Girl Meets Bulgaria

Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)


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Sacher Torte: Vienna’s Famous Sweet Treat

Historical Cafe Sacher
Vienna is well known for a few different foods, but Sacher Torte takes the cake (literally). The “Original Sacher Torte” (or Sachertorte, as it is spelled locally) is still served at the five star Hotel Sacher and the adjacent Cafe Sacher. Stepping through the front doors of this opulent café feels like stepping back in time; the period decor is beautiful and the white tie service was really fun to experience–although I felt very under dressed in jeans and a long sleeved shirt!

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Oreo Truffle Balls & Pumpkin Muffins

This past weekend I got together with some friends for a pot luck.

I volunteered to make Oreo Truffle Balls. I have made them quite a bit in the past and people always love them.

I don’t know where I originally got the recipe, somewhere online I am sure. Over the past few years of making them I have tweaked the recipe a bit and figured out what does and doesn’t work.

My favorite thing about them is how elegant they can look with not too much effort. They aren’t as easy as just popping a box cake into the oven, but they aren’t much harder! Continue reading