OSTER-PINZE – AUSTRIAN EASTER BREAD WITH A BLESSING

Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses Posts Looking for a seasonal specialty for my customers at A&B Naturals, I came upon an Italian Christmas bread, Pinza, that, after crossing the border to Austria, switched holidays - and turned into Easter bread, Pinze.After a solemn blessing in the church, this lovely Styrian Easter bread (often adorned … Continue reading OSTER-PINZE – AUSTRIAN EASTER BREAD WITH A BLESSING

LEBKUCHEN – GERMAN SPICE COOKIES

Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses Posts Back home in Germany, I never cared too much for Lebkuchen. They are one of the Christmas goodies that show up earlier and earlier in stores, and I hate being reminded of the cold and darkness of winter, when we still have a gorgeous late summer (and snow … Continue reading LEBKUCHEN – GERMAN SPICE COOKIES

ERRÖTENDE JUNGFRAU – BLUSHING MAIDEN WITH CHERRIES

Light, fruity and lemony - just the right dessert for hot summer days!My family has two favorite summer desserts, both very light, tangy and refreshing.One is the famous Rote Grütze, made of at least three different kinds of red berries, a summer treat so popular that it slowly made its way from Denmark and Northern … Continue reading ERRÖTENDE JUNGFRAU – BLUSHING MAIDEN WITH CHERRIES

RHUBARB-EIERSCHECKE-TORTE – A DRESDEN SPECIALTY

  Hier geht's zur deutschen Version  dieses Posts The first time I heard about a cake called "Eierschecke", when I saw my cousin Uta's post in facebook. "Eier" is the German term for eggs, and "Schnecke" (snail)) is a common name for pinwheel shaped pastry, but I had not the slightest idea what "Schecke" meant, … Continue reading RHUBARB-EIERSCHECKE-TORTE – A DRESDEN SPECIALTY