Hi everyone, we’re here today to talk about food. Well we will go to see in detail two Swiss recipes that we have already seen previously during our trip to the state.
Today we offer you a savory recipe, Älplermagronen and a sweet one, Meitschibei.
As usual, let’s start immediately with the salty.
Älplermagronen is a dish consisting of pasta, potatoes, cream, cheese and onions. A true classic of Swiss cuisine. Having said that, let’s see its preparation. Pen in hand and let’s get started!
The ingredients for this dish are:
- 250 g of macaroni
- 400 g yellow potatoes
- 180 g of Ticino sausage or as a variant you can use speck in cubes
- 1 red onion
- 2 deciliters of skim cream
- 5 deciliters of vegetable broth (optional)
- 4 tablespoons of tomato puree
- 60 g of grated Gruyère
- Salt and pepper
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
Let’s see the procedure:
1. Peel and chop the onion. Then remove the intestines of the Ticino sausage and crumble it with your hands to add it to the dough. If you have chosen diced speck, add it directly to the chopped onion.
2. Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the onions. Then add the pieces of Ticino sausage (or speck) and cook until golden brown. After that you can put it all aside.
3. Wash and peel the potatoes. Then cut them into cubes of about 5 cm.
4. Boil the broth, cream and tomato puree in a saucepan. Add the diced potato you cut before and then add the macaroni. Cook for about 10 minutes or at least until the pasta is al dente and the liquid absorbed.
5. Once this is done, remove everything from the heat and add the Gruyère cheese and mix well. You just have to add the Ticinese sausage cubes made at the beginning of the recipe and let it rest in a pot closed with the lid for about 5 minutes.
After this last process, your dish is ready to be served.
By clicking on the link, we offer you an explanatory video of the recipe process.
Here we are at the dessert. Let’s present it and immediately after we’ll see the ingredients.
Meitschibei is a dessert made of puff pastry, shaped like a horseshoe or “woman’s legs” as the name suggests. The filling is a delicious mixture of hazelnuts, sugar, cinnamon and candied fruit.
For the shortcrust pastry (if you don’t want to make it you can opt for the pre-prepared puff pastry):
- 160 g butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg for brushing
- 1 cube of yeast
- 600 g flour
- 200 ml milk
- 1 pinch of salt
- 60 g sugar
For the stuffing:
- 500 g ground hazelnuts
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 400 g sugar
Now let’s see the procedure:
1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk and let it rest for 30 minutes.
2. Mix the flour, butter, sugar, salt, egg and dissolved yeast and then knead. Let the dough rest for 1 hour until it doubles in volume.
3. For the filling mix the hazelnuts, the remaining sugar and the cinnamon with a little water until you get a thick mass.
4. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut it into 18×7 cm strips. Put some filling on the long side, brush the edges of the dough with water, roll them and press the ends together.
5. Form horseshoes and arrange them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and brush the beaten egg over them.
6. Finally bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 30 minutes.
Here, your dessert is ready to be eaten!
Let us know your thoughts on this recipe. If you liked it or not, if you already knew it or if you have recreated it or you would like to. We are curious to read your opinions.
A big kiss to everyone.
50 thoughts on “Swiss recipes: Älplermagronen and Meitschibei”
So so yummy this recipe, I’m saving this for my weekend baking fun, can’t wait to enjoy this tasty recipe. Cheers Siennylovesdrawing
Oh we love the idea of spending the weekend baking something! Sounds fun 😀
I never heard of this recipe but i am hungry now! I will be trying this Alplermagronen this week, it looks delicious!
Fantastic!! The preparation is not difficult, you can do it!
I have never heard of this dish before, and I wanted to make it because of how it has my favorite things, pasta and potatoes! It also did not disappoint! Thank you for the recipe!
You’re welcome 🙂 Pasta and potatoes are a classic, simple and delightful.
These look so yummy. When I get free time I’m going to try it. Thank you for sharing!
