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Aranzini Gugelhupf

  1. Soak the saffron in gently-heated rum.
  2. Preheat oven to 170 °C and grease Gugelhupf mould with melted butter. Dust with flour.
  3. Beat the eggs and whip up with water to make a generous foam. Pour in the oil and, after beating briefly, add the sugar. Continue to beat to a cream until the mixture has again clearly grown in volume.
  4. Add the flour to the baking powder, pine kernels and candied orange peel and mix. Add the softened saffron. Pour into the mould and bake for around 55 – 65 minutes. Allow to cool and tip out. Sprinkle with icing sugar or glaze.
  5. Glaze: Mix icing sugar with lemon juice and stir in sufficient water to form a velvety glazing mix. Cover the Gugelhupf with the glaze and leave to harden.


Source: Austrian National Tourist Office


Mussels and Fries

Mussels and ‘frites’ is a classic dish, famous throughout the world, and there’s nowhere better to experience it than in one of the many fishing villages and towns along the Flemish coast, where the Belgica mussels are brought to land. The clear waters of the North Sea give these mussels their unique flavour; they are fleshy and their shells are lighter than other mussels. An absolute classic available at every Flemish restaurant in the mussel season (from July until Autumn).


  • 250 g plain flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 125 ml water
  • 125 ml oil
  • 200 g granulated sugar
  • 15 g baking powder
  • 50 – 80 g each of aranzini (or candied orange peel) and pine kernels (chopped chocolate is also an option)
  • 2 cl rum
  • Saffron strips

Lemon glaze

  • :
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp. water, if preferred mixed with a shot of clear schnapps

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