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german cinnamon stars recipe

Zimtsterne – aka German Cinnamon Stars

Zimtsterne are also known as Erstesternen (first stars) – the emerging stars indicate the end of a day of fasting. These days they are eaten as part of a tradit...
recipe for glace cherry cookies

Indian Gold and Ruby Cookies

When we reached the Serai hotel in Chikmagalur we were hot and dusty; and starving having not been able to cobble together enough cash to buy ourselves lunch (w...