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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 […]

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  • Cheese Tart (Käsewähe)

    Käsewähe is one of the Swiss’ staple foods, especially in the colder months of the year. I’m quite picky with the cheese tarts though, the ones from the supermarkets and bakeries are often too heavy and filling for me (both the pastry and the cheese). I like this recipe here as the cheese layer is […]

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  • Chocolate Cream Dessert (Schokoladencreme)

    Schoggicreme (lit. chocolate cream) is one of the food expressions every Swiss child knows. Because, it’s delicious and very popular amongst children and grown-ups alike. We have a thing for cream desserts anyway. Vanilla cream, caramel cream and fruit based creams are equally popular as desserts in Switzerland. When I was a child, Sunday lunchtime […]

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  • Quark Vegetable Dip

    Quark is high in proteins, so this dip combined with vegetables makes a great, healthy and filling snack. You’ll also often find these sort of dips with vegetable sticks at private parties in Switzerland, along with crisps (chips) and the other usual suspects – it makes a nice change from all the other fatty treats. […]

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  • Summer Berry Sponge Cake

    This is a very light, easy to digest summer berry cake; in addition to baking powder, the cake contains whipped egg whites which makes it incredibly fluffy and light. The cake works with any kind of berry or even a mix of different berries, but be warned – if you mainly use sour berries like […]

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  • Twelve Ways With Berries

    Summer is officially here, and more and more farms open their pick your own berries fields. The berry season usually starts with strawberries, followed by redcurrants, blackcurrants and gooseberries, then blueberries and raspberries, and finally the blackberries. Picking your own is fun and a lot cheaper than buying at the market or supermarket. Yesterday we […]

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  • Knäckebrot (Crispbread)

    My daughter’s kindergarten has an oven and the kids get to do quite a bit of baking for special occasions. For this year’s Mother’s Day they baked Knäckebrot (crispbread). Being Swiss I grew up with the Roland Knäckebrot, but it never occurred to me that I could make my own homemade Knäckebrot and how delicious […]