Öpfelchüechli – or Swiss Apple Cake Bites

This is – literally – the easiest baking recipe I’ve ever made. And it’s delicious, moist and full of warm apple flavor – so let’s get right to it! Ingredients (ca. 20 Apple Cake Bites): 600g Apples, peeled and chopped into ca. 1 cm sized pieces 1 tablespoon of lemon or lime juice 120g Butter,…

Apple Strudel – a classic and comforting winter dessert

This lovely seasonal winter sweet treat brings back childhood flavors for sure! And with a little cheat – using storebought Strudel pastry – this Apple Strudel is done in no time. It’s also really easy to prepare and keep in the fridge until it’s nearly time for dessert – then just pop it in the…

Roasted Almonds: Last Minute DIY Christmas Gift Recipe

Christmas is almost here, the shops are almost all closed and there is hardly any time left? Don’t worry, with this 3 ingredients roasted almond recipe you will get homemade Christmas joy in 20 minutes! So don’t waste time and get started! Ingredients (6-8 servings): 4dl water 800g almonds, whole, unpeeled 800g sugar 3-4 teaspoons…

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,…

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….