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?