Advent by Anja Dunk Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies of Advent: Festive German Bakes to Celebrate the Coming of Christmas by Anja Dunk.

Anja’s cookbooks are special – Strudel, Noodles and Dumplings is a must own for anyone who loves German food. If you take Anja and add baking and the holidays, you have a very happy Jenny. This book is filled with all the baking joy of the season and sprinkled with German traditions such as narrative on the Christmas markets and the history behind certain baked items. Biscuits, cakes, stollens, breads, rolls and more are overflowing from this gorgeous book that feels like being wrapped up in all things holiday!

Our takes you inside this beautiful book and features the following

My holiday baking list this year will include the Marzipan snowflake cake (Schneeflocken marzipankuchen), Cinnamon stars (Zimtsterne) and the Hazelnut and lemon hearts (Haselnuß-zitronenherzen). Advent will make my best books of 2021 for it’s beauty, recipes, stories and the warm feelings that develop while paging through it.

Special thanks to the publisher for providing three copies of this title in our promotion. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

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  • sayeater  on  November 9, 2021

    Marzipan shortbread! Two of my favorite sweets.

  • pie4u  on  November 9, 2021

    My family is very German (father and both sets of grandparents). My Oma made many cookies each Weinachten and I have continued the tradition. I can’t wait to try Anja’s version of some these same cookies (e.g. zimsterne my favorite), but the first recipe I think I want to make is the “fire tongs punch”. My parents actually had a Feuerzangenbowle and I remember the excitement of watching the burning sugar cones when I was a kid.

  • sarahawker  on  November 9, 2021

    Poppy seed stollen

  • Teruska  on  November 9, 2021

    I think I’d try the Cheese and Poppy Seed Rolls in homage to my aunt and uncle who were considered “Holy Rollers” when they joined the group to make Potica Bread (Slovenian) at Easter. The addition of cheese can only make it even better!

  • matag  on  November 9, 2021

    Tiered star biscuits (Terassenplätzchen)

  • Shelley.b  on  November 9, 2021

    Jam filled lebkuchen hearts

  • ravensfan  on  November 9, 2021

    Lebkuchen hearts (Lebkuchenherzen)

  • marsmomma  on  November 9, 2021

    I’d love to try to make the Lebkuchen Hearts (Lebkuchenherzen).

  • Erobbins  on  November 9, 2021

    I would try the Springerle (Aniseed Biscuits)

  • BakerMN86  on  November 9, 2021

    Chocolate and ginger biscotti! Perfect with coffee on a cold winter day.

  • Alleycat  on  November 9, 2021

    Walnut and Camembert wreath and the pfefferneuse

  • Pinotpuss_1.  on  November 9, 2021

    Christmas stollen

  • et12  on  November 10, 2021

    Cinnamon stars

  • Curlyfatkins  on  November 10, 2021

    Muesli breakfast rolls (Müslibrötchen)

  • roxlet  on  November 10, 2021

    Christmas stollen

  • nvernon  on  November 10, 2021

    White pepper spiced biscuits (Weiße pfeffernüsse)

  • gilmonster  on  November 10, 2021

    Jam filled lebkuchen hearts

  • acecil  on  November 10, 2021

    lebkuchen hearts

  • cilantrolime  on  November 10, 2021

    Marzipan

  • Ceribells  on  November 11, 2021

    I think I’d like to try some familiar favorites first, and then branch out – maybe the Linzer cookies or the White pepper spiced biscuits (Weiße pfeffernüsse)?

  • wildchild  on  November 11, 2021

    Lebkuchen hearts (Lebkuchenherzen)

  • Siegal  on  November 11, 2021

    The onion plaite

  • kmn4  on  November 11, 2021

    Christmas stollen (Weihnachtsstollen)

  • skvalentine  on  November 11, 2021

    The cinnamon roasted almonds look SO good.

