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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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Chocolate + orange + champagne = ?

Chocolate + orange + champagne = ?

What does the equation “chocolate + orange + champagne” equal to for you? Truffles for me. Why so festive you are asking?

Strudel & Cream is turning one!

I can’t believe it, but one year ago I decided to change things …

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Cranberry chocolate truffles

Cranberry chocolate truffles

I am becoming a bigger and bigger fan of homemade truffles. They are so easy to make – at least these ones… and they make a great present or just a lovely side for a cup of tea or coffee.

These truffles are a variation of the pistachio truffles I posted in December ….

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Cashew nut chicken with oyster sauce

Cashew nut chicken with oyster sauce

Chicken. Cashew nuts. Oyster sauce. This dish makes me smile. It is one of my personal feel-good dishes. Ok, you will need a few more ingredients to make this cashew nut chicken with oyster sauce but nevertheless it is an easy and savoury dish. Just be careful that …

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Hunting the color – shrimp skewers with avocado cream

Hunting the color - shrimp skewers with avocado cream

This weekend I needed a bit of color in my life. Over the last weeks, the city has been hiding itself behind different shades of grey and – in between – some batches of fresh white snow. After all these sunless days, I needed color. A new bunch of fresh flowers, colorful tulips to be exact, were not sufficient this time to brighten up my weekend…

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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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Creamy oven roasted tomato soup with mozzarella

Creamy oven roasted tomato soup with mozzarella

I love love love snow. Which means that I love this winter, even in Zurich.

This winter has been kind to Zurich. Not that it is a mild winter, temperature wise it is probably average (but this …

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Brownie-mascarpone-yogurt-dessert with sour cherries

Brownie-mascarpone-yogurt-dessert with sour cherries

Wondering what to do with “left over” brownies? I am not sure if this can actually happen … ;-) … When preparing this recipe I was looking for an “use” for the …

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Pear-walnut-smoothie

Pear-walnut-smoothie

Pears. Walnuts. Buttermilk – Right, another winter-smoothie.

It’s only the second smoothie recipe on Strudel & Cream but I have to say I fell in love with smoothies this winter. They are so easy to make and

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