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

Pizza-Snails – Escargots Pizza – Pizza Schnecken

Almost everybody loves pizza, whatever the age, but let's face it, they are not easily eaten on the go. Portable food is always useful, especially when you have excursions, picnics or when you are travelling. That is why these Pizza Snails are so handy. Ingredients for about 12 pieces: 40 g pitted green olives 100 … Continue reading Pizza-Snails – Escargots Pizza – Pizza Schnecken

Eton Mess

The British summer is coming closer and with it the hot weather, the roses, the lush gardens, the Wimbledon tennis tournament and with that the Great British classic, the mix of red juicy strawberries and thick onctuous cream. There are many variations to serve this but one of the big classics has to be the … Continue reading Eton Mess

Pavlova

I do very often have leftover eggwhites after my baking. As I hate wasting them I have started freezing them individually in an ice cube tray in order to have egg whites when I need them. This works absolutely beautifully! One of the desserts I can quickly whip up that way is the Pavlova. Australia … Continue reading Pavlova

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

Chocolate Sour-Cream Insert-Cake – Gateaux à insert au chocolat et à la crème épaisse – Schokolade Sauerrahm Bausteinkuchen

I love this cake for its soft texture and its surprise in the centre! It can be adapted for all sort of seasons or events as the insert can be anything you like. Here I have chosen a lamb for the Easter and spring season. for about 25 slices340 g flour,2 tsp baking powder,400 g … Continue reading Chocolate Sour-Cream Insert-Cake – Gateaux à insert au chocolat et à la crème épaisse – Schokolade Sauerrahm Bausteinkuchen

Brioche with citrus hints – Brioche avec des accents d’agrumes – Brioche mit Zitrus Aroma

On the weekends I love having fresh Brioche in the house. For years I didn't dare making one and excused that by saying that in any case the Brioche in our supermarket is just as good as homemade. Boy did I get that wrong ! All you really need is patience. The reward is twofold. … Continue reading Brioche with citrus hints – Brioche avec des accents d’agrumes – Brioche mit Zitrus Aroma

Churros (Spanish sweet fried treat – gourmandise espagnol – frittierte spanische Süßspeise)

Recipe for Thermomix but as always absolutely doable without it! I don't know many people who don't love Churros - these are a Spanish snack consisting of a strip of fried dough dusted with sugar. Normally this is just a holiday treat for my boys as I haven't discovered a place hereabouts where you can … Continue reading Churros (Spanish sweet fried treat – gourmandise espagnol – frittierte spanische Süßspeise)

Parmesan and Poppy Biscuits – Biscuits au parmesan et graines de pavot – Pamesan – Mohn Kekse

(Can be made with the Thermomix, just put all the ingredients in together and mix) A go-to recipe in my répertoire are the Parmesan and Poppy Biscuits from Yotam Ottolenghi. So simple, so divine. Either bake them all at once and store in an airtight box for 3-4 days, or freeze and cut the dough … Continue reading Parmesan and Poppy Biscuits – Biscuits au parmesan et graines de pavot – Pamesan – Mohn Kekse