- Sieve the flour into a mixing bowl and make a well in the middle.
Grind and add the spices until fine and sieve into the bowl
- Add the sugar, butter and a dash of salt into the well and rub slowly between your fingers.
- Knead into a supple dough, wrap in plastic film and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 170°C/350°F. Roll the dough out into a sheet 7mm thick and place onto a nonstick baking sheet.
Prick little holes in the dough with a fork and sprinkle with almonds.
- Brush with the beaten egg and bake in the middle of the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Leave to cool and break into pieces.
Oil cakes have a long tradition especially in Mediterranean countries where olive oil is abundant. In Austria sunflower or rape oil is used instead and candied bitter orange peel, aranzini, and pine kernels are also added.
Halloumi, the traditional white cheese of Cyprus, has been produced on the island for centuries. A semi-hard cheese prepared from sheep milk with the addition of mint, halloumi cheese has a pleasant flavour and is delicious when grilled or fried. As a starter, grilled halloumi is superb!
When it came to his choice of meals, Emperor Franz Joseph proved very loyal to his native country and region. Alongside cooked beef, he loved simple pastry dishes made from eggs, flour, milk and a little sugar, such as the light and creamy Kaiserschmarren. Also known as ‘Emporer’s Trifle’, this dish is a true staple in Viennese cuisine and can not only be served as dessert but also as a main course. And: It is really easy to make.
Bassano is a small and lovely town not far away from the city of Palladio, where a precious white plant grows up every spring, becoming the main protagonist during Easter – the asparagus. Eggs and Asparago Bianco di Bassano DOP represents one of the most typical dishes of the Veneto province. The dish is an example of a simple but tasty regional recipe and goes very well with white wines.
Particularly pleasing to the palate, this fine quality oil has unique organoleptic properties.
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Strudel, štrudl, štrudla and štrukli – these are the names given by our neighbors in Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic to this sweet dream of light pastry and its juicy filling. But in English, the only word which has made it into common use is the German “Strudel”. That is a powerful signal of just how famous the Viennese Apfelstrudel has now become internationally. But it’s all too easily forgotten that this fine pastry once traveled an extensive route from Arabia via the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, before becoming resident in Vienna. However, the long journey was worth it!
Finnish eat a lot of bread and they consume it even 50kg/110lbs each, every year! One of the most popular and traditional breads in Finland is Rye Bread (Ruisleipä). There are many recipes for this dark bread and each part of Finland seems to have their own traditional way of making it. Here is one basic recipe for good and healthy fiber rich Finnish Rye Bread.
The Dutch love cookies, cakes, pastries, anything savory with cheese, or sweet with chocolate. And they adore whipped cream. It is therefore not surprising that this sweet pastry is one of the country’s favorites. It’s like a chocolate éclair, but bigger, fluffier, with better chocolate and much more cream. These Bossche goodies have made the city of Hertogenbosch famous and are the number one pastries to serve with fork and knife and a handful of napkins.
The sovereign power of Europe’s royal families may be a thing of the past, but in the 21st century, modern royals continue to cast a spell over travelers.
- 30g or 2 tsp. cinnamon powder
- 10g or 1tsp. clove powder
- 10g or 1tsp. nutmeg
- 10g or 1 tsp. ginger
- 10g or 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 5g or 1/4 tsp. freshly gound white pepper
- 5g or 1/4 tsp. white pepper
- 5g or 1/4 tsp. aniseed
- 5g or 1/4 tsp. coriander
- 185g or 3 cups self-raising flour
- 85g or 1 cup dark brown soft sugar
- 120g or 12 tsp. unsalted butter, softened
- 35g shelled almonds
- 80 ml or 1/3 cup of milk
- 1 small beaten egg
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2,5 h
- 20 min