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 :-)).

Autumn Fruit Crumble

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I made this crumble because I had various fruits to use up.The apples are falling from the tree, peaches and plums from my mum in Austria and a few raspberries and blackberries were still waiting to be plucked.So, the best idea is? An Autumn Fruit Crumble, of course!

Plum Vanilla Cake with Crumble

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I baked this cake for a very dear friend for her birthday, nothing extravagant, just this fruity, tasty, Plum Vanilla Cake with Crumble.

Peach Galette

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This peach galette is really very delicious! We baked it several times in a row, just because it tastes so good. Besides, it is really quick to prepare.

Apricot Pie

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Every year I look forward to the fresh apricot season, to make delicious apricot dumplings. A simple recipe with simple ingredients and terrific result, delicious.

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.

Rhubarb Coconut Bundt Cake

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I baked this rhubarb coconut “Gugelhupf” in the last rhubarb season. And now it has finally made it onto the blog. And the Gugelhupf tastes as good as last year, if not better. There is not so much to say. A simple moist Gugelhupf, refined with coconut and rhubarb. Simple, down to earth and without […]

Rhubarb Crumble Muffins

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It is finally rhubarb season! 🙂 We really like this sour vegetables, we hid rhubarb peaces in the muffin and sprinkles it with crumble to make it a bit crispy.

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!

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. 🙂

Wild Garlic, Potato and Bacon Rolls

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Before this years wild garlic season comes to an end, I have a recipe for you. We have classical wild garlic, potato and bacon rolls.

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.

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.

Wild Garlic Feta Cheese Babka

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The wild garlic season has started. As a must, there is always a wild garlic cream soup, then many other dishes, refined with this delicious herb. I always like to come up with new recipes and this time it was a wild garlic feta cheese babka.

Easter Bunnies

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Do you already have ideas for Easter? Here’s a little inspiration, simple little Easter bunnies.

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.

Garlic Cream Soup

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

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”?!…. 🙂

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.

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.

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.

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.

Quick Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

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These chocolate coconut macaroons are probably the fastest cookies I have ever baked. 🙂 And they are really soft and tasty. I formed them using an ice cream scoop (small to medium size), it went really quickly. It would also work with two spoons. More cookies with coconut:Coconut MacaroonsCoconut BallsKokoskuppelnCoconut Chocolate BiscuitsCoconut SticksChocolate and Coconut […]

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.

Filled Gingerbread

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

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.

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 😉

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.

Coconut Rhubarb Bar

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I thought that coconut and rhubarb would go really well together. So I simply mixed rhubarb with coconut flakes and tadaaa… the coconut rhubarb bar was born. 🙂

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!!!!

Rhubarb Cheesecake Brownies

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I was really in the mood for chocolate and something fruity. Since the rhubarb season is in full swing, I decided to bake Rhubarb Cheesecake Brownies.

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.

Rhubarb Cake with Vanilla Sourcream Gush

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Now that you can find the red stalks everywhere, of course you have to bake a cake with rhubarb 😉 This one has no crumbles and no meringue as you might often see, but a nice refreshing vanilla sour cream gush.

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!

Wild Garlic Pide Bread

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Before the wild garlic season is over, here is a Wild Garlic Pide Bread.It is really fluffy, very soft and the wild garlic does not only give this great color, but also a fine spicy flavor.

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. 🙂

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.

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.

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.

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. 🙂

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.

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.

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.

Gingerbread Kipferl

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

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.

Lemon Crescent Cookies

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

Vanilla Crescent Cookies

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There are a lot of Vanilla Crescent Cookies recipes. Everyone has his or her own favourite recipe or family recipe. I just wanted to share mines as well. 🙂

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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 […]

Blackberry Crumble Cake

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This Blackberry Crumble Cake is crispy on the outside and fruity and soft on the inside. It is really a great combination, in my opinion.

Poppyseed Custard Cake With Plums

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This cake is a typical autumn cake for me, specially because of the plums.

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.

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! A Strawberry Semolina Tart!

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.

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 […]