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…

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:…

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…

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…

No Waste Rumkugeln (Rum Truffles)

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be left with quite some baking leftovers after the holidays are over. This is a little something to re-use some of those leftovers so as not to produce any unnecessary waste – and as an additional benefit, they also taste delicious! In this recipe, I used leftover frosting from…

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…

Swiss Caramels or Rahmtäfeli

This recipe is really simple and only requires a bit of patience and some arm muscles. Swiss Caramels are a classic Swiss sweet treat that are not unlike fudges in taste but crumblier and have more “melt in your mouth” texture – they are quite addictive! You can easily store them in a dry enviroment…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Maybe some of you noticed by now that I am Swiss. However, I did grow up in upstate New York, thus – although with Bagels and Cream Cheese instead of Donuts – some childhood memories stuck. And well, unless you go to Starbucks, which in Switzerland is endlessly expensive, one particular childhood craving is hard…