Bircher Muesli – The Original Overnight Oats Recipe

The Swiss Bircher Muesli is the original overnight oats. Make this quick and easy overnight oats recipe for a healthy and delicious breakfast. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

bowl of overnight oats or bircher muesli with fresh figs and honey

Bircher Muesli

One of the most popular recipes from Switzerland is bircher muesli, perhaps even more so than fondue or raclette.

But if you have never heard of bircher muesli, it is probably because it is better known as overnight oats in the rest of the world, especially in the US.

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Ginger Snap Cookies

Crunchy and slightly chewy Ginger Snap Cookies, spiced with ginger and sweetened with honey. They are deliciously addictive and so easy to make. You won’t be able to stop at one!

stack of ginger snap cookies on cooling rack with white tea towel

Ginger Snap Recipe

There is a book shop in Zurich which has a large section filled with English books, and a curiously large section filled with American and British food for the expats. I use the term “food” loosely because it is really only snack food (or, rather, junk food) on offer, but I suppose these are the sorts of things you miss when you move to another country.

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5 Ingredient Granola Bars

These No-Bake 5 Ingredient Granola Bars are soft and chewy, and just the thing to make for a snack on the go. Perfect for lunch boxes.

5 ingredient granola bars on metal tray

When it comes to snack time for the children, I frequently reach for easy options like cut up fruit, yoghurt, or maybe rice crackers spread with butter and Vegemite. If we have friends visiting during morning or afternoon tea, I love to make a batch of pikelets which are always a hit with the children.

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Baked Camembert with Honey & Raspberries

Baked Camembert with Honey & Raspberries is a delicious addition to any cheese platter, and perfect as an appetiser for small parties. Easy to prepare with just a few ingredients, with tips on how to cook your camembert to perfectly.

baked camembert honey raspberries on wooden board

Thank you to Baer AG for sponsoring this post. Please note that the content and opinions are my own.

Baked Camembert

Switzerland is almost synonymous with cheese and, with the vast array of different cheeses produced in this tiny country, it’s pretty perfect for a cheese lover like myself.

It would probably take a whole blog post for me to talk about my favourite Swiss cheeses, but it is suffice to say that we always have a fully stocked cheese container in our fridge.

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Honey, Soy & Sriracha Cocktail Sausages

Deliciously sweet, sticky and spicy cocktail sausages. Perfect for entertaining!

honey soy sriracha cocktail sausages in baking dish

As an expat living in Switzerland, it is hard to ignore comments about the cost of living here and how everything is extraordinarily expensive. Indeed, when you compare the cost of some products sold in neighbouring countries, the same product can sometimes be triple the cost in Switzerland.

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Walnut Cake

A delicious and moist Walnut Cake using seasonal walnuts, rum and honey. This simple cake looks stunning baked in a bundt pan.

walnut cake on wire rack with fresh walnuts

Seasonal Walnuts

It is that time of the year again in Switzerland when the Advent is approaching and the children are becoming excited about meeting Samiclaus (the Swiss version of Santa Claus) on St. Nicholas Day on 6 December.

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