Seasonal appetizer: Flammkuchen with beetroot, goat cheese and honey

  These seasonal, vegetarian Flammkuchen bites are sure to bring joy! And the beetroot always manages to bring a bit of color into winter season. Ingredients (for approx. 4 people): 1 Flammkuchen dough (storebought) 1 small beetroot 50g goat cheese (creamcheese) 2 tablespoons crème fraiche 1-2 tablespoons honey (liquid) salt and pepper Preparation: Preheat oven…

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…

Simple Puff Pastry Christmas Stars

Those are ridiculously easy to make – and yet, they will lighten up your guests when served with a good sparkling wine. In any case, this first appetizer “course” – some type of nice beverage and a savory snack – is what we in Switzerland call “apéro” and it is (at least to us) without…

Christmastree Cupcakes

If you need to impress a whole room of people at a Christmas party, those chocolate cupcakes with green cream cheese frosting are surely a looker. And although they look quite impressive, they are actually simple enough to make. So let’s get right to it: Chocolate Cupcake Dough: Ingredients (for 12 cupcakes): 170 g flour…

Festive Appetizer: Salmon & Potatoes

The holiday season is not over just yet, so here’s an idea for a delicious little appetizer for your new year’s eve party: Salmon Roses with Horseradish Mousse on Roasted Potato Slices You can use a store bought horseradish mousse or you can use the recipe below. Ingredients (as an appetizer for 4 people): 1…