All tagged Betty Bossi

Dreikönigskuchen

Dreikönigskuchen

Swiss families celebrate the sixth of January, Epiphany, by eating Dreikönigskuchen. This holiday celebrates the three kings finally reaching Bethlehem, and so a small plastic king figurine is baked into the bread. Whoever finds it is king for the day.

Wurstsalat

Wurstsalat

This "salad" hardly needs a recipe. It is basically just sausage and cheese with a mayo infused vinaigrette. But there is something so comforting and classically Swiss about it. It is perfect as a quick dinner after a day at the pool or lake, something cool and simple, but still relatively hearty.

Maispizza

Maispizza

This recipe for Maispizza (Corn pizza), comes from Betty Bossi's everyday recipe book, Alltags Rezepte mit Pfiff. This book, first published in 1975, is full of strange 70s recipes for meatloaf with banana and nostalgic classics, like this pizza.

Buttery Leek and Hazelnut Risotto

Buttery Leek and Hazelnut Risotto

Flipping through an old Betty Bossi cookbook, I stumbled upon a recipe for a leek and hazelnut tart. I wasn't in the mood to make pastry, but I was intrigued by the combination of leeks and hazelnuts. I decided to give them a whirl as a risotto instead, and the results were delicious. 

Fastenwähe

Fastenwähe

We are deep in the Fasnacht season with Luzern's celebrations a week behind us, the Bernese party starting on Wednesday, and the biggest, in Basel, following suit next Monday. This time of year brings numerous seasonal food items, Fasnachtschuechli, onion and cheese tarts, Basler Mehlsuppe, and the ubiquitous Fastenwähe. Though not exclusively linked with Fasnacht celebrations,  these luscious little breads, typically sprinkled with caraway seeds, have always been associated with Fastenzeit, Lent.  

Sii

Sii

Sii is a little like bread pudding, only with wine instead of milk. You soak the bread and dried fruit in wine overnight, then mix it together and warm it in some butter. I made two versions: one with Walliser white wine and apricots, and the traditional with red wine and raisins.