He’s the little boy that Santa Claus forgot

. . This is a re-blog of a previous rant of mine. I just thought it appropriate since I was making Weihnachtsstollen just a couple of days ago. For me this is the beginning of the end of the year, and beginning of the festive season. .   He’s the little boy that Santa Claus forgot,Continue reading “He’s the little boy that Santa Claus forgot”

zum frühstück ein gugelhupf

. …., the Emperor came early in the morning for a snack with croissants, coffee, pastries of all sorts, and the mentioned Gugelhupf, also his favorite cigars were available. When he appeared at 6.30 clock, it was already the second breakfast for him, because even at 4 clock there was nothing to hold him in bed.Continue reading “zum frühstück ein gugelhupf”

Let there be no shame on me tonight …

Sacher Cake Sachertorte – Gâteau de Sacher I have spent a few years producing this gorgeous chocolate cake at  K.u.K. Hofzuckerbäcker Ch. Demel’s Söhne, in Vienna. Naturaly I am bias towards the cake of Demel. But the Schokoladenkönig Wolfgang Leschanz of Schokoladenmanufaktur Leschanz, I believe produces the best at this time. Wolfgang was the Production Manger atContinue reading “Let there be no shame on me tonight …”


CHEFTHOMAS   Chef, with over thirty years of experience, ranging from bakeries to first class restaurants in major hotels to banquets for Presidents, Sultans and Heads of States and other famous, infamous and not so famous people. I like to produce my goods using the freshest and best natural ingredients. This is to ensure thatContinue reading “ChefThomas”

And this is Demel

And this is “Demel” where I learned my trade: K.U.K HOFZUCKERBÄCKER CH. DEMEL’ S SÖHNE GmbH Kohlmarkt 14 A-1010 Vienna Phone +43/1/535 17 17-0 Fax +43/1/535 17 17-26 wien@demel.com http://www.demel.at Demel’s being the ranking pastry shop in Vienna and Austria, is naturally the world’s champion. A great many good things have come to an endContinue reading “And this is Demel”