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
  • 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
  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.


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) We called it Carnival Titbits.

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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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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. Read more

Berry Chocolate Cake

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Wild strawberries – I love them!! Delicious!! Read more

Chocolate Mandarin

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What is behind door number 6? Let’s look!

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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
  • 500 ml milk
  • 75 g sugar
  • 60 g semolina
  • pinch salt
  • orange cest
  • lemon cest
  • 1 egg
  • orange liqueur optional
  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!


Maggi and Family