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…

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…

Cheesecake Basics & and how to conceal cracks in your Cheesecake

Making a cheesecake is actually not that difficult and the preparation time is very reasonable – with a little lemon zest and lemon juice it suddenly seems much lighter, too. The only problem is that the cake is somewhat susceptible to cracking. Of course there are tips and tricks to avoid cracks in a cheesecake….

White Chocolate with (a lot of!) Almonds

When times get busy (as is the case with me right now) I sometimes yearn for a sweet little something – and for a little time for cooking, even if it is just a couple of minutes. With this in mind, I dared to try tempering chocolate – and I created a white chocolate with…

Easy Vanilla Mini Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

I prepared those mini cupcakes with my dear friend and favorite writer Nicole who wants to learn how to bake – and I know cupcakes often look intricate, basic cupcakes are actually one of the easiest thing you can bake and the whole thing is done in less than 30 minutes (plus cooling time)! The only…

Dark Chocolate Tartelettes: A Bittersweet Delight

    If you love dark chocolate s much as me, you will absolutely love these little tartelettes! And they are actually quite quick and easy to make, especially if you use store bought dough. Ingredients: Tarte Shells For the tarte shells, either with homemade or with storebought dough, see the recipe for the Lemon…