Buckwheat and Cocoa Biscuits

Besides being such a festive month December is also a month when, at least in Slovenia, biscuits are being baked even in homes they usually aren’t. Consequentally there is a lot of them going around and a lot of them being eaten. And of course the crunchy, buttery, sweet ones are lovely but after a…

Vanilla Ice-Cream With Toppings

The days were nice, warm and sunny. There was lavender blooming in our garden and the apricots on our trees were getting nice and ripe. Thanks to my friend who takes frequent trips to Madagascar and then showers me with the most amazing vanilla beans ever, the drawer was still packed with them and well, what better way…

Sachertorte or Sacher Cake

This was one of the first cakes I ever made (still a teenager then), it is really easy to make and is still one of my favorite chocolate cakes. This recipe is an improved version of the recipe from my mom’s old cookbook and definitely my favorite version of the famous Austrian cake. What I particularly like about…