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Elephant Luck – A Giveaway

Two years ago, Jewels and I had the idea of starting a blog because we didn’t see each other as much as we used to after Jewels had followed her heart and moved to Brooklyn. We were working on our third cookbook then (our children’s cookbook „Anni kocht für Kinder„) and were talking about props, settings, recipes, and food via email or skype constantly. We didn’t plan on having so much fun writing, photographing, and sharing our experiences, but we did and loved doing it. Pretty soon, we wanted to add an extra kick to our transatlantic emails and had the idea for our challenges! And how much fun we had with them. Sometimes things go wrong – one of us doesn’t read the recipe correctly or can’t find an ingredient. To avoid spoiling the fun, we never ever talk about the setup we choose before the other is finished with her shots. We’re always excited to see what the other has created!

Why am I writing this? Because we still can’t really believe what has happened since then! We have followers reading our blog throughout the whole world! Meeting people through our blog whom we’d probably never meet otherwise and seeing those real friendships develop fills us with joy! Sharing our knowledge in our workshops with food lovers makes us so happy! Having the opportunities to work with great firms worldwide gives us pleasure!

In short: our blog has definitely changed our lives and we’re thankful for this!

Worldwide giveaway

One of these nice encounters was the one with Jutta Hilpuesch from the „Lucky Elephant.“ I don’t know who followed who first on Instagram, but I immediately fell in love with her beautiful jewelry and bracelets. I wrote her an email telling her how much I loved her work, she wrote back, and we soon had the idea of collaborating. When follower 2000 lit up on our facebook account we had the perfect idea: We wanted to thank our readers for 2 great years and treat one of them to one of Jutta’s beautiful bracelets! Her firm is called the „Lucky Elephant,“ because an elephant with its trunk raised up is considered to bring good luck and excellent fortune. It’s also supposed to have the magical power to take away troubles! So, hello? Isn’t that the perfect motto for the future?

After moving to the US with her husband in 2001, and having two young children and an impressive collection of trunk-up elephants, Jutta began experimenting with jewelry making and fell in love with it instantly. What initially started out as a hobby quickly turned into a blooming business which is today loved and sought after by customers all around the world. In 2012, she began working with master jewelers to create her own signature good luck elephant charms, which are now the focal pieces of all of her designs.

Of course we also wanted to create a really nice post for this, so we racked our brains (and the internet) to come up with an elephant-inspired (!) recipe! And we really found one – Elephant Ears!

I had to laugh when I saw Jewels photo because obviously we both wanted the elephant theme in the picture and came up with two totally different ideas! What a perfect example of our blog theme „Two girls cooking on two continents!“

To enter our WORLDWIDE give away, comment here by June 30 and tell us why you want to be the lucky winner. If you share our facebook post you have another chance to win. (you have to be 18 years old to enter).

Be sure to check out the Lucky Elephant here, too:


Instagram: @the_lucky_elephant

Wishing you good luck,

– Liz & Jewels

To enter our WORLDWIDE give away, comment here by June 30 and tell us why you want to be the lucky winner. If you share our facebook post you have another chance to win. (you have to be 18 years old to enter).

Be sure to check out the Lucky Elephant here, too:
Facebook and Instagram: @the_lucky_elephant

Wishing you good luck,
– Liz & Jewels

Elephant Ears

Elephant Ears

























And now, finally, the recipe for the elephant ears:

For the dough you will need:

  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 tbsp. butter (at room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

For the filling you will need:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 5 tbsp. butter, melted


For the dough mix all dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Then one by one add all other ingredients in and mix well. Let the dough sit for an hour at a warm room temperature. For the filling mix all ingredients together to a nice thick paste. Roll out the dough (that should have risen a lot by now!) into a large square shape and spread the filling on top of it. Roll the dough together like a cannoli. Cut pieces about thumb width, flatten them from the top with your hand so they look like ears and place them onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350° Fahrenheit for about 20mins. Done!


