Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar Day 14 – Parmesan-herb-twists

Advent Calendar Day 14 - Parmesan-herb-twists

Good morning, Friday!!! Hello pre-weekend. Ready? Ready for a little pre-weekend party? What will you contribute? Something extravagant? What about something simple?

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Advent Calendar Day 13 – Cranberry-white chocolate muffin baking mix

Advent Calendar Day 13 - Cranberry-white chocolate muffin baking mix

Muffins. MUUUUUFFFFFIIIIIIINNNNSSSSSSS. I think there can never be enough of them. At least I can never get enough. They are quick and easy to prepare and make such a nice snack, dessert or bring along. With this baking mix you will …

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Advent Calendar Day 12 – Pesto Rosso

Advent Calendar Day 12 - Pesto Rosso

One. Two. Three. Four. Five words. Delete all. Ten words. Back to scratch. An idea. Not good. Starting over again. Moving in circles. It somehow feels like playing a …

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Advent Calendar Day 11 – White chocolate truffles with coconut and lime

Advent Calendar Day 11 - White chocolate truffles with coconut and lime

“Life is like a box of truffles. You never know what you get.” to freely quote Forrest Gump.
Today’s sweets are deceptive: they look like coconut balls but the …

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Advent Calendar Day 10 – Hot chocolate on spoons

Advent Calendar Day 10 - Hot chocolate on spoons

Since I thought about making hot chocolate on sticks (aka spoons) as edible Christmas presents I seem to stumble upon them everywhere. With everywhere I do not only mean the virtual world, I especially mean …

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Advent Calendar Day 9 – Linzer cookies

Advent Calendar Day 9 - Linzer cookies

Nine days into the Christmas count down I feel it is finally time for Christmas cookies. As an Austrian I was personally “obliged” to start my Christmas baking season with Linzer Augen, which literally translate to …

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Advent Calendar Day 8 – Snowy Zurich and Porcini Potato Soup

Advent Calendar Day 8 - Snowy Zurich and Porcini Potato Soup

Winter has not even officially started. According to the astronomical calendar we still have fall. But as we know Frau Holle (Mother Hulda) does not stick to calendars and she covered Zurich in snow yesterday (actually not the first time this fall). I grabbed my camera and strolled through …

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Advent Calendar Day 7 – Pistachio chocolate truffles

Advent Calendar Day 7 - Pistachio chocolate truffles

The first time ever. First time ever I made some kind of truffles. For an easy start, I decided on a very simple recipe. All you need is dark chocolate, cream and pistachios – apart from …

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Advent Calendar Day 6 – St. Nicholas and mandarin-smoothie

Advent Calendar Day 6 - St. Nicholas and mandarin-smoothie

I hope you were visited by St. Nicholas today instead of the Krampus yesterday. Are you wondering what to do with the many walnuts and mandarins he brought to you and not in the mood for baking today? I think I might have something for you. It is time for a winter-smoothie, a quick breakfast or snack in between.

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Advent Calendar Day 5 – Krampus

Advent Calendar Day 5 - Krampus

Have you been naughty during the last year? Then the (devil-like) Krampus might visit you today. It is said that he might carry you away in a jute bag or might beat you with a birch rod…

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