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

Chocolat-yoghurt-raspberry Torte

One of the quintessential Austrian cakes made by the village women is this kind of cake, with a soft sponge base, a cool yoghurt cream filling and a fruit mirror on top. It is incredibly fresh and light to eat and melts on your tongue. The best part is you can even have this freshness … Continue reading Chocolat-yoghurt-raspberry Torte

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

Mushroom pies on salad

We often have dinner parties because for my husband and me it is a real pleasure to gather our friends around a good meal and good wines and cocktails. Especially in autumn, when it’s vacillating between sun and rain and the evenings get cold, we’re happy to welcome them around the fireplace and just enjoy … Continue reading Mushroom pies on salad

Clementine Trifle

One of the most emblematic british desserts is the Trifle! It is served for festive occasions as it is a stunning creation. Who can resist layers of sponge, custard, fruit, jelly and booze?! If you make it for children, I suggest using orange juice in stead of Cointreau. Here’s my version of a perfect Trifle … Continue reading Clementine Trifle

Salmon Terrine

This is a terrine that I love to serve my guests! It is easily made, not hugely expensive, can be prepared in advance and is very refined! You can even place it in the freezer. Recipe Salmon Terrine For 6 5 1/2 sheets of gelatine200 g double-cream cheese125 g cream horseradish (glass)saltWhite pepper1/2 bunch of … Continue reading Salmon Terrine