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Pickled Pumpkin Sweet and Sour

pickled pumpkin

I want to share this simple pickled pumpkin recipe with you. I thought I didn’t like pickled pumpkin until I tried this recipe: pumpkin cooked with vinegar, sugar and ginger. My mum gave me this recipe and I modified it a little, adding my ginger.

It is a nice little snack and great to serve with an aperitif.

I am still keen to do everything with pumpkin, although the city starts to become Christmassy. The Christmas markets have started yesterday but I am not yet in the mood for that. It is still autumn, people!

What you need for two small preserving jars:

  • 200g pumpkin, peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 100ml water
  • 75ml white wine vinegar
  • 100g cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • Lemon zest from 1/2 lemon

  • Steps:

  • Cover the pumpkin with the sugar and leave it for two hours to let the pumpkin absorb some of the sugar
  • Add the other ingredients and cook everything in a pot and then let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes
  • Fill into preserving jars
  • Saturday morning Blueberry Datschi

    blueberry datschi close up

    We started the weekend this morning with a sweet little treat: A blueberry Datschi. “Datschi” (pronounced “Dutchie”) is a German word used for a kind of cake. The word is mainly used in the South of Germany and it is used in different combinations, also with potatoes for example, so there is no real translation.

    Last weekend we also had something sweet for breakfast: pancakes with caramelised peaches. Sometimes I like to make something special for breakfast on weekends.

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    Hot Red Currant Crumble – good morning weekend

    red currant crumble

    Why not start the weekend with a fruity little treat? I fell in love with red currants lately and they had super fresh ones at the market yesterday.

    I found this recipe in a magazine. For the red currant crumble, the red currants are mixed with minced almonds and honey, which compensates the soureness of the fruits. It is very nice to eat the red current crumble hot – directly out of the oven together with some plain yoghurt.

    Happy weekend!

    red currants basket
    red currants honey almonds

    What you need for four people:

  • 300g red currants
  • 50g minced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 80g wholemeal flour
  • 30g cane sugar
  • 50g butter
  • sugar powder for decoration
  • 400g plain yoghurt
  • Steps:

  • Remove the shrubs of the red currants
  • Combine red currants with almonds and honey and fill the mixture into 4 oven-safe glasses
  • For the crumbles combine flour, cane sugar and butter and mix with your hands
  • Add the crumbles on top of the red currants into the glasses
  • Put into the oven for about 30 minutes on 180°C
  • Dredge the glasses with sugar powder and serve with yoghurt