some more pumpkin Charlie Brown ….

. Well …. , Thanksgiving is long gone, and Christmas is knocking on the door. I am not particularly fond of pumpkin pie, but a cake is a different story. Banana cake, zucchini cake (this will be the subject to a later blog), and pumpkin cake. It is quite interesting, if you apply heat toContinue reading “some more pumpkin Charlie Brown ….”

greetings in a jar

. Christmas cake is a type of fruitcake served at Christmas time in the UK, Ireland, Japan, Philippines and many Commonwealth countries. A Christmas cake may be light or dark, crumbly-moist to sticky-wet, spongy to heavy, leavened or unleavened, shaped round, square or oblong as whole cakes, fairy cakes, or petit fours, with marzipan, icing,Continue reading “greetings in a jar”

vienna calling

. It has been almost 30 years since I left Vienna. I lived in many a interesting place. But … I am a Chef, a Chef Patissier, and people do not understand that somebody does not want to live in Vienna, especially if you COME FROM THERE. Don’t understand me wrong. I am quite happyContinue reading “vienna calling”

The Christkindl and the Punsch

. End November, beginning December is the time when the Christkindlmarkt (Christmas markets) open all over the city of Vienna. The history of Christmas markets goes back to the Late Middle Ages in the German speaking part of Europe. The Budyšin Christmas market was first being mentioned in records in 1384. (Budyšin is a hill-topContinue reading “The Christkindl and the Punsch”