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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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  • 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 […]

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  • Gebrannte Creme (Caramel Dessert)

    Gebrannte Creme (lit. burned pudding) or Caramelcreme, a dessert based on caramel, is a popular dessert in Switzerland. It can be tricky to get the caramelising of the sugar right – dark enough so it tastes like caramel but not too dark which makes it taste bitter. There are many different recipes around; I’ve tried […]

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  • Mandelgipfel (Almond Croissants)

    Gipfeli (croissants) are everywhere in Switzerland. There are the normal Buttergipfel (plain croissants), Vollkorngipfel (wholemeal croissants), Laugengipfel (pretzel croissants) and the filled versions like Schinkengipfel (ham croissants) and sweet varieties like Nussgipfel (hazelnut croissants) and Mandelgipfel (almond croissants). If you have access to a Swiss supermarket, the Mandelgipfel is one of the quickest baked treats […]

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  • Herb Marinated Barbecue Chicken

    The days are getting longer and warmer and it’s time to get out the barbecue recipes again. I think we Swiss have a thing for marinating our barbeque meat and chicken, at least in our family we rarely barbecue food without marinating it first. This recipe with herbs, mustard and lemon juice goes especially well […]