Caro’s Bruschetta

One of my extended familys favourite starters are my Bruschetta! There are many ways to make these delicious Italian antipasti, but after having tried many ways of preparing Bruschette, I find that this one is my personal favourite. It's very easily done, can be prepared in advance, but has to be assembled at the last minute! … Continue reading Caro’s Bruschetta

Tomato-Brioche Sandwiches -sandwiches briochés aux tomates – Tomaten – Brioche Sandwiches

My brother-in-laws godmother gave me the recipe for these delicious little sandwiches. Apparently a French pastry shop used to do them and as they have closed down many years ago, people have come up with versions of the original recipe. This is one that I love! It uses a delicious french mustard that Coleman developed … Continue reading Tomato-Brioche Sandwiches -sandwiches briochés aux tomates – Tomaten – Brioche Sandwiches

Vegetarian Cesar Salad – salade César végétarien – vegetarischer Cesar Salat

Last year I discorvered one of the best recipes of Cesar Salad I have ever tasted on the French Cooking Site Marmiton. I have made it quite regulary since, especially for picnics or summer lunches! Ingredients for 4 people 2 romaine lettuce hearts25 g of chopped parmesan4 slices of bread2 tbsp of neutral oilFor the … Continue reading Vegetarian Cesar Salad – salade César végétarien – vegetarischer Cesar Salat

Savoury Gentleman’s Torte – Sandwich Cake – Pikante Herrentorte

Quick Links:FrançaisDeutsch Today I will not give you a recipe but a "How to do" guide. I have been asked how to make the Austrian 'Savoury Gentleman's Torte' , that exists in other countries under other names. In the photo you can see the steps taken. You take any bread you like, doesn't matter if … Continue reading Savoury Gentleman’s Torte – Sandwich Cake – Pikante Herrentorte

Gazpacho – Gaspacho

True bliss in hot summer weather !!! A traditional spanish cold vegetable soup, no cooking involved and done in a couple of minutes! Ingredients 3 slices of white bread, cut into big chunks1 kg ripe tomatoes, washed and diced 1 cucumber, peeled and diced1 green pepper, washed and diced1 small onion, peeled and diced2-3 garlic … Continue reading Gazpacho – Gaspacho

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

French Onion Soup – Soupe à l’onion gratinée

My parents used to make this quite a lot when I grew up in Austria and what a treat it was each time. So simple, yet so delicious. It is one of the ultimate comfort foods and ideal to prepare in advance and serve later. I made this for a dinner party the other day … Continue reading French Onion Soup – Soupe à l’onion gratinée

Italian Triple Deckers – tramezzini aux saveurs italiens – Italienische Sandwiches

I had the tremendous pleasure this morning to host one of my dearest friends who came to visit me and present me to her adopted daughter. It was such a sweet and touching moment. In order to do this great occasion justice I made a little snack just for us. We simply had Lemon Cupcakes … Continue reading Italian Triple Deckers – tramezzini aux saveurs italiens – Italienische Sandwiches