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  November 11, 2021

    Muesli breakfast rolls (Müslibrötchen)

  • monasli  on  November 11, 2021

    Spiced almond biscuits.

  • redcurrant  on  November 11, 2021

    Spiced rye rolls

  • AndreaMeyer  on  November 12, 2021

    The marzipan snowflake cake looks incredible, and I’ve never seen anything like it. That’s the first one I’d try!

  • starxtrouble  on  November 12, 2021

    Zimtsterne

  • Nazila  on  November 12, 2021

    DEFINITELY the Honiglebkuchen!!!! <3 I love German baked goods so much!!!

  • Jillyb3  on  November 12, 2021

    I love Christmas cookbooks, especially when there are things that are new to me. How fun!

  • onlyconfect  on  November 12, 2021

    Mohnstollen. I fortunately live near a very good German/Austrian bakery but they stopped making it a few years back as it wasn’t popular enough with British people 🙁 I loved Anja’s previous book and am sure her version will be wonderful!

  • dtremit  on  November 12, 2021

    Definitely one of the stollen recipes — perhaps the quark stollen?

  • eggplantolive  on  November 12, 2021

    Springerle

  • kodoyle  on  November 12, 2021

    Poppy seed snails!

  • aimre  on  November 12, 2021

    Elisen Lebkuchen

  • JudithCocks  on  November 12, 2021

    Hazelnut and lemon hearts

  • ozfoodie  on  November 12, 2021

    Christmas Stollen

  • ozfoodie  on  November 12, 2021

    Vanilla Shortbread

  • ktpotat  on  November 12, 2021

    spiced rye rolls

  • BMeyer  on  November 12, 2021

    cinnamon roast almonds

  • teamkies  on  November 12, 2021

    Potato cakes

  • GillB  on  November 12, 2021

    Muesli breakfast rolls

  • LaurenE  on  November 12, 2021

    Marzipan shortbread

  • riley  on  November 13, 2021

    Almond chocolates (Mandelsplitters)

  • foodie16  on  November 13, 2021

    Hazelnut crescents

  • virjeania  on  November 13, 2021

    Double chocolate biscotti

  • Etrnalhope  on  November 13, 2021

    Poppy seed snails! Anything poppy seeds.

  • demomcook  on  November 13, 2021

    Almond domes (Bethmännchen)

  • Etruria  on  November 14, 2021

    Christmas stollen!

  • dzm  on  November 14, 2021

    Poppy seed stollen

  • Dannausc  on  November 14, 2021

    Quark fritters

  • mpdeb98  on  November 14, 2021

    Quark fritters

  • rozymary  on  November 14, 2021

    Cinnamon Roast Almonds look amazing, I have a German sister-in-law who makes lots of amazing German baking so many of them appeal to me to surprise her at Christmas time

  • MarciK  on  November 14, 2021

    Spiced marzipan bites (Biberle)

  • Annegreen  on  November 14, 2021

    I’d like to try the Cinnamon Almonds first. Christmas is a time when lots of entertaining takes place and it’s always good to have something a little different as a nibble with drinks. Almonds of course are a healthy option and who can go past cinnamon – the spice that says Christmas,

  • Choclette  on  November 15, 2021

    I’ve wanted to make lebkuchen for years, but never quite managed it. This would have to be my first recipe.

  • manthara123  on  November 15, 2021

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  • RSW  on  November 15, 2021

    Old-fashioned honey lebkuchen (Honiglebkuchen)

  • PennyBarr  on  November 15, 2021

    Definitely Lebkuchen hearts – having seen Jurgen’s on GB Bake Off!

  • JenjiD  on  November 15, 2021

    Marzipan snowflake cake (Schneeflocken marzipankuchen)

  • Cpl_js  on  November 16, 2021

    Christmas Schnapps! Looking forward to a “jolly” Christmas!

