Boozy Rum Crescents (sweet party bites)

I haven't posted any new recipes for a little while because I was very busy dividing my blog into languages ​​(French, English and German) that you can choose through the menu, and writing my first cookbook that is at the moment only available in German. https://youtu.be/owPcLHH_LYI BUT today I'm making up for it. I'm sharing … 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

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

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

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

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

Goulash Soup (Traditional & Thermomix)

My oldest son loves the Austrian Goulash, so I try to make it as often as possible. It is a dish from back when Austria was an Empire and came from its member state Hungaria, where the shepherds cooked the star ingredients beef, paprika, onions open air in the puszta in huge casseroles suspended on … Continue reading Goulash Soup (Traditional & Thermomix)

Churros – spanish sweet fried treat (Traditional & Thermomix)

I don’t know many people who don’t love Churros – these are a Spanish snack consisting of a strip of fried chou pastry dough dusted with sugar. Normally this is just a holiday treat for my boys as I haven’t discovered a place hereabouts where you can get them. But now I have found a brilliant … Continue reading Churros – spanish sweet fried treat (Traditional & Thermomix)