Author Archives: Ursula

Austrian Curd Cheese Dumplings – with Video

February 14, 2020

These curd cheese dumplings (Topfennockerl) are light, fluffy and taste soooo good, I could eat them every day. Austrians eat them as main dish or for dessert. I have a sweet tooth, so I eat them as a main dish every once in a while.

My cookbook: Cover and Preorder

February 10, 2020

Hey friends! As previously announced on the blog, I have written a cookbook. It still feels unreal to say it out loud or to type it. The book is set to be released on March 04, 2020 – so in less than a month! I’m already super excited. Right now, it is being printed and you can already preorder it on Amazon (affiliate link). It’s in German though, so either… continue reading »

Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes

January 15, 2020

Crispy roasted potatoes are a beloved side dish in Austria. And let’s be honest: Who wouldn’t love them? Crispy on the outside with a fluffy soft center, they are not only a perfect side dish but also stand out all alone. I often times enjoy them as a quick snack at movie nights just like potato wedges. With a quick sour cream dipping sauce, they become highly addictive.

The most popular recipes of 2019 & News

January 1, 2020

I can’t believe it’s 2020 already! Time flew by so fast, particularly this past year, where a lot of exciting things happened. By far the most gigantic news: I wrote a cookbook. Yay!!!! That is why it was soooo quiet here on the blog over the last couple of months.

Austrian Apricot Dumplings

August 8, 2019

Traditional Austrian apricot dumplings are a well-loved summer dish during apricot season. In Austria, we eat apricot dumplings as a main dish for lunch or as a dessert. I love to eat sweet flour-egg-milk based dishes as mains every once in a while (read more about this habit here or here), so this is one of my dearest recipes in summer. It’s fruity, low in added sugar, yet still sweet and… continue reading »

Rosemary Gin Fizz

June 6, 2019

This rosemary gin fizz is classy, fancy, perfect for a crowd, easy to make and drink, and above all: super tasty! Having said that, it fits for every occasion and season. Think outdoor summer parties or fancy holiday gatherings.

The Best Egg Salad Sandwich, no Mayo

May 8, 2019

This is it! My favorite egg salad sandwich of all time. It is rich and creamy (all without mayo), yet slightly tangy due to lemon juice, mustard, and sour cream. A tablespoon of chive adds some fresh and bright flavors. These are all the ingredients you’ll need – plus the bread and eggs.   For a fresh and crunchy bite, I always add baby spinach. Field salad or arugula make… continue reading »

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

April 24, 2019

This carrot cake is moist, tender and coated with the most luscious cream cheese frosting (no butter, low-sugar). I particularly love this cake for Easter but of course, it’s a classic year round.   Usually, a classic cream cheese frosting consists of cream cheese, butter, and a lot of icing sugar – typically 3-4 cups. I entirely omitted the butter for this recipe and greatly reduced the amount of sugar…. continue reading »

Easter Crescent aka Giant Brioche Crescent

April 22, 2019

This braided super-soft, fluffy and moist brioche crescent is a traditional Austrian pastry, typical for Easter. It’s about four times the size of a regular crescent and therefore a little (or huge) treasure.   This fluffy Easter crescent is a pastry with tradition: In some parts of Upper Austria, where I grew up, godparents would give this oversized brioche crescent to their godchildren on Easter Sunday.

Quick Chickpeas on Toast

March 29, 2019

Is there anything better than a quick, delicious chickpea dish that comes together within minutes? Chickpeas and creamy tomatoes, fresh spinach, generously sprinkled with grated parmesan on a crispy slice of toast. Oh yes. This is my kind of food.   This tomato-chickpea toast is my go-to dish when I’ve barely any time to cook but still crave something healthyish. I could eat chickpeas almost every day of the year…. continue reading »

New Orleans Beignets

March 4, 2019

Soft and fluffy beignets, lavishly covered with powdered sugar. Isn’t that something we can all get onboard with?   These New Orleans-style donuts, called beignets, have been my favorite breakfast during our trip to Louisiana. This pastry is made of yeasted dough that is deep-fried, and finally dusted with icing sugar before served.

Perfect Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

February 18, 2019

This is my go-to recipe for perfect crispy potato wedges baked in the oven – restaurant-style. They are crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle. You’ll need only a few simple ingredients and they are ready in no time. Plus: They only need a small amount (1.5 – 2 tablespoons) of oil.