Winterwonderland Didn’t Last…

The magic is gone. We’re back to drizzle, slush, treacherous black ice and pitiful corpses ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Nothing but sad remnants remain...

Nothing but remnants remain…

If you want to admire theย above snowman when he was still a strapping young lad in his full frosty glory, click here.

To comfort ourselves over the sad demise of the sparkly wintery snowscape, my friend Peggy laid on a festive afternoon coffee:

Note the AMERICAN chocolate chip cookies on the right-hand side, which are a real challenge to re-create in Germany, so I was told. Delicious :)

Note the AMERICAN chocolate chip cookies on the right-hand side, which are a real challenge to re-create in Germany, so I was told. Delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

Here's a close-up, in case you've missed them ;-)

Here’s a close-up, in case you’re not drooling quite enough alreadyย ๐Ÿ˜‰

The snow may be gone, but I caught a nice sunset onย my evening walk today:

Sunset

If you’ve missed the Bavarian Winterwonderland pictures, you can see them hereย and here.

 

 

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73 thoughts on “Winterwonderland Didn’t Last…

  1. TheLastWord

    ooohhh, I do like that lonely tree in the sunset. Fantastic!!

    That poor snowman…. I don’t like Murricun cookies, they’re too soft and mushy for me. I grew up on biscuits and not the dry corn things they call biscuits here and eat for breakfast.

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  2. Jenna

    Oh wow, the sunset through the trees is gorgeous! I hope you had a really wonderful New Year. We got a bit of snow, but it melted pretty much within an hour. I’m not complaining though – walking to work would not be so much fun!

    And flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, eggs, chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. somewonderland

    I’d trade winter wonderland for some cake any time. Unfortunately, I think I’ll just blame Linda, who apparently got so cold and all Eskimo in Berlin that she’d just willed all the snow due north and now I’m freezing and like literary knee deep in snow. Any one has a spare shovel so that I can dig out my car tomorrow? ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. somewonderland

        and now I just have meself a shovel – first to shovel my car out of a snowbank, and then beat Linda with it ๐Ÿ˜‰ And then I’d gladly have some (and in ‘some’ I mean lots of) cake ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. yprior1

        well thinking of you all this week dear lady of the cakes – and I hope your new year is off to a good start – we are embarking for a chilly weekend (and maybe snow) this weekend – after having it reach almost 70 last weekend – so it is very unpredictable here too –
        โ„โ„โ˜€โ˜€
        Peace

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  4. pollyheath

    Mmm those cookies warm my cold American heart. Can you get real chocolate chips in Germany or do you have to chop up a chocolate bar?

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      I’ve not looked in the baking supplies section of a supermarket recently, but you should be able to get choice chips, it’s kind of an universal ingredient these days ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. pollyheath

        Impossible to get here in Russia and from what I understand a lot of other places. Really too bad as it’s SUCH a struggle to chop up chocolate by hand ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. TBM

    Snow is so pretty the first few hours and then it turns into a nasty gray sludge before it disappears. They’re actually predicting snow for London on Wednesday. Won’t hold my breath. It was supposed to snow over the weekend, but it didn’t.

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  6. Dana

    hahahaha that first line “The magic is gone. Weโ€™re back to drizzle, slush, treacherous black ice and pitiful corpses :(” with the photo cracked me up ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for the afternoon laugh — sorry that it was at the expense of your slushy snowman. Gorgeous sun set shot!! I got a nice sunset in Munich the other day too.

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  7. Ami Schwabenland

    Beautiful sunset picture! I uttered something aloud when I saw it, and no one is even home to hear me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Chocolate chip cookies – I make them often, and every German who has tasted them goes mad for them. I use Backpulver (baking powder) and regular flour, make sure to add crushed nuts OR extra flour because otherwise they will go flat and hard, BUT…..you cannot get “Nestle Semi-sweet Chocolate Morsels” in Germany unless you are willing to pay a truckload to order 12 overpriced packages through Amazon. Do not use German chocolate chips found in tiny packages in the baking section. They are too sweet, and they just don’t work. I haven’t yet tried crushing bars of halbbitter chocolate. Every time someone comes to visit and asks me what they can bring me, I say “Nestle _semi-sweet_ chocolate chips!” and I stock up every time I go back.
    I agree about the dough – I eat that while I bake! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      Ah, now that is a useful tip for those who are baking-inclined ๐Ÿ˜‰ I didn’t ask my friend about the chocolate issue, I just thought that Dr Oetker or someone made something suitable…

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  8. Lynda

    I was about to ask you about the trouble with making CCCs and then I read the comment above from Ami. Too sad! ;(

    I absolutely love your sunset picture, and I too uttered something audible while sitting here and home alone. Stunning!

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