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Editorial from Toni & Thea

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Behind The Scenes: Cover

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Contributor Index

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Index of all projects

BUSINESS PERFORMER 92

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TABLE OF C

SPORTY

HOUSEHOLD MANAGER 68

Candy Cane Cake

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Yoga Mat Bag

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Patchwork Cover for an Ironing Board

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Gift Certificate Bali

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Gym Sack

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Tree Cake

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Digital Heartfelt Gloves

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Christmassy Apple Chips

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iPhone Case

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Passport Holder

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Magnetic Tote Bag

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Gift Certificate San Francisco

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Starred Christmas Dinner

102 Hippo Book Ends

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Knitted Coat Hangers

104 Chocolate Bark

88 Apron

Cake

64 Jogging

Bottoms

106 Handmade Tea

FOODIE 148 Gift Certificate

London 152

Simple Recipes by Giulia Doyle

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Cinnamon Hearts

170 The sisterMAG

Cake Workshop


CONTENTS

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sisterMAG drives Ford – The big tour through Saxony

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Imprint

198/I

Tutorials

ONLINE FRIEND 110 112 114 116

Folder Labels for Download

DAPPER

INTELLECTUAL

120 Pearl Bracelet

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Ex Libris Plate

122 Stole

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Typography Cake

Illustrated Menu Card to print

124 Diamond Cake

140 Monogram Cookies

Playlist from the Heart

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142 Pajamas made out of

128 Corsage

Digital Cookbooks with Caramelized

Glitter Socks

vintage linen fabric

130 Pullover with a

144 Embroidered pocket

bow 132

Fur Clutch

ILLUSTRATIONS:

Emma Block

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Alex & Toni

Thea & Toni with Mom Evi 1993

DEAR READERS,

Country road in Saxony

– or our Ford Fiesta tour across Saxony and the 1000+ photos, videos and audio files Thea and photographer Cris brought back home. But our biggest thanks goes to the bloggers and friends all over the world, who have shared their DIY projects with us. For it is thanks to them we are able to present you this tongue-in-cheek take on a traditional seasonal gift guide. There are seven different sections – all beautifully illustrated by British artist Emma Block – full of recipes and projects on which to flex your arts and crafts muscles.

It might be the perfect time of the year to take it slow, sit back and relax, but at sisterMAG we’ve done the exact opposite and a mere 2 ½ weeks after issue N°10 we’re proud to launch our special Christmas edition. We couldn’t have done it without our contributors and the entire sisterMAG team chipping in: Be it our cover shoot with professional ice skater Jeanette from Sweden at the ice rink in Freiberg which opened its doors especially for us one day before their official season started – many thanks for this to Mr. When we were little, we used to peruse Scheich und the city’s marketing team our mother’s old magazines with

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Dresden

Evi & Ashley

Tina in the office

Glitter socks

Cris in Meißen

academic seriousness for suitable projects and created Christmas project charts showing page numbers, project allocations and materials required… it was all quite scientific. But most of the projects presented in this issue are easy to replicate and can be mastered even with just a couple of days to go until Christmas. All instructions and lists of materials required can be downloaded for easy access (a feature we would have loved back then). All that’s left for us to say now is »See you soon« and one last »Thank you« to our contributors, friends, supporters and clients and especially to the interns who have supported

us throughout the year -

Donata,

Lisa, Jasmin and currently Tina. It’s been an exciting few months full of experiences, new acquaintances, highs and lows, countless photo shoots and a sometimes seemingly insurmountable number of pages to conquer. If you‘re looking for something more to read over the holidays: the very first issue of CVmag

is now available online.

We’re very much looking forward to your feedback on this new magazine by Carry-On Publishing. Also: look out for our end-of-year reviews coming to the sisterMAG blog over the next couple of weeks.

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We'll be back with sisterMAG in January 2013. Subscribe to our Newsletter or like our page on Facebook to stay up to date and get all information!

Model: Jeanette Mårtensson

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Watch the »Behind-the-Scenes« video, filmed by Onn Halpern by clicking on the Play-Button

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#SISTERMAGXMAS

Onn

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Lena

COVER Photos: Ashley Lud채scher

Cover-Dress: Evi Neubauer

Styling: Lena Schleweis Video: Onn Halpern

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B I R T N O C PHOTOS

SOURCING Jennifer Patterson Toni & Thea Neubauer Tina Bergs

PROJECTS Evi Neubauer (sisterMAG) Giulia Doyle (Audrey's 74) Susanne Schanz (La Petite Cuisine)

Elisabeth Weber (ellijot)

Ashley Ludaescher

Tina Bergs

Cris Santos

Courtney (Always Rooney)

Thea Neubauer

Nadia (Preciously Me)

TEXTS Natalie Wright (Natalme)

LAYOUT & ILLUSTRATION Tina Bergs

Claudia Gödke

Thea Neubauer

Jeanny Horstmann (Zucker, Zimt & Liebe)

Emma Block

Rebecca Lina (Elfenkind Berlin) Style Me Pretty Brittany Watson Jepson (House That Lars Built)

Yan Chen Anne Faber (Anne's Kitchen) Einat Kayless Argaman (Design Break)

SYMBOLS Link to ­Pinterest Board

Location: Link to Google Maps

Shows a PDF download (e.g. for recipe cards or patterns)

External link Internal link


BUTORS PROOF

STYLING

Victoria Kau

Lena Schleweis

Amie McCracken

Evi Neubauer

Antonia Neubauer

TRANSLATION

COVER MODEL

Tanja Timmer

Jeanette M책rtensson

VIDEO Onn Halpern Cris Santos

Scissors bring you directly to the tutorial sisterMAG Cake Workshop

Easily share and recommend: Share on Twitter Post on Facebook


In the end we had over 50 projects for you to make and create, bake or knit. Below you see a picture index of all projects.

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INDEX O PROJ


OF ALL JECTS

A click on each thumbnail brings you to the project page in our #sisterMAGXMAS issue.

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Photos: Cristopher Santos Text & Illustration: Thea Neubauer In cooperation with:

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C

hristmas feeling in Dresden: adorable Christmas decoration at the PianoSalon

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next to the Frauenkirche


The Saxons might not exactly have

whole treasure trove of traditional

invented Christmas, but Saxony is

handicraft waiting to be discovered

known far and beyond as »Christmas

between Plauen and Görlitz. Toni

country«. The region’s centuries-

and I grew up on the foothills of

old seasonal traditions are still

the Ore Mountains and every 23rd

very much alive and the federal

December our grandparents would

state offers the highest density of

take us to the small town of Holzhau

Christmas related events in Germany

where we’d eat a slice of traditional

(according to Sachsen Tourismus

Stollen.

). We bet you didn’t know that!

Driving

back

home

through the wintery (sometimes

The arts and crafts in Saxony have

even

always been an intricate part of this

marvel at the giant hand-carved

tradition. From Moravian stars to

wooden Christmas pyramids and

Meissen porcelain, from Glashütte

the decorative light arches. With

watches

seasonal

Christmas music playing on the

figurines from Seiffen – there is a

car radio the anticipation became

to

wooden

snowy)

countryside

we’d

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almost unbearable and we could

which are now acting as distributors

barely contain our excitement for

in a global sales network, the

Christmas Eve.

Manufakturhaus in Meissen and the

While little Thea could easily get away

Sächsische Heimatwerk in Bannewitz

with giving hand-made but pretty runof-the-mill bookmarks at Christmas (still a popular standing joke in our

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outside Dresden, and got a chance to meet highly engaged women who rejoice in and excel at marketing and

family), today I strive to find unique

shipping their regional products.

gifts - still preferably hand-made but

But photographer Cris Santos and I

telling an individual story. But as most

did not set off on our Saxon adventure

of you probably know, that’s easier

all by ourselves, we got to take a

said than done. Where to find such a

brand new, Aruba Blue, Ford Fiesta.

present? And due to my involvement in

The four-door car comes with a boot

sisterMAG I don’t exactly have oodles

big enough for all sorts of fabrics,

of spare time. So there is no way I can

Christmas pyramids and anything

visit every manufactory and crafts store in Saxony! And this is not just a problem for me, the customer, but also for the artisans and craftsmen in the Saxon hinterland, who would of course like to sell their products to as wide an audience as possible. But some clever and resourceful business men and women have identified the problem and are now tackling it head on. So we went to visit two companies

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else we might end up buying, which

hook up – either via Bluetooth (see

makes it a perfect companion. Its

info) or USB - I can also access my

other unique selling point is a cutting

iTunes playlist on the go.

edge connectivity system. »What’s

We’re setting off at 7am on a

that?« I hear you ask. Well, the system, called Ford SYNC, not only lets me take and make calls by voice control while driving, thanks to a smartphone

Wednesday morning and upon our return to Berlin at 10pm, after 500 kilometres across the length and breadth of the free state of Saxony

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Connecting phone & car 1. Activate Bluetooth on your phone. 2. Press PHONE in your car. Select the option »Add a device«.

3. In your smartphone, search for Bluetooth devices, choose the Ford SYNC and type in the 6-digit code, which will appear in the car display. I have also downloaded my telephone book in order to voice-activate phone calls.


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we used 4,5 l fuel per 100 km! That’s thanks to the 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine with direct injection (quite a mouthful, but great fun to drive :-)). Such economy comes in especially handy when driving through the Ore Mountains as petrol stations are few and far between! Despite its

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compelled to tell my off for my racy style of driving. But in the end we make it back home without having to employ the emergency call feature. This very handy piece of equipment will alert local emergency services in case of an accident and give the car’s exact position. This is automatically done in the language of the country in which you happen to be driving – though I am not entirely sure it speaks Saxon :-). Neither, by the way, does Christine Posch who only moved to Dresden a few months ago and used to In Rüblingsheide: getting gas and

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checking in on Foursquare :)


work in the marketing department of

ago. Researching meticulously, they

Diesel in Vienna. She and Yana Ratthey,

travelled all over Saxony and visited

who is a trained saddler, founded the

craft shops, artists, designers and

»SÄCHSISCHE HEIMATWERK«

in

manufactories. They only opened

2011, a sales platform for handmade

their brick-and-mortar store about

regional

her

four months ago. Housed in an old

growing up in Munich, Posch is

school building from 1904 (which

actually going back to her roots with

was actually used as a school up until

this undertaking: her great-great-

1985) in Bannewitz on the outskirts

great-grandfather, Carl Ernst Mey,

of Dresden, it is a jewel of a shop!

who established the first mail order

Christine still keeps the graduation

business in Germany in the 19th

picture of the class of 1957 behind the

century, did so in Leipzig which is also

counter. High ceiling rooms that used

in Saxony. Starting out as a mail order

to host crafts or Maths lessons now

business therefore seemed a logical

house sleek see-through surfaces for

first step for the two women and after

precious and elegant designs and the

9 months of preparation, their online

wall-mounted KRÜGER sledges look

shop

like art objects in an exhibition. »You

products.

