Living Abroad

March

I have decided rather than doing sporadic updates of my life in Germany, I am going to do an end of month update, where I can have a look back at my bakes for that month and what has been going on in my life. A lot has happened this month so I thought it would be a good time to start!

March started off with a recipe for “Slutty” Brownies! This has already become a firm favourite for friends and family. In the last four weeks I have had to make two batches for friends birthdays!

Then it was time for March’s Food Exchange with the lovely Greta from Made by Greta. This month’s topic was Easter Bakes. Greta challenged me to make Osterzopf. I was very excited about this challenge as it is something I eat a lot of over Easter here in Germany! If you would like to see my Easter challenge for Greta, head over to her blog.

We then spent a weekend in Switzerland for the Geneva Motor show (Tim’s choice, not mine!). We had a lovely few days driving through the snowy Black Forest and then through Switzerland before ending up in Geneva. We spent a couple of hours in Zurich and are definitely hoping to head back at some point as it seemed such a beautiful city! If anybody has any suggestions on what to do in and around Zurich, I would love to hear them!

Last week I made some delicious blood orange and dark chocolate madeleines. The recipe is by Edd Kimber which you can find here.

We had four friends from England over for the Easter weekend, it was so lovely to see them! Even though the weather was a bit patchy we managed to get out and do a lot of things. I even managed to find time to squeeze a little bit of baking in making one of my favourite chocolate cakes, Kladdkaka and mini doughnuts with chocolate sauce!

A few weeks ago I decided, for various reasons, to leave my apprenticeship position. I still want to be a Pastry Chef but after the two experiences I have had, I think that maybe the German Apprenticeship system just isn’t for me. My last day at my job was on Saturday. I am now looking at other opportunities, including saving up and going to a private patisserie school in another country. My aim is to one day own my own business, not work for someone else. If you have any advice or suggestions I would be very grateful! In the mean time it means, I have a lot more time to dedicate to my blog and to improving my German! Although I am disappointed that I am now longer training. I feel like I have definitely made the right decision.

I also wanted to say a big thank you to Millie from the blog milliesfeuille. She has recently nominated me for the Liebster Award which I am so pleased about! I have already taken part in the Liebster Award but still wanted to give Millie a mention. You should definitely go and have a look at her fantastic blog!

Finally, it is my Nan’s birthday soon, so I decided to make her two types of chocolate slabs to send back to England. Hopefully they will get there ok!

It has definitely been a busy month!

Lucya xx

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