Author Archives: Ursula

Thick and Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

September 25, 2020

This has been my go-to pancake recipe for years. Thick and fluffy pancakes with bursting blueberry pockets. Who wouldn’t love that?   The recipe is simple, fuss-free, and only needs one bowl and a few ingredients. I love to add the blueberries directly to the pancake batter but if you don’t have blueberries on hand, or if they are not in season, simply use frozen berries or omit them. The… continue reading »

Plum Dumplings – Step by Step

September 14, 2020

Traditional Austrian plum dumplings, known as Zwetschkenknödel, are great as a dessert, or a sweet and meatless main course. I love to eat them for lunch! Plum dumplings are common throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Being Austrian, I grew up eating plum dumplings every late summer and fall. These dumplings are made by stuffing damsons or small plums into a potato-based dough. Then they are simmered in water and covered… continue reading »

Homemade Amaretto Liqueur from Apricot Pits

September 2, 2020

Homemade amaretto liqueur made with only 3 ingredients: apricot pits, vodka, and sugar. It’s a quick and fuss-free recipe for amaretto: Let the pits steep in vodka, add sugar and that’s it. The addictive marzipan-almond flavored liqueur is perfect to drizzle over ice cream, to add to desserts, cakes, cookies, and pancakes, or to drink as a digestif – I’m sure you’ll love it. This DIY amaretto makes a great… continue reading »

Quick and moist chocolate zucchini cake

August 26, 2020

This easy and moist zucchini chocolate cake only needs one bowl and no electric mixer.

Fermented Tomato Peach Salsa (beginner-friendly)

July 26, 2020

My favorite homemade fermented salsa – ready in 2 days. For this salsa, you don’t need any fermentation skills, nor special equipment or any starter culture. Just veggies and salt, that’s it. It is super easy to make! This fruity salsa with tomatoes pairs well with just about anything – think cheese boards, tortilla chips or for BBQ.

The easiest Strawberry Shortcake

June 30, 2020

This strawberry shortcake is one of the easiest homemade desserts to prepare. Ever. Juicy, fresh strawberries macerated in sugar, spooned over soft whipped cream, set on a flaky and tender biscuit. The shortcake is super simple to prepare – the dough comes together in minutes! Plus, it is perfect for any occasion – think potlucks, birthdays, large gatherings with family or friends.

Spiced Walnut Liqueur from Austria

June 16, 2020

This walnut liqueur is made with green, unripe walnuts that are still soft in their green husks. The liqueur is aromatic, nutty, sweet, slightly bitter, and dark brown in color. It is probably Austria’s most beloved and famous liqueur.

Flaky Savory Crackers with Fresh Herbs

May 22, 2020

These delicious crackers with fresh herbs are flaky, crispy, puffy and light. They are my favorite snack to serve along with a glass of wine or a cocktail. They also make a perfect appetizer or a quick snack that everyone will love.

Puffy Savory Dutch Baby with Cheese

May 1, 2020

This super-puffy savory Dutch Baby with cheese and fresh herbs is a true game changer. The batter puffs up incredibly, it is airy and crisp. The fresh herbs and cheese on top make it a perfect dish for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner.

3rd place @ Pink Lady Food Photo Awards 2020

April 29, 2020

This is my 3rd place photo at the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2020 Awards, submitted in the food bloggers category. It was a huge honor to be even included in one of the most respected photography competitions in the world – with over 9,000 entries from 70 countries. So to get third place in the food bloggers category makes me speechless.

Easy, Super-Creamy Mushroom Risotto

April 20, 2020

This mushroom-brie risotto is my go-to risotto: It is creamy, delicious, and easy to make. The risotto is made without wine for a straightforward everyday use.

Authentic Viennese Pork Schnitzel – with Video

April 9, 2020

Big, thinly pounded pork cutlets are the most common and traditional Schnitzel in Austria. Using pork provides a more accessible take on the classic Viennese Schnitzel. If I could name one dish Austria is famous for, I’d say it’s Viennese Schnitzel. Well, and perhaps Sacher Torte. ‚Wiener Schnitzel‘ is one of the best known specialties of Viennese cuisine, and a national dish of Austria. Schnitzel is a thin, breaded and… continue reading »