Ice Cream Torte with Fasnachtschiechle

Fasnacht (carnival) may be over in Basel but Fasnachtschiechli are still in the shops. Sandwich them with ice cream and slather with choccy sauce for this wicked frozen torte


Carnival is in the Air (again)

Around here in Basel, Alsace and Baden, Fasnacht or carnaval or Fasching (it all depends which country you’re in) is a big deal. You can tell carnival’s in the air when the houses sprout jolly carnivalesque figures on their roofs, and those gorgeous sugar-dusted, deep-fried wonders called Fasnachtskiechli or merveilles de Carnaval start popping up in the shops.