• Recipes
  • Brunsli

    These cookies, named after their colour bruun (brown), are one of the classic Swiss Christmas cookies along the Mailänderli, Zimtstern and some others. We don’t make them every year as we alternate them with the Schokoladekugeln Myrta which are very similar, but round and a little more moist inside. The Brunsli are mainly made of […]

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  • Orange Chocolate Wholemeal Cookies

    These bisquits aren’t part of the gang of famous Swiss Christmas cookies but they are delicious and a must-have in my family’s Wiehnachtsguezli (Christmas cookies) collection. The wholemeal adds some richness to the bisquits which I really love. What’s more, orange and chocolate are just a match made in heaven. For more Swiss Christmas cookies […]

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  • Beetroot Smoothie

    While Swiss beetroot is available all year round (freshly harvested from spring to autumn and stored in cool warehouses over the winter months), for me it’s a typical vegetable to fall back on during the winter months, because in summer there are so many other locally grown vegetables available. This smoothie with raw beetroot is […]

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  • Meat Fondue (Fondue Chinoise)

    Christmas Eve is the start of the peak of the Swiss Fondue Chinoise season – the peak lasts until New Years’ Eve. This fondue and the Filet im Teig (pork or veal fillet wrapped in pastry) are the two main Christmas and New Year’s eve dinner meals in Switzerland. When I was a child in […]

  • Bread
  • Zopf Bread Tortoise

    Swiss kids love their bread animals made of Zopf dough. Various animals can be bought in bakeries, the most popular ones are the bread tortoise, mouse and hedgehog. During the next few weeks we’re going to show you how to make various animal shaped breads. Recipe for 4-6 bread tortoises Make 500g of bread dough. […]

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  • Schlangenbrot (Snake Bread)

    Campfire meals in the woods are great in any season in Switzerland. In spring you’re surrounded by tender new leaves and beautiful forest flowers, in summer the forest is the best place for finding shelter from the scoarching sun, in autumn the forest floor is covered in an amazing variety of mushrooms and in winter […]