AUTHENTIC APPLE STRUDEL (ÄPFELSTRUDEL) – VIENNA, AUSTRIA

The sweet, sugary scent of freshly baked apple strudel - there is nothing else quite like it! It is a traditional Viennese pastry and is also popular in other countries such as Italy, Germany, Romania, and Poland. It consists of sour apples and sweet raisins wrapped up in blankets of thin, flakey pastry. The dessert…

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SWEET & FLUFFY BELGIAN WAFFLES – BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

I have always had a sweet-spot for waffles and was SO EXCITED to make traditional Belgian waffles from scratch in the heart of Brussels! There are different varieties of waffles, there are even two main types in Belgium alone: Brussels waffles and Liège waffles. This is an authentic recipe for Brussels waffles, which are rectangular…

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DELICIOUS PORTUGUESE PASTEL DE NATAS

Hands down one of my favorite sweet things to eat to this day, Pastel de Natas are the perfect dessert: light and delicate but also filling and truly, truly delicious! Pastel de Natas, also known as Portuguese custard tarts or pasteles de Belém, are small, delicious egg tarts with light, flakey pastry, often served with…