Zwetschgendatschi – Plum Sheet Cake / gâteau aux quetsches

Zwetschgendatschi is a south-german speciality, most specifically from Augsburg in Bavaria. It's a sheet cake made from yeast dough that is thinly spread on a baking sheet generously covered with pitted plums. As my family used to live in Bavaria when I was little we made Zwetschgendatschi on a regular basis. Big sheets of this … Continue reading Zwetschgendatschi – Plum Sheet Cake / gâteau aux quetsches

Madeleines with citrus hints – Madeleines aux agrumes – Madeleines mit Zitrus Aroma

Being a huge admirer of the great chef Philippe Conticini, I have let myself be inspired by his exquisite Madeleine recipe following at the same time his advice to try different versions and be creative. I think by now everybody who follows me has guessed my love for citrus hints in my baking. Be it … Continue reading Madeleines with citrus hints – Madeleines aux agrumes – Madeleines mit Zitrus Aroma

Chocolate Ice-Cream – glace au chocolat – Schokolade Eis

An intensely chocolatey Ice-Cream that I love to make! Delicious and decadent! 3 eggyolks400 ml whipping cream200 ml milk60 g sugarvanilla150 g chocolate 72% (130 g melted, 20 g chopped) Put the milk into a pan and heat it. Mix the eggyolks with the sugar and the vanilla in a bowl and pour the hot … Continue reading Chocolate Ice-Cream – glace au chocolat – Schokolade Eis

Fruity Traybake – Gateaux Fruité – Obst Blechkuchen

In Austria we have a variety of apricots that has gained EU protection in 1996 and and the region it grows in, the Wachau, is a World Heritage site. These apricots or "Marillen" as they are called are exceptionally sweet and juicy with a strong apricot flavour. They are obviously used in cooking and in … Continue reading Fruity Traybake – Gateaux Fruité – Obst Blechkuchen

Frozen Yogurt with Fruit / fruits / Obst – Thermomix

Request for frozen yogurt from my boys in a shop but I found it very expensive and laced with additives. I found the right recipe in a cooking magazine and it is perfect. You can do this with whatever fruit you want, I have done raspberry, strawberry and abricots so far - d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!!! The recipe … Continue reading Frozen Yogurt with Fruit / fruits / Obst – Thermomix

Watermelon Popsicle – Esquimau à la pastèque- Wassermelonen Eis am Stiel

An amusing and refreshing Ice Cream to make and share! 1 kg watermelon50 g chocolate drops150 g yoghurtzest and and juice of 1/2 lemon2 tbsp. of sugar2 kiwi Peel the watermelon and chop it into rough pieces. Mix it in a blender and add the chocolate drops. Fill into ice-cream moulds sot that they are … Continue reading Watermelon Popsicle – Esquimau à la pastèque- Wassermelonen Eis am Stiel

Fruit Carpaccio – Carpaccio de fruits – Fruit Carpaccio

Very easy and simple ideas for a light breakfast, dessert or for a summer buffet 😊 Pineapple Carpaccio with Mint Sugar 1 pineapple, well peeled, the hard core removed 4 tbsp sugar a couple of mint leaves (the rough stem in the middle of the leaves removed) Cut the pineapples into very thin slices (works … Continue reading Fruit Carpaccio – Carpaccio de fruits – Fruit Carpaccio

Sorbet Thermomix

As always I think that this recipe is perfect for the Thermomix but is easily done if you don't have one either. I just made this sorbet for my boys and it was a huge success!!So I juste wrote it down for you as I am still hoping that we will have a hot summer … Continue reading Sorbet Thermomix

Buttercookies – Petits Beurre – Butterkekse

Just a very simple recipe today but it is a favourite with my boys! The buttercookies are very simple to make and are perfect to entertain little ones, before and after! Recipe butter cookies 100 g sugar 200 g butter 300 g flour 1 egg orange zest (optional) 1 egg for brushing on the cookies … Continue reading Buttercookies – Petits Beurre – Butterkekse

Crunchy Iced Easter Lamb Cake – Cake Agneau Pascal Croustillant – Knuspriger Osterlamm Kuchen mit Schokoguss

One thing we always, always have for Easter in Austria and Germany is the Easter Lamb! And I am not talking about the lamb roast but about the lamb cake ! As I have seen the mould being sold over here as well now, I thought I'd give you a lovely recipe for it (this … Continue reading Crunchy Iced Easter Lamb Cake – Cake Agneau Pascal Croustillant – Knuspriger Osterlamm Kuchen mit Schokoguss