Fruity Traybake

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

Strawberry – Banana Icecream

Just very quickly an ice cream recipe for these gorgeous sunny days to come. It is very low in sugar and relies almost exclusively on the sweetness in the strawberries and the banana. 250 g strawberries200 ml whipping cream40 g sugar1 banana, cut into very small pieces400 g thick yoghurt Puree the strawberries in a … Continue reading Strawberry – Banana Icecream

Austrian Marble Wreath Cake

A perfect cake for an afternoon tea or even for a lunchbox. My boys regularly request this cake as they like the mix of vanilla and chocolate. The advantage is that, in case some pieces are left over, which doesn't happen very often, they freeze beautifully and can be defrosted either in the microwave or … Continue reading Austrian Marble Wreath Cake

Austrian Carnival Doughnuts

Carnivals Shrove Tuesday is almost upon us and as every good Austrian knows, Carnival is Krapfen time!This, in the past, was because lent was much stricter than it is nowadays and people needed to eat heartily to keep up their reserves during the 40 days of lent. In the 18th century, apparently, a brilliant cook, … Continue reading Austrian Carnival Doughnuts

Austrian Apfelstrudel

One of the most famous Austrian recipes is the Apfelstrudel. I am talking about the authentic one, not the versions with Filo or Puff pastry (these are certainly very good versions but can not be called Apfelstrudel). The Strudel dough is a very particular dough that needs to be stretched by hand. A well made … Continue reading Austrian Apfelstrudel

Gluten and Dairy free Lemon Cake

Sometimes my second son asks me for a lemon cake which he really likes. I have tried so many different versions over the years and now finally I am happy with the result! I have made a gluten and dairy free version but you can use regular flour without any problem! This cake is also … Continue reading Gluten and Dairy free Lemon Cake

Blueberry Crumble Cake

Do you know the feeling when your kids come home from school and just want something sweet. My middle son loves his cakes and has been adamant for me to do one for the last couple of days, feeling it to be unfair that there are constantly cakes in the house but never for him. … Continue reading Blueberry Crumble Cake