Archive for the ‘kitchen cravings’ Category


A special treat in autumn: Federweisser and Zwiebelkuchen

September 13, 2010

by Charlie

Ladies, here comes my ultimate hint how to spend a sunny fall afternoon: find a nice restaurant that serves Federweisser and Zwiebelkuchen, grab a chair and a table in the sun and just e-n-j-o-y!!!

Federweisser is an alcoholic beverage that earlier was very popular in and around wine- growing regions. Nowadays you can get it almost everywhere.

This special wine is the product of fermented freshly pressed grape juice made of grapes that lack the potential to produce a high quality wine.

Federweisser tastes good with heavy, savory food. In Germany it is a tradition to serve it with Zwiebelkuchen.


summer time is berry time-red currant muffins

July 18, 2010

by Charlie:

Spend a sunny sunday afternoon with a cup of coffee and delicious muffins in your hand.

To bake this yummy creation you will need:

  • 250 grams red currant
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 grams suggar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 60 ml sun flower oil
  • 100 ml youghurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 g flour and 50 g cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • flaked almonds

Mix together: eggs, suggar and salt. Then oil, joghurt and vanilla extract. Add flour, starch and baking powder. Pour the creamy dough into muffin baking forms , add the red currants and the flaked almonds  and bake for ca. 20 to 30 minutes until they are golden brown.

Bon Appetit!


Sunday Breakfast – Pancakes

June 6, 2010

by Charlie:

Sunday is the perfect breakfast day of the week. I love Sundays and I love breakfast. Since I can’t enjoy this luxury every week I try to make it something special from time to time.

Today I tried a new recipe for pancakes and they turned out really yummy:

To feed yourself and the person you’d like to have at your breakfast table you’ll need:

  • 200 grams flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg (separate the white from the egg yolk and beat the egg white into submission)  😉
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • milk (if you want your pancakes more fluffy, replace milk with buttermilk)
  • butter for the pan

Mix together all the dry ingredients and the egg yolk. Add milk until it’s creamy and mix in the egg white.

Bake the pancakes and serve with maple or agave syrup, jam or whatever you prefer.

Bon Appétit!


Kaiserschmarrn for Breakfast

April 17, 2010

by Maya

Happy Saturday! In order to celebrate this gloriously sunny spring day I had Kaiserschmarrn for breakfast. Kaiserschmarrn is an Austrian pancake speciality. Along with the Germknödel it is my favourite „skiing food”. I always have it when I go to the Austrian Alps with my boyfriend.

Ok, ok I took a Dr. Oetker packet but I was hungry and my housewifey skills are rather limited. For those of you who are more gifted I found this recipe:

I didn’t try it so don’t shoot the messenger. 😉

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 6 eggs
  • 200 grams cake or pastry flour
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 250 milliliters milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 20 grams or raisins
  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • plum or apple puree

Separate the egg whites from yolks.
Thoroughly mix the yolks, sugar, milk and flour.
Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and beat until stiff.
Add stiff egg whites into the dough and fold carefully.

Melt butter in a large pan, pour in the dough and sprinkle in raisins. Let cook on one side for a few minutes, turn over and tear into pieces with a fork.

Be careful not to overcook the pancakes, otherwise they will dry out. Sprinkle powdered sugar and serve with plum or apple puree.