Food

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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…

Read more

Good bye 2013 – Welcome 2014: Raspberry Lime Bellini

Good bye 2013 - Welcome 2014: Raspberry Lime Bellini

Like last year, I have the impression that this year also went by like a whirlwind, my inner clock tells me 2013 went by even faster than 2012.

2013 started for me at one of the southern most places in the world, …

Read more

Last minute present from the kitchen: Vanillekipferl

Last minute present from the kitchen: Vanillekipferl

Funny how differently I approach the Christmas season from year to year. Last year I started my first christmas baking at the end of September to prepare for my Advent calendar here on Strudel & Cream.
This year Christmas sneaked up on me, at least in the kitchen. I …

Read more

Raspberry Dark Chocolate & Strawberry White Chocolate Truffles

Raspberry Dark Chocolate & Strawberry White Chocolate Truffles

I love raspberries – in case you never noticed. And I love numbers … also just in case … About every fifth of my posts this year used raspberries as an ingredient. I …

Read more
Page 1 of 712345...Last »