Despite

went live about 12 months

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iew into the showroom of »Sächsisches Heimatwerk« Bike from Retrovelo (Leipzig) with a leather basket.

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can only increase the awareness of

crafts people lack expertise where

regional traditions by bringing them

the presentation of their products

into the present«, says Christine

is concerned and we are sent a lot

Posch – which is why arts and crafts

of badly lit pictures taken on mobile

from the Ore Mountains are not the

phones«

only things to be found here: there

slightly. But the increasing number of

is seating furniture made out of

customers is probably not just down to

concrete as well as a state-of-the-

great product photos and an appealing

art sound system. Designer bicycles

store; most online customers come

from Leipzig and Dresden can also

from outside of Saxony. There are

be found.

clip boards with lots of information

The upper floor is the realm of Yana

detailing the history and background

Ratthey who was born in Berlin. As we enter she is working with a photographer taking pictures of new products for the web shop. »Many

Modern Tuffner Table Pyramide Illusion Table

, made in Oederan

says

Ratthey,

smirking

and the materials used to make the products on sale and I am more than tempted by a small papier-mâché bauble and a pair of diamond-shaped concrete earrings.

on an

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: made

in the Ore Mountains of fine paper, can be filled with gifts

The sleighs are made by a traditional waggon-maker from Saxon Switzerland. Today this profession is almost lost.

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S채chsisches Heimatwerk Open Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00 - 19:00 How to get there: August-Bebel-Str. 77 in Bannewitz (Dresden), directly at B170 / E55, few kilometers from A17 / exit Dresden S체dvorstadt.

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We say a cordial farewell before have noticed the bollard next to my getting back into the car. No parking space. Our fashion editor sooner have I closed the door than Evi Neubauer is a regular in Ms. the Ford recognises my phone and Esswein’s elegant shop and many continues the playlist right where of the fabrics shown in sisterMAG we left off before. I can’t help but come straight from her counter. fall in love with the Fiesta. The sky She has recently started to sell her is bright blue and we are on our way fabrics online at stoffkonzepte.de to our next destination: Dresden-

but the store is still well worth

Neustadt. We make a pit stop close a visit (if only to admire the rows to Königsstraße to visit Ms. Esswein, and rows of thread carefully sorted but not before the Fiesta’s rear view by colour or run your fingers camera saves the day. If it weren’t along some rhinestone-encrusted for this nifty parking aid I wouldn’t buttons). 24

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Mo-Fr: 11:00-18:00,

Sa: 10:00-14:00 How to get there: R채hnitzgasse 12 in Dresden. You can park in the nearby streets (but get a parking permit!)

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Unfortunately, we can’t stay and chat with the Munich-born proprietor as our next appointment beckons. Thanks to the clear and confident voice of the Ford’s navigational system we’re back on the main road to Meissen in no time and a short drive later are lead safely to Fleischergasse right next to the Frauenkirche (yes, they have one in Meissen, too, it’s not a name unique to Dresden :).

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crafts. The customers‘ response was

greeted by Ute Czeschka who has

overwhelming – not just at her first

been developing her idea of creating

small Christmas market in Dresden

a trade house for fine German arts

but also in Bonn, Hamburg and

and crafts for more than two years.

Düsseldorf. Everybody wanted her

Consequentially,

is

products but there was no central

not limited to products from Saxon

sales network for all the different

manufactories but also encompasses

manufacturers.

knives from Solingen and toys from Bad

Manufakturhaus has been acting as

Kösen (in Anhalt-Saxony). Working

their umbrella with the online shop

on a project for a linen mill, Czeschka

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met many entrepreneurs, people and

2010. They are currently focussed

craftsmen from Saxony. She began

on widening their portfolio and

doing her research and spent most

publishing a book in cooperation with

of 2008 and 2009 travelling the entire

SZ-Verlag but also want to further

state visiting these manufacturers.

develop their own events. Their

Putting her findings and discoveries

»Seasonal Manufacturers‘ Market«

to good use, she started showing

at Wackerbarth Palace in Radebeul

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her

portfolio

Since

Ute Czeschka explains

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her products.

2009

the

added in


In front of the little store there are little tables and chairs – today, however, it is far too cold to sit down.

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Manmade christmas bulbs made in Upper Franconia


30 Martin Teddy Bear

, made

of wool plush, stuffed with wood wool, handmade in Sonneberg/Thuringia

Table Runner linen

and Bed

made of linen and

damask, woven and tailored by Hoffmann in Neukirch/ Oberlausitz.

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Pulsnitzer Pfefferkuchen Rietschelkuchen

: Own-brand of

­gingerbread manufacturer Groschky.

Manufakturhaus Open Tuesday to Friday from 12am to 6pm, Saturdays from 11am to 4pm How to get there: It is a little bit difficult to get there by car, because the store is directly in the heart of Meissen. Rather park outside and walk through the narrow streets.

for example is now in its fourth

samples to glove measurements

year.

from the customers, be it online

For Ute Czeschka, a personal and

or at their exquisitely cosy shop in

trusting relationship with every

the centre of Meissen.

manufacturer they represent is

At the »Journal-Café« across

key and she is happy to consult on

the street, Cris and I recharge

any issues regarding marketing

our depleted energy reserves

or sales – like whether a mohair

with

blanket is best shipped rolled or

»Eierschecke« (a specialty from

folded. The Manufakturhaus lends

Dresden and according to one of

a helping hand, wherever it might

our Canadian friends »the best

be required: from getting fabric

cake I’ve ever had!«).

»Fleckschenkuchen«

and

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Almost like in a fairytale: the »Krämerei« is situated directly next to Manufakturhaus. The owner Frank Mütterlein – the gentleman with the big bushy beard – offers all kinds of goods and hotchpotch.

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Journal Café Open daily from 8 am, no days off How to get there: At Frauenkirche 1, directly in the heart of Meissen


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We’re just driving past the sign marking the Meissen city boundaries as I receive a text message from Toni who has stayed behind in Berlin to wrap up some other projects for our Christmas issue. I have to admit that, since her texts usually herald an emergency to be dealt with asap, I often can’t help myself and sneak a peek at the phone while driving (and according to research I am not the only one). But on the road in the Ford this isn‘t a problem as the message is downloaded and read to me in the car! No emergency today though, Toni just wanted to remind me of an order of fabrics for our mother I have to take care of at a CRAFT SHOP

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ith Ford SYNC Voice Activated System I can take on calls and change the music while my hands remain on the steering wheel.

Speech recognition 1. I start a call with pressing the speech button on the steering wheel. A list with available commands appears on the display, e.g. »Telephone«, »USB«, »Help« or »Cancel«.

2. I clearly say »Call Antonia Neubauer on her mobile« and her number is dialed. I listen to her via the car's speakers and her voice is loud and clear.

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Its owner Mrs. Krüger greets us

The Krügers moved to Saxony from

cordially as we park our car in her

Schleswig-Holstein for job-related

courtyard a little later. Wearing wedges

reasons after the reunification. They

and a bun I have to crouch down to

bought this old farm building with its

make it through the half-timbered

beautiful enclosed yard, refurbished

house’s tiny door. I have been here

it using only original materials and

before and the shop is usually filled

established an arts and crafts shop

to the brim with customers browsing

and museum which just celebrated

through the sheer endless shelf

its 15th anniversary. They steadily

rows of beautiful patchwork fabrics

improved and expanded their mail

sorted by colour and pattern. But it’s

order and online shop

Wednesday and there‘s nobody else

always easy and at one point required

around as they’ve opened up just for

the sale of a vintage car to pay for the

us (their business days are Thursday,

production of a catalogue tying them

Friday and Sunday).

over until their online shop became

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a success. The focus was shifted to

make up a significant portion of the

patchwork fabrics about five years ago

stock.

and today their company is a healthy

Mrs. Krüger really loves her job and it

business employing several people

shows: not only does she advise her

and shipping all over the world. The

customers enthusiastically, she also

Krügers are especially proud to have

designs all the models featured in the

a customer on an island in the Indian

craft shop’s catalogue herself.

Ocean. The brick-and-mortar shop

We have got some time to spare to

doesn’t only draw a local crowd either: some people travel up to 200km (125 miles) to Gröbern; and the designers and

manufacturers

featured

are

just as international. I am especially fascinated by the beautifully delicate woven fabrics from Japan, which

stroll along the rows of fabric and take a look at the craftworks from past centuries exhibited downstairs. Oldtime flat-irons on the staircase ledge guide the way and a wall chart details a variety of embroidery stitches. I make sure to take a catalogue before

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a

ll fabrics and products from the craft shop in Grรถbern can also

The three-sided yard was rebuilt

be ordered online or via their

with old building materials (clay,

catalogue

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wood etc.)


The tutorial for this blue sweater with a bow, you find on page 130 in this issue!

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we say our goodbyes. It’s getting dark already and as we head back through the Saxon countryside in our blue Ford we enjoy the sight of countless decorative light arches. It’s freezing as we make a final stop outside Dresden to take pictures of the stunning skyline, but thanks to the heated seats in the Fiesta the beautiful memories of this brilliant day in the arts and crafts world of the Ore Mountains soon prevail… 42

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ELFENKINDBERLIN Rebecca Lina grew up in a tiny village

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Yogamat near Hamburg. She dedicated herself to her career in theatre, film and

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television - until her daughter LaĂŠna was born. Since then Rebecca runs her own label for children's clothing Elfenkindberlin

. On her blog she

writes about DIY, fashion, food and all things beautiful.

