Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

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This strawberry rhubarb pie is next to the apple pie, one of the most delicious pie I know! 😛 The sweet and fruity strawberry harmonizes particularly well with the slightly sour rhubarb. And then with the delicious pie crust…. Heaven!!!!

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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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Egg Liqueur Tiramisu Cake

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I wanted to bake a beautiful cake, like a ‘Wow’ cake! Since it will soon be easter, I thought why not an Egg Liqueur Cake, and to make it like even more ‘interesting’, why not pack tiramisu with it. The result was a wonderful Egg Liqueur Tiramisu Cake.

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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.

With the “side dish” compote, roaster or fruit sauce, you can create a great variety. Also very tatsty with a plum-roaster – as here – an apple-compote, apple-sauce, elder roaster or strawberry sauce.

These semolina dumplings are really easy to prepare and can also be prepared in advance, ideal if you eat them as a dessert. All you have to do before serving is, put the dumplings in boiling water and roll them into the breadcrumbs.

You absolutely have to try them. They are soo yummy!!!!

Sweet Semolina Dumplings
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Semolina Dumplings
  • 500 ml milk
  • 120 g butter
  • a pinch of salt
  • 130 g semolina
  • 50 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
Breadcrumbs
  • 50 g butter
  • 100 g breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • optional cinnamon powder
Anleitungen
  1. Bring in a pot, milk, butter and salt to boil.

  2. Mix semolina and sugar with a whisk.

  3. Stir until the semolina mixture doesn't stick to the pot anymore.

  4. Remove from heat and stir in the eggs one by one.

  5. Leave to cool for minimum half an hour. (or longer)

Breadcrumbs
  1. Melt butter in a pan.

  2. Add breadcrumbs, sugar and roast to golden brown, while stiring.

When the semolina mixture is cold
  1. Form small dumplings.

Before serving
  1. Put dumplings in boiling salted water and leave to simmer for about 10 minutes. Dumplings are ready when they come to the top and float.

  2. Lift dumplings out of the water with a sieve ladle and roll in the breadcrumbs.

Rezept-Anmerkungen

Serve the Semolina Dumplings with Plum Roaster, Elder Roaster, Strawberry Sauce, Apple Compote or Apple Sauce.

Austrian Stewed Plums (Plum Roaster)
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  • 1 kg plums
  • 125 ml water
  • 1 shot of redwine
  • juice of a lemon
  • 4 pieces of cloves
  • 1 cinnamon bark
Anleitungen
  1. Cut the plums in half and remove the pit.

  2. Put cinnamon and cloves in a spicebag

  3. put water, sugar, redwine, lemon juice and the spicebag in a pot and bring to boil.

  4. Add the plums and boil for some minutes until soft.

  5. Remove the spice bag.

  6. Fill the hot stewed plums in the prepared jars and close them immediately.

  7. Let the jars cool completely.

Rezept-Anmerkungen

Please note: Jars have to be very clean. I place the jars and lids in the sink and pour boiling water over. Fill plums in hot jars and close.
When a lid has “retracted”, the plums will keep well until, at least a year. Store in a cool and dark place. (e.g. in the Basement)

Enjoy cooking!
Maggi & Family

Please do not hesitate to share your ideas with me!
Suggestions and critics are welcome.
Instagram: use #sweetandspicyde or @sweetandspicy.de, so I can see your creations.

Pumpkin Bars with Frosting and Brittle

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Pumpkin bars are as far as I know, more popular in America and England. They are usually baked in autumn and winter, in the pumpkin season.

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Best Apple Pie

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It is now time to go English, the American art.
I have baked this Apple Pie really often now, it is just delicious and so juicy.

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Plum Sorbet

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For me, plums anounces the fall. When you have fresh plums, they have to be used quickly.

So I made a Plum Sorbet.
A sorbet is usually poured over with sparkling wine and eaten before the main course in a menu. The mixture of plums with sparkling wine is said to
stimulate digestion and reduce the feeling of satiety.

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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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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.

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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 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!

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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.

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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!

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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
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  • 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

Carnival Titbits

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

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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. Read more

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!

Semolina flummery
Gericht: Dessert
Zutaten
  • 500 ml milk
  • 75 g sugar
  • 60 g semolina
  • pinch salt
  • orange cest
  • lemon cest
  • 1 egg
  • orange liqueur optional
Anleitungen
  1. Separate the egg. Mix the egg yolk with a little milk.

  2. Put the milk with salt, orange and lemon cest to boil, add half of sugar and semolina. Boil, constantly stirring until mixture thickens.

  3. Mix in the egg yolk-milk-mixture.

  4. Beat egg white with remaining sugar until stiff and fold with the orange liqueur and semolina mixture.

  5. Fill in moulds and cool well for at least 2 hours.

  6. Serve semolina flummery with a fruit sauce. Enjoy!

Enjoy!!

Maggi and Family

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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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