Christmas · Culinary world trip · Homemade liqueurs · Italy · Recipes · Special occasions

Liquore di ciliegie fatto in casa (Italian Cherry Liqueur)

Bookmark this recipe now and start your own cherry liqueur next summer. By the time Christmas is here you will enjoy the sweet and warm reward of your labour (and patience 🙂 ) Also consider, that a homemade cherry liqueur can be a wonderful Christmas party gift.                  

Bread & Rolls · Breadbasket · Culinary world trip · Portugal · Recipes · Special occasions · Thanksgiving · Yeast breads

Broa (Portuguese​ Cornbread)

Traditional American cornbread is a butter or lard-enriched quick bread, leavened with baking powder and baking soda. It is usually pretty sweet. I make mine with yeasted Broa dough and bake it in a cast-iron pot. Broa is a very rustic cornbread from the Portuguese countryside.  It is usually served with soups and spicy meat stews but… Continue reading Broa (Portuguese​ Cornbread)

Desserts · France · Recipes · Special occasions · Thanksgiving

French Pumpkin Pie

This French pumpkin pie is not a quick and easy dessert. It takes a few hours spent in the kitchen, mixing, kneading, stirring, rolling and waiting while drinking hot tea and leafing through colourful cookbooks.     The result is a subtly sweet pastry with a silken filling, not quite as spicy and fragrant as the American… Continue reading French Pumpkin Pie

Germany · Soups · Special occasions · Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Soup with Curry

Fall has always been my favourite season, but here in the United States fall is especially beautiful. The days are still warm and sunny and the trees present themselves in vibrant red and yellow.     Children get excited about Helloween and families slowly start planning their trips to see their loved ones and friends… Continue reading Pumpkin Soup with Curry

Desserts · Easter · Poland · Recipes

Babka (Yeast Cake with Raisins)

This cake is traditionally baked in the Christian regions of Eastern Europe for Easter and is one of the typical Easter foods being blessed on Holy Saturday. The blessing of the Easter food, or the “Swieconka” is a tradition dear to the heart of every Pole. Being deeply religious, he is grateful to God for… Continue reading Babka (Yeast Cake with Raisins)

Easter · Poland · Soups

Zurek (Polish Easter Soup) Part 2

The sour flour for my Polish Easter Soup is now ready. Here you can read again how I did it. After the fermentation process was finished, I let the liquid pass through a sieve and stored it in the refrigerator in a jar. Now, I’m going on with the cooking of my Polish Easter Soup. I wish you all… Continue reading Zurek (Polish Easter Soup) Part 2