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Category: Sir John Stracey

B’Soffener Kapuziner, an Austrian Family favourite nut-based cake, liberally doused with Gluhwein from the Stracey Family Cookbook

         When I was growing up in Montreal, my family had an endless stream of visitors, most of whom had some connection to my parent’s time in Britain during the Second World War.  They were both volunteers—my father was a Major in the Canadian Army […]

The Stracey Family Recipe for Seville Orange Marmalade

         Today is another milestone in the life of Chewing the Fat. This is our first guest post!  It’s not, however, the first appearance of its authors, my dear “cousins”, Sir John and Lady Martha Stracey.  The bakers among you likely swooned […]

Three authentic Austrian cookie recipes from Her Ladyship, Martha Stracey

Three authentic Austrian cookie recipes from Her Ladyship, Martha Stracey

From top to bottom: Husaren-Krapferln (Cavalry Puff-balls) Marillenringe  (Apricot Rings)   Vanillekipferln (Vanilla Crescents) Lady Martha is a hands-on cook As Christmas approaches, the bakers come out in force looking for cookie recipes.  By my count, Andrew has 6 new soft cover cookie cookbooks  and magazines stacked up and ready […]