Hi, we’re happy you appreciated the recipes 🙂
I want to try making it right now! It looks simple enough to try and copy and definitely delicious! Thanks for the lovely idea
Yes, we can confirm. Have fun making it but above all to eat what you’ve made 😉
Ammetto di non conoscere per nulla la cucina svizzera, ma questi piatti mi hanno molto incuriosito. 🙂
Sembrano deliziosi e soprattutto l’articolo è ben scritto e molto dettagliato. Grazie 🙂
Ciao, siamo contenti di sapere che ti è piaciuto l’articolo 😀 😀
La cucina svizzera ha diversi piatti tipici che conquistano i palati di chi assaggia le pietanze.
Meitschibei has been described so well by you with detailed explanations and tips. Though the name sounds tricky the preparation has been simplified by you through the post
It’s our goal to make it easy for everyone and you feedback makes us so proud!! Thanks ❤
I have never heard of this recipe before, but it looks delicious. It also looks really easy to make! I want to make it!
Yes, you can do it. It’s easy and fun to make!
Piccola curiosità: tu sei della Svizzera? Perché sai moltissime cose e mi stai aprendo davvero un mondo su uno stato che ho così vicino e poco conosco!
No, siamo italiani ahahah Siamo molto felici però di sapere che stai apprezzando i nostri articoli 😀 – Amalia
Uhhh credevo che l’ÄLPLERMAGRONEN fosse più complesso come preparazione! Potrei sfruttare gli ultimi giorni freddi per provarlo, adoravo mangiarlo in Svizzera! Grazie!
Il nome è un programma e potrebbe anche spaventare ahahah Poi scopri che non è così complesso preparalo e ti tenta di più.
This just looks absolutely delicious and something even I can attempt to make.
Try costs nothing and plus you have a menu for a day ahahah
This recipe looks delicious and looks easy to prepare. Thanks for your generosity in sharing this recipe with us.
It’s our pleasure to share the recipes of the places we review 🙂
I haven’t ever had either of these but they both sound and look delicious! I can’t wait to try them both.
After you made them, let us know. We’re curious 😀
Wow, I’ve never had either of these and both look delicious. Älplermagronen would be our kind of dinner!
Good idea! Your dinner will be delish and with a touch of Switzerland 😉
I never heard of this recipe but I am certainly going to try it!
Yes! Show us the pics then 🙂
This is definitely a new cuisine for me. But the ingredients sound delicious. And they don’t seem to difficult to make.
A new approach to a new cuisine is a way to improve your skills!
This is a new meal for me. I would desire to try this one day!
If you don’t have the chance to eat them in Switzerland you may always follow the recipes and try to prepare them 🙂
What interesting dishes! I have never heard of Meitschibei before – and it sounds like it would taste really neat. I’ll have to expand my knowledge and try these out.
Exactly! Making them is a good way to improve your skills and knowledges!
Quando si parla di cibo sono sempre interessata, e queste ricette che non conoscevo sembrano tanto golose!
Ci fa piacere averti stuzzicato l’attenzione e la fame ahahah
I like that it uses Gruyère Cheese. I bet my family would enjoy this recipe.
There is only one solution to see if you are right and you know how hahaha
I am going to try both the recipes . They look so delicious and easy to follow too!
Yes! The result will be amazing 🙂
Two very different and unique recipes which I can’t wait to try to make for my family. Wish me luck!
We wish you luck but we’re pretty sure the final result will be awesome! Just follow the easy recipes and have fun eating the meals 🙂
La ricetta di Älplermagronen vorrei assolutamente provarla visto che contiene tutti ingredienti di cui vado ghiotta, come patate e formaggi. Un’ottima alternativa per consumarli.
I passaggi semplici, gli ingredienti sono facili da trovare e come ben dici, questo è anche un buon modo per consumarli.
Mi è venuta fame assurdo! Le proverò a fare in questi giorni, grazie per la ricetta! Amo tra l’altro i dolci svizzeri.
Ottimo! Per noi è un piacere averti motivato con questo post a provare le ricette 😀
Sulla pasta, passo per via del groviera, ma il dolce proverei volentieri riproporlo. Non conosco molto i piatti tipici della svizzera a mi avete sicuramente incuriosita con questi due!
Come per tutte le pietanze bisogna assaggiarle per comprenderne a fondo il gusto e poi è sempre un modo per entrare in contatto con la cultura di un posto, in questo caso la Svizzera.