Recipes from Switzerland

Swiss Ham and Potato Soup

Suzy Rhodes Tue, 04/07/2015 - 14:37
Swiss Ham and Potato Soup

There’s nothing like creamy potato soup and this recipe is probably one of my favourite creamy soups. It has such simple ingredients I’m quite amazed at just how flavourful it is. You can easily add bacon or even ham (like I did to use up left over ham from Easter).  I used regular Swiss slices of cheese to melt into this soup but it’s more common in Switzerland to use the original Emmental cheese from Emmental, Switzerland of course!

Swiss Chocolate-Berry Cake

Suzy Rhodes Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:24
Swiss Chocolate-Berry Cake

This cake is to die for.  I love how European cakes are not as sweet as American cakes. The frosting and berries on top of this cake is just the right combination for a delicious dessert.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This cake makes for 9 decent size slices baked in an 8 x 8 baking dish.

Swiss Doughnuts - Shenkli

Suzy Rhodes Fri, 01/02/2015 - 08:55
Swiss Doughnuts

The Swiss name for these doughnuts are SHENKLI

Warm, deep-fried doughnuts are very popular in the winter in Switzerland.  Dip it in a chocolate fondue and you’ll have a true Swiss experience.  They are especially popular on Christmas Eve but doughnuts with fondue are eaten throughout the winter, especially at ski resorts.  Try just having one – hhmm I would say that’s pretty much impossible. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swiss Spitzbuebe

Suzy Rhodes Sat, 12/06/2014 - 10:54
Swiss Spitzbuebe

When you travel around and experience new customs, traditions and food it’s always fun to try them out – we loved experimenting with new authentic recipes and this Christmas Spitzbuebe (or Spitzbuben) is totally delicious and easy to make. It's a very popular Christmas cookie in Switzerland even though it was created in Linz, Austria in the 17th century, the Linzer torte is the world's oldest torte recipe, it’s also known as the little rascals or Linzer cookies.

 

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