Coffee Chocolate Ice Cream

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This is a very creamy, really tasty ice cream that is not made using an ice cream machine. The taste and creaminess can definitely compete with the ice cream you buy. I find it even better. Especially now when the temperature rises, quick and easy.

Grießschmarrn – An Austrian Sweet Semolina Treat

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The Grießschmarrn is a typical Austrian sweet dish made of semolina. We have it mostly for lunch, one of my childhood memories. Tastes really delicious.

Simple Strawberry Cake

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I wanted to make a simple strawberry cake without a lot of frills, but with lots of strawberries. And this is what I got.

Poppy Seed Strudel

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This poppy seed strudel is not the classical baked yeast dough, it’s a short pastry with sour cream.So it’s perfect if you don’t have yeast.

Strawberry Rhubarb Tart

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We love strawberries, mixed with rhubarb it makes a great combination. The sweetness and fruitiness of the strawberries and the slight acidity of the rhubarb harmonize perfectly.

Vindaye Poison – Fish Vindaye

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Mauritius is known for its mixed exotic dishes. A mixture of Indian, Asian, Arabic and Creole cuisine. Finally a speciality from Mauritius for you. 🙂 Vindaye Poison is usually eaten cold with baguette. It is a kind of preserving the fish with spices: turmeric, mustard seeds, chilli, garlic, onion and vinegar. Will preserve in the […]

Strawberry Swiss Roll

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It’s great, the strawberry season has begun! We love strawberries!!! Picked fresh from the field, of course, they taste best. Even hidden in that swiss roll, strawberries are the best!

Engadine Walnut Cake

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The Engadine Walnut Cake is made of short pastry filled caramelized walnuts.It has become very popular, far beyond the borders of switzerland.

Mohnzelten – An Austrian Speciality With Poppy Seed

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Does Mohnzelten say anything to you? 🙂 Mohnzelten is a speciality of the Waldviertler region in the state of Lower Austria. Just potato dough with a poppy seed filling. As I always say, simple but really delicious! 🙂

Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

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Hot Cross Buns are originally from England and is part of the Easter tradition, Good Friday, actually.Was originally baked with raisins, dried fruits and spices. Is also an Easter tradition in many other English speaking countries. In some places you can even get Hot Cross Buns all year round and in many different flavours. We […]

Walnut Treats

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Since we still had some walnuts left from my parents garden, why not make some Walnut Treats?Believe me, they are really good! Simple, moist, and they’ll keep for a few days and in the freezer even longer.

Tyrolean Nut Cake

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I haven’t had this cake for a long time now, don’t ask why. 🙂 It’s quick to prepare and really delicious!

Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

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In winter we love to eat oranges. For breakfast, freshly squeezed orange juice, in the afternoon just like that. And once in a while the oranges also hop into a cake, like in this one. 🙂

Poppy Seed Tart

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I love this poppy seed tarte!!It consists of a fine yoghurt base with a great layer of poppies on top. As topping we have the tasty meringue spots. Simply heavenly!

Apple Cinnamon Treats

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This Apple Cinnamon Treat is fruity, light, not too sweet and really delicious! It goes just as well with a festive coffee table as with a casual coffee klatch with friends. Big and small alike, like this great cake.

Rum Cut Cookies

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These Rum Cut Cookies are a good change on the cookie plate. They are soft, nutty and of course with a dash of rum. Perfect to a good cup of tea.

Coconut Balls

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These coconut balls are really juicy. Of course there is a full load of coconut in it. 🙂 It is also a good idea as a gift. They are super easy to prepare, without baking or cooking…

Chocolate Pretzel

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These Chocolate Brezerl are definitely one of our favourite biscuits this year. A crispy biscuit dipped in chocolate. Simple and so delicious!

Chocolate Peanut Fudge

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These little chocolates bites are so incredibly delicious! They melt on your tongue, with the delicate taste of caramel and crunchy peanuts. What a dream!!

Coconut Macaroons

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In Austria we call it translated Coconut Kiss, and it is actually available at many fairs in Austria. But even in the Advent season they wont be missing. They are fluffy and really delicious! Even Mr. Spicy likes them!! 😛 Enjoy baking!Maggi & Family

Linz “Eye“ Cookies

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These are probably one of the best-known Christmas cookies. The Linz “Eye” Cookies are cut out of a simple shortcrust pastry and filled with jam.

