Our recipe for mulled wine

Few things taste more like winter and Christmas than a hot mug of mulled wine. It is comforting and warming and a must-have on a cold winters’ night or while visiting your local German Christmas...

How the Germans celebrate Christmas

With only seven weeks until Christmas we are starting to feel very festive. Until I moved to the UK I had no idea how present my own culture became at Christmas time. The Christmas markets...

Our recipe in Suburban Magazine Leeds

We have been featured again 🙂 The September edition of Suburban Magazine Leeds was so friendly as to print some recipes of ours. We sent them a lovely recipe for a dish that is easy,...

Bespoke biscuit collection boxes

Bespoke newborn biscuit box Our latest box was made to order for Jo. Living in London she wanted to celebrate the birth of her friend’s baby as soon as possible. She, however, wasn’t able to...

The story of cinnamon

We use cinnamon in many of our Christmas biscuits and lebkuchen. But to be honest we both know relatively little about this spice. Reason enough to delve a bit deeper into the origins of this wonderful natural ingredient...

Supporting Lighthouse Union

Last month we were asked by the lovely Patricia from Search Laboratory to support an event that she organised on behalf of Lighthouse Union. Lighthouse School Leeds is a school for children with autism spectrum conditions. The...

The story behind our Red Wine Cake

You might have heard or even been lucky enough to try a sample of the latest product we introduced last Saturday at Kirkstall Deli Market: red wine cake! Red wine in a cake?! That was...

Who else sells Germanic treats in Yorkshire

The more we explore Leeds and Yorkshire, the more we discover home away from home treats. We haven’t come across anyone selling the Dutch apple pies and German biscuits we do, but there are a...

Gluten-free Apple Pie

We created a gluten-free version of our classic apple pie! At our last market we gave some left-over apple pies to other stall holders. We didn’t want to throw any pies away. And a shared...

What makes a Dutch apple pie?

I grew up with apple pie. In the Netherlands there literally is no occasion that doesn’t call for it. We serve it at birthdays, for dessert, when meeting up for coffee in town. We’ll even...

Our first market experience

It has been over a week since our first market at Kirkstall Deli and the dust has settled a little bit. Time to reflect on the experience and to share some images with you! THE PREPARATION...

What does Germanic mean?

So what does Germanic mean? We appreciate the fact that not everyone might be aware of the exact meaning of the word ‘Germanic’. It is not a term that is used frequent in relation to...

The Ultimate Dutch Pancake Recipe

Pancake Day is here! Since the Dutch “celebrate” pancake day pretty much twice a month, we were asked by the Yorkshire Evening Post to share our recipe for authentic Dutch pancakes. In case you missed it,...