Sweet Quark pastry (Traditional version & Thermomix)

The Easter weekend is almost here! A time to rejoice! That's why I'm sharing with you a recipe that is extremely popular in Germany and Austria. Quark biscuits are a great little treat for young and old And of course they can be totally varied! At Easter they are cut out as bunnies, lambs, chicks … Continue reading Sweet Quark pastry (Traditional version & Thermomix)

Meringue Nest with Lemon Curd and Berries

I know, I know, again this Lemon Curd .... but I promise you will love this recipe!!! When I made it for friends, they were exstatic! I was told that the meringue itself was to die for! Just a little bit crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside without it being the same … Continue reading Meringue Nest with Lemon Curd and Berries

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

Butter Cookies (traditional method & Thermomix)

Just a very simple recipe today but it is a favourite with my boys! The buttercookies are very simple to make and are perfect to entertain little ones, before and after! My Cookbook: Dinner is ready! If you are always looking for tasty, simple and inexpensive everyday recipes, you should take a look at my … Continue reading Butter Cookies (traditional method & Thermomix)

Marinated eggs (& natural colours)

Easter is fast approaching and some will want to think about preparing for it. Having always imported my dyes from Austria or Germany to color my hard boiled eggs for Easter, this year it is not possible because of the global pandemic. For more natural dyes see picture below. As I will not spend my … Continue reading Marinated eggs (& natural colours)

The perfect hard boiled egg such an easy trick

Cooking a perfect hard egg can be more difficult than you think. If you cook it too short it is soft and if you cook it too long it often has an unsightly green border around the egg yolk. Hard eggs are so incredibly versatile! In salads, on bread, as devilled eggs (my fabulous toadstool) … Continue reading The perfect hard boiled egg such an easy trick

Lucky charm toadstool (traditional & Thermomix)

The lucky charm toadstool ? Ahh yes, in German-speaking countries the toadstool is one of the many lucky charms that we use to decorate our tables on December 31. Obviously we are not talking about the real toadstools that are super dangerous, but representations of them, whether in marzipan, on paper, in praline version or … Continue reading Lucky charm toadstool (traditional & Thermomix)

Carrot Cake

It's this time of the year again, when I am thinking a lot about carrot cake. The soft texture, with its rich colour and the warmth of the spices, especially cinnamon coming through, is for me the perfect indulgence when it is raining and windy outside. The additional bonus is, that, just like my Chocolate … Continue reading Carrot Cake