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 […]

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 […]