Chocolate Orange Crinkles

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These biscuits are definitely one of our favourite biscuits this year. They are nice chocolaty, soft and the orange aroma comes through, just perfect! Looks great on the cookie plate, really tasty! I love it!

Quark Stollen

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Stollen is a sweet bread with raisins, candied orange and lemon peel, and almonds. We always have it in the Advent season and for Christmas. This quark stollen is very tasty and easy to make. It can be eaten immediately or can also be left to rest a week or two.

Austrian Poppy Seed Fingers

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An Austrian speciality.We loved poppy seed fingers when we were little, we had them for lunch after a soup when we came home from school.I still love them and so do our kids!

Pear Brownies

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Somehow I felt like I need chocolate. We also had ripe pears which should be used as soon as possible. And it has to be something quizy – quick and easy!!! So…

Plum Apple Jam

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I did not want to deprive you of this jam. It really tastes very good. You can taste both the plum and the apple well. Tastes good on Scones! Enjoy!Maggi & Family

Salmon Quiche

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„Is there anything I could take to the office for breakfast tomorrow?“ My husband was feeling like our kids, when they had to take something to school on special occasions.

Blackberry Curd

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Lemon Curd is a long time on my to-do-list, but I did’nt get do it till now. Since I had some blackberries, I decided to make Blackberry Curd. The result is a very creamy, silky and smooth “spread”.It tastes fruity, slightly sour and not too sweet. And the great colour…..! This curd is really easy […]

Plum Crumble Cake

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I had so many juicy plums here, so I decided to make a Crumble Cake with Plums. Because I had some egg liqueur left, I put it in the dough. This cake was very moist, fruity and because of the crumble also crunchy. Also ran an die Zwetschken und fertig los… Let’s plum!! Ready, steady….. […]

Summer Apricot Cake

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We have had this apricot cake a few times now. I also made it for my sisters birthday.Delicious, fruity, fresh and crunchy with caramelized almonds.

Cherry Crumble Cake with Marzipan

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We had lots of cherries this season, we made a crumble cake with cherries and marzipan, not to forget our cherry coconut jam.

Raspberry Chocolate Tart

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When I saw the ripe raspberries in our garden, I knew I had to present them perfectly. 🙂Because we love berries and chocolate, so we combined them into a Raspberry Chocolate Tart.

Cherry Coconut Jam

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Jam goes anytime! For breakfast at teatime – with bread, homemade baguette or scones, or for example in our easy jam bundt cake.

Strawberry Semolina Tart

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We love semolina porridge and we also love strawberries. So I thought – let’s make a tart out of both. And that is the result!

Strawberry Dumplings

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How nice the strawberry season is! We love the little red fruits! The strawberry fields are full and just waiting to be picked and nibbled. In Austria, we like to have sweet food for lunch, such as apricot dumplings, potato fingers or apfelschlangerl. The list could go on forever. 🙂Today we have strawberry dumplings.Main course […]

Strawberry Sour Cream Cake

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Finally!! The strawberry season is open! There are a few strawberry fields in the region, where we go pick as much as we wish.Then we have our first Strawberry Sour Cream Cake. Easy to prepare and really delicious. The right cake when its warm outside. For this cake we use “Schmand”. A typical Bavarian sour […]

Asparagus Salad

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We love asparagus – specialy this asparagus salad!!!

Green asparagus wrapped in bacon

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Asparagus must not always be “naked”. Here is a “dressed” alternativ. Quick and easy – Asparagus wrapped in bacon! 😉 Goes perfectly with wine or even beer, on an evening with friends or just “dinner for 2”! Enjoy cooking!Maggi & Family

Rhubarb crumble cake

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The beauty of spring!It brings a lot of great things after the winter like wild garlic, rhubarb, asparagus, strawberries and many flowers, trees and bushes are blooming.So enjoy the time outside! 🙂 Here we go with a rhubarb crumble cake for spring. The base is a simple fluffy cake. The rhubarb makes it moist, fruity […]

Wild garlic potato fingers

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The wild garlic season is coming to an end. Since the season is short we try to make the best out of it. Wild garlic paste is the best way to conserve and use through out the year. Here is a German and Austrian speciality with wild garlic. The famous “Schupfnudeln” – wild garlic potato […]

Wild garlic cheese puffs

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A little snack for in between! Wild garlic cheese puffs!! Cream puffs are normally sweet, but you should try out one of these. Delicious!!