  • sarahteertzah  on  November 16, 2021

    Chocolate shortbread (Schokoladen spritzgebäck)

  • JenThomas318  on  November 16, 2021

    Cherry and almond Florentines (Florentiner)

  • Kat11  on  November 17, 2021

    Jam-filled lebkuchen hearts I’ve had these on holiday and they are delicious

  • mph993  on  November 17, 2021

    I would like to try the dried pear fruit loaf

  • Plumbobmummy  on  November 17, 2021

    Chocolate and ginger biscotti

  • bopper  on  November 17, 2021

    spiced rye rolls

  • lablass  on  November 17, 2021

    Marzipan snowflake cake

  • Dendav  on  November 17, 2021

    Marzipan snowflake cake

  • ceejayen  on  November 17, 2021

    Walnut and cinnamon rusks

  • maci234  on  November 18, 2021

    lebkuchen hearts

  • breay  on  November 18, 2021

    Marzipan shortbread sounds amazing 🙂

  • Blue___Nile  on  November 18, 2021

    Old-fashioned honey lebkuchen (Honiglebkuchen)

  • bookmark77  on  November 18, 2021

    Christmas stollen

  • bookmark58  on  November 18, 2021

    Jam filled lebkuchen hearts

  • ChicagoJen  on  November 18, 2021

    Müslibrötchen – LOVE muesli!

  • emi10383  on  November 19, 2021

    Cinnamon stars

  • kmwyman  on  November 19, 2021

    double chocolate biscotti

  • DLC  on  November 19, 2021

    Christmas fried dough

  • LeMinou  on  November 20, 2021

    Cinnamon stars

  • oduong930  on  November 20, 2021

    tiered star biscuits

  • LauraAbenes  on  November 20, 2021

    I love Christmas cookbooks and this one looks delightful! Ever since I saw that the British Royal family’s favorite Christmas cookies are Zimtsterne cookies, I’ve been wanting to make them. Any of the recipes with marzipan are also high on the list!

  • amylou61  on  November 21, 2021

    I’d make the Old-fashioned honey lebkuchen

  • lilmiztam22  on  November 21, 2021

    Lebkuchen Hearts (Lebkuchenherzen)

  • rrwrites  on  November 21, 2021

    The dried pear loaf

  • katherine3  on  November 22, 2021

    Spiced marzipan bites!

  • elinwoods  on  November 22, 2021

    Christbrot.

  • Lafauvette  on  November 22, 2021

    Rich fruit loaf (Früchtebrot)

  • reader1trees  on  November 22, 2021

    Cinnamon almonds for me please!

  • Ajh55  on  November 22, 2021

    The marzipan snowflake cake – German marzipan is my favourite thing in the world

  • eildoncook  on  November 23, 2021

    Bethmännchen sound wonderful

  • FelicityP  on  November 23, 2021

    I have a dear friend of German heritage , whom I would love to give this to as a gift

  • FelicityP  on  November 23, 2021

    I think my dear German friend would love this as a gift

  • caveman60  on  November 23, 2021

    As recommended on BBC radio 4 on Monday 22nd November

  • Robbinhouse3  on  November 23, 2021

    Lebkuchen hearts

  • Mayandbill  on  November 24, 2021

    Marzipan snowflake cake please!

  • hillsboroks  on  November 26, 2021

    I ant to try he Christmas spiced shortbread

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  November 27, 2021

    christmas-gugelhupf-weihnachtsgugelhupf

  • ltsuk  on  November 28, 2021

    Cinnamon stars (Zimtsterne) or a stollen, how to choose though?

  • Pinkrupee  on  November 28, 2021

    Lebkuchen hearts

  • lauriesk  on  November 28, 2021

    Old-fashioned honey lebkuchen

  • Shelmar  on  November 28, 2021

    Espresso refrigerator chocolates

  • Karla123  on  November 29, 2021

    I’d love to make some Marzipan and almond stuffed dates (Marzipan-mandel-datteln).

  • justcooking  on  November 29, 2021

    Elisenlebkuchen!