MATERIALS 2 pieces of fabric 86x45cm, 1 piece of fabric for the carrying strap 70x9cm, 8 strips of fabric to make ribbons 30x4cm

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Gift certificate

Trip to

Seminyak Bali

YAN CHEN

Yan Chen is studying politial science in Singapure for an exchange semester. The perfect place for travelling through south-east Asia. The tiny coastal town

sandy beaches and exotic cuisine has made Bali an increasingly popular destination. Unpredictable waves and the legendary night life draw Australian

Seminyak in Bali will always be one

surfers to Kuta Beach. Adventurer and

of her favourites - she send us her

nature enthusiasts make for one of

favourite places.

the many volcanic summits for a fog-

A good friend and travel companion is ­Klara Kulenkampff

tourist’s search for turquoise seas,

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nature and landscapes she's capturing the most beautiful moments with her

lined early morning glimpse of a simply breath-taking landscape. For the less physically active-minded Bali offers the perfect place in which to recharge and

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rediscover your inner peace. Withdraw from your busy life‘s routine, take long,

The natives call it the Island of the Gods

relaxing strolls and enjoy the calm and

but the undogmatic and forthright

serenity. I’m firmly in the latter category

attitude of the predominantly Hindu

and I have been enjoying the good life

population

multi-

to the full. My passion for exquisite food

faceted mosaic of religious spirituality,

and coffee makes Bali, and particularly

traditional life styles and unending

the small coastal town of Seminyak with

open-mindedness

it countless cafés and delis, my idea of

makes

Bali

for

a

the

mortal

visitor, too. Its diversity makes the

heaven on earth.

list of very good reasons to visit this most popular island of the Indonesian archipelago

sheer

endless.

Many

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If you’re on a budget, try the Horison Hotel Seminyak . The luxury W Retreat & Spa Bali requires deeper pockets but offers stunning sea views. Its Woo Bar regularly draws much bigger crowds than it can hold.

SIGHTS The coastal rock temple of Tanah Lot, Lake Batur and

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Mount Batur in Kintamani are stunningly beautiful. But since they are all well outside of the city, you should make them a day trip.

BEACH Kuta Beach and Legian Beach are popular suggestions – and hence extremely popular with tourists (to the point of being overcrowded) as well as natives selling 5-minute massage treatments, jewellery and sunglasses. Spending time here will not make you calm as much as aggressive. Seminyak Beach, however, is just a short walk north of Legian Beach and much quieter. It stretches for many kilometres along the eastern coast. Make sure you stay until dusk because at night natives of Bali and tourists from all over the world alike meet there for a game of beach soccer and of course to enjoy the almost surreal atmosphere of the sunset.


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SHOPPING A stroll through the town of Seminyaks with plenty of time to explore and shop is the best way to find out the situation. Check out Jalan Raya Seminyak, Jalan Petinget and Jalan Oberoi.

GALLERY Make sure you don’t miss Richard Meyer Culture, a gallery run by the art dealer from New Yorker. Allow plenty of time to delve into contemporary painting, photography and sculpture by Balinese artists.

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SPA As the birth place of the modern spa treatment, Indonesia offers top of the range services at high end hotels, notably the W Retreat. But smaller spas also offer a good standard of care. Just check out some places when you’re out and about and enjoy a treat.


RESTAURANTS Warungs are family run hole in the wall places or street vendor’s carts. They are a regular sight on the streets as that’s where most Indonesians get their food. As a tourist, and unless you have an exceptionally strong stomach, you’re better off only trying those that have been specifically recommended to you. Although the food is generally fine, things can go wrong. Cafés, restaurants and bars are usually save though, so feel free to plunge right in. Some all-time favourites include Metis, The Bistrot, Made's Warung, Mama San and Balique.

CAFÉ BALI This place is a Seminyak hub. French colonial influences and vintage design pieces make up the

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unique interior while a local designer’s art installation lights the patio.

MANTRA BAR The mantra at Mantra is »simple, honest and cozy« and they do live by it! The drink selection is huge which gives you plenty of time to enjoy the electro beats carefully selected by their in-house DJs.

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MINT BALI If the Mantra has got you in the mood for dancing all you have to do is cross the street. Mint, a small but modern club is already waiting for you. This is where expats from all over the world and Indonesian locals alike come to at the weekends to get swept away by a very special mixture of the atmospheric green light effects and electro beats.

REVOLVER ESPRESSO There are two ways to find the best coffee: knowing your way and serendipity. I had the latter on my side and discovered this place, a melting pot of interesting people, coffeeshop furnishings and bohéme chique.

KOPI LUWAK This refers to coffee brewed from beans which have been excreted by the Asian palm civet (it is also known as civet coffee). One farm tried to dispel my doubts explaining that »This is made of Luwak poo but no worries, cat only eat papaya …. and kopi of course.« Having overcome my initial disgust and actually tasted the coffee I had to admit that it does indeed have an above average taste. But it’s still best not to think too hard about to what it owes its special flavour.

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Z U C K E R , Z IM T U N D L IE B E Next to baking, and of course eating cake, photography is one of Virginia

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Christmas is just around the corner and many of us are working their way through piles and piles of cook books and recipe collections. A big dinner with friends and family is the highlight of the festive season, and to make the process just a little easier Susanne Schanz developed 5 recipes - starter, main course, LA PETITE dessert, snack and drink CUISINE that taste great and use your everday shopping Susanne Schanz is a food- and interioringredients. To make photographer. For her blog she them even more cooks and bakes in her tiny festive the entire kitchen and takes photos of it in her studio. Susanne was menu is themed one of the very first sisterMAG around stars. contributors: for the first issue she designed a feature all about bread in our sisterMAG colours.

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brussle sprouts lamb's lettuce oak leave lettuce Lollo Bionda precooked chestnuts diced bacon poppy seed goat's milk gouda star fruit

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100 ml olive oil 120 ml white balsamic vinegar 120 ml freshly squeezed orange juice sea salt freshly grounded white pepper

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Plug and clean the sprouts and boil for about 30 minutes until firm or soft to taste. In the meantime trim & clean the lettuces, dry and cut into bite size pieces. Cut chestnuts into small pieces and set aside. Make a dressing from the oil, vinegar, orange juice, salt and pepper. Cut the star fruit into thin slices. Preheat the oven to 150째C (300째F). Cut the cheese into thick slices and use the cookie cutters to cut stars. Roast the bacon in a pan. Put lettuce, sprouts and cheese stars onto four plates. Sprinkle with bacon, poppy and chestnuts. Add two slices of star fruit to each plate and sprinkle with dressing.

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(serves 3) RAVIOLI DOUGH

1 00 g spelt flour 100 g durum wheat semolina 1 egg 50 ml water 1 tsp salt FILLING

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70 g fresh spinach 70 g goat's cream cheese 70 g ricotta 40 g parmesan flour 1 egg SAGE BUTTER

2 40 g ~10 30 g

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In the meantime wash the spinach, chop coarsely and blanch in boiling water for a few minutes. Drain. Grate the parmesan and blend with the goat’s cream cheese and ricotta. When the spinach has cooled, add it to the mix. Peel then half the onions and slice them into half rings. Set aside. Divide the dough into smaller pieces and, using a pasta maker or a rolling pin, make 6 thin sheets. Keep dusting the work surface with flour while rolling. Spread cheese-spinach filling in a star shape on a sheet of dough making sure you fully cover the shape up into the corners. Beat the egg well and spread it along the edges using a brush. Put a second sheet of dough on top and use a ravioli cutter to trace the shape of a five pointed star. Put the finished stars on a flour covered surface before boiling. Bring water to the boil and salt. Grate the parmesan. Roast the onions in a pan, melt the butter in a small pot and fry the sage in it. Carefully put the stars into the simmering water (it should not be boiling at this point) and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on their size. Place a star on each place and add the softened onions and fried sage. Serve with parmesan and while still hot.


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250 g soft butter 200 g sugar ½ sachet vanilla suger 4 eggs 100 g smetana 250 g spelt flour ½ sachet baking soda Lemon Zest 1 tsp gingerbread spice mix (heaped) butter and flour for the baking tray

Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla sugar until fluffy. Add first the eggs and then the Smetana and mix well. Blend Flour and baking soda and add the mixture to the dough. Then add the lemon zest and ginger bread spice. Butter a rimmed baking tray (ca. 35x27cm/13.8“x10.5“) and sprinkle with flour. Spread the dough flat across the tray and bake for 40 to 45 minutes at 160°C (320°F).

PLUM SAUCE

700g stewed plums 1 tbsp cane sugar 1 vanilla pod 1-2 cinnamon sticks 2 star anise 2 tbsp lemon juice 3 tbsp icing sugar

Heat the plums slowly in their own juice adding sugar, vanilla seeds, cinnamon sticks, star anise and lemon juice in the process. Cut stars in different sizes from the cake and arrange them on plates. Serve warm or cold with powdered sugar and stewed plums. Tip: Use cake leftovers to make a trifle or instead of lady fingers in a tiramisu.

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Blend the flour, sugar and salt, gather and make an indentation in the middle. Crack the eggs into the indentation. Add the butter in little flakes and swiftly knead into a smooth dough by hand. Wrap in cling film and chill for an hour.

Roll out the dough to a height of 3mm 4 tbsp orange or apricot (1“) on a parchment lined baking tray and jam spread marmalade or jam on it. BRITTLE

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Chop the nuts for the brittle. Melt the butter and add sugar, nuts, pumpkin seeds and sesame and stir well. Spread the mixture on the dough while still hot and bake at 200°C(390°F) for about 16 to 18 minutes. Let it cool for a few minute before cutting out stars. Tip: The stars make a great present but the leftovers taste just as good!

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STYLE ME PRETTY Style Me Pretty ist a wedding blog full of inpiration for DIY projects, fashion, decoration and photography. Founder Abby Larson is writing herself and curating blogposts from all over the world. One of them is this hostess apron by Jacquelyn Clark.

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THE HOUSE THAT LARS BUILT Brittany is a real artist when it comes to DIY, especially her flowers made out of paper are divine. For sisterMAG she sat down and sewed a genius little iPhone Case which

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This city is one of those cities that will make you fall hard. There is so much to see (and eat) but the fun part is, you can do most of it by foot (let me only remind you that you should skip any part whenever you spot an up hill street, the angle can be crazy and without any warning). So, let’s get down to business!

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the city just like I do and so‌ here is a crash course on how to spend 48 colorful hours and feel like a local and (thank god) not like a tourist.


SATURDAY

After a massive brunch most

The day will start at my

of us can’t really do much

favorite foodie neighborhood

and that’s why from there

aka The Mission.

you should scroll to Dolores

Since we are talking about

Park with the most amazing

the weekend, we have to

view of the city’s skyline.

celebrate it with a proper

Have a blanket ready and

brunch. The place to splurge

soak in the view and the sun

is Bar Tartine. Go ahead

(hoping it will be one of the

and check their menu, and

sunnier days in the city).

then book your plane ticket straight away. We will stroll around the neighborhood and check some of the most amazing murals (I usually do a 6-block walk through Balmy Alley and continue to 24th

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Street and end up near the digital murals at Galeria de la Raza).

