Windringerl – Austrian Meringue Christmas tree decoration

Hardly any other symbol is associated with Christmas today as much as the festively decorated and enlightened Christmas tree. The first Christmas trees are laid for the 16th century as part of the guild traditions of the guilds. Following the example of the tree of paradise, these trees were decorated with apples and sweets and … Continue reading Windringerl – Austrian Meringue Christmas tree decoration

Lebkuchen as tree decoration or for making gingerbread houses

Lebkuchen is a traditional German gingerbread. According to Wikipedia, Lebkuchen was invented by monks in Franconia in the 13th century. In the 14th century in Nuremberg and Ulm bakers already produced this type of pastry. Oh this smell of Lebkuchen mixed with the fresh pine  In the olden days Lebkuchen was used among other things … Continue reading Lebkuchen as tree decoration or for making gingerbread houses

Mozart Cocktail ❤️ Salzburg (Traditional & Thermomix)

Once a year I leave for a weekend alone to visit a Christmas market. I love Munich, Salzburg and Vienna, but I confess that between these last three the one in Salzburg is the most magical. Surrounded by mountains, often with snow and in a setting like in a fairy tale. Photo taken from the … Continue reading Mozart Cocktail ❤️ Salzburg (Traditional & Thermomix)

Appetiser Croustades Duo

Perfect for the coming festive season, with its parties and dinners the Croustades are delicious and easy-to-make hot bites. Quail Egg Crustades are prepared entirely at the last minute but are so quick to make that your guests will not even have the time to realize your absence. The mushroom cups are incredibly good, again easy to prepare … Continue reading Appetiser Croustades Duo

Mushroom Croustades

Whenever we have a dinner party at our house, I enjoy making a variety of appetisers. I love olives and cocktail tomatoes as well as slices of cheese and sausage, but I really delight in preparing little bites to enjoy before dinner. If we are having raclette or fondue I prefer having a big starter platter … Continue reading Mushroom Croustades

German quark stollen

As in many countries around the world, the Germans are used to celebrate Christmas as a family around a hearty meal. It is not the Christmas pudding that closes the feast, but the stollen. This elongated cake would represent the baby Jesus wrapped in his swaddling clothes! It is found on all German Christmas markets, … Continue reading German quark stollen

Austrian Linzer Auger or Linzer eyes

The Linzer Augen, or the ‘eyes of Linz’, are an essential part of the traditional Austrian Christmas pastry! Cookies that melt on your tongue and contain this little fruity touch that make their popularity! The Austrian pastry is very dainty and elegant . Therefore the secret of these cookies is to make them small and … Continue reading Austrian Linzer Auger or Linzer eyes

Appetizer & starter in one for a Raclette or Fondue Party

For my raclette last week, I preferred again to prepare my appetizer in the glass as a starter . That way, we did not have to sit in front of the warming raclette machines.This time I chose two verrines with vegetables, the Provence Shooter, and the Goats Cheese and Tomato Tartare Shooters and the excellent croustades with quail eggs. … Continue reading Appetizer & starter in one for a Raclette or Fondue Party