Dreikönigskuchen (Swiss Three Kings Cake)

Celebrate the Epiphany with a Dreikönigskuchen or Swiss Three Kings Cake. This brioche-like cake is perfect for sharing, and whoever finds the hidden fève is crowned king for the day! Follow my Dreikönigskuchen recipe with step-by-step photos.

dreikönigskuchen on wire rack

Swiss Three Kings Cake

If there is one thing that can chase the post-Christmas blues away, it is the knowledge that the Epiphany is just around the corner. Once all of the Gingerbread Men, Panettone and Fruit Mince Pies have been devoured in the lead-up to Christmas, one can then look forward to the joys of the Dreikönigskuchen to celebrate the Epiphany on 6 January.



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Grittibänz

Fun and delicious Grittibänz, traditional sweet buns which are eaten at Christmas in Switzerland. A great recipe to make with the kids. Follow my delicious Grittibänz recipe with step-by-step photos.

grittibänz on wire rack

Christmas in Switzerland

As soon as the Grittibänz start appearing in the bakeries and supermarkets here in Zurich, my children get very excited because, for them, it is a sign that Christmas is around the corner.

Gingerbread Men are not exactly common here in Switzerland, but these Grittibänz have the same effect on children – they are cute to look at and fun to eat!



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Hot Cross Buns

Light and fluffy Hot Cross Buns with delicious spices and raisins. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

hot cross buns on baking tray with plate of butter

Hot Cross Buns

For as long as I can remember, Easter has always been celebrated in my family with a batch or two of Hot Cross Buns.

This sentiment only amplified when I moved to Switzerland and discovered that these spiced buns were not as universal as the religious festival.



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Carrot Cake with Cream-Cheese Frosting

A deliciously moist Carrot Cake with a light and fresh Cream-Cheese Frosting. This carrot cake recipe is sure to become a favourite with your family and friends!

carrot cake on metal tray with blue tea towel

Carrot Cake Recipe

One of my favourite past-times is chatting online with my foodie friends. We talk about a whole manner of things, mostly food-related, frequently veering off-topic but somehow always circling back to the matter at heart.



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Welsh Cakes

A delicious and authentic recipe for Welsh Cakes which are gently spiced and filled with raisins for sweetness. These Welsh Cakes are lovely served warm with some butter and jam, or simply with a sprinkle of sugar. Recipe with step-by-step photos.

welsh cakes on white plate with spoonful of jam

What are Welsh Cakes?

The next time you think about making scones, perhaps you might like to try your hand at these Welsh Cakes. Both recipes require more or less the same ingredients but, with Welsh Cakes, you make something more like a shortcrust pastry which is then pan-fried on the stove.



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Fruit Loaf

Fruit Loaf recipe with step-by-step photos. This easy and delicious Fruit Loaf is perfect at breakfast, whether served warm or toasted. A great base recipe and you can add different types of dried fruits and spices.

fruit loaf on wire rack

Fruit Loaf

Growing up in Australia, a typical breakfast for me before heading to school was either a bowl of Weetbix, some toast smeared with butter and Vegemite, or some toasted fruit bread with a generous slather of butter and perhaps some Orange Marmalade.



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