Linzertorte – Daddy’s Birthday Cake Recipe

Happy belated Birthday via this blog, dad! Last week was my dads birthday. Since seemingly forever, one of his all-time favorite cakes is the so-called Linzertorte. My mom used to bake it for him every year at least once for his birthday; sometimes just in-between during the winter season. It's also a traditional Christmas season cake in Germany. This year my dad was in Zurich for his birthday - mom joined, too. Because they arrived the ...

Baking Season

"In der Weihnachtsbรคckerei, gibt es manche Leckerei, ..." does anyone know this German Christmas song? I was in Germany, Ingolstadt (near Munich), this past weekend to see most of the family. My uncle turned 50 last week so everyone came together and we had some wonderful times there. My grandma listened to this German song in the car when they drove down from the north of the country to meet us. She had it stuck ...

Swedish Confectionery: Chokladbollar

Ever since I was little, I had this thing for Scandinavians - be it their food, their decoration, interior design in general, or clothing - and of course their warm and welcoming character. Back in the days we used to have International Food Days at our school, and since I've been to international schools, there were quite a few foods to display. I remember running from one food stand to another and trying to buy ...