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)

Nürnberger Elisen Lebkuchen – soft german gingerbread

The Elisen Lebkuchen of Nuremberg are my great Christmas favourites! I love them to the point that a couple of years ago, when in England we did not yet find almost all European products, I asked my family to send them by post! The difference between the Lebkuchen and the Elisen Lebkuchen is that Elisen … Continue reading Nürnberger Elisen Lebkuchen – soft german gingerbread

Vanillekipferl – Austrian vanilla crescent cookies

Vanillekipferl, or vanilla crescents, are very delicate buttery, crispy and nutty biscuits, traditionally served during the Christmas season in Austria. These cookies look great on a plate and are sure to seduce your guests. The crescent-shaped cookies come from Vienna, Austria, where they are a popular traditional Christmas cookie. Legend has it that their shape … Continue reading Vanillekipferl – Austrian vanilla crescent cookies

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

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)

Kokoskuppel – Austrian coconut dômes

A great Austrian delicacy, halfway between refined mignardise and Christmas biscuit. Everyone knows and loves the coconut domes - from toddlers to grandparents. After all, this delicacy has a century-old tradition dating back to 1921 when it was invented by an Austrian pastry chef close to Vienna. It is mouth watering thinking of the dome … Continue reading Kokoskuppel – Austrian coconut dômes