Mixology | The Science of Bartending

Mixology is a term which has emerged in recent years and is being used more often to describe the science and art behind drink mixing. Anyone can become a bartender as long as they can make a decent margarita, piña colada, screwdriver or daiquiris. A mixologist on the other hand can reinvent a daiquiri by adding a…

Tiramisu

Ingredients 1 package Savoiardi (aka Lady’s Fingers Biscuits) 250 grams fresh milk 1 cup strong espresso or 2 tablespoons of instant coffee powder 70 grams cognac 500 grams mascarpone 150 grams caster sugar 50 grams white granulated sugar 4 egg yolks 4 egg whites cocoa for sprinkling Preparation: 30′  Waiting Time: 6 hours to Refrigerate 1. Beat in…

Choco Caramel Tart

Ingredients For the Dough  150 grams all purpose flour 80 grams caster sugar 40 grams grounded almonds (powder) 125 grams butter, chopped 1 egg yolk For the Filling 800 grams sweetened condensed milk 80 grams honey 200 grams creme fraiche (35% fat ) 200 grams dark chocolate  (50% -55% cocoa) chopped Servings: 10  Preparation: 35′  Baking: 15′-22′  Standby: 30′…

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  On Sunday we celebrated Leon’s 2nd birthday at Das Vollbunte Wohnzimmer. Everything was perfect including the cake which was made by cake decorator Manuela Milos. Here are some photos.  

Say it with a…Cake

We recently celebrated Leon, my son’s 2nd birthday and this milestone was welcomed with a party that had everything a party requires in order for it to be successful. There were balloons, toys, an entertainer, a mocktail stand (the children made their own mocktails), disco music, lighting , wine for the parents and indubitably the limelight piece of any…

SoCoco’s Baker |Christina Rogers

Hi! My name is Christina. I’m Coco’s youngest sister and I’m excited to be a part of her SoCoco Blog! Even though I’m currently studying French Literature at University, much to my family’s and friends delight,  I still have time to pursue my passion and hobby which is baking. Every week I will be trying new…

Chocolate Rum & Cinnamon Cake

Ingredients 130 grams all purpose flour  plus a little more for the form 1 tsp Baking Powder 125 grams granulated  brown sugar 3 eggs 125 grams chopped dark chocolate with 50% -55% consistency cocoa 125 grams butter – cut into little cubes – plus extra for the mould 70 grams chocolate drops 1/2 tsp cinnamon 20 grams…

Dressed to the Tees

Mauritius is a small volcanic island in the Indian Ocean which is surrounded by coral reefs and beautiful turquoise waters, has beautiful sandy coastal lines and it prides for its luxurious resorts. For the holidaymakers who visit Mauritius, the island is a holiday paradise and during their stay they discover that the “jewel of the Indian Ocean” – as…

Alfredo Barsuglia | Exhibition Opening

Yesterday was the opening of the exhibition of the  Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia at the unttld contemporary gallery. My appreciation for art mainly extends to contemporary, modern and surrealism and I am always interested in visiting exhibitions from new artists. Austria is a cultural hub and such opportunities come often and if you ask the art connoisseurs they will tell…

M4 – My Many Married Men

A few short months ago, I was honoured to be invited to the world premiere of the short Indie film “M4 – My Many Married Men” which was held here in Vienna at Top Kino (Rahlgasse 1, 1060). I was very excited to be handed the opportunity to watch this amusing romantic comedy  and to support my friend Saman…

Sunday Brunch in Vienna

The Viennese have adopted one rather gastronomical mouth fulfilling  modern tradition which has also become part of my Sunday ritual. Brunch. Since moving to Vienna I learned that going to Sunday brunch is not an impetuous decision, in most popular places you have to book at least 2 to 3 weeks in advance in order…

Bikini Body in 20 minutes?

I’ve been struggling with fluctuations in my weight for years. After the birth of my first child, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease and I really struggled coping with some of its symptoms such as mood swings, weight gain and anxiety.  Ever since the birth of my second child, my body changed even more and my metabolism…