  • CookingPerson  on  November 30, 2021

    Iced orange biscuits (Orangenplätzchen)

  • nngraham  on  November 30, 2021

    I would love a copy of this book in time for Christmas. The first recipe I would love to try is Marzipan snowflake cake (Schneeflocken marzipankuchen

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  December 1, 2021

    Love this concept! Chocolate espresso refrigerator cookies

  • Sand9  on  December 1, 2021

    Iced Orange Biscuits x

  • laurentipton  on  December 2, 2021

    Bethmännchen

  • tkrongold  on  December 3, 2021

    The dried pear fruit loaf! Sounds like the perfect winter afternoon tea treat!

  • feliciakw  on  December 3, 2021

    Rum balls and mulled wine sound like a great combo.

  • feliciakw  on  December 3, 2021

    Rum balls and mulled wine sound like a great combo!

  • RickPearson54  on  December 3, 2021

    poppy seed stollen

  • RickPearson54  on  December 3, 2021

    RickPearson54

  • Sawalkerflinders  on  December 3, 2021

    Xmas Stollen

  • Roosta  on  December 3, 2021

    Coffee fondant biscuits (Kaffeeplätzchen)

  • metacritic  on  December 4, 2021

    Linzer biscuits. I don’t usually fall for specialty holiday books but this one is intriguing.

  • Leonard5854  on  December 5, 2021

    Chocolate kisses

  • abbeysophia  on  December 6, 2021

    Mulled wine!

  • bakerjames  on  December 9, 2021

    Hazelnut crescents (Haselnuß kipferl)

  • fionahw  on  December 10, 2021

    Chocolate & ginger biscotti

  • banba1  on  December 10, 2021

    Christmas fried dough (Weihnachts schmalzgebäck)

  • etcjm  on  December 10, 2021

    hazelnut macaroons

  • lorissac  on  December 10, 2021

    Date and walnut macaroons (Dattel-walnußmakronen) – yum!!

  • MissKoo  on  December 11, 2021

    Marzipan snowflake cake (Schneeflocken marzipankuchen)

  • Jewby  on  December 11, 2021

    Poppy seed stollen

  • DimensionAEB  on  December 12, 2021

    Jam filled lebkuchen hearts

  • debbiehb  on  December 12, 2021

    Jam-filled lebkuchen hearts (Gefüllte lebkuchen)

  • orchidlady01  on  December 15, 2021

    Lebkuchen hearts (Lebkuchenherzen)

  • pcaradonna  on  December 15, 2021

    Marzipan snowflake cake (Schneeflocken marzipankuchen)

  • mjgarn  on  December 15, 2021

    So many marzipan recipes!

  • zensquiggle  on  December 17, 2021

    Marzipan shortbread! I love marzipan shortbread!

  • ickle0ne  on  December 19, 2021

    Cheese and poppy seed rolls

  • sheridarby  on  December 19, 2021

    Poppy seed stollen

  • Emmydee  on  December 21, 2021

    Marzipan Snowflake Cake , yummy!

  • chromiumman  on  December 21, 2021

    spiced rye rolls

  • SamanthaV  on  December 21, 2021

    Lebkuchen hearts….I remember making them with my mum when I was little.

  • angiejackson  on  December 22, 2021

    Dried pear fruit loaf (Kletzenbrot)

  • hawaiieat  on  December 22, 2021

    I would like to try making the Linzer biscuits

  • prettypistol  on  December 23, 2021

    Poppy seed stollen sounds amazing

  • ruthdenton  on  December 23, 2021

    Christmas bread with dried fruit

  • bluetigerlily  on  December 24, 2021

    Creme caramel with roasted pumpkin & cinnamon

  • krnries  on  December 24, 2021

    We’d have a go at baking some Lebkuchen hearts 🙂

  • mumliz  on  December 26, 2021

    Lebkuchen hearts

  • nocona  on  December 26, 2021

    Lebkuchen hearts – my fave!!!!!

