Linzer Torte 2

Linzer Torte

The oldest recipe for Linzer Torte dates from the 17th Century, making this perhaps the oldest known cake recipe in the world. Its ongoing success is no surprise: the dough is made primarily from either hazelnuts or almonds, subtly flavoured with cinnamon, and filled with red currant jam. ‘Ribisel ‘ as the red currants are…

Nikolaus

St Nicholas

Today is St Nicholas, celebrating the patron saint of children. The night before St Nicholas, we place out shoes outside the door in the hope that St Nicholas will fill them with apples, sweets, nuts and – hopefully! – a little present. Before he became the official poster boy for a well-known beverages company, St…