The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: Butterbeer

Butterbeer! Ever since I read “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, I’ve always wondered what the most famous magical beverage might taste like…sweet, warming, malty and comforting. J.K. Rowling has an incredible talent for describing everything food-related, from magical snacks and peculiar drinks to the most wonderful feasts in the Great Hall. However, butterbeer was definitely the one thing I’ve always wanted to try myself. Continue reading

Traditional German Christmas Biscuits: “Butterplätzchen”

One of my favourite Christmas activities is – of course – baking Christmas biscuits! Here in Southern Germany, we have a tradition of baking a whole range of different varieties throughout December, putting them all into little plastic bags (usually dotted with golden stars), and giving them to friends and family during Christmas gatherings. It’s like an unwritten law. You just have to participate. Continue reading

Vegetarian Onion Tart

Every year in autumn, my grandmother used to bake her delicious onion tarts. We used to sit around her kitchen table and enjoy this savoury and cheesy goodness while sipping on a glass of “Federweisser”. Federweisser is a young and sweet white wine, sometimes closer to grape juice than wine, depending on the stage of fermentation (“Feder” = feather, “weisser” = the white one). Continue reading

Blueberry Tart Recipe

As the last warm days of summer pass by, the most delicious berries sweeten the transition into autumn. Blueberries are my favourite snacks at the moment, so I decided to bake this quick and easy blueberry tart. The balance between sweet and sour was delightful and the deep berry colours made it all the more appetising. And let me tell you, it didn’t last long!

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Unicorn Ice Cream

Unicorn ice cream

I have to admit that I really enjoy the unicorn trend at the moment. If there’s a unicorn on a product package, I’ll probably buy it. Do I think it’s immature? No, I just enjoy filling my life with cute and positive things. So, as the weather has been quite grey here in the past weeks, I just had to try out this colourful and fun recipe! It’s a simple and quick vanilla ice cream recipe with a glittery rainbow twist 🙂

So, on to the recipe!

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A Swiss cheese fondue evening

What do we need on long, dark November evenings? Yes, comfort food of course! And what’s more comforting than melted cheese?

A Swiss cheese fondue evening

Swiss cheese fondue

Last weekend, we decided to buy a special cheese fondue mixture at the autumn fair in Basel, Switzerland. The mixture contains shredded Swiss cheese and beer (a regional beer brand called “Ueli Bier”). Classical cheese fondue contains 30-50% white wine (or beer), depending on the type of alcohol you use and your personal taste. However, you can also leave it out, it will still be delicious! Below you can find a list of ingredients for a classical Swiss cheese fondue:

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