After being out and about on the street for a while it’s time to eat, drink and feel chocolaty at Dandelion Chocolate. It’s going to be hard not to order everything on the menu. From there we will head to the Roxie Theater to watch one of their independent films. I’m always amazed by their eye opening collection of movies. As always, after a sad movie, we all need a drink and there is no better place than the Trick Dog and it’s brilliant range of cocktails. After that if you still have a little room for sweets (I always do) you should end your day at Craftsman and Wolves. It offers some of the most beautiful pastries and their hot

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Our day will begin at The Ferry Building, where we’ll buy our brunch ingredients and of we go to a short stroll along the pacific ocean on our right until we get to our destination, Fort Mason. One of the cities most relaxing and beautiful spots to gaze at the Golden Gate Bridge. After relaxing for a while we will find ourselves on our way to Union Street. But first, on the way (by foot of course) we will pass along Chestnut Street and stop at Le Marais Bakery for our mandatory coffee break (FYI, Chestnut is also a fancy street to satisfy your window shopping craving). Back to Union Street, there you can find lots

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of boutiques but my favorite spot is probably Chronicle Books. Their design section is probably my favorite part about it. I can gaze for hours at pretty books and sail away with my imagination and I’m pretty sure it’s not just me. Oh, did I mention that American Cupcake is only a few steps away?

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After all this materialism it’s time to go back to basics and with that I mean, go to the beach. San Francisco sunsets are breathtaking and I find the view from Sutro Baths pretty special. From there Judahlicious is not that far. We can enjoy a vegan meal and plan future weekends together.


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PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY A list with songs all about ÂťheartsÂŤ selected from the sisterMAG editors (a huge Thank You! to Tanja and Donata). You can edit, customize and share the playlist. This tutorial

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SATURDAY Breakfast at Maltby Street

Wander around the ever-

Market - one of London’s

so-popular Borough

best hidden gems. Local

market (London’s biggest

producers sell their street

food market), have a

food under the railway

raclette sandwich or a

arches in Bermondsey. Get

pulled pork bun and buy

there early as most stalls

some foodie gifts to take

wrap up. My favourites:

home.

custard doughnut from St John Bakery and a Bloody Mary from Little Bird. Step into Fortnum & Mason and you enter foodie heaven. Head to this true London institution to stock up on foodie gifts –

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they have anything from British teas and biscuits to chutneys, jams and confectionary.

Take the lift up to the 40th floor and enjoy a pre-dinner drink at Duck and Waffle, marveling at the stunning London skyline. For dinner you sould head to the Hawksmoon, just around the corner. Stop for an excellent cocktail in the bar before tucking into the best meat London has to offer. Ask for the burger menu too, and make sure to order the triple cooked chips – they're to die for. Drinks at Finish the night at Callooh Callay. This little cozy cocktail bar will make you feel like you’ve stepped on the set of Narnia, as you’ll have to walk through a wardrobe to get to the toilets…


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Start the day with brunch at one of London’s emerging hipster locations – Granary Square. Tucked directly behind King’s Cross, The Grain Store and Caravan are true London insider destinations. Still, expect to queue as their brunches are amazingly popular with the cool kids. The hustle and bustle of Brixton Village Market makes for a true London experience. Afro-Caribbean shops sell exotic fruit and veg to the sounds of Bob Marley, while the little restaurants serve fantastic food in hip surroundings. One of my favourite London areas! While in Brixton you should stop for burgers at one of the

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outlets of Honest Burgers. Those guys are starting to get a firm grip on London’s burger scene. Served in a brioche bun, their meat is 35-day dry-aged British chuck steak from The Ginger Pig, while the rosemary-salted chips are amongst the best in town.

Finish off your foodie weekend with a pint of ale in a proper London pub, Ye Old Cheshire Cheese, dating back to the 17th century. 

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Butter or spray for greasing pan 12 large pitted prune plums 3 large eggs 200 gr granulated sugar

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Recipe Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan with parchment paper. Butter the paper and the sides of the pan. Pit your plums, then cut the plums into quarters. (The nicer you cut the pieces the nicer the slices will look.) Pile the fruit directly in the prepared pan. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, using whisk, beat eggs with sugar until thick and ribbons form on the surface of the beaten eggs. Beat in vanilla, and then stir in flour with a spoon until just combined. The batter will be very thick. Pour over fruit in pan, using a spoon or spatula to spread the batter so that it covers all exposed fruit. Make sure to push the batter all the way down or else the plums will get too wet once heated. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a tester comes out free of batter. Cool in pan for 10 minutes on rack, then flip out onto another rack, peel off the parchment paper, and flip it back onto a serving platter. Serve warm or cooled, dusted with powdered sugar. Special Edition Christmas 2013

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3 pods cardamom

In a small sauce pan combine cranberries, sugar, water and cardamom pods. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook berries a couple of minutes until they burst when poked with a spatula. Turn off heat and add zest and juice from tangerine. Combine well and remove cardamom pods.

1 large tangerine (wash well)

Can be stored in fridge for a week or more. Use it on turkey, chicken or pork dishes.

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Drink S tirrer s Add holiday glamour to your drinks with these sparkly drink stirrers that can be made in minutes. Use skewers and add glittery foam balls found at your craft store to the pointy side of each skewers. For added pizazz add tassels made from embroidery floss to each foam ball. I attached the tassels with a simple office pin.

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6 beets

2 tbs lemon juice

2 tbs tahini

1 tbs maple syrup

2-4 tbs water or olive oil handful of sunflower seeds handful of feta cheese salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 400F. Peel beets and wrap in aluminum foil. Arrange foil packets in a roasting pan and roast vegetables for 1 hour or until soft enough for fork to pierce easily. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Unwrap beets and slice into bite size pieces. Combine lemon juice, tahini and maple syrup. Adjust with water and olive oil until you get the consistency you like. Salt and pepper to taste. Toss roasted beets with dressing, sprinkle with sunflower seeds and crumbled feta and serve at room temperature. Serve with roast chicken or with salad greens.

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Create instant holiday decorations with gold pinecones. Simply use pinecones you found in the woods or bought at the craft store and cover them with two thin coats of gold spray paint. Let dry completely. Gold pinecones can be added to your mantel, your table setting or you can hang them in your tree with a small loop of thread. They last many seasons.

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1 brie

60 gr toasted walnuts honey pepper

Heat oven on broil. While oven is heating, toast your walnuts in a large dry frying pan. Put them in a small bowl. Unpack brie and place on parchment on a rimmed cookie sheet. Place in oven for a couple of minutes until cheese softens but doesn’t collapse. This depends on the size of the cheese you choose and can go very quickly. Remove from oven and carefully transfer brie to platter with a spatula. Sprinkle with pepper and serve immediately. Serve baked brie with walnuts, honey and, if desired, the cranberry sauce from rthe first recipe on the side or piled on top of the cheese. Serve with crackers or slices of baguette.

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480 gr all-purpose flour

1 tbs baking soda

1/2 tbs salt

225 gr unsalted, softened butter

450 gr sugar

2 eggs 1 tube cookie icing 2 tbs vanilla extract

Recipe Mehl, Backpulver und Salz Combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until butter turns fluffy. Mix in eggs and vanilla. On low-speed carefully add flour, one cup at a time and mix well. Divide dough in half, shape into disks. Cover in plastic and cool in fridge for at least 1 hour and up to a day. Preheat oven to 325F. On a lightly floured works surface, roll out dough to about Âź inch thickness. Cut stars and transfer to parchment lined cookie sheet. Reroll scraps and keep cutting. Chill until very firm, about 30 minutes. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges turn golden, about 13-15 minutes. Let cool completely. Decorate cooled cookies with icing and sprinkle with edible glitter stars.

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340 g unsaltened,

softened butter

Preheat oven to 350F. In a bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high until butter is fluffy. Add egg and beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and add flour. Mix until just incorporated.

230 g sugar

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet – at least 3 inches 390 g all-purpose flour apart.

170 g raspberry jam

1 egg

Moisten thumb with water and gently press center of each ball to make an indentation. Add about ½ teaspoon of jam into each indentation. If the jam is too solid, heat it up a bit for easier handling. Bake cookies until golden brown, 18-20 minutes, rotating pans half way through. Let cool on wire rack.

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Every single cake makes an impression - whether on your own Christmas table or as a gift. They are easy to bake and often quickly decorated. Since appearance is not everything and inner values are equally important, Claudia has also put together some recipes for cakes, frosting and fillings that you can combine as you like. So come in and discover the building blocks of our cake workshop!

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First you need to bake the cake layers. All recipes yield two high cake layers that can be cut in half horizontally. The layers should be wrapped in cling film and stored in the refrigerator over night. They‘ll be firm enough to be cut easily the next day. 174

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A cake is placed on the cake plate or serving dish. Then a part of the filling or simply frosting is added and distributed. Then continue with another cake and even more filling or frosting until all cake parts are put together. Using a spoon, you can take a bit of dough from the bottom to create a hollow for more filling. The filled cake is now put for at least half an hour in the refrigerator (or covered on the balcony).

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Place one layer on a serving plate or a cake stand and spread a portion of the filling or frosting evenly on it. Continue to fill, frost and stack the layers. Refrigerate the cake for at least thirty minutes. Cover the cake in a thin layer of frosting to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate again for another thirty minutes. Repeat the previous step to cover the cake completely. If you cover the cake with chocolate bark or candy canes, the frosting doesn‘t have to be perfectly even.

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Favourite Frosting 1 pck vanilla pudding powder 400 ml milk 3 tbsp sugar

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chocolate fudge frosting

250 g butter, room temperature

180 g dark chocolate

Cook the vanilla pudding according to the directions on the package. Let cool completely.

250 g butter, room temperature

With a handmixer beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add one tablespoon of pudding, mixing constantly. Add icing sugar to taste, if the frosting is not sweet enough. Butter and pudding should have the same temperature before you start, otherwise they won‘t combine.

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~100 g icing sugar Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. With a hand mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the chocolate and icing sugar. Beat frosting for 2-3 minutes until it‘s smooth and glossy.


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White Frosting 180 g white chocolate, melted and cooled again

1 pck vanilla pudding powder

250 g butter, room temperature

350 ml cold milk

~100 g icing sugar

3 tbsp sugar

Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. With a hand mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the chocolate and icing sugar. Beat frosting for 2-3 minutes until it‘s smooth and glossy.

