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. Follow me on Instagram @auxdelicesdecaroline (click) and Facebook … Continue reading Appetiser Croustades Duo

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. Follow me on Instagram @auxdelicesdecaroline (click) and Facebook (click) This time I chose two verrines with vegetables, the Provence Shooter, and the Goats … Continue reading Appetizer & starter in one for a Raclette or Fondue Party

Silesian Gingerbread Cookies

Every year on the 31st of October I have an important mission. This mission is to make make the dough for a special kind of cookies that has been made in my family for generations. These cookies are called Pfefferkuchen. They are from Silesia, which is nowadays a part of Poland but which was German … Continue reading Silesian Gingerbread Cookies