Apricot Dumplings [Marillenknodel]

by Helene Dsouza on September 29, 2014

Apricot Dumplings [Marillenknodel] #dessert #Austrian #Recipe www.masalaherb.com

 Have you ever eaten a sweet European dumpling, a dessert dumpling holding a sweet fruity surprise? Coated by a tender choux dough sits a fresh apricot from the garden. Prepared the Austrian way, these apricot dumplings will transport you to a new uncharted food paradise. I am not exaggerating, that’s how most Austrians would feel […]


Lingonberry Jam Recipe {without Pectin}

by Helene Dsouza on September 26, 2014

Lingonberry Jam Recipe www.masalaherb.com

The Lingonberry Jam is the most important and most consumed jam in Austria, besides the Apricot Jam. Lingonberry Jam, made with the difficult to find Linonberries from the Austrian alps, is used as a breakfast or snack bread topping but that’s not it’s  most popular use. Surprisingly to some, Lingonberry Jam is mostly used with […]


The Lingonberry and how to find wild Lingonberries

by Helene Dsouza on September 22, 2014

The Lingonberry and how to find wild Lingonberries www.masalaherb.com

For a very long time I have been pondering how I should call these majestic rarer European mountain berries and at the end I decided to leave it at Lingonberry. You might ask yourself why? Well, I will just let you take a look at the picture underneath and most probably you will come to […]


Blackberry Jam Recipe {without Pectin}

by Helene Dsouza on September 17, 2014

Blackberry Jam Recipe {without Pectin} www.masalaherb.com

A good blackberry jam can sweeten your day. I am not talking about a “Blackberry” mobile broken into million pieces, and no it’s not my sarcasm for once. There is an actual blackberry fruit, sweet and luscious, a nature’s gift. Blackberries commonly grow in colder climate areas such as central Europe and we collected our […]


Blueberry Kaiserschmarrn {shredded pancake dessert}

by Helene Dsouza on August 30, 2014

Blueberry Kaiserschmarrn {shredded pancake dessert} www.masalaherb.com

I wasn’t sure how to call this scrumptious dessert in English, so I just decided to brand it a Blueberry Kaiserschmarrn so that you guys understand the recipe title at least a tiny bit. German language can be complicated and when it’s about food specialties translated into English it can be even daunting. Do you […]


Redcurrant Syrup {Homemade Cordial Recipe}

by Helene Dsouza on August 23, 2014

Redcurrant Syrup {Homemade Cordial Recipe} www.masalaherb.com

We have been making Redcurrant (or Red currant) syrup/cordial since ever in Austria. My grandmother used to make it, our neighbors do and so on. Red Currant berry bushes are commonly growing in people’s garden’s in the Austrian alps so it’s not surprising that we are used to eat fresh redcurrants in our youth. By […]


Blueberry Jam Organic {Recipe with 2 ingredients}

by Helene Dsouza on August 13, 2014

Blueberry Jam Organic {Recipe with 2 ingredients} www.masalaherb.com

This is the end! The end of what you wonder? Well, you don’t need to fret, I am talking about the blueberry season. Yes I agree, it’s a pity but fortunately we can look forward to next year’s blueberry season and until then you can save this How to pick wild blueberry guide, so that […]


Paris in a day

by Helene Dsouza on August 6, 2014

Paris in a day | Masala Herb

So, I finally can say that I have seen Paris. It was getting ridiculous, considering that I had seen the whole rest of France except the french capital itself. My parents hadn’t taken us to see Paris as kids because of the city’s notorious criminal name and due to certain things that occurred to our […]