Wild garlic tarte with tomatoes and mozzarella

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The wild garlic season is very short, so we have to use it out.

Wild garlic paste

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We have been looking forward… its here!! The wild garlic!!!

Beigl – a traditional Snack in the fasting period

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Beigl is an Austrian speciality in the fasting season. Very much enjoyed by children as an afternoon “teatime” snack instead of something sweet.

Carnival Titbits

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Another Austrian speciality the “Schürfi” aka “Polsterzipf” (Polster Zipf = cushion or pillow corner)

Choco Coco Delight

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Fresh tasty Chocolate Coconut Delight. Easy to bake and always a hit. I got this chocolate base recipe from a colleague and couldn’t wait to try it out.

Napolitaine – Mauritian Treats

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“Soft like cotton candy that melts-in-the-mouth!” thats what our daughter says, as she let one vanish away. Heavenly!

Austrian Potato Fingers

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Today we have a typical Austrian “Erdäpfelnudeln”. There is no englisch name known to me for this snack. That’s why I call them Austrian Potato Fingers. It used to be our midday fast food and since we were allowed to eat with our fingers it tasted 10 times so good. 🙂

Chocolate Kipferl

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It’s now the 3rd Advent!!!

Walnut Apple Cake

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I wanted to bake a walnut cake, before our tratitional chrismas cookie baking challange starts 🙂 . I added apples to make it more moist and tasty.

Poppy Seed Cake

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I just love poppy seed cake – irresistible!   This Poppy Seed Cake is moist and succulent. I got the recipe from a very good friend of mines! Thank you very much!!!

Apfelschlangerl – An Austrian Apple Cake

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Apfelschlangerl  – All-Austrian apple cake! Surprisingly this apple cake is not really known in Germany. In Bavaria they would call it apple strudel, but its not an apple strudel.

Buchteln

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  We are going through a so called golden October. Cold in the morning, sunshine and blue sky during the day. A weather for Buchteln.   A typical austrian type of bun. Ovenbaked yeast dumplings filled with jam.

Poppy seed, plum strudel

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It’s autumn, when you get up in the morning and it’s no more 22 degrees but 2. Brrrr…. Altho during the day the sun shines beautiful. The local fruits: apples, pears, plums and nuts are ready for harvest. So today we will do something with plums – a poppy seed plum strudel!

Strawberry Elderflower Cake

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Strawberry season is nearly over. Let’s plug some and prepare a cake!

Elderflower Syrup

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Pluck some elderflowers.     I’ve made a elderflower syrup without using any kind of citrus fruit acid for maximum taste.

Berry Chocolate Cake

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Wild strawberries – I love them!! Delicious!!

Rhubarb sour cream cake

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Spring is here! Its rhubarb time! As a kid we loved to wear the huge rhubarb leaf as a hat. Unfortunately we don’t have rhubarb in our garden, fortunately we have markets selling regional fruits and vegetables. Actually rhubarb is a vegetable, but it is mostly used in sweet dishes, or as juice, marmalade, jam […]

Mango Kutcha

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This  is a fruity, spicy, slightly hot speciality from Mauritius. Delicious! Mmmhhh!! Just thinking about it, brings water in the mouth.

Garlic-Ginger Paste

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We prepare our own garlic-ginger paste and store in the fridge for our daily use very practical. Peel and garlic and ginger in equally amount. Put in blender. Add salt and some oil and mix. If it doesn’t mix properly, add more oil. Put in a jar and store in fridge. If not used too […]

Gingerbread House

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Merry Christmas and a happy new year!   OUR GINGERBREAD HOUSE       Maggi & Family

Winter Apple Cake

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2 days to Christmas….  Children are so excited… What’s behind door 22?

Olive Tomato Biscuits

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Now that we had so much “sweets”… It’s now time for something “salty”… These biscuits go with wine and beer or just for nibbling. 🙂 My sis’s and bro’s would say “ti gajak”… 🙂Our children love them too. Also good for “in between”, picnics or snack for school. Enjoy baking!Maggi & Family

Peanut Swirl

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What’s behind door number 18.

Beetroot Cookies

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Today is the 3rd Advent. In a weeks time its Christmas! The children are of course very excited. What’s behind door number 17?

Poppy Seed Biscuits

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What’s behind door number 16?

Hot Caipirinha

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9 days to go… to run! 🙂 Door number 15.

