brioche bun: the basis for an awesome burger

brioche bun

to build yourself a delicious burger you do not need a lot: a decent patty (veggie or from meat), an outstanding sauce, a few good toppings and of course an incredible bun. in everyday life most people will probably buy the latter, but trust me – baking them yourself is worth the effort!  Read more

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the first half marathon or running 21.1 km wearing a smile

wachaumarathon half marathon

last weekend I finally ran my first half marathon! today I want to tell you about my experiences – from the beginning until the end – so you know what to expect when running a half marathon.  Read more

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bacon leek cake: easy meal prep in fall

speck-lauch-kuchen

the weekend told the truth: fall is coming! I’m not particularly fond of this season as it quickly turns from a nice day, where a light jacket keeps you warm to a cold and rainy one. though I love fall cuisine with all the seasonal fruit and veggies. slowly currys, stews, hotpots and other warm dishes return to the menu. thus I wanna show you a recipe which is perfect to be prepared in advance of your next fall party. 

hello fall

namely a bacon leek cake. it’s similar to a quiche lorraine though kinda austrian 😉 the recipe originates from my favorite cookbook plachutta and is super tasty still warm as well as cooled down. the last time I prepared it for a little family reunion I didn’t even manage to eat a piece as everybody went for it immediately…

do you like savory cakes as much as I do or should a cake be sweet in your opinion?

easy bacon leek cake

easy bacon leek cake

Ingredients

    short crust
  • 140 g flour (4,94 oz)
  • 90 g butter (3,17 oz)
  • 20 ml heavy cream
  • 1/2 egg
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • filling
  • 130 g leek (the white part)(4,58 oz)
  • 100 g onion (3,52 oz)
  • 100 g bacon (3,52 oz)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • egg mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 ml heavy cream
  • 70 ml milk
  • nutmeg

Instructions

    short crust
  1. quickly knead flour, butter, whisked egg, heavy cream and a pinch of salt to a dough.
  2. cover dough and let it rest for 30 minutes in the fridge
  3. filling
  4. dice bacon and onion separately.
  5. slice leek finely.
  6. slowly heat up the butter in a pan and shortly sweat the bacon.
  7. as soon as the bacon turns transparent add leek as well as onion and roast for 5 minutes.
  8. remove from the heat, season with salt and pepper and let it cool down.
  9. finishing
  10. preheat oven to 200 °C (400 °F).
  11. roll out the dough (it should cover about 5 cm = 2 inch of the tin's side wall), put it in a quiche tin and evenly spread out the filling on top.
  12. for the egg mix thoroughly combine eggs, milk, heavy cream, salt and nutmeg.
  13. pour the egg mix over the filling.
  14. bake on the lowest rack for about 25 minutes.
  15. serve hot or cold with for example a salad.

Notes

vegetarians just use more leek and onion instead of bacon and season the filling with some smoked salt.

http://www.nurmalkosten.com/en/bacon-leek-cake-easy-meal-prep-in-fall/

bacon leek cake

bacon leek cake recipe

p.s. for everybody wondering how I felt about running a half marathon: today I gotta rest and do everything i didn’t do on the weekend and from tomorrow on I’m back at the office. still, I’ll be able to write a post about all my experiences until friday 😉

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the heuer am karlsplatz [review]

heuer am karlsplatz brunch

whenever I’m traveling around vienna I pass this place and especially on sunday mornings after returning my long jog,  I envy everybody chilling there. obviously, I’m talking about the heuer am karlsplatz. Read more

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peach melba overnight oats: breakfast to go

peach melba overnight oats

last week I proofed (with chocolate granola cups) that muesli can be more than a simple breakfast.  though most of us will probably still eat it in the morning most of the time. thus I wanna show you a special breakfast, which is totally suitable for everyday life.  Read more

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