chocolate so the overall composition will be sweet.

4. Apple-Hazelnut Croquant Cookies.

Apple-Hazelnut Croquant Cookies

Yay, another apple recipe. Don’t you just love apples too. They are one of my favorite fruits or snacks in general and can easily be thrown in your bag as an on-the-go snack or packed into cookies as an afternoon treat. Yes, that’s right. These cookies are sort of healthy. The whole batch of 25 cookies contains a whopping 2 apples. Don’t hesitate to add in another apple if you feel like being really nutritious. But be aware that apples tend to contain lots of water and we don’t want soggy cookies.

If you need more inspiration head over to Jennifer’s blog right now and check out which recipes everyone else is sharing.

Jennifer, thanks again for letting me contribute some of my favorite recipes on this special occasion and congrats on your 200th post. Hope there will be many more!


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  • Reply Christina October 20, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Everything looks so good! Especially the strudel, I think there might be a weekend-baking-session on the horizon!

    • Reply Antonia October 22, 2012 at 5:26 am

      thanks christina! did you end up baking this weekend?

      • Reply Christina October 22, 2012 at 8:07 am

        No, I ran out of time! But this is definitely on my to-do list! x

        • Reply Antonia October 22, 2012 at 6:53 pm

          I know that too well! Why doesn’t the weekend have 48 hours more? Then I’d be able to do all the cooking and baking I planned on on doing.

  • Reply Bec October 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    That strudel looks pure amazing. I love strudel but it’s not a common dessert over here. Fortunately my grandmother who grew up in Holland makes a killer one when I visit her! 🙂

    • Reply Antonia October 21, 2012 at 10:02 am

      You don’t happen to have a recipe for the strudel somewhere on your blog, do you??

  • Reply Emilie @ Hungry Delights October 21, 2012 at 1:40 am

    From the looks of it you are a queen in the bakery department! Me.. not so much. When there is only 2 people in the house self control to stop at 1 slice or 1 biscuit is practically non-existant 🙂

    As for ordering ingredients online, I use I live in Australia and we don’t get all the cool things that I see on many blogs I read. The international shipping is very reasonable! So that may be an option for you rather than amazon.

    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights

    • Reply Antonia October 21, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Haha…I have the same problem.
      Right, I’ve been wanting to order from iHerb but I was afraid that shipping + taxes would cost me a fortune. Glad it doesn’t. I’ll have to order something soon then 🙂

  • Reply Ulli October 21, 2012 at 8:27 am

    I live in Austria too and I just make my own pumpkin puree!! You can find the recipe on my blog, its really easy (basically just baking the pumpkin in the oven and puree the flesh)!! Have a great sunday!

    • Reply Antonia October 21, 2012 at 10:07 am

      I know, I know…it wouldn’t be that difficult but I don’t have a blender or anything else I could puree pumpkin with right now. I left my blender in England and I don’t know whether I just invest in another one just for this year?!

  • Reply Clair October 21, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Hazelnut cookies are my fave…Joe’s nonna makes amazing ones that I am scared to try to replicate! I would really love to try my hand at your apple strudel though…looks so delicious!

    • Reply Antonia October 22, 2012 at 5:27 am

      thank you 🙂 it is 100% delicious!!!!!

  • Reply Meghan@cleaneatsfastfeets October 23, 2012 at 2:34 am

    I cannot wait to try this streusel. Wow it looks so good.

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