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This frosting works exactly like Claudia's favourite frosting (see on the left), but the pudding is made with espresso. This frosting reipe is an allrounder. There are so many options, just by changing the liquid you cook the pudding with (see next page)

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Claudia's favourite frosting reipe is an allrounder. There are so many options, just by changing the liquid you cook the pudding with: Apple frosting: 400 ml apple juice instead of milk Chai Latte Frosting: Bring 300 ml milk to a boil, add 4 tea bags chai latte tea and let steep for 10 minutes. remove the tea bags and cook the pudding. Coffee Frosting: Cook the pudding with 400 ml cold coffee Mixed Berry Frosting: Thaw 750 g frozen mixed berries. place in a pan, bring to a boil and strain through a sieve. Cook the pudding with this »juice« and you‘ll get a very fruity and pink berry ­frosting.

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Before buying the candy canes for this cake, make sure to measure the cake. Each candy cane is about 1 cm (0.4") thick. For a 18 cm (7") cake I needed 60-65 candy canes to cover the whole cake. Just press the candy canes slightly into the frosting. Wrap a nice ribbon around the cake to add a bit of stability to the candy canes.

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Ingredients 200 g chocolate 25 g chopped pistachios fresh cranberries 1 tsp honey sugar parchment paper

This decoration is so easy to make and very variable. You can use any kind of chopped nuts, dried fruit or sprinkles to decorate the chocolate.

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Chop the chocolate and melt it in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water.

Simply put the chocolate bark on the frosting to decorate the cake.

Meanwhile line a baking tray with parchment paper. Pour the melted chocolate over the paper and spread to form a rectangle, using the outline. Sprinkle the pistachios over

Sugared Cranberries: Roll the fresh cranberries in honey and sugar. Place on top of the cake.

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The gemstones will take some time to make and are best prepared a few days in advance. Chop a small amount of white chocolate and melt it in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Fill the melted chocolate into the silicon mould, using a teaspoon.

Shake the mould carefully to get rid of any enclosed air bubbles. Put the mould in the refrigerator. After 15 minutes, simply remove the chocolate gemstones from the silicone mould. It‘s easiest to apply the food colour with a soft brush, the Lustre Dust can be dabbed on and will stick

to the stones by itself. To keep the gemstones fresh for a few days, put them in a sealable box or put them on a backing tray and cover them with cling film. To decorate the cake, place the gemstones carefully on the frosting.

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INGREDIENTS 250 g chocolate transfer foils / sheets (I used two)

You just need a bit of circumference and cut the Remove the transfer foil patience and skills to make transfer sheet according to when the chocolate has 193 this amazing cake. the size of the cake. set. Chop the chocolate and melt it in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water.

Spread the chocolate onto the transfer sheet using a knife or a palette knife. Let dry for a bit. Before Let cool a bit. Meanwhile the chocolate is completely prepare the transfer sheet. hardened, wrap the transfer Measure the height and sheet around the cake, press gently onto the frosting.

Alternatively you could spread the chocolate onto the transfer sheet, let it dry and brake it into large pices. Use the chocolate bark to decorate the cake.

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200 g white chocolate 200 g shredded coconut

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Using a serrated knife cut Cover the ice cream the ice cream cones to the cones with the chocolate. desired size. Carefully cover the cones Chop the chocolate and with the shredded coconut. melt it in a heatproof bowl Set aside to dry completely. placed over a saucepan of simmering water, let cool for a few minutes. Place the shredded coconut on a plate, set aside.

Cover the cake with the rest of the coconut and place the ice cream cones on the cake to decorate. For a snowy effect, simply sprinkle icing sugar over the cake.

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Tutorials

PHOTO: Melanie DeFazio


PROJECT

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Yoga Mat

The Sporty

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MATERIALS

»» 2 pieces of fabric 86x45cm (34"x17.7") ("x") »» 1 piece of fabric for the carrying strap 70x9cm (27.5"x3.5") ("x")

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»» 8 strips of fabric to make ribbons 30x4cm (11.8"x1.6") ("x")

HOW-TO 1. Lay out the fabric for the carrying strap, folded, right side on right side, seam up lengthways and turn over. 2. Seam up and turn over the ribbons, folded, right side on right side, too. 3. Lay the two large pieces of fabric out left side on left side (i.e. with the nice side showing) and fold lengthways so the nice side of the fabric is showing on the inside and outside of the bag. If you are using two differently patterned fabrics, make sure the fabric you want to be on the outside of the bag is on the inside at this point. Affix the carrying strap to both lower sides and close the seams on top and on the bottom. Then turn the bag around so the seams are on the inside. 4. Fold the open side twice all the way around, baste and also pin the ribbons in the same go and seam it all up. 5. Lift the ribbons up and add another seam on the top to make it all nice and tight. 6. Put your yoga mat into the bag and tie the ribbons.

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Gymsack

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»» Leftover bits of cotton fabric in light colours »» Iron-on transfer film »» Approx. 1m (39") of string »» Illustrations for download

HOW-TO 1. Cut the fabric to a size of 50x70cm (19.5"x27"). 2. Sew the lower and lateral edges together and neaten. 3. Trim the upper edge leaving a small gap for the string. 4. Print the desired motif on the transfer film and iron onto the bag. 5. Thread the string and tie a knot at the end.

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»» 2 medium-sized apples »» 4tbsp powdered sugar/icing sugar »» 2tsp cinnamon powder

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HOW-TO 1. Preheat the oven to 120°C (250°F). Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. 2. Wash the apples and cut them into very thin slices – this is best done with a grater or slicer.
 3. Lay the apple slices flat on the tray making sure they don’t overlap. Mix cinnamon powder and icing sugar, sift the mixture over the apples and bake them in the oven for 80 to 90 minutes,

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Elegant Jogging Bottoms (size 36)

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»» Fabric: 1,10m (43.3") elastic fabric, we used a wonderfully soft and easy to sew wool-mix (40WO, 28PL, 18PA, 14SE) from Stoffkonzepte.de »» 77cm (30.3") of elastic 3cm (1.2") in width,

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HOW-TO 1. Sew the rearward darts. 2. Close the inner leg seam. 3. Attach the piping laterally to the front part of the pants. This is best done using a special piping foot. You can see a tutorial here

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4. Close the side seams. 5. Sew the pants' median seam. 6. Sew the narrow sides of the elastic leg cuffs

»» 1,8m (71") beige brown piping (Stoffkonzepte. de )

7. Slightly smock the lower pant legs and attach

»» one shoe-lace 1,2m (47") in length

8. Iron 6x3cm (2.5"x1.0") strips of lining onto the

together. them to the cuffs. middle of the waist cuff and attach the eyelets as indicated. 9. Stitch rear seam together as shown. 10. Baste the cuff to the top of the pants, thread the shoe-lace through the eyelets into the cuff and seam the cuff and the pants together, smocking the fabric slightly. 11. Thread the elastic.

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Ironing Board Cover

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HOW-TO CUT THE FABRICS

»» Spare pieces of cotton fabric in varying colours

1. 12 white squares 11x11cm (4.3"x4.3") each

»» 0,5m (20") Molton cotton for the padding

diagonally to make 38 white triangles

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»» Approx. 2m (79") of elastic, 0,5mm (0.2") in width »» Approx. 1m (39") of string

2. 14 white squares 12x12cm (4.7"x4.7") each, cut 3. 14 squares in varying colours 12x12cm (4.7"x4.7") each, cut diagonally 4. Strips of white fabric, 7cm (2.75") in width – their length will depend on the size of the board SEWING INSTRUCTIONS

1. Sew the triangles together as shown in the photograph and assemble the individual rows one by one. 2. Don’t nest the seam allowance by pressing it towards one side, as you would with ordinary patchwork, but divide it in order to avoid bumps which would get in your way when ironing. 3. Make sure you create an hourglass pattern and check the alignment regularly. 4. Stitch the individual rows together. 5. Attach the white strips to the narrow and broadsides.

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6. Put the cover on an ironing board to cut the curvature. 7. Cut the Molton cotton to the same size as the patchwork and turn over leaving the rear end (the straight edge) open.

8. Pull through, iron and quilt at a width of about 1cm (0.4"). 9. Thread the elastic. 10. Cut the string in half and attach to the rear end of the cover so as to be able to tie it to the board. 11. Close up the rear end.

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Magnetic Tote Bag

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MATERIALS »» A canvas tote bag

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prevent any paint bleed. In truth I didn't have

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a problem with this, and the gesso primer

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should help, but better safe than sorry.

»» Masking tape (you could likely use painter's tape, too, I just happened to have masking tape on hand)

2. Tape off the area you want to paint with

»» Scrap cardboard sized to fit inside your bag

sturdy canvas, so I could get away with

masking tape. 3. Using your foam brush, apply an even coat of gesso primer onto the bag. I used a pretty one coat, but you may need a second coat depending on your bag. 4. Once your primer is dry, prepare your magnetic paint. Stir well until the paint is thick and even, like a milkshake. 5. Apply 1–2 coats of magnetic paint as directed. Peel away tape. 6. Fill with magnets and enjoy!

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Spekulatius Star Cake with Plum Sauce

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HOW-TO

Serves 4

1. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla sugar

»» 250g (9oz) soft butter »» 200g (7oz) sugar »» ½ sachet of vanilla sugar »» 4 eggs »» 100g (3.5oz) Smetana »» 250g (9oz) spelt flour

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»» ½ sachet of baking soda »» Lemon zest »» 1 heaped tsp gingerbread spiece mix »» Butter and flour for the baking tray »» 1 jar (700g/24oz) stewed plums »» 1tbsp cane sugar »» 1 vanilla pod »» 1-2 cinnamon sticks »» 2 star anise »» 2tbsp lemon juice »» 3tbsp powdered sugar »» Cookie cutters

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until fluffy. Add first the eggs and then the Smetana and mix well. Blend flour and baking soda and add the mixture to the dough. Then add the lemon zest and ginger bread spice. Butter a rimmed baking tray (approx. 35x27cm/13.8"x10.5") and sprinkle with flour. Spread the dough flat across the tray and bake for 40 to 45 minutes at 160°C (320°F). 2. Heat the plums slowly in their own juice adding sugar, vanilla seeds, cinnamon sticks, star anise and lemon juice in the process. 3. Cut stars in different sizes from the cake and arrange them on plates. 4. Serve warm or cold with powdered sugar and stewed plums. Tip: Use cake leftovers to make a trifle or instead of lady fingers in a tiramisu.


