Sometimes, at the end of the cooking week I find odd amounts of vegetables in the fridge. It might be half a zucchini, two carrots, maybe a quarter of celeriac. Too little to make something out of them separately, so… soup?
What do you bring back home from holiday? I am this kind of person that always goes to local supermarkets. I love shopping for groceries in new places. Discovering all the spices, condiments, comparing mayos. Now, in Austria we have Mozart Kugel. There is an abundance of other things, but these little chocolate balls filled […]
An emergency cake for everyone who is in a hurry and is facing closed shops. Chances are – all ingredients are already at home. A cake not too sweet, easy to make and always impressive.
Rhubarb belongs to spring baking like Badi‘s fur belongs on our floor. You can try to eradicate it if you are not a fan, but there is simply no point. There has to be at least one rhubarb cake per season or I would not be a proper Polish girl. And from my understanding Austrians […]
It does not matter how invested you are in a COVID-19 discussions. Chances are, you still have to eat, at least sometimes. I have started writing this recipe way before we were told to self isolate. Before people even started thinking about hoarding toilet paper. Now I hear there is a shortage of dry yeast […]
Szarlotka is a given whenever you mention Polish food. Crumbly dough packed with apples to the brim is a deliciousness on its own. And then you can serve it with some vanilla ice cream, get some coffee and life will be much better in an instant.
Let’s continue our potato theme we’ve started last week. This goulash is not exactly a goulash. While the beef version you might be acquainted with has to simmer for hours in order to provide you with the softest meat possible this one is ready when the potatoes are ready. Which means the whole dish is […]
What I know from Poland as Fat Thursday happens a couple of days later in Austria and is called a Faschingsdienstag. Both days are about eating doughnuts and announce the same thing: the time of crazy eating and partying is coming to an end, get ready for Lent. And even though most people don’t fast […]
Austrians have their Tafelspitz and some fancy dishes but let’s be honest, they mostly love simple cooking. Just look at the abundance of Knoedel, Nockerl, Kaiserschmarrn (it has a complicated name but is, in fact, an omelette gone wrong), all the Groestl etc. It is no different with this recipe. This simple dish is an […]