Hayats’ Moroccan chicken Briwat / Briouat (baked or fried) with step by step instructions

About 5 years ago we had a lovely Moroccan lady staying with us to help during the summer holidays! I can tell you what a treat!!! During my childhood in Austria I got to know the various cooking styles of the countries that made up the former Austrian empire, but unlike my husbands french family, … Continue reading Hayats’ Moroccan chicken Briwat / Briouat (baked or fried) with step by step instructions

Homemade Panini-Bread (traditional method & Thermomix)

Paninis!!! Now honnestly who doesn't love a good Panini? Again a speciality from Italy that has conquererd the world! A delicious bread, most commonly a Panini Bread, but perfect also with Ciabatta for example. Some people even use toast bread but it doesn't have the same taste. The Panini is filled with wonderful ingredients like … Continue reading Homemade Panini-Bread (traditional method & Thermomix)

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)

English Lemon Curd (traditional method and Thermomix)

One of the staples I always have in my fridge: English Lemon Curd. This is a smooth and silky cream with a tart flavor that makes your tastebuds zing! Living in the UK this is an item that you can find in almost every store but frankly, homemade is best! It's quick and easily done … Continue reading English Lemon Curd (traditional method and Thermomix)

Ajvar – a roasted red pepper spread from the Balkans

Ajvar is something delicious. A Serbian vegetable paste that can be used in many ways. As a dip, as a spread, or with meat or fish. I have known this vegetable paste for a long time, because my father always has a small pot in the fridge and prepares some of his favourite dishes with … Continue reading Ajvar – a roasted red pepper spread from the Balkans

Fish Pie

My husband loves English "Fish Pie", so I tried to find the perfect recipe for him. There are lots of different ones but I tried, knowing that he likes to have not only different pieces of fish but also prawns in his Fish Pie. Together with a delicious sauce and mashed potatoes as soft as … Continue reading Fish Pie

Tartiflette – a dish from the french alps

The tartiflette is a French dish from the Haute Savoie region in France. It is a fairly young dish among the great French classics that was first introduced in 1980 by the Syndicat interprofessionnel du Reblochon (the organization that represents the interests of the manufacturers of the main ingredient in the recipe, Reblochon cheese). Thanks … Continue reading Tartiflette – a dish from the french alps

Cheese Fondue (Traditional & Thermomix)

In winter we love to host dinner parties where we treat our guests to gorgeous food which can also be found in my beloved mountains! Fondue is one of our big favourites but you can find more winter recipes here. For years I have simply bought the packages in the supermarket until one day our … Continue reading Cheese Fondue (Traditional & Thermomix)

Boozy Rum Crescents (sweet party bites)

I'm sharing a recipe with you that I got from a very talented hobby baker in my home village in Austria. It was this woman who inspired me to bake thanks to her great cakes and cookies and it is thanks to this inspiration that my first cookbook took shape. The boozy rum crescents are … Continue reading Boozy Rum Crescents (sweet party bites)

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