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Winter Salad

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INGREDIENTS Serves 4 »» 200g (7oz) Brussels sprouts »» 100g (3.5oz) lamb’s lettuce »» 80g (2.8oz) oak leave lettuce »» 100g (3.5oz) Lollo Bionda »» 100g (3.5oz) precooked chestnuts »» 150g (5.25oz) diced bacon »» 1.5tsp poppy seeds »» 250g (8.75oz) goat’s milk Gouda »» 1 star fruit DRESSING:

»» 100ml (3.4fl oz) olive oil »» 120ml (4fl oz) white balsamic vinegar »» 120ml (4fl oz) freshly squeezed orange juice

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HOW-TO 1. Plug and clean the sprouts and boil for about 30 minutes until firm or soft to taste. In the meantime trim and clean the lettuces, dry and cut into bite-sized pieces. Cut chestnuts into small pieces and set aside. Make a dressing from the oil, vinegar, orange juice, salt and pepper. Cut the star fruit into thin slices. Preheat the oven to 150°C (300°F). Cut the cheese into thick slices and use the cookie cutters to cut stars. Roast the bacon in a pan. 2. Put lettuce, sprouts and cheese stars onto four plates. Sprinkle with bacon, poppy and chestnuts. Add two slices of star fruit to each plate and sprinkle with dressing.

»» Sea salt »» Freshly ground white pepper »» Cookie cutters

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Vegetarian Ravioli Stars

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INGREDIENTS Serves 3

HOW-TO 1. Combine all ingredients to make a smooth

»» 100g (3.5oz) spelt flour

dough. If it’s too sticky, add more flour. Cover

»» 100g (3.5oz) durum wheat semolina

and let set for 30 minutes.

»» 1 egg

2. In the meantime wash the spinach, chop coarsely and blanch in boiling water for a

»» 50ml (1.7fl oz) water

few minutes. Drain. Grate the parmesan

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to the mix. Peel then halve the onions and

»» 70g (2.5oz) goat’s cream cheese

the dough into smaller pieces and, using a

»» 70g (2.5oz) ricotta

sheets. Keep dusting the work surface with

»» 40g (1.4oz) parmesan

slice them into half rings. Set aside. Divide pasta maker or a rolling pin, make 6 thin flour while rolling. Spread cheese-spinach filling in a star shape on a sheet of dough

»» Flour to roll out the dough

making sure you fully cover the shape up into

»» 1 egg

along the edges using a brush. Put a second

the corners. Beat the egg well and spread it sheet of dough on top and use a ravioli cutter

»» 2 medium-sized onions

to trace the shape of a five pointed star. Put

»» 40g (1.4oz) butter

before boiling.

»» Approx. 10 sage leaves »» 30g (1oz) parmesan

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the finished stars on a flour covered surface 3. Bring water to a boil and add salt. Grate the parmesan. Roast the onions in a pan, melt


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the butter in a small pot and

4. Place a star on each plate and

fry the sage in it. Carefully put

add the softened onions and fried

the stars into the simmering

sage. Serve with parmesan and

water (it should not be boiling

while still hot.

at this point) and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on their size.

Tip: Perfect with a green side salad.

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Crunchy Brittle Stars

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INGREDIENTS makes 4 big, 8 medium and 16 small stars

HOW-TO 1. Blend the flour, sugar and salt, gather and make an indentation in the middle. Crack the

»» 320g (11.25oz) spelt flour

eggs into the indentation. Add the butter in

»» 100g (3.5oz) fine sugar

dough by hand. Wrap in cling film and chill for

»» 2 pinches of salt »» 2 eggs (size L) »» 140g (5oz) butter

little flakes and swiftly knead into a smooth an hour. 2. Roll out the dough to a height of 3mm (1”) on a parchment lined baking tray and spread marmalade or jam on it.

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3. Chop the nuts for the brittle. Melt the butter and add sugar, nuts, pumpkin seeds and sesame and stir well. Spread the mixture on the dough while still hot and bake at 200°C (390°F) for about 16 to 18 minutes. Let it cool for a few minute before cutting out stars. Tip: The stars make a great present but the leftovers taste just as good!


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Hot Apple Punch for about 1,2 liters (~40fl oz)

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»» 30g (1oz) skinned almonds

Toast the almonds in a pan without adding extra

»» 1 lemon

ginger and cut it into pieces. Bring 400ml (13.5fl

»» 2cm (0.75") ginger

oz) water to a boil. In the meantime, peel the

»» 2 big apples

apples, cut them into slices 0,7cm (0.3") thick

»» 2tbsp cane sugar

and cut stars from the slices using the cookie

»» 3-4 star anise

cutters. Sprinkle with 2tbsp of the lemon juice.

»» 1l (33.8fl oz) naturally cloudy apple juice

Cut the remaining bits of the apple into pieces, add the apple skin, ginger, sugar, star anise and

»» Cookie cutters

almonds and boil until the apples are soft. Make

fat or oil. Set aside. Squeeze the lemon. Peel the

sure to remove the star-shaped apples a few minutes in. When done, strain the mass. Pour the apple juice into the remaining boiling water, heat back up and add 2tbsp of lemon juice. If you prefer a sweeter taste, add sugar.

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Knitted Coat Hanger Covers

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»» Leftover bits of thin wool »» Knitting needles 2,25mm (US:1, old US:12) »» Simple wooden coat hangers

HOW-TO 1. Cast on 12 stitches 2. Stitch all selvedge stitches on the right in order to create a row of small nodules at the edge which will make it easier to sew 3. Knit a pattern of your choice (like the moss stitch in our photo) 4. Knit 22cm (8.7") and then knit two stitches together in the middle and knit one stitch up

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on the next row in order to make a small hole for the hook. 5. Knit another 22cm (8.7"), then cast off. 6. Slide onto the coat hanger and sew together Tip: This coat hanger cover is especially handy for silk clothes.

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Animal Business Card Holder in Gold

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MATERIALS

HOW-TO

»» Toy animal

1. First, take a toy animal of your choice.

»» Marker

2. Using a marker, make lines to indicate where

»» Spray paint in the colour of your choice (e.g. gold)

your animal will be cut. 3. Cut your toy using a craft knife or even better a Dremel if you have one. This is much faster and you will have a clean cut. 4. Finally, you only have to paint your animal with the spray paint color of your choice but

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I recommend the gold one because the card holder really seems to be made of metal!

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iPhone Bag

The Business Performer

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MATERIALS

»» Scissors »» Sewing machine (or just needle and thread) »» Felt »» Material of your choice »» Ruler or tape measurer »» Padding

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»» Ribbon »» Utility knife »» Glue gun »» Foam core or cardboard DIMENSIONS OF THE PIECES:

»» 2 pieces of felt at 19x8cm (7.5"x3.2") and 14x8cm (5.5"x3.2") »» 2 pieces of foam core both at 12.5x8cm (5"x3.2") »» 4 pieces of padding 12.5x8cm (5"x3.2") »» piece of fabric 21(folded)x14cm (8.3"x5.5")

HOW-TO 1. Hot glue the padding onto both sides of the foam core and press down. Do this to both pieces of foam core. 2. Fold the long piece of felt up to 5.5cm (2.2") mark and stitch up both sides. 3. Fold the shorter piece of felt in half and stitch up both sides to secure. 4. Using your utility knife, cut slits in the felt about 1cm (0.4") apart. These will hold credit cards. 5. Make a sack from the piece of fabric by stitching up both sides and then turning inside out. 6. Insert one of the pieces of foam core into the bottom of the sack. 7. Stitch along the side of the foam core. Leave a little bit of wiggle room, but not too much. The amount of space will determine how much you can close the wallet at the end. 8. Insert the second piece of foam core. 9. Finish off the edge by gluing down the fabric edges, as if you are wrapping a gift. Handstitch the second flap down so that you can’t

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see the unfinished edges.

onto the two sides of the fabric.

10. Hand sew the ribbons down in

Make sure you sew the bottom

the middle of each side.

down as well.

11. Hand sew the two pieces of felt

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Passport Holder

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MATERIALS »» Leather

1. Lay out passport and draw around with

»» Chalk

chalk leaving 2 inches on each side to fold

»» Passport to measure

over.

OPTIONAL:

»» Paint »» Paintbrush »» Cotton swabs

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HOW-TO

2. Cut out. 3. Fold sides over and sew around rectangle. (For sewing leather some tips here

)

4. To decorate the outside, I used cotton

»» Stamps

swabs to make a dotted pattern. Use your

»» Hammer

creativity and make stamps out of erasers or tape out a design and paint over it. 5. Finally, I took a hammer and metal stamps to imprint the words "Just Go".

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Hippo Bookends

The Business Performer FROM

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MATERIALS »» Plastic animal

HOW-TO 1. First, use your epoxy glue to adhere your plastic

»» Scrap wood

animal to your wood piece. Next, spray the

»» Epoxy glue

entire surface with your paint primer. When the

»» Spray paint and primer.

choice.

primer is dry, spray paint in the color of your 2. Allow to dry completely, and then your adorable animal bookend is ready to use!

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Homemade Tea in Heart Bags

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INGREDIENTS

HOW-TO DRYING THE FRUITS

»» Tea filters »» Red embroidery thread ROSEMARY-LEMON:

»» Rosemary »» Lemon (untreated)

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1. Slice the fruits (like oranges, apples, lemons) and ginger as finely as possible (the thinner they are the quicker they will dry). 2. Dry them on a grill tray in an oven no warmer than 50°–100°C (120°–210°F). They will burn

CRANBERRY & GINGER:

at a higher temperature. Drying can take up

»» Cranberries (buy them dried and preferably sugar-free)

to 12 hours, but oranges and apples may only

»» Ginger – dried »» Orange – dried CHRISTMAS TEA:

»» Cinnamon sticks »» Cardamom »» Nutmeg »» Clove »» Apple »» Raisins / Sultanas »» Orange (untreated)

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take 3 or 4). TEA BAGS

3. Print out the heart pattern

and draw it

onto the teabags. Mix the ingredients for the different flavours, put them into the bags and seam them up with red embroidery thread. 4. Print out the tea tags

, cut out, punch a

whole in the tea bags and the tag and attach with embroidery thread or other ribbon.


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Playlist

The Online Friend

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MATERIAL

HOW-TO HEART IMAGE

»» Print the playlist (A4, see template)

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Download pattern for heart shape and put on a

»» QR code linking to your playlist

sheet of A4 textured paper. Place on a soft surface

»» red thread

needle. Embroider the heart (see pattern image)

»» A4 sheet of high quality paper (>200g/m2)

with red embroidery thread. Knot on the back.

