Homemade Gnocchi: The Basics

Homemade Gnocchi! The way to win anyone’s heart, at least if you ask me. Those little potato goodies are actually quite simple to make, you just need a little bit of time on your hands – and they are so worth it. This easy gnocchi recipe is taken from my favorite basics cookbook (in German), TipTopf. The…

Seasonal Apple Cinnamon Buns with a Ricotta Glaze

These sticky cinnamon buns are always a highlight, and for me, they are a special pick me up on cold, grey winter Sundays and when paired with seasonal fruits, such as apples – or you could also do them with pears, of course.So, as to not keep you waiting for your sweettreat, here we go:…

No Waste Arancini stuffed with Mushroom and Ricotta

Arancini are fried and stuffed rice balls and an absolute favourite of mine in terms of how you can use your leftovers, using this week’s leftover Risotto Milanese. Classically, arancini are filled with a ragu of minced meat, tomato sauce and mozarella, this time, however, I stuffed the fried rice balls with ricotta and mushrooms…

Chocolate-Maple-Bacon Dessert: Indulge your Dinner Party

You like chocolate, maple sirup, and bacon? – Me too! This was my attempt to combine those flavours into an indulgent plated dessert that was the grand finale of our Christmas dinner for two. It consists of a dark chocolate parfait, tiny bits of chocolate mousse, and a sweet maple mousse on a really dark…

Risotto alla Milanese: A Saffron Classic

This is a lovely Italian classic I crave for ever so often. You can serve it as a course in an Italian inspired meal (primo piatto) or as an entire meal in its own. Traditionally, risotto is served without any side dishes and also not as a side dish itself. However, you can also combine…

Purple Potato Soup: A Colorful Starter

This soup is easy enough to make and the purple color gives it a little extra wow factor. This time I served it with a bit of sour cream, crispy bacon and chives on top, but you can leave off sour cream and bacon and substitute the cream with coconut milk and you have yourself…

Peas, Goatcheese and Balsamico: A Starter to Impress

This little dish was the starter in our home-made 5 course Christmas dinner for two, a goat-cheese panna cotta combined with a pea purée, topped with some fresh peas, balsamico pearls and a prosciutto rose. I also added a slice of roasted bread to add some texture and bite. This starter was served half-heated, with…

Dreikönigskuchen – A mini Swiss King’s Cake for Two

The Dreikönigskuchen is a festive, sweet yeast cake pastry baked in a number of European countries on Epiphany Day or, in German, Dreikönigstag (January 6th). In Switzerland, the cake is traditionally served in form of balls, where eight or six pieces of dough are arranged in a ring around a central piece. The clue is…