Chocolate Almond Balls (Schokoladekugeln Myrta)

These scrumptious chocolate balls are a firm favourite in the Christmas cookies selection of my family and very popular in the entire country. They’re called Schokoladekugeln Myrta and originate from the first Betty Bossi cookie cookbook called Guezle mit Betty Bossi. This very popular book had been out of stock for more than 15 years […]

Zurich Apple Fritters (Zürcher Öpfelchüechli)

If you’re visiting a Chilbi (funfair) in Switzerland, the Öpfelchüechli stall is a must to look out for. There’s nothing more comforting than a portion of warm, freshly deep-fried apple fritters coated in cinnamon sugar, ideally accompanied by warm, runny vanilla custard (Vanillesauce). It reminds me of the cold autumn and winter days at my […]

Vanilla sauce (Vanillesauce)

Vanillesauce (vanilla sauce), a liquidy form of custard, is used often in Swiss cooking, for example together with: Apple strudel (Apfelstrudel) Cherry bread pudding (Chriesiauflauf) Apple fritters (Öpfelchüechli) Steamed yeast dumplings (Dampfnudeln) Vanilla sauce is quick and easy to make from scratch which I usually do – it’s tastier than shop bought and not containing […]