Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar Day 24 – Merry Christmas from the heart of Europe

Advent Calendar Day 24 - Merry Christmas from the heart of Europe

Vienna during Christmas season. Ahhh. For me that’s one of the most beautiful times to visit Vienna. In the city center almost every main street will have its own christmas lighting, from chandeliers to crowns to a simple star carpet. Christmas markets are set up …

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Advent Calendar Day 23 – Baked apple and vanilla sauce

Advent Calendar Day 23 - Baked apple and vanilla sauce

One more day. Or is it two? Or even longer? When do you celebrate Christmas? And who brings the presents? Is it Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Father Frost, the Christkind or someone else? In my house the …

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Advent Calendar Day 22 – White chocolate orange mousse

Advent Calendar Day 22 - White chocolate orange mousse

If I had to choose the only type of chocolate that I could eat until the end of the my life, I would not have a hard time choosing – it would be white chocolate by far. So no surprise that I prefer white chocolate mousse over its dark counterpart and could imagine having it as my Christmas dessert :-)

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Advent Calendar Day 21 – Edible christmas table decoration

Advent Calendar Day 21 - Edible christmas table decoration

The love story with these brownie stars continues. Would they not make a delicious edible table decoration for a Christmas dinner? Just stack different sized brownie stars from the biggest to the smallest and dust with icing sugar. Voila … you have your own little Christmas tree (even with snow :-) ) as a …

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Advent Calendar Day 20 – Lebkuchen-vanilla-meringue-kisses

Advent Calendar Day 20 - Lebkuchen-vanilla-meringue-kisses

After my bad start with meringues I now really fell in love with these fellows and I am happy that they now always turn out well. This time I made them as Lebkuchen-vanilla-meringue-kisses, filled with chocolate ganache…

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Advent Calendar Day 19 – Rosemary-olive-cracker and dried-tomato-dip

Advent Calendar Day 19 - Rosemary-olive-cracker and dried-tomato-dip

I made these rosemary-olive-cracker the other day and totally fell in love with them. I love rosemary, olives and parmesan – so my expectations were high and for my part I was not disappointed – and measured by the speed the bowl of crackers was emptied …

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Advent Calendar Day 18 – Star marshmallows

Advent Calendar Day 18 - Star marshmallows

Marshmallows – I first encountered them during my high school year in Canada. Hot chocolate with slowly melting marshmallows in Canadian winter. Roasting marshmallows over camp fire in …

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Advent Calendar Day 17 – Star brownies

Advent Calendar Day 17 - Star brownies

The love story with these brownies started last year, as they are really fluffy and are actually an all-year-round recipe. They are quite easy and fast to make – just …

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Advent Calendar Day 16 – Lebkuchen hearts

Advent Calendar Day 16 - Lebkuchen hearts

Every year, I am taken off guard in August when the first chocolate-coated Lebkuchen (similar to gingerbread) start selling in the Austrian and Swiss supermarkets. At that time of the year, when there are sweaty hot 30 ºC outside, I am generally dying for …

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Advent Calendar Day 15 – Oven baked salmon with dried tomatoes and potatoes

Advent Calendar Day 15 - Oven baked salmon with dried tomatoes and potatoes

Are you looking for a recipe which is easy to prepare and will literally cook itself while you enjoy the time with family and friends? As Christmas time is not only the time of baking and cooking but also important family time, I like to take it easy with cooking. :-) …

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