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…

The Spitzbub: a Classic Swiss Cookie

Today I would like to present one of my favorite childhood memories: Spitzbuebe! A classic Swiss cookie filled with a berry jam of your choice. The little treats were given the name “Spitzbuebe” (mischievous boys) because the classic Swiss Christmas cookies were always stolen by the children in the prelude to Christmas – at least…

Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter and Almond Bites

Yes, peanut butter – yes, chocolate – yes, low carb – and yes, delicious and bitter sweet – and most importantly: Those low carb peanut butter and chocolate almond bites require only 15 minutes of work and no baking! So let’s get right to it – Ingredients: 200g of dark chocolate (min. 70%) 4 tablespoons…

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…

Carrot Cake Hearts: Be my Swiss Valentine

  Carrot Cake is a traditional cake served in Switzerland, specifically in the canton Aargau. With a icing sugar glaze the cake traditionally comes in orange and white and is a hit for any party. This time, I adapted this Swiss classic recipe to create little Valentine’s Day carrot cake treat – with a white…

Lemon Curd Tartelettes! Tangy and Sweet Citrus Creations

I have been planning to create my own take on lemon curd tartelettes ever since I first ate a lemon tarte once during a holiday in the UK, where I absolutely fell in love with those tangy-sweet delights! So long story short: You have to try them – I promise you, you will nto regret…