  • clairew137  on  December 26, 2021

    Poppy seed stollen

  • joke7  on  December 27, 2021

    Spiced almond biscuits (Spekulatius)

  • humptybren  on  December 27, 2021

    Seeded rye rolls

  • silversand  on  December 27, 2021

    Christmas wreath (Weihnachtskranz)

  • Emmamaryd  on  December 27, 2021

    Jam filled lebkuchen hearts

  • mrspale  on  December 27, 2021

    Christmas stollen

  • AEA  on  December 27, 2021

    Onion plait with quark fritters

  • betsyradelow  on  December 27, 2021

    Poppy seed stollen!

  • vividbowl  on  December 28, 2021

    Cinnamon roast almonds

  • zeenie  on  December 28, 2021

    Elisen lebkuchen

  • Poppyjoey  on  December 28, 2021

    Rich Fruit Loaf

  • akindredspirit  on  December 28, 2021

    Christmas Stollen

  • paulbing  on  December 28, 2021

    Spiced almond biscuits.

  • andyszym  on  December 28, 2021

    Dried pear fruit loaf

  • ClaireHamilton  on  December 28, 2021

    Jam filled lebkuchen hearts

  • PatBarrett  on  December 28, 2021

    Hazelnut and lemon hearts

  • Lesevans6  on  December 29, 2021

    Chocolate & Ginger Biscotti.

  • Daisarella  on  December 29, 2021

    Hazelnut Crescents

  • pyramidblaster  on  December 29, 2021

    Spiced almond biscuits.

  • portkey  on  December 29, 2021

    Tiered star biscuits

  • FoodieMay83  on  December 29, 2021

    I would love to make the Marzipan Snowflake Cake!!! Looks beautiful and yummy!

  • Mamba  on  December 29, 2021

    The almond domes (bethmannchen) sound delicious!

  • Lora724  on  December 30, 2021

    Potato cakes (Reibkuchen)

  • Ren23  on  December 30, 2021

    Stollen

  • luccio  on  December 30, 2021

    Chocolate and ginger biscotti

  • Emmydee  on  December 30, 2021

    Lebkuchen Hearts! A wonderful reminder of Christmas living in Berlin.

  • tararr  on  December 30, 2021

    Meringue wreath with hot raspberries

  • thewoobdog  on  December 30, 2021

    The spiced rye rolls sound amazing!

  • loznz  on  December 30, 2021

    Hazelnut macaroons

  • rstaudt  on  December 30, 2021

    Haselnuss Kipferl – my German wife’s favorite

  • Jellyfish  on  January 3, 2022

    Christmas spiced shortbread (Gewürz spritzgebäck)

  • Avcount  on  January 4, 2022

    Chocolate and ginger biscotti

  • aroseberry  on  January 4, 2022

    I’d like to try the Christmas stollen first, and then the spiced almond biscuits.

  • maria411  on  January 4, 2022

    Christmas stollen

  • parisiansummer  on  January 5, 2022

    Hazelnut & Lemon hearts! They sound delicious! I love Christmas baking so everything in this book is on my I’d-love-to-bake-that list!

  • jrhymer  on  January 6, 2022

    Iced Orange Biscuits

  • Sjwoodin  on  January 7, 2022

    Spiced rye rolls

  • Isis1981uk  on  January 8, 2022

    Jam-filled lebkuchen hearts

  • hammygav03  on  January 8, 2022

    Lebkuchen hearts

  • misty33  on  January 9, 2022

    Lebkuchen hearts (Lebkuchenherzen), just love them

  • JessHeilman  on  January 15, 2022

    Springerle

  • edyenicole  on  January 15, 2022

    the salt dough!

  • finamoon  on  January 18, 2022

    Lebkuchen spice mix

  • stulled  on  January 19, 2022

    marzipan snowflake cake

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