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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 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 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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Advent Calendar Day 4 – Forest berry vinegar

Advent Calendar Day 4 - Forest berry vinegar

Last summer a friend of mine asked me to water his plants while he was on vacation with his family. I happily agreed. I already knew the plants and they knew me from the summer before – so it looked like we would get along well. This also boosted my expectation that …

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Advent Calendar Day 3 – Lebkuchen spice

Advent Calendar Day 3 - Lebkuchen spice

For me, Lebkuchen (similar to Gingerbread) belong to late fall and the Christmas season like advent calendar, advent Sundays and the Christmas tree. It seems that …

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Advent Calendar Day 1 – Apple-walnut-salad with blue cheese and mustard vinaigrette

Advent Calendar Day 1 - Apple-walnut-salad with blue cheese and mustard vinaigrette

Thank you for joining me when I open the first door of the advent calendar here at Strudel & Cream. You might have expected me to start the first day with some Christmas cookies. I think the next weeks will get sweet enough so let’s start …

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