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Cherry Meringue Kisses

Cherry Meringue Kisses

Today is time for meringue kisses. I have been making meringue kisses for a while, actually quite regularly (after I had figured out how to get the meringues right) since their first appearance in a Gingerbread variation on S&C.

But why are these sweet little pieces actually called kisses?

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Stir-Fry Udon Noodles with Prawns

Stir-Fry Udon Noodles with Prawns

Hello again, what a good day. Not only because I am sticking to my promise of posting once a week here on S&C (ok, ok, I know keeping up to it for one week is not a real achievement yet), but also because this recipe contains prawns. Put a plate of prawns in front of me and you make my day. It’s that easy to make me happy. Really. No exception. Even that one evening on this lonely beach in southern Thailand – apart from us only two other tourists […]

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Everything Easter (Marzipan Eggs & Pistachio Zopf) and Strudel & Cream is back

Everything Easter (Marzipan Eggs & Pistachio Zopf) and Strudel & Cream is back

Hello, Hallo, Hi, Servus, G’day, Gruezi.

I can’t tell you how happy I am to be back blogging here at Strudel & Cream. And I am very grateful that you found your way (back) to my humble site. After almost exactly one year of silence on this blog I do not take this for granted. Thank you.

Why the silence, you might be asking? There is one simple answer:

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Pulpo Salad

Pulpo Salad

There is one disadvantage living in a land-locked country like Austria or Switzerland: Here is – obviously – no sea as far as you can see. Moving from Austria to Switzerland the mountains got higher, the lakes bigger but the wide sea did not come any closer.
The smell of the ocean, waves breaking at the harbour wall, fisherman unloading their day’s catch, sea gulls trying to …

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Oven roasted carrot-apple soup

Oven roasted carrot-apple soup

Big flakes of wet snow in front of the window at the beginning of spring. In ordinary years this would not have surprised me, but after this mild winter with almost no snow I could not believe my eyes a few days ago. I was already saying Hello to all the blooming trees and …

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Raspberry Mississippi Mud Cake

Raspberry Mississippi Mud Cake

“Is Betty Bossi the Swiss answer to the American Betty Crocker?” I asked myself when I first encountered Betty Bossi products and recipes in a Swiss supermarket. I was pretty surprised when I learned that this was actually the case. “Not very creative”, I thought, “and also very similar”. Both Bettys are fictional characters, creations by resourceful companies. While the American Betty was invented to give responses to customer product questions a name (and face), the Swiss Betty was promoting the use of margarine through simple recipes. By now Betty Bossi has evolved into a successful Swiss imperium selling cookbooks and food products under that brand name which does not have much to do with margarine anymore …

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Blood-orange Madeleines with Cardamom and Walnuts

Blood-orange Madeleines with Cardamom and Walnuts

Citrus fruits and I – that’s a love-hate relationship. Freshly squeezed orange juice makes my day, mandarin smoothie is a great snack in between, I love lime juice but I probably do not eat more than five oranges or mandarins as a whole per season …

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Sacher Cubes – Viennese Chocolate Cake

Sacher Cubes - Viennese Chocolate Cake

What would Vienna be without Sachertorte, the Viennese chocolate cake? It belongs to the city the same way the white Lipizzan horses of the Spanish riding school, the Wiener Schnitzel or the Wiener Musikverein do.

The Original Sachertorte was first created in the traditional …

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Orange Cantuccini

Orange Cantuccini

Cantuccini (or Cantucci/Biscotti di Prato) are traditional Italian almond cookies from the region around Florence. They are baked twice – once in the whole loaf and then cut into pieces – which makes them keep extra long, but they are also …

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Tomato-Olive-Bread

Tomato-Olive-Bread

Good bread makes me feel at home. Anywhere. No wonder that my breakfast generally consists of bread. I love to start my day, especially on Sunday, with freshly baked bread from the local bakery around the corner. Multi-grain bread with a lot of seeds, baguette, ciabatta, you name it…

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