The origin of the name “pound cake” goes back to the fact that it often consists of equal amounts of butter, sugar, egg and flour, one pound of each to be precise. But not only the pound cake, the sponge cake also consists of these ingredients (originally in equal amounts as well). It is not the ingredients that make the difference, it is the order in which the main ingredients are combined to …Read more →
The rhubarb season has finally started in the S&C kitchen. I am opening it with this rhubarb cake, baked directly on the baking tray. Quick and easy. Did you know that – even though rhubarb is considered a vegetable in most of the world – the US categorises rhubarb as a fruit (as rhubarb was used more like a fruit then a vegetable – that’s at least the explanation on Wikipedia)? No matter if you consider rhubarb a fruit or vegetable, this rhubarb streusel (German for “crumbles”) cake tastes well […]Read more →
“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 →
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 →
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 …Read more →