Category Archives: desserts

Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella

Who doesn’t know the story about Cinderella and her prince? A love-story not only for children, as every girl is dreaming of her prince on the white horse coming one day to find and give her everlasting happiness. I remember … Continue reading

Posted in CRUMBS, desserts, recipes | Tagged | Leave a comment

A Salami Incognito

What I thought is a typical Italian Easter and Christmas treat is actually a very international known preparation. The ‘salami al cioccolato’ is simply called a chocolate salami in English but it has interesting names in other languages: In Greece … Continue reading

Posted in CRUMBS, desserts, recipes | Tagged | Leave a comment

A Bite of Turkish Honey for Christmas

So many names for the very typical Mediterranean treat which you can find I think nearly everywhere today at Christmas time. It is sweet, gooey, hard or soft, full of healthy nuts and unhealthy sugar. Once they were made with … Continue reading

Posted in CRUMBS, desserts, recipes | Tagged | Leave a comment

Vanillekipferln – Europe’s Favorite Christmas Cookies

What is Christmas without Christmas pastries? Vanillekipferln are one of the most eaten in Europe. And very easy to make. A real surprise for me was to learn that they originally were made with walnuts. I never thought about nuts … Continue reading

Posted in CRUMBS, desserts, recipes | Tagged | Leave a comment

From Tasteless to a Rich, Sweet Bread: Stollen

Stollen was once a nearly tasteless bread made of flour, oats and oil and over time it became a rich, sweet bread with candied fruits and raisins, a typical German Christmas treat. Christmas time, and I am always trying something … Continue reading

Posted in CRUMBS, desserts, recipes | Tagged | Leave a comment