Linzer Sheet Cake

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The Linzer Sheet Cake – an Austrian speciality – is really delicious, easy to make and best of all, they keep for up to 2 weeks (if they survive that :-)).

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Curd Cheese Turnovers

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In Austria and as far as I know, also in Germany , you can get Curd Cheese Turnovers (Quarktaschen) at just about any bakery.

We like to eat them a lot.

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Coffee Hazelnut Swiss Roll

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I really wanted to do something using coffee again, since I still had hazelnuts left, and to keep it simple, this Coffee Hazelnut Swiss Roll was the result. 🙂

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Egg White Cake

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Egg white cake, is in my opinion, the best cake for using up egg whites. I’ve tried a few recipes before, but they were often just too dry. That is absolutely not the case with this cake.

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Braided Yeast Curd Plait

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We are really happy about our braided yeast curd plait. It is great for breakfast or afternoon tea.

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Garlic Cream Soup

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This garlic cream soup is really creamy and it will keep you warm on the cold days.

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Krapfen – Carnival Doughnuts

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Once a year we have these homemade carnival doughnuts (Krapfen). When we were kids, our aunt always came to our parent’s house to make Krapfen. In Austria we call them, Carnival Krapfen, in Bayern, simply Krapfen, in some German states, they are known as Berliner, or Berliner “Pancakes”?!…. 🙂

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Linzer Streifen – Austrian (Christmas) Cookies

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The Linzer Streifen is a typical Austrian cookie derived from the Linzer Torte.
A delicious nut shortcrust, spread with red currant jam, laid with strips of pastry.

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Filled Gingerbread

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Lets start the Christmas season with this filled gingerbread. We love filled gingerbread, very soft and moist.

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Marble Cake

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There are many Marble Cake recipes. Everyone has his or her own recipe or is looking for a very special one.

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Moist Chocolate Sheet Cake

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This chocolate sheet cake is one of the first cakes I made on my own as a child. It always turned out great and tasted really delicious!

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Lambada Delights

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This Lambada delights has a taste of childhood for me. We had this at almost every family reunion, everyone loves it, and it’s also pretty quick to prepare. My kids also associate this cake with the big family reunions in Austria. 🙂

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Semolina Dumpling with Plum Roaster

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These semolina dumplings are fluffy, soft and sooo delicious! We love these dumplings. Can be served after a soup for lunch, or as dessert in the evening.

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Brioche Croissant with Poppyseed Apple Filling

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These are the best brioche croissants.
They are really soft and fluffy, filled with a poppyseed-apple filling. But there is no limit. You can also fill them with a nut filling or Nutella.

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Gingerbread Kipferl

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We like our homemade Gingerbread soo much. So I thought, why not Kipferl with gingerbread spice.

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Schneekrapferl EN

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I baked these Schneekrapferl (I don’t know any English name for these cookies) for the first time this year and I am thrilled. They are really delicious. I had to bake them a second time because the first ones were eaten right away.

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Lemon Crescent Cookies

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These Lemon Crescents Cookies are just refreshing. They taste deliciously lemony and not too sweet.

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Austrian Stewed Plums

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Autumn is coming, in the evening the temperature is milder, daylight hours shorter and its time to harvest the fruits.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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! 🙂

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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….. ! 🙂

Plum Crumble Cake
Zutaten
Crumble
  • 75 g butter
  • 75 g sugar
  • 150 g flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
Dough
  • 250 g softened butter
  • 150 g sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 350 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 250 g egg liqueur (advocaat)
And
  • 750 g fresh plums
Anleitungen
  1. For the crumble mix butter in small pieces with flour, sugar and cinnamon.

  2. For the dough whisk soft butter, sugar and salt until creamy.

  3. Add eggs one by one whilst mixing.

  4. Mix in flour, baking powder and egg liqueur.

  5. Spread dough evenly on baking tray with baking paper.

  6. Half and pit plums and place on dough.

  7. Top with crumble.

  8. Bake in preheated oven at 180° C for about 50 minutes.

Enjoy baking!
Maggi & Family

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.

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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 or dessert, they are wonderful.

They just taste so delicious! Can’t stop eating!

The dough is simple and fast to do. (No need for it to rest.) Then the strawberries are placed in the middle of the dumplings. Placed in boiling hot water, before being rolled in delicious cinnamon crumbs. Ready to eat!! Give it a try!

Strawberry Dumplings
Zutaten
  • 12 – 14 big strawberries
Curd dough
  • 250 g flour
  • 250 g curd (quark)
  • 30 g softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • a pinch of salt
  • 30 g sugar
Cinamon bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 100 g bread crumbs
Anleitungen
  1. Knead flour, curd, egg, egg yolk, salt and sugar to a dough. Form to a roll.

  2. Cut dough in equal pieces, put in a strawberry, close dough and form to a dumpling.

  3. Place dumplings in boiling salted water and simmer for about 10 minutes.

  4. In the meantime roast breadcrumbs in butter, sugar and cinnamon. Stirring constantly.

  5. Remove dumplings from the water, drain and roll dumplings in bread crumbs.

Rezept-Anmerkungen

You can also freeze the strawberry dumplings.
Place the  raw dumplings (without boilling) on a plate in the freezer. When frozen, put in a freezer bag to store.
For cooking place frozen dumplings directly in boiling salted water.

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 and delicious. Topped with the crumble a great combination.

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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 (dumpling) fingers.
What a great colour and taste!

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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.

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Carnival Titbits

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Another Austrian speciality the “Schürfi” aka “Polsterzipf” (Polster Zipf = cushion or pillow corner) We called it Carnival Titbits.

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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. 🙂

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Apfelschlangerl – An Austrian Apple Cake

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Apfelschlangerl  – typical Austrian again – just like the Apricot Dumplings and Buchteln.

Surprisingly this apple cake is not really known in Germany. In Bavaria they would call it apple strudel, but its not an apple strudel. The apple strudel is more a long drawn-out dough.

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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.

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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.

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Kokoskuppeln

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

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Coconut Sticks

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These Christmas cookies are one of our favorite cookies. My aunt has baked them every year since I was a child.

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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 can’t stop…

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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.

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