Miniature Almond Croissants – or Nussgipfeli

Nussgipfel – or Almond Croissants – a little sweet treat common in Switzerland that is incredibly easy to make – at least if you resort to store-bought puff pastry, which I normally do – don’t tell anyone. It’s a light puff pastry filled with an almond and hazelnut filling. Usually, the croissants are quite sizeable,…

Swiss inspired One-Pot Lentil Stew with Wienerli

Is there anything better in autumn than a hearty lentil stew? Although the summer here in Colorado still seems to last a little longer, it still gets a bit chilly at high altitudes. That made me dig up this old Swiss recipe and make some adjustments – the original recipe, a lentil and bacon stew,…

Goulasch Bernese: One Pot Inspiration for your Outdoor Kitchen

    Having spent a lot of time outdoors this summer there was little time for fancy cooking creations yet a lot of time for outdoor kitchen experiments! This Swiss recipe from Bern is an all time favorite for a simple, yet delicious meal you can cook directly on a fire. All you need is…

Rhubarb Crumble with Tonka Parfait

It’s Rhubarb season in Switzerland! And what better way to celebrate than a sweet and tangy Rhubarb crumble paired with a parfait? Classically, I’d serve a vanilla parfait, but I recently purchased a couple of Tonka Beans and I wanted to experiment a little. Tonka beans are similar to Vanilla beans in processing but a…

Fudge Brownies: The fudgiest brownies you’ll ever eat!

In Switzerland, usually brownies are a bit more like cake and contain nuts, however, ever since I tasted fudge brownies in the States, I have become obsessed with creating my own version of them, so here we are: melt in your mouth Fudge Brownies! Danger of addiction guaranteed! Ingredients (33 x 23 cm baking tray):…

Chocolate Banana Muffins filled with Chocolate Ganache

Ingredients (12 muffins): Muffins: 2 very ripe bananas 1 egg 80g butter 100g sugar 50ml milk 1 sachet vanilla sugar 180g flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 0.5 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate pinch of salt 80g dark chocolate, chopped into pieces Ganache filling: 100g dark chocolate, finely chopped 130ml full or half cream Preparation: Muffins: Melt…

Pommes Duchesse: A festive Potato Side Dish

I love potatos – in any shape and form. And these little mashed potato rosettes are a starter I love to serve at dinner parties or for a festive occasion: Pommes Duchesse! As they are basically mashed potatoes that are piped into a nice form and baked in the oven for a bit of color,…

Burrata on Rocket Salad with Rhubarb dressing

A fabulous seasonal starter for April, early May: Rocket Salad with Burrata (or Mozarella) and a Rhubarb Dressing! This was a starter in a multi-course meal I made a couple of weeks back – it took no time at all and I adored the coupling of the creamy Burrata with the tangy-spicy Rhubarb Dressing. So…

Quick and Easy Lemon Curd Tarte

    Ever since I made my first Lemon Curd Tartelettes, Tartes are a go to favorite of mine! With store bought pastry, this Lemon Curd Tarte takes less than 20 Minutes active work and it is a sure crowd pleaser! All you need is a round cake tin, ca. 27cm in diameter, and an…