Red Velvet Cupcakes

Posted by on Dec 25, 2011 in Baking, Cupcakes, Featured | 18 comments

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Winter is getting the better of us. We’re becoming much like squirrels…we only get out of the house when need be. That is to go to school and buy food. That is why I am so thankful for the corner shop that sells vegetables and fruits in bulk, they also have meat that I can get for less – well, compared to grocery prices. Most importantly, eggs in abundance. I can get 30 eggs for 4euro whereas 10 eggs at the grocery shops cost 2euro already. The eggs are important for hubby and I, building up...

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Mohr im Hemd

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Austrian, Desserts, Featured | 9 comments

Mohr im Hemd

Mohr im Hemd is an Austrian dessert of chocolate cake pudding served with hot chocolate and whipped cream and most of the time, ice cream. Its basic ingredients are chocolate, bread crumbs, sugar, egg yolks, almonds and red wine and has the shape of a small Gugelhupf but the above form is acceptable too. ^_^ Like the plum  pudding, it is cooked in water bath, doused with hot chocolate sauce and garnished with whipped cream and some berries of your choice. Mohr im Hemd means moor in a shirt. The term Moor (black...

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Simple Carbonara

Posted by on Nov 4, 2011 in Featured, Italian, pasta | 15 comments

Simple Carbonara

I would like to call this simple dish four-ingredient Carbonara but counting everything in – including pasta, there’s actually more and I forgot to include  two other ingredients in this photo – parmesan and pepper. So let’s say four-ingredient Carbonara sauce. ^_^ Italian Carbonara doesn’t have cream; that’s what I’ve been reiterating in my posts and I’m sorry I just have to say it again. Then again, it always gets creamier with well, cream…and that’s...

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Trout, Butter, Dill and Lemons

Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in Featured, Fish | 13 comments

Trout, Butter, Dill and Lemons

  “Cook ingredients that you are used to cooking by other techniques, such as fish, chicken, or hamburgers. In other words be comfortable with the ingredients you are using.” – Bobby Flay   My trinity ingredients for fish: butter, dill and lemon. I am most comfortable with that, a sidedish of baked potatoes and steaming rice would suffice whether the fish is seared, baked or pan-grilled.   Sometime ago when the trees where sprouting leaves I bought a Groupon deal for fresh fish...

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S’Baggers – Food Sliding Down

Posted by on Aug 20, 2011 in Austrian/German, Featured, food friday, Food Tour | 14 comments

S’Baggers – Food Sliding Down

That’s my naggerder Frankendöner Haweii mid Dibb/Escalope Hawai,  seared pork cutlet topped with ham and grilled pineapple. This is what I had during our last semi-rendezvous with the in-laws in Nürnberg, at S’Baggers to be exact. For the dish, I love that they used fresh pineapple which was thickly cut and I did mention I love this grilled fruit over at my other blog where I already featured the restaurant. Please click here for that related story and to see how they uniquely serve food.  ...

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Macaron Perfected!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in Baking, Desserts, Featured, Macarons | 12 comments

Macaron Perfected!

Finally, I can proudly say that after a lot of trials and using different recipes, we did it! We’ve made macarons and it’s easier than before, they developed lovely feet and were crunchy outside but very soft in the inside. We tried both ganache and confectioner’s frosting for filling…both tasted awesome! Again, let me differentiate that this macaron is almond cookie as there is macaroon – made of coconut. We always get excited when we see these cookies develop feet. It’s about...

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