Farmer Christina and the Bramlhof farm
The cows and sheep of Christina’s Bramlhof are always allowed to open the alpine summer a bit earlier and move to the alpine pastures already at the beginning of June. They can´t say it with words, of course, but: at this time of year, you can immediately tell how excited the animals are that it’s finally time to go back to the mountain pastures. And not only them! Every May farmer Christina also wants to get into her hiking boots to head up the mountains with her family. The most beautiful time for hiking is early in the mornings when the sun rises and the only noise that can be heard is birdsong.
FIRST HIKE, THEN SNACK
In the summertime, Farmer Christina and her family love to spend every free minute in the Lungau region on the mountains. During every hike, they enjoy a picknick consisting of homemade rolls, apple muffins and waffles – for enough energy for the way back to the Bramlhof and the animals.
Our farmer Christina often bakes rolls, bread, waffles and also other sweet dishes for her guests and family. She knows everything about baking and also what it needs to create delicious alpine snacks. With a perfect picknick in your rucksack, hiking is even more fun. Perfectly in time with the alpine summer opening, farmer Christina shares her favorite baking recipes here.
The ingredients for 12 rolls
150 g lukewarm buttermilk
250 g lukewarm water
200 g whole wheat flour
300 g wholemeal spelt flour
10 g salt
10 g malt
10 g yeast
Poppy seeds and sesame seeds as topping
How to make the rolls
Pour the lukewarm water-buttermilk mixture into a mixing bowl. Add whole wheat flour, whole spelt flour, salt, baking malt, and yeast, and knead everything for 5 minutes with the help of a kneading machine to a smooth, medium-stiff yeast dough. Then let the dough rest for about 20 minutes. Divide the dough into 60 g pieces, form them into balls. Sprinkle the balls with water, sprinkle with a mixture of poppy seeds and sesame seeds, and bake at 210 degrees for about 20 minutes with plenty of steam.
RECIPE FOR WAFFLES
75 g soft butter
100 g whole wheat flour
8 g baking powder
40 g grated mountain cheese
2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
200 g sour cream
oil for waffle maker
How to make the waffles
Cream the butter until fluffy. Add the eggs and 1 pinch of salt and beat. Stir in flour, baking powder, cheese, parsley and 100 g of the sour cream. Season the batter with a little nutmeg and pepper. Preheat the waffle iron on medium heat and grease it. Pour the batter on the lower baking surface and bake waffles one by one for 2-3 minutes until golden. Stir remaining sour cream until smooth, refine with fresh herbs and serve with waffles.
Try another recipe from Christina.
The ingredients for 10 Muffins
120 g brown sugar
100 ml oil
150 g apples, grated with the peel
200 g wheat flour
8 g baking powder
50 g grated almonds
1 tsp cinnamon
How to make the apple muffins
Separate the eggs and beat their whites until stiff. Beat the yolks with the sugar until very foamy, then pour in the oil and mix well again. Then add the coarsely grated apples. Stir in the flour, baking powder, almonds, and cinnamon, and mix carefully with the beaten egg whites at the end. Fill the mixture into greased muffin cups and bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees (hot air) for about 30 minutes. Afterwards let them cool down well. Finally, sprinkle the finished muffins with powdered sugar.
Also try the recipe from Christinas first ever baked bread. Read more.
When Christina Bauer and her husband took over her in-laws’ farm, she wanted to offer her guests something special: freshly baked bread and sweet pastries. Because of her two children, the 30 sheep and the 40 cows, she has no time for sticky dough. That’s how her best recipes originated. Today she is the author of several baking books and a “Baking with Christina” healthy movement. With baking courses, the new baking world, her blog, and a growing community, Christina Bauer is now known far beyond Austria’s borders.