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Filo Pastry Masterclass: Sirnica

Some of you might remember my Zeljanica, the traditional Bosnian spinach pie I made last year as part of my challenge to post a recipe for each country taking part in the football World Cup. Incidentally, it’s been the most popular recipe on my blog last year, followed closely by my cheesecake strudel recipe. How closely…

Rosca de Reyes finished

Rosca de Reyes: a Mexican Epiphany

I love Mexico: the Cookbook‘s matter-of-fact style: each recipe comes with the minimum or decorum: a list of ingredients, the method, sometimes a picture, that’s it. For someone familiar with Mexican culture and cuisine, that’s all they need. But sometimes a headnote would not go amiss, as in the case of her Rosca de Reyes, or ‘King’s Ring’, the…

Latte Macchiato gelato detail

Latte Macchiato Ice Cream

OK guys, layering ice cream is my new passion. Actually, ice cream has always been a passion of mine, but after my  ice cream bombe I feel I need to keep at it. I had planned to make the latte macchiato ice cream for dessert for our New Year’s Eve gathering. But somehow it didn’t…

Schnapps

Happy New Year!

We are ready for New Year’s Eve – never mind the New Year: With everything set up for the traditional Raclette – a typical Swiss cheese-fest in which everything gets covered in and smothered with cheese – we have lined up the emergency schnapps, or eau de vie. The technical term for these is ‘distributers’ as…

Everyday Wholewheat Sourdough cover

Everyday Wholewheat Sourdough

Over the last few weeks, my friend Marta has been posting about a whole range of delicious breads which she made using cast-iron casserole pots. Obviously I really like Marta, but what I don’t like is her beating me on what I consider to be my turf. Like bread. Not to be outdone, I quickly got…

Potato Salad finished

Warm Potato Salad

Christmas Eve is a busy affair in Germany, between singing carols, opening presents and attending church late at night, these is not much time left for dinner. For this reason, most families have a simple but nevertheless substantial supper, with potato salad and sausages being the most popular option. Traditionally the Christmas tree is put up…