38 Kommentare

  1. Miss Volt sagt

    Hola…. die sehen aber lecker aus.
    Leider fehlt da was bei den Zutaten.

    • … danke! Die Angabe zum Mehl fehlte. Die ist uns irgendwie abhandengekommen 🙂

  2. Angelika sagt

    I live in Australia, my sister lives in Germany. Although we see each other on Skype every Saturday we’ve only met twice in 16 years. I love my sister very much, my sister adores elephants, so it would be really nice if I won the elephant bracelet as a gift to her. Wish me (and her) luck!

  3. Judy Pace sagt

    I would love your lucky elephant bracelet. Perfect colour and I would love to have extra elephant luck in my life. Love your blog too.

  4. Jutta sagt

    SUPER cool sind die geworden Eure Ele Ohren!!! Wie schön Euch auf Instagram getroffen zu haben!!!! xoxo

  5. Angi sagt

    I would love to be the lucky winner – I love elephants, they’re a symbol of luck for me. Aswell my birthday is on June 29th, so it would be a beautiful belated birthday present 🙂

    Congratulations to your blog birthday! <3

  6. Laura sagt

    Oh, die sehen aber lecker aus! Ich kannte Elephant Ears bis jetzt nur aus Sconesteig, aber so sehen sie auch sehr gut aus! Mjam! 🙂

    Ich würde total gerne gewinnen, weil ich gerade ein bisschen Glück super gebrauchen könnte und das Armband auch wirklich süß finde.

    Liebe Grüße

  7. Sandra sagt

    Eine sehr schöne Story wurde geschrieben. Ich lebe in der Schweiz und in drei Wochen fahre ich in die Heimat um mein Patenkind taufen zu lassen. Die Mutter ist eine totale Elefanten Liebhaberin, es wäre ein super Geschenk dieses Armband.

    LG Sandra

  8. Clarissa sagt

    Ich bin grade bei flipboard bei der Suche nach einem Rezept zum Backen über das Bild von dem wunderhübschen Armband gestolpert und würde mich sehr über den Gewinn freuen. Ich plane grade eine Thailand Reise als Belohnung für mein abgeschlossenes Studium und bin schon ganz aufgeregt!! 🙂 Der kleinen Elefanten-Glücksbringer würde mich also riesig freuen!

  9. Ha, wie fein, Elefanten, die zarten Dickhäuter! Ich würde das Armband verschenken und wüsste auch schon an wen!

    Liebste Grüße aus dem Gartenhaus

  10. Ich habe neun Monate in Thailand gelebt und es geliebt! Seitdem liiiiebe ich Elefanten in allen Variationen, auf Stoffen, Bildern etc. Deswegen habe ich mich gleich in das Armband verliebt und möchte es unbedingt gewinnen 🙂 Herzlichen Glückwunsch euch beiden und viele Grüße! Carina

    • Karin Shaim sagt

      I also shared on fb , my facebook name is the same as my name here

  11. I’d love to win this gorgeous Lucky Elephant for my lovely niece. I shared the Facebook post under name Mai Tran. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. Asnarani sagt

    I am from INDIA, always loved adored elephants and loved biggggg rides.
    Also Lord Ganesh- elephant headed deity is inner friend of mine who stats with me always destroying the obstacles in life.

  13. Marianthi Kartsakli sagt

    It’s such an amazing gift, I really would like some luck in my life, lately things are really crazy!

  14. giovanni baker sagt

    I have a great love for animals but elephants even more so. I have always been captivated by their beauty and their sense of family. Once I rode an elephant when I was younger my love grew even stronger and inspired my tattoo of an elephant on my arm. Im hoping I can win this beautiful bracelet! 🙂


    This would be perfect for my niece. She is 18 soon and has just graduated – a clever & beautiful young lady!

  16. Lisa Cipollina sagt

    I would like to win because I like so much the prize *_* I need so many luck in my life XD My best friend gave to me a little elephant and i hide it on my pocket 🙂

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