»» silver paper for the envelope

like a ironing board and pierce all pinholes with a

PLAYLIST

Put together desired songs on Spotify in a playlist. You can also access our #zeigeHerz-playlist on Spotify, right click on the titles that you like and create your own playlist by »Add to ...«. You can of course copy and print the playlist. CREATE QR-CODE

Right click on your Spotify playlist (e.g. in the left sidebar of Spotify) and click on the »Copy HTTP Link« button. Convert the URL with a QR code generator (e.g. http://goqr.me/

). Save, print

QR code and put in the little booklet. BOOKLET

Fold envelope in half. Bind a small book (a good guide for the 5-hole binding can be found on Design Sponge

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Take a square envelope and cut a hole in the middle or even fold your own envelope. Insert the little booklet and give as a gift.

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Beaded Bracelet

The Dapper

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MATERIALS

»» Link chains (you can get them at a DIY store) – 3x the circumference of your arm minus the width of the beads »» A large decorative bead

HOW-TO 1. Cut the link chains to the same length. Join at both ends using the jump rings. 2. At one end, insert the eye pin into the jump ring and close the ring using pliers. 3. Thread one small bead, then the large bead,

»» 2 small beads

then the other small bead onto the pin and cut

»» 2 jump rings (get them at Magic & Arts)

the wire, leaving about 7mm/0.3” of excess

»» 1 eye pin (47mm/1.85”) »» Clasp

length. 4. Using rounded pliers, form an eye at the end (shaping it to look like the original eye on the other side). 5. Attach the clasp and fully close the eye, using pliers to press it on tightly.

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Stole

The Dapper

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MATERIALS »» 0,25m (approx. 10") grey woollen fabric »» 0,3m (13") fur fabric or an old mink coat: flea markets and ebay are good places to find secondhand mink coats

HOW-TO 1. Disassemble the pieces of the mink coat, cut the front pieces and sew them together to make one piece 1,2m in length and 0,3m wide (47"x11.8"). 2. Join the piece on the narrow side. 3. From the woollen fabric, cut a piece 1,2m in length and 25cm wide (47"x10") and join it on the narrow side, too, leaving a 15cm (6") gap. 4. Turn over the mink piece and the woollen piece, then turn by pulling it through the gap. 5. Sew the gap up by hand.

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Glitter Socks

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MATERIALS

HOW-TO

»» Fine but opaque kneelength socks, like these from Falke

1. Create a pattern or print out this pattern

»» Rhinestones, e.g. on

3. Using an applicator, glue the rhinestones to

ebay

2. Transfer the pattern onto the socks. the socks.

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Corsage

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MATERIAL

»» Scraps of fabric (e.g. checkered flannel) »» Fusible interfacing

HOW-TO 1. Coat scraps of fabric either with starch or iron on interlining on the backside of the fabric.

»» Brooch pin

2. Cut out flower pedals.

»» Pearl

3. If available iron with the round attachment of a mini flat-iron (available at DaWanda

) the

flower pedals into a round form, so that they have a nice shape.

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4. Now sew together the flower pedals so that a nice round bloom is formed. 5. Sew a pearl in the middle of the bloom to cover the seams. 6. Sew the bloom onto a brooch pin (available at DaWanda

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Bow Pullover (Size 36-40)

The Dapper

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MATERIALS »» 0,6m (23.6") silk chiffon, e.g. from Anita Pavani Stoffe »» A large man’s sweater – like this one from Peek & Cloppenburg

HOW-TO 1. Disassemble the sweater keeping the neck cuff intact (as redoing it will require a lot of time and patience). 2. Cut the pieces according to the pattern and finish the edges to avoid running. 3. For the slit, take a spare piece from the sweater or any other strip of fabric to the centre of the rear part and turn them over, sewing the inside on by hand. 4. Seam up the sweater. 5. Cut two strips of chiffon of 70x27cm (27.5"x10.5") each. 6. Seam them up lengthwise using very small zigzag stitching. 7. Hem one narrow side of each strip by hand. 8. Fold the respective open narrow ends and slide each into one open end of the neck cuff. 9. Seam up the open neck cuff ends.

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Fur Clutch

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MATERIALS »» Several pieces of fur – fake or rabbit fur (e.g. via ebay ) »» Leftover bits of fabric for the lining »» Purse handle 20cm (7.8"), e.g. here at DaWanda

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»» Textile adhesive

HOW-TO 1. Cut the fabrics by transferring the respective patterns onto the backside of each piece of fur and cutting them with a razor blade so as not to damage the front. 2. Sew the individual parts together up to the mark indicated. 3. Cut and seam up the lining fabrics. 4. Place the outer bag and the lining bag with their right sides facing and stitch them together leaving a small gap on the upper edge to turn it. 5. Pull the exterior bag through the gap in the lining and sew up the hole by hand. 6. Quilt the upper edge at presser foot width making sure to press down on protruding hair so it won’t get in the way when affixing the handle. 7. Cover the handle ends in textile adhesive and attach the handle to the bag.

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Monogram Cookies

The Intellectual

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INGREDIENTS »» 75g (2.6oz) butter

1. Heat butter, sugar and honey in a pot and keep

»» 125g (4.4oz) honey

stirring until the sugar has melted. Transfer

»» 125g (4.4oz) brown sugar

the mass into a bowl and let it cool slightly

»» 230g (8oz) flour

the egg. Keep stirring until the mass has gone

»» 50g (1.8oz) ground almonds

all shiny and is not sticky anymore. Cover the

»» 0.5tsp cinnamon

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HOW-TO

»» 1tsp gingerbread spice mix »» 1 egg

before adding almonds, flour, the spices and

bowl and let it set in fridge overnight. 2. Roll out the dough on a lightly flour-dusted surface and cut out letters. Alternatively, gingerbread men, reindeer, turkeys or hearts or any other shape you can think of. 3. Bake the cookies on a parchment lined tray for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Small letters will be done after 10 minutes. Add a little cocoa powder to the finished cookies for a special treat.

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Pyjamas

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MATERIALS »» An old drop sheet (try grandma’s attic, a second-hand store or eBay) »» Spare pieces of cotton in a different colour

HOW-TO 1. Consider the pattern or embroidery on the drop sheet when cutting. 2. Ornamentations look best in the lower corners of the finished pyjama fronts. 3. Just be creative! 4. If you want to use piping, don’t buy it pre-made as this will shrink in the hot wash. 5. Cut diagonal strips from a nice fabric instead

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and sew them onto your PJs. 6. Close the shoulders paying special attention to the seam numbers. 7. Finish the sleeve piping. 8. Sew on the sleeves. 9. Stitch up the side and sleeve seams (always use a fell seam for clothes that are likely to be washed frequently: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=555ut3dqAB4). 10. Sew the rear collar seam and the trim to the pyjama top. 11. Sew the lower collar seam to the rear neckline. 12. Baste the trim to the front edge, right side on right side, and seam it up.

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13. Turn and iron the front and collar edges, making incisions along the curvature where necessary. 14. Fold the trimming edge and the seam edge and stitch them on. 15. Make button holes and sew on the buttons. 16. Sew the pipe trimming to the lower

17. Stitch up the inseam using a fell seam. 18. Close up the front and rear pant seams, also using a fell seam. 19. Iron along the upper seam, fold and quilt at desired width (i.e. the width of the elastic used). 20. Thread the elastic.

pant legs.

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Pocket Square

The Intellectual

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MATERIAL »» Fabric remnants cut to 27.5 x 27.5cm / 10.8”x10.8” (preferably silk or thin cotton) »» Thread in a colour matching the fabric »» Embroidery thread in the desired colour of the ornamentation

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»» Very thin embroidery needle »» Contour pen

HOW-TO 1. Cut the fabric to size. Fold the edge very narrowly twice and seam it up using small, invisible stitches (i.e. carrying only one thread on the upper side of the fabric so the stitches aren't visible from the front). 2. Print out a monogram card. Transfer the desired letters onto transparent paper. Trace the mirrored contours with the contour pen and iron it onto the fabric. 3. Using a very fine embroidery needle, add satin stitches in a colour of your choice. Should the contour pen marks still be visible, wash before wrapping/giving it away.

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Plum Cake

The Foodie

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INGREDIENTS »» Butter or nonstick spray, for greasing pan

1. Preheat oven to 175°C (350°F). Line the bottom of a 9" spring form pan with parchment paper.

»» 12 large pitted prune plums

Butter the paper and the sides of the pan. Pit

»» 3 large eggs

(The nicer you cut the pieces, the nicer the

»» 200g (7oz) granulated sugar »» 1tsp vanilla extract

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»» 125g (4.4oz) allpurpose flour »» Powdered sugar, to finish (optional)

your plums, then cut the plums into quarters. slices will look.) Pile the fruit directly in the prepared pan. 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, using whisk, beat eggs with sugar until thick and ribbons form on the surface of the beaten eggs. Beat in vanilla, and then stir in flour with a spoon until just combined. The batter will be very thick.

CAKE FLAGS Use skewers and wrap a strip of coloured washi tape around the top. Cut

3. Pour over fruit in pan, using a spoon or spatula to spread the batter so that it covers all exposed fruit. Make sure to push the batter all the way down or else the plums will get too wet once heated.

tips into flag shape. Make

4. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until

sure the tape aligns

a tester comes out free of batter. Cool in pan for

nicely so the flags look

10 minutes on rack, then flip out onto another

pretty from all sides.

rack, peel off the parchment paper, and flip it back onto a serving platter. 5. Serve warm or cooled, dusted with powdered sugar.

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Tangerine Cardamom Cranberry Sauce

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INGREDIENTS »» 1 bag of fresh cranberries

HOW-TO 1. In a small sauce pan combine cranberries, sugar, water and cardamom pods. Bring to a

»» 113g (4oz) sugar

boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook

»» 118ml (4oz) water

berries a couple of minutes until they burst

»» 3 pods of cardamom

when poked with a spatula. Turn off heat and

»» 1 large tangerine (wash well)

add zest and juice from tangerine. Combine well and remove cardamom pods. 2. Can be stored in fridge for a week or more. Use it on turkey, chicken or pork dishes.

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GILDED GIFT TAGS Package food gifts in nice jars and add simple gifts tags. Add holiday sparkle to your gift tags with some gold stamps – I used my letter to personalize my tags and I used a start stamp for others.

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Pink Sparkling Wine with Pomegranate

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MATERIALS »» 1 bottle of pink sparkling wine or champagne »» Seeds of 1/2 pomegranate

HOW-TO 1. Add a bit of prettiness to your sparkling wine this season by adding a tablespoon of pomegranate seeds to each glass before pouring. Looks especially pretty with pink sparkling wine.

