The Best Croissants In The World

Do you know what makes a croissant the best in the world? Is it the mouth-watering taste of pure butter such as Le Beurre d’Echiré? Perhaps it’s the way the phyllo breaks in your hand leaving traces of melted butter on your fingertips. Or, is it the exterior crustiness that perfectly balances your taste buds…

Authentic Sushi 寿司| Vienna

Vienna is a small city with big ambitions. With a rich history, imprinted in its buildings, culture and traditional outlets, Vienna is best known for being a cultural hub for art, music, and architecture. Despite the capital’s heavy-set classical atmosphere, there are exquisite gastronomic delights in almost every corner. I am a self-proclaimed Sushi-an, due to my…

“Oreo” Coco Chia Parfait

Recipe inspired and created by: Viviane Shklarek Who doesn’t know that moment at the end of dinner, when everyone is eyeing on the dessert menu trapped between anticipation and guilt. Well, the exact same happened last night when I met – the amazingly inspiring – Coco at a friend’s dinner at the new You Vienna (Le…

Rinderwahn | Vienna

With the uprising trend of street food, Vienna has seen a spring of street food restaurants (especially those priding in their burger mastery) that work hard to intermediate between quality and taste. In the past 3 years, Vienna’s wave of post-modern, post-instagram food culture has introduced the schnitzel-loving culture the unpretentious, tastefully rich and somewhat inexpensive world of…

Weight Busters | Superfoods

By  SoCoco’s Nutritionist Eleni Koui  Summer holidays are mostly over and they were packed with fun times, relaxing moments, new experiences and..at least in my case a bit of extra food pleasures! Meals by the seaside followed by yummy cocktails and all this sitting and relaxing anywhere possible meant that some of us need to get organised…

ChuChu | Vienna

A fresh new gastronomic addition to the effervescent Viennese food and drinks culture has emerged in the bustling 1st district, to satisfy any foodie’s – such as myself -inquiring taste. ChuChu  (which is the Latin American nickname for ‘Jesús’) opened a little over a month ago and it has made its debut under the well-known star chef from Venezuela,…

Sigi Ikthios (Σιγή Ιχθύος) | Paros

When you visit a Greek island, you are most likely to obsess over the gastronomical experiences each and every one of Greece’s unique islands has to offer. Especially the inhabitants of  some of the smaller islands dotted in the Aegean Sea,  they have been using all of nature’s resources and local produce to create intricate yet simple dishes…

Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients 175 grams butter (left in room temperature) 150 grams sugar 3 eggs 100 grams All Purpose Flour 60 grams Powdered Cocoa 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder 120 grams Crème fraîche For Chocolate Coating 250 grams Baking Chocolate 250 grams Crème fraîche 1 teaspoon Honey Servings: 8 Preparation: 25′  Baking 20′  Waiting Time: 1- 2 hours 1. Preheat oven…

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′…

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…