Anise Treats

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How time flies! Let’s open number 13!

Gingerbread

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This is the best Gingerbread ever!!For us it is a must to bake these gingerbread for christmas. Often it is the problem, that the gingerbread get hard. But not with this one. The dough has to be prepared and stored for two weeks before baking. You can also build a gingerbread house! Winterly greetingsMaggi & […]

Cat Tongue Biscuits

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We have this biscuits since years for Christmas time. Delicious and easy to make. Enjoy bakingMaggi & Family

Kokoskuppeln

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The second Advent weekend starts. Let’s look at what’s behind the door number 9.

Christmas Beetles

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I call it Beetles, because for me they look like this. The recipe is from my dear aunty and she is amazing in baking. Thanks a lot!They stay soft because of the marzipan (almond paste). Delicious!

Chocolate Mandarin

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What is behind door number 6? Let’s look!

Almond Treats

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5th of December; Let’s open the door:

Crumble Biscuits

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4th of December: Are you curious? Find out what’s in door 4!

Coconut Sticks

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Today is the first advent sunday. Time to light the frist candle! Let’s open door number 3!

Florentine Peanut Biscuits

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Christmas is coming!! We have an Advent calendar on our blog. „Open“ a door everyday from today till 24 th of December. Enjoy and have fun!!!

Scones

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Scones are typical english! They are eaten at tea time with double cream and a marmelade, black tea with a drop of milk. We have scones mostly on weekends for breakfast. Warm with butter melting… I love it with jam. Just delicious!!!   My husband enjoys it with butter and cheese (preferably cheddar 🙂 ). […]

Chocolate and Coconut Chip Cookies

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Hello everyone! Today we have Chocolate and Coconut Chip Cookies. I love chocolate. Who does not? 🙂 Like everyone else I try not to eat a lot of chocolates, but sometimes it has to be “chocolate”!! 🙂     If you open a bar of chocolate, you have to finish it… otherwise it might go […]

Tasty apple cake

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You can get apple cake in every variation. Here is an easy and quick one. A quick prepared dough with spelt flour, fresh juicy apples and of course cinnamon. Brown sugar is for the hint of the caramel effect and the almonds to make it crunchy. Enjoy baking!Maggi & Family

Semolina flummery

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We prefer to eat semolina flummery when the temperature falls, autumn and winter. Best with orange sauce, it somehow taste different. In summer preferably with fresh strawberry or raspberry sauce. Easy to prepare! Enjoy!! Maggi and Family Merken Merken Merken Merken Merken Merken Merken

Beet root Pull-apart bread

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I wanted to try something else using beet roots. I once made beet roots buns and mayonnaise. So it’s now time for beet root pull-apart bread. A nice and strong color. First I made beet root purée and mixed it in the bread dough, let it rise and rolled it out. Spread melted butter, sprinkled […]

Homemade tomato ketchup

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I always make this tomato ketchup in summer, when tomatoes are of abundance – from our garden or from the shop. Tomato ketchup tastes very good with grilled chicken or turkey. If the weather is bad, we would roast the chicken in the oven and tomato ketchup shouldn’t be missing. As bring along to BBQ […]

Our Asian pan

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We don’t believe there’s a right or wrong way when it comes to cooking. It’s just a matter of taste. The ingredients should somehow fit. Here is our typical Asian pan, the way we cook it. Really delicious!!!       The chinese vegetable Yu Choy, one of our preferred, which we get in litte […]

Gateaux piment / Mauritian Chilli Fritters

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Gateaux piment or Gato pima (creol) In some countries it is bread and butter with jam, in Mauritius it is a hot crunchy baguette with butter and Gateaux piment. My husband is crazy about Gato pima. 🙂   You can buy them on almost every street corner, sizzling hot out of the pan. Much enjoyed […]

Cream horns

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You will get cream horns on every fair, fancy fair in Austria, in all sizes and taste, with icing sugar, dipped in chocolate or chocolate and coconut flakes. My cousin sister started making cream horns, since then I can’t remember any party without them. Just the right size. Delicious!! Once you start eating them, you […]

Apricot dumplings

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On her last visit my sister brought me a huge amount of apricots from Austria, to my joy! We had to use them soon, since they normally turn bad fast. Of course we started with eating some of them 🙂 . And the Kids had lots of fun throwing the seeds all over our garden.