SPARKLY DRINK STIRRERS »» Skewers

1. Add holiday glamour to your drinks with these

»» Glittery foam balls

sparkly drink stirrers that can be made in

»» Tassels made from embroidery floss

minutes. 2. Use skewers and add glittery foam balls found at your craft store to the pointy side of each skewer. For added pizazz add tassels made from embroidery floss to each foam ball. I attached the tassels with a simple office pin.

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Roasted Beets Lemon Tahini Dressing

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INGREDIENTS »» 6 beets

1. Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). Peel beets and

»» 2tbsp lemon juice

wrap in aluminum foil. Arrange foil packets in

»» 2tbsp tahini

a roasting pan and roast vegetables for 1 hour

»» 1tsp of maple syrup

or until soft enough for fork to pierce easily.

»» 2-4tbsp water or olive oil (or a combination)

beets and slice into bite-sized pieces.

»» salt & pepper, to taste

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HOW-TO

Remove from oven and cool slightly. Unwrap 2. Combine lemon juice, tahini and maple syrup.

»» handful of sunflower seeds

Adjust with water and olive oil until you get

»» handful of crumbled feta cheese

to taste. Toss roasted beets with dressing,

the consistency you like. Salt and pepper sprinkle with sunflower seeds and crumbled feta and serve at room temperature. 3. Serve with roast chicken or with salad greens.

GILDED PINE CONES Create instant holiday decorations with gold pinecones. Simply use pinecones you found in the woods or bought at the craft store and cover them with two thin coats of gold spray paint. Let dry completely. Gold pinecones can be added to your mantel, your table setting or you can hang them in your tree with a small loop of thread. They last many seasons.

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Baked Brie with Walnuts, Honey and Cranberries

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INGREDIENTS »» 1 Brie

HOW-TO 1. Heat oven on broil. While oven is heating, toast

»» Pepper

your walnuts in a large, dry frying pan. Put

»» 60g (2.1oz) of toasted walnuts

them in a small bowl.

»» Honey »» Cranberry Sauce

2. Unpack Brie and place on parchment on a rimmed cookie sheet. Place in oven for a couple of minutes until cheese softens but doesn’t collapse. This depends on the size of the cheese you choose and can go very quickly.

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Remove from oven and carefully transfer Brie to platter with a spatula. Sprinkle with pepper and serve immediately. 3. Serve baked Brie with walnuts, honey and cranberry sauce on the side or piled on top of the cheese. Serve with crackers or slices of baguette.

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Jam Thumbprints

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INGREDIENTS »» 340g (12oz) unsalted butter, softened »» 225g (8oz) sugar »» 1 large egg »» 325g (11.4oz) allpurpose flour »» 105g (3.7oz) raspberry jam

HOW-TO 1. Preheat oven to 175°C (350°F). In a bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high until butter is fluffy. Add egg and beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and add flour. Mix until just incorporated. 2. Shape dough into 2,5cm (1") balls. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet – at least 7,6cm (3") apart.

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3. Moisten thumb with water and gently press center of each ball to make an indentation. Add about ½ tsp of jam into each indentation. If the jam is too solid, heat it up a bit for easier handling. 4. Bake cookies until golden brown, 18–20 minutes, rotating pans half way through. Let cool on wire rack. 5. Makes about 4 dozen.

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Iced Sugar Cookie Stars

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INGREDIENTS »» 480g (16.9oz) allpurpose flour »» 1tsp baking powder »» ½tsp salt »» 225g (8oz) unsalted butter, softened »» 450g (15.9oz) sugar »» 2 large eggs

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»» 2 tsp vanilla extract »» 1 tube of cookie icing »» Edible gold glitter stars

HOW-TO 1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until butter turns fluffy. Mix in eggs and vanilla. On low-speed carefully add flour, 120g (4.2oz) at a time and mix well. Divide dough in half, shape into disks. Cover in plastic and cool in fridge for at least 1 hour and up to a day. 2. Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). On a lightly floured works surface, roll out dough to about 0,6cm (¼") thickness. Cut stars and transfer to parchment lined cookie sheet. Reroll scraps and keep cutting. Chill until very firm, about 30 minutes. 3. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges turn golden, about 13–15 minutes. Let cool completely. 4. Decorate cooled cookies with icing and sprinkle with edible glitter stars. 5. Makes about 3 dozen, depending on size.

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Cinnamon Hearts

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INGREDIENTS »» 500g (4 cups) almond flour (i.e. very finely ground almonds) »» 3 to 4 tsp honey »» 400g (3 1/5 cups) powdered sugar/icing sugar »» approx. 3 tsp cinnamon »» 3 eggs

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»» 1 tbsp lemon juice

HOW-TO 1. Mix the almond flour, cinnamon, approximately 300g of the powdered sugar and the honey and set aside. 2. Beat two egg whites until they form soft peaks (don’t beat them until they are stiff) then add the almond mixture and stir until smooth. 3. Roll out the dough between two layers of cling film to a height of approximately 0.7cm (0.3”) and cut out heart shapes. Bake the cookies for 8 to 12 minutes at 200°C/390°F. 4. Mix the remaining egg white with the remaining powdered sugar and the lemon juice and spread it onto the cookies while they are still warm.

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Vanilla and Chocolate Cake

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INGREDIENTS »» 220g (7.7oz) butter, room temperature »» 220g (7.7oz) sugar »» 4 eggs »» 1/2 vanilla pod »» 2tsp baking powder »» pinch of salt

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»» 75g (2.64oz) cocoa powder »» 250–300ml (8.75-10.5fl oz) hot water

HOW-TO 1. Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Butter and flour two round 18cm (7") baking pans. 2. Cream butter and sugar using a hand mixer. Scrape out the inside of the vanilla pod and add to the butter–sugar mix. Gradually add the eggs and flour. Mix to combine. Divide the batter evenly and bake for 40 minutes until golden. 3. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans and let cool completely on a wire rack. 4. Wrap the sponge cakes in cling film and refrigerate until needed. 5. For a chocolate cake simply dissolve the cocoa powder in hot water, add to the dough and mix until combined.

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Egg Liqueur Cake

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INGREDIENTS »» 160g (5.6oz) flour »» 160g (5.6oz) icing sugar »» 4 eggs »» 160ml (5.6fl oz) egg liqueur »» 80ml (2.8fl oz) oil »» 2tsp baking powder

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HOW-TO 1. Preheat oven to 165°C (330°F). Butter and flour 2 round 18cm (7") baking pans. 2. In a medium–sized bowl whisk together flour and baking powder. Set aside. 3. Beat the eggs and icing sugar until pale, thick and creamy. Add oil, egg liqueur and flour, whisk until combined. 4. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for about 40–50 minutes. Remove cakes from pans and let cool completely on a wire rack. 5. This cake will stay fresh and tasty for a few days. It‘s my all–time favourite. You can easily replace the egg liqueur with Baileys.

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Cranberry Sauce

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INGREDIENTS

Claudia Gödke

HOW-TO

»» 200g (7oz) fresh cranberries

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring

»» 50g (1.8oz) sugar

the cranberries burst and the mixture thickens.

»» 100ml (3.5oz) water or white wine »» 1 innamon stick or 1tsp orange zest

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Ganache – Basic Recipe

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INGREDIENTS »» 200ml (7fl oz) heavy cream »» 300g (10.5oz) milk chocolate or 400g (14oz) white chocolate or 200g (7oz) dark chocolate »» Extras added to the heavy cream: gingerbread spice mix, cinnamon, orange zest, whiskey, Baileys, Cointreau

1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place in a bowl. Set aside. 2. Heat the cream in a saucepan and bring just to a boil. Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for a few minutes. Stir with a spooon or a whisk until smooth. 3. Cover the bowl with cling film and refrigerate over night. Remove from the refrigerator about an hour before use. You can use it as it is or whip it up with a hand mixer. Be careful and just whip it for a minute or two or the ganache separates.

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Pear Compote

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HOW-TO

»» 3 pears

1. Peel and core the pears, then cut into small

»» 3 cloves

cubes. Place all the ingredients in a saucepan

»» 2 star anise

and bring to a boil. Let simmer for about 15

»» 2-3tbsp sugar

minutes. Add the pudding powder and let cook

»» 80ml (2.8fl oz) water, apple juice or white wine

for another minute until mixture thickens.

»» 1tbsp pudding powder mixed with a bit of water

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2. Remove from heat and let cool completely.


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INGREDIENTS »» 400g (14oz) sour cherries, in a jar »» 1/2 package pudding powder »» 100ml (3.5fl oz) cherry juice »» 1/2tsp cinnamon

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HOW-TO 1. Place cherries and sugar in a saucepan on medium–high heat. Mix pudding powder with the cherry juice. Add to the cherries and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Cook for about a minute until mixture thickens. 2. Remove from heat and stir in the cinnamon.

»» 1tbsp sugar, if needed

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INGREDIENTS CHOCOLATE FUDGE FROSTING

»» 180g (6.3oz) dark chocolate or white chocolate

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HOW-TO 1. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. 2. With a hand mixer, beat the butter until smooth

»» 250g (8.8oz) butter, room temperature

and creamy. Add the chocolate and icing sugar.

»» 100g icing sugar

and glossy.

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»» 1 package vanilla pudding powder »» 400ml (14oz) milk »» 3tbsp sugar »» 250g (8.8oz) butter, room temperature

Beat frosting for 2 to 3 minutes until it is smooth

1. Cook the vanilla pudding according to the directions on the package. Let cool completely. 2. With a handmixer beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add 1tbsp of pudding, mixing constantly. Add icing sugar to taste, if the frosting is not sweet enough. 3. Butter and pudding should have the same temperature before you start, otherwise they won't combine. This frosting reipe is an allrounder. There are so many options, just by changing the liquid you cook the pudding with:

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TUTORIALS

Photos Claudia Gödke ―― apple frosting: 400ml (14oz) apple juice instead of milk. ―― Chai–Latte Frosting: bring 300ml (10.5oz) milk to a boil, add 4 tea bags chai latte tea and let steep for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and cook the pudding. ―― coffee frosting: cook the pudding with 400ml (14oz) cold coffee. ―― mixed–berry frosting: thaw 750g (26.4oz) frozen mixed berries. Place in a pan, bring to a boil and strain through a sieve. Cook the pudding with this "juice" and you'll get a very fruity and pink berry frosting.

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