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Deep dish apple pie with crumble

It’s fall time again and just like every year, we have an abundance of apples. There are few things better in the fall for using up apples than an apple cake. Here is a personal favorite.
P.S. Best apples for baking in Shanghai can be found in Carrefour.


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Vitamin cake (维生素水果蛋糕)

Winter in Shanghai is long, wet and cold. Vitamines are known to prevent you from getting a cold. So let’s wrap those vitamines in a delicious cake!

The special part about this recipe is the fluffy sponge which you will definitely succeed in preparing on the first try - Your mom will be impressed by your new mad baking skills!


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Mama-Style potato soup (妈妈的土豆汤)

Although culinary choice in China (at least in Shanghai) isn’t bad, you will still choose your Mom’s food as the best food! Should you however be lacking the necessary small change for flying home every weekend (or your expat working contract just doesn’t include it…) you can at least try to cook like your Mom!

Potato soup

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German style apple cake (德式苹果蛋糕)

Summer season is coming, the season for light and fresh fruit cakes. With just 20 minutes of preparation and 30 minutes of baking, you can create a delicious and easy to bake German style apple cake. It’s an old recipe that was handed down to me by my grand mother. Have fun and enjoy!

German style apple cake

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German style Broccoli Soup (德式青花菜浓汤)

The perfect soup for a hot summer. Healthy, tasty and prepared in an instant. You can vary this dish in a number of ways, for example by using califlour or carrots instead of broccoli.

German style broccoli soup

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Simple fruit cake

Sunday afternoon - Some surprise guests just announced they are coming over and on Shanghai’s streets there is the usual traffic jam. However, most of the times you will have the ingredients for this simple fruit cake available at home, and you will be done baking in an just about one hour.

Simple fruit cake

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Easy yeast leavened bread

An easy and tasty pastry you will 100% succeed in baking at the first attempt. Great for breakfast and coffee or can be served with any main dish.

Yeast bread

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