My two best friends are sisters and when they got married, I made them each a personal gift. I have known them all my life and they have been and continue to be very special people in my life. When the younger of the two got married, I made a photo album of the three of us growing up together from babies, through our childhood and then going our separate ways as adults, but still meeting up and having fun.
When the second sister, who is my age, got married, I decided to make a recipe book of 30 of my favourite cakes and bakes. We often had fun baking things together and, as my mum is German, we enjoyed different food at each others houses as we grew up.
My talented husband took all the photos, but his reward was getting to eat all the things I made. Not a bad trade off!
Recipes in order: Banana Muffins, Best Ever Chocolate Brownies, Apfel Streusel Blechkuchen, Date and Walnut Fudge Cake, Baked Pears with Vanilla Ice-cream, Ricciarelli, Rhubarb and Strawberry Fool, Gooseberry Cream Pie, Carrot and Cinnamon Cake, Raspberry Cinnamon and almond Torte, Lavender Shortbread, Marmor (Marble) Kuchen, Stollen, Vanilla Kipferl, Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits.