Beetroot Chocolate Babka

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For all those who like to hide vegetables in a cake! 🙂
A fluffy yeast dough with a beetroot puree, with a chocolate-cocoa filling. Rolled up, cut in half, twisted into each other and in the loaf tin. It makes a great picture, the delicious, Beetroot Chocolate Babka!

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Potato Bread

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We find this potato bread so great! It’s soft, fluffy and really easy to make. It does take a little time, but that’s what makes this bread so delicious!

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Banana Cupcakes

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The muffin is made from the same batter as our Banana Chocolate Cake , which you can also bake in a loaf tin if you have ripe bananas. It is filled with a banana custard and topped with a delicious banana mascarpone cream. Here we are… Banana Cupcakes!!!
Mmmmhhh my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

These banana cupcakes have been on my mind for a while now. I finally had the opportunity to try them out. My daughter had a farewell party with colleagues who had accompanied her for a year, so she brought these along.

By the way, all the colleagues were very delighted about the delicious treat. The tray came back empty, even though there weren’t that many people. 🙂
I am quite – or very – proud of my creation, I must say 😉
Make sure you try it if you also like bananas and chocolate!

More treats:
Rhubarb Crumble Muffins
Classic Chocolate Cookies
Cherry Hand Pies
Brioche Croissant with Poppyseed Apple Filling
Mohnzelten – An Austrian Speciality With Poppy Seed

Banana Cupcakes
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Banana Chocolate Muffins
  • 200 g flour
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 50 g sugar (caster)
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of cinnamon powder
  • 120 g butter
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 80 g buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
Banana Custard
  • 400 ml banana nectar (banana juice)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 sachet vanilla custard powder (about 37 g)
Banana Mascarpone Cream
  • 250 g mascarpone
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 60 g powdered sugar
  • 400 g whip (single) cream
  • 6 tsp san-apart or cream stiffener
  • 4 tbsp of cooked Banana Custard
Decoration
  • 12 banana chips (crisps)
  • some chocolate
Anleitungen
Banana Custard
  1. Mix the vanilla custard powder with the sugar and some of the banana nectar until smooth.

  2. Heat the remaining banana nectar in a saucepan.

  3. Whisk in the dissolved custard powder.

  4. Stir until it comes to boil and thickens.

  5. Transfer to another recipient, cover the pudding with cling film (directly on the surface) and leave to cool.

Muffins
  1. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda into a bowl.

  2. Mix both sugars, salt and cinnamon to the flour.

  3. Melt the butter.

  4. Mash the bananas. (e.g. with a fork)

  5. Stir the buttermilk, vanilla extract and eggs into the melted butter.

  6. Add the butter mixture and mashed bananas to the flour and mix.

  7. Pour the batter into prepared muffin tins. 12 muffins.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven at 200°C for about 25 minutes. Test with a stick.

  9. Leave to cool on a rack.

Cream
  1. Mix the mascarpone, vanilla extract, icing sugar and 4 tbsp of the cold custard briefly until smooth.

  2. Pour in the whipping cream while stirring.

  3. Add the cream stiffener or San-apart and whip until stiff.

  4. Put to chill briefly in the refrigerator.

Completion
  1. Hollow out the muffins carefully, for later use. The best way is to use an apple corer or a small spoon.

  2. Put the banana custard into a freezer bag (cut off the tip) and pipe into the muffins.

  3. Put the small "lid" back on.

  4. Fill the Banana Mascarpone Cream into a piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle.

  5. Pipe the cream onto the muffins.

  6. Decorate with banana chips and grated chocolate. (It is best to grate the chocolate directly onto the cupcakes with a peeler).

  7. Chill until ready to serve.

Enjoy baking!
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.
Thank you!

The best Burger Buns

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I have baked these burger buns countless times and they are awesome every time!
Super soft and so delicious!!! For us, these are much, much more better, as the ones bought in a store.

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Apple Cinnamon Bread

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Actually, this apple cinnamon bread has nothing to do with a bread for me, but because it is baked in the loaf tin and I can differentiate it from my apple cakes better, I named it like that.

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Chocolate Buttermilk Sheet Cake

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This is a pretty quick and easy cake that tastes really deliciously chocolatey.

This chocolate buttermilk sheet cake is based on a simple sponge with cocoa powder and lots of buttermilk. After baking, add a layer of chocolate and a few sprinkles. Leave to cool and it is ready to eat.

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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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Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

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We love Salted Caramel, especially our homemade!
It’s ready in 15 minutes and tastes just delicious!

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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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Blood Orange Curd

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Besides the well-known lemon curd, there are several other variations that you can make. I have already posted the recipe for blackberry curd and now it is time for a fruity blood orange curd.

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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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Chocolate Orange Number Cake

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My elder son wanted something chocolaty for his birthday, and since he loves to eat oranges, I decided to make this Chocolate Orange Number Cake.

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Cherry Hand Pies

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These Cherry Hand Pies are great as a little present, for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthday, or just so.

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Apple Cake with Almond Crust

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I love all kinds of apple cake. This apple cake with almond crust is especially delicious because of the almond crust, which harmonises perfectly with the delicately tart, sweet apples.

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Speculoos

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Had I known that homemade speculoos were so delicious and easy to make, I would have baked them much earlier.

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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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Banana Chocolate Cake

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Soft, moist, chocolaty,… Simply delicious and the great thing about it: you don’t even need an electric mixer to make this Banana Chocolate Cake.

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Gingerbread Cookies

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These are the gingerbread cookies I bake when it’s actually too early for Christmas baking, but I want to get in the mood 😉

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The Best Brownie Cookies

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These brownie cookies are definitely something for all chocoholics, like me. 🙂
Everything good about brownies is packed into a cookie.

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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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Classic Chocolate Cookies

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These chocolate cookies are just perfect, a little soft on the inside and deliciously crispy on the outside.

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Crumble Cake with Egg Liqueur

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This cake is made out of a simple shortcrust pastry and lots and lots of crumble. Inside is a thin layer of custard with egg liqueur.

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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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Oatmeal Cookies with Nuts

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Crunchy, nutty and a little bit chocolaty!!! We find these Oatmeal Cookies really delicious! Just nice to nibble or maybe even for breakfast? These cookies remind me of a crunchy cereal. 🙂

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Red Wine Cake with Cherries

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This simple red wine cake with cherries tastes especially delicious in the colder season.
Although it was really spring-like the last few days, it still tasted really good.

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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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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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Hazelnut Apple Cake

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This Hazelnut Apple Cake tastes really nutty, fruity, moist with a slight scent of Christmas from the gingerbread spice.

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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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Pumpkin Chocolate Cookies

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These cookies are made with pumpkin puree and chocolate chunks. Ideal for a nibble in-between or as a bring-along to a party in autumn.

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Cinnamon Roll Apple Cake

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This time I thought of an apple cake that is a little different. I wanted to use a yeast dough and I came up with cinnamon rolls as the base.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Babka

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Autumn is already in full swing. The pumpkins are heaped on the roadside for sale, chestnuts are falling from the trees and the leaves are changing color.
And that’s where this Pumpkin Chocolate Babka fits in perfectly!

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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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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 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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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 refrigerator for several days.

The mustard seeds in Mauritius are dark brown and much smaller than the ones we know here in Germany. We got these from the Asian shop. They are called brown mustard seeds. We also use these mustard seeds for the Mango Kutcha.

Vindaye Poison – Fish Vindaye
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  • 800 g fish steaks (cut in 2 cm slices) e.g. pangasius, tuna (best is a fish with less bones and firm meat.
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 3 middle onions
  • 2 tsp tumeric (kurkuma)
  • 70 ml vinegar
  • 2 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 2 green chilli
  • oil
Anleitungen
  1. Salt and pepper the fish.

  2. Fry fish in hot oil until golden brown. After frying, place on kitchen paper to drip of.

  3. Cut onion in big slices, garlic in thin slices, chili in fine stripes. Using a mortar crush mustard seeds lightly.

  4. Break fried fish into equal pieces and remove fishbones.

  5. Heat in a wok 3 to 4 tbsp oil. Roast onions slightly.

  6. Add garlic, tumeric, mustard seeds, chili and stir.

  7. Add vinegar.

  8. Add fish and season with salt to taste. Stir carefully until the fish is coated with spices.

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In a jar, it keeps in the refrigerator for a few days.

As a reminder, here are some of our recipes from Mauritius. We had so many requests – which we are very happy about – so we will try to blog more “spicy” recipes in the future.

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.

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.

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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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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. 🙂

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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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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…

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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!!

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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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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…

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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.

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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 and fast to do. Stored in the fridge it lasts 2 weeks.

You can use this Blackberry Curd for:

  • cake fillings,
  • tarts,
  • in crepes,
  • on ice cream and desserts,
  • on scones
  • or just as bread spread.
Blackberry Curd
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  • 280 g blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 100 g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 50 g butter
Anleitungen
  1. Bring blackberries and lemon juice to boil.

  2. Crush blackberries with fork or masher. Let it boil till juicy.

  3. Sieve blackberry juice in a pot.

  4. Add sugar to blackberry juice and bring to boil.

  5. Mix the egg and egg yolks in a separate bowl.

  6. Pour blackberry juice slowly to the eggs while whisking.

  7. Pour mixture back in the pot and heat on small fire for about 5 minutes until it thickens.

  8. Stir in pieces of butter.

  9. Fill the hot Blackberry Curd in a clean jar.

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Stored in fridge lasts about 2 weeks.

Enjoy!
Maggi & Family

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! A Strawberry Semolina Tart!

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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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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.

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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!

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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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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.

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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!!!

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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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Mango Kutcha

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This  is a fruity, spicy, slightly hot speciality from Mauritius. Delicious!

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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 often, cover top of paste with oil.

Enjoy!

Maggi & Familie

Winter Apple Cake

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2 days to Christmas….  Children are so excited…

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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.

Olive Tomato Biscuits
Gericht: Biscuits and Cookies
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  • 50 g olives
  • 50 dried tomatoes in oil
  • 50 g cheese
  • 125 g butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 250 g flour
Anleitungen
  1. Chop olives and tomatoes. Grate cheese.

  2. Whisk softened butter.

  3. Beat 2 eggs, remove 3 tablespoon and put aside (to brush). Mix rest of beaten egg to butter.

  4. Mix olives, tomatoes, cheese, salt, pepper and milk to egg-butter mixture, add flour and knead with hands to a dough.

  5. Place in fridge for 1 hour.

  6. Roll out on a floured surface and cut out shapes you fancy. Put on baking tray with baking paper and brush with remaining egg.

  7. Bake in preheated oven at 210° C for about 12 minutes.

Enjoy baking!
Maggi & Family

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?

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Hot Caipirinha

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

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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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Banana Walnut Cookies

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These cookies are ideal to use a ripe banana. They taste really delicious, also for children.
Not only at Christmas time.

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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 🙂 ).

Our kids love it with everything!

 

The dough is easy and fast to prepare and baked.

This is the family recipe from Mauritius. It has been handed down over the last years and everyone in the family bakes them. From Mauritius to Australia to England over to Gemany/Austria.

 

Our daughter shows you how to make them:

Scones
Gericht: Breakfast, Tea Time
Länder & Regionen: English
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  • 280 g flour
  • 2 TL baking powder
  • 1 TL sugar
  • 1 TL salt
  • 45 g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 125 ml milk
Anleitungen
  1.  Whisk milk and egg.

  2. Sive flour and baking powder, mix in salt and sugar.

  3. Cut the butter in little pieces and mix well with flour.

  4. Pour milk-egg-mixture in center of flour and knead lightly.

  5. Put an a floured surface and roll out to 1,5-2 cm thick, cut out.

    Brush with milk.

  6. Bake in preheated oven at 220° C, for 12 - 14 minutes.

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They taste best still lukewarm.
We like to do twice the amount.

Enjoy baking! (it‘s really quick ?)

Maggi und Family

 

 

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 bad… 🙂

 

Same goes with Choco Cookies, just delicious. That´s why we wish to share this recipe.

 

 

Chocolate and Coconut Chip Cookies
Gericht: Biscuits and Cookies
Portionen: 70 Cookies (approx.)
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  • 280 g flour
  • 20 g cacao powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 250 g butter, softened
  • 140 g sugar
  • 140 g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 300 g chocolate, chopped
  • 100 g coconut chips
Anleitungen
  1. Sieve flour, cacao powder and bicarbonate of soda. Add salt and mix.

  2. Whisk softened butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla essence.

  3. Add an egg mix and then add a second egg and mix. (do not add both eggs at the same time)

  4. Mix in chopped chocolate and coconut chips.

  5. Form little "balls" using two teaspoons and place on backing tray, leaving enough space in between.

  6. Bake in preheated oven at 190° C for 10 minutes.

  7. Remove from oven and let to cool for about 2 minutes. Do not remove cookies immediately from tray. Cookies are still soft.

Enjoy baking!

Maggi & Family

 

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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.

Tasty apple cake
Gericht: Cake
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  • 1 kg apples
  • 125 ml milk
  • 125 g butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 250 g sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 300 g spelt flour You can also use plain flour.
  • 2 tsp (10g) backing powder
  • cinnamon
  • 75 g brown sugar
  • 75 g flaked almonds
Anleitungen
  1. Peel and cut apples

  2. Bring milk and butter slowly to boil. In the meantime whisk eggs and sugar.

  3. Add milk-butter-mixture, salt and vanilla essenz, constantly mixing.

  4. Add sieved spelt flour and backing powder. Mix thoroughly.

  5. Pour dough on a backing tray with backing sheet, spread evenly. Spread apples, sprinkle cinnamon, brown sugar and flaked almonds.

  6. Bake in preheated oven at 200° C for 30 minutes.

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!

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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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 fine chopped chives and cut in to equal squares.
Puting the pieces on top of one another, I then place the whole vertically in a loaf form,  let it rise again and in the oven.

Goes to BBQ. No need for a knife. Looks great. Taste great!!!

Beet root Pull-apart bread
Zutaten
Dough
  • 500 g flour
  • 1,5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ cube fresh yeast or 1 packet (7g) dried yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp sour cream or creme fraiche
  • 200 g warm beet root puree
  • 50 ml warm milk
"Filling"
  • 30 g melted butter
  • chives
Anleitungen
  1. Knead all ingredients to a dough. If sticky add some flour, if crumbling add milk.

  2. Place dough in an oiled bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour.

  3. Greace loaf form with butter, sprinkle with flour.

  4. Knead shortly on a floured surface and roll out flat.

  5. Spread butter evenly and sprinkle with fine chopped chives.

  6. Cut into equal squares and put pieces on one another and place the whole in loaf form.

  7. Cover and let rise for another half an hour.

    Preheat oven to 200* C.

  8. Bake for 30 minutes. 

    Let cool for 10 minutes and remove from mould. Best serve warm.

Rezept-Anmerkungen

For the beet root puree:

Boil whole beet root in pressure cooker. When cooked puree it.

Enjoy baking!
Maggi & Family

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 chinese shop near our place.

Asian pan
Gericht: Main Course
Zutaten
  • 3-4 pieces chicken thighs
  • 10 g mu-err mushrooms
  • 1 bunch yu choy (chinese green)
  • 2 carrots
  • 1-2 onions
  • 250 g tofu
  • 2 tsp. garlic/ginger paste
  • mung bean sprouts
  • 1 tsp. black bean garlic sauce
  • rice wine for cooking
  • salt
  • pepper
  • coriander sprig
  • oil
Anleitungen
  1. Debone chicken thighs, cut in equal pieces. Spice up with salt, pepper, red pepper powder and some oil.

  2. Soak mu-err mushrooms for around 15 minutes in hot water, drain and cut in thin slices.

  3. Cut yu choy stems in about 4 cm length, and leaves roughly.

  4. Cut carrots in sticks.

    Dice onions.

  5. Crush equal amount of ginger and garlic to paste. 

  6. Wash mung bean sprouts and drain.

  7. Chop coriander roughly.

Let's heat the wok now!! 🙂
  1. In turn slightly roast in a bit of oil: carrots, onions, mung bean sprouts, tofu and yu choy green(starting with stems, adding leaves after a few minutes).

    Spice up with salt and pepper each time. To onions and yu choy green add 2-3 tablespoons of cooking rice wine.


  2. Fry garlic/ginger paste, add marinaded chicken, stir mix well.

    Add black bean garlic sauce and mu-err mushrooms.

    Cover and let to cook for 10 minutes, stirring every now and then.

  3. Add a bit of cooking rice wine, stir well. 

    Add carrots, tofu, onions, yu choy, mung bean sprouts, stirring constantly. Salt to taste, spread coriander.

  4. Serve with rice. We use basmati rice.

Nice week all!!

Maggi and Family

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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 as finger-food or in a so called Rougaille (mauritian spicy tomato sauce) to go with rice.

It´s also perfect for party and picnic.

 

Gateaux piment / Chilli fritters
Gericht: Appetizer, Snack
Länder & Regionen: Mauritius
Zutaten
  • 250 g yellow split peas Asia Shop
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbs coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 Tbs peppermint leaves, chopped
  • 2 small green chillies
  • 4 curry leaves
  • 1 sprig spring onion
  • frying oil (eg. sunflower oil)
Anleitungen
  1. Soak yellow split peas overnight or 4 hours prior to preparation. Rinse and drain.

  2. Blend into a rough consistency. Half fine, half rough.

  3. Add chopped coriander, peppermint leaves, chilli, spring ognion, curry leaves, salt and pepper and mix well.

  4. Using a teaspoon as measurement, shape mixture into small balls.

  5. Deep-fry to a gold brown crisp.

    Serve hot.

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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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