English: Scones..

Hey there!

Since I am a big fan of baking I decided to show you a great recipe for English Scones.

Scones are best enjoyed with clotted cream and jam in an English tea salon.



As preparing clotted cream is pretty time-consuming (not impossible!) I used heavy cream.

Ingredients:

~ 450 flour
~ 2 tbs. of sugar
~ pinch of salt
~ 50 g butter
~ 2 tsp. of baking powder OR yeast
~ 250 ml milk



1. Mix flour, salt and baking powder (or yeast) together and preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Add the sugar and small bits of butter.

3. Lastly pour the milk over the mixture and knead the dough with your hands.



4. As soon as the dough is soft and all ingredients are well incorporated form small scones.



5. Put the pieces of dough on a baking tray and spread some milk on top.



6. Put it in the oven for 10-12 minutes (or as soon as they become slightly golden)

7. Once finished take them out and let them cool.

8. ENJOY!



If you have any recommendations for making scones or have certain "Scones rituals" please tell me in the comment section below.

Thank you for reading!

xx, Steph

Spring has sprung..

Hey there!

Last week cold Germany finally decided to be so kind to offer some sunrays.


My favourite part of spring is that everything is blossoming and everything appears incredibly green and healthy after a long and freezing winter.



I got to see some incredibly sweet little lambs with their mother sheeps as I went for a walk with my Mum. Here are some photos of these fluffy ones (they were born a few days ago).





So I hope you enjoy your weeks of spring wherever you are!



Thank you for reading!

xx, Steph


Friesian lifestyle..

Hey there!

Well this time I am going to show you some photos of a nearby island I went to recently. As I live in the Northern part of Germany at the Baltic Sea, the North Sea is not too far away. So I went to "Föhr" with two friends for a short holiday.

We stayed in a beautiful holiday home and went beach-walking for hours. ( Check the house out! )



Föhr offers amazing beaches, interesting architecture and simply spots for relaxation.




Since it belongs to the Friesian Islands the culture and especially architecture is very unique.
Lots of authentic thatched houses can be found and adored.



We were blessed with amazing weather which we naturally took advantage of.



At high season (summer time) the beaches are crowded with people visiting the island but because we went there in March there were almost no tourists around, so we basically had the beach to the inhabitants and ourselves.



I can't wait to return to the island. I also figured out that I need to visit the beaches around my home more often, since it is extremely close and so underestimated.



Thank you for reading, I hope I managed to catch your attention for "Föhr"!

xx, Steph




Behind the façade..

Hey there!

While I was driving around town I noticed an interesting church (built around the 1960's) located at the university campus.



The building is triangular in shape and stands out because of its glass blocks which appear in various colours from the inside.


The architect was inspired by the "Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church" in Berlin. The triangular shapes represent the Holy Trinity, but are also a reference to the maritime lifestyle in Kiel as the shape could be interpreted as a sail.

A different angle

I especially like the clear shapes of the different elements.




Thank you for reading!

xx, Steph