Swiss Carrot Cake (Schweizer Rüblitorte)

Long time no see… In the last months, there was a lot going on keeping me distracted from blogging. But: I am ending my hiatus with some Easter baking. This is a traditional carrot cake from our Swiss neighbors. It’s called Rüblitorte or Rueblitorte (if the little ü cannot be properly displayed), Rübli meaning carrots and Torte, well, cake or tarte. Continue reading

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Griessflammeri with Raspberry Sauce

A Griessflammeri is a traditional German pudding or rather custard made with soft wheat semolina.

I made the sauce from fresh raspberries, but you can surely use frozen ones when they are not in season. If you would like to… Continue reading

Blackberry Buttermilk Tarte

While the summer weather here in Germany is quite volatile this year, we had a lot of pretty hot days already.  For these days, a cake from the refrigerator rather than from the oven seems appropriate.

This… Continue reading

Blueberry Yoghurt Coconut Dessert

Yup, another berry recipe. But in this far from great summer I feel forced to use all the delicious berries once they are there (you never know how long that will last) ! This one is… Continue reading

Matjes Fillets Home-Style (Matjes Hausfrauen Art)

After a lot of sweet things, here is a savoury dish again: Matjes fillets in a sour cream/yoghurt  dressing.

You do not know what Matjes are? Matjes are salty herrings which are very tender since they had been… Continue reading

Swabian Redcurrant Tarte (Träubleskuchen)

Despite our fairly cold and wet summer in Germany this year, all the summer fruits are coming in at the same time now. With strawberries still being around, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries as well as red- and blackcurrants… Continue reading

Plum Yeast Tarte (Zwetschgendatschi)

Today, I’ve found the first Zwetschgen on the market!

Zwetschgen (sometimes also called Zwetschen or Zwetschken) are a kind of plums that are traditionally used for German and Austrian baking and sweet dishes. Zwetschgen are usually smaller than “normal”… Continue reading

Apricot Almond Cake

 

Apricots are finally starting to show up at the market. Thus, it’s time to start with yeast cakes topped with fruit! This kind of cake (either with an additional cream or streusel topping or not) are very… Continue reading

Braided Yeast Loaf (Hefezopf)

The Braided Yeast Loaf or Hefezopf is a very popular thing here around where I live. You can have it plain for coffee or tea in the afternoon or with butter and jam for breakfast. You can also add… Continue reading

Filled Beef Rolls (Rinderrouladen)

 

Filled beef rolls or Rinderrouladen, as they are called in German, were one of my favourite dishes during my childhood – at least until that vegetarian period in my late teens… There are dozens of variations for… Continue reading