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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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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 …

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Classic shortbread fingers

Classic shortbread fingers

Scottish Shortbread – They are one of my favorite biscuits with their sandy texture. So far I always went for the store bought version (the red package with the kilt, basically the only one available here in Switzerland).
But I had to learn that shortbread is …

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Carrot muffins

Carrot muffins

Sun, where are you? If I look through the window, I just see grey. Outside the wind is a constant companion and the temperatures are somewhere between one and 10 degrees centigrade, depending on the daily mood of our dear weather. But sun, where are you? You have been hiding behind a thick layer of grey clouds for weeks now. Because of you, it does not feel like spring. Even the plants struggle with this “spring”. And so do …

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Raspberry-almond-white chocolate brownies

Raspberry-almond-white chocolate brownies

A few weeks back I realized that I had about a kilogram of white chocolate “sitting around”. They were left over ingredients from my advent calendar baking. One entire kilogram – I was …

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Pear-walnut brownies

Pear-walnut brownies

Every country, every region seems to have its own variations of birthday traditions. To some people receiving birthday wishes before their actual birthday might mean bad luck, while to my granddad wishing a happy birthday the evening before spoke of good manners. It was a …

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