Ischler

Ischler

It is a part of our nature, here at Chill Out, to want to try something new from time to time and when talking about food and beverages a person can easily get bored with eating the same meals again and again.  Not to fear!  There is a whole world of flavor for you to explore out there.  Trying new things and different cuisines is an ideal way to expand your pallet. But the question that arises for many aspiring-foodies is what to try?  Something sweet is always an option and familiar tastes are always welcome, but perhaps with a twist or brought together in a different combination creating a new taste.  Ischler is a perfect example of this food-phenomenon.

 freshly dipped in chocolate

freshly dipped in chocolate

Living in Red Deer Alberta, one can find all kinds of different ethnic foods and meals to sample. However when trying to find quality desserts and sweets in the city it can be a very difficult task. When we talk about quality desserts, Ischler immediately comes in mind. Ischler is a type of cookie dating back to the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The cookie was first made for the Emperor Franz Joseph I, in the town of Bad Ischl in 1849.  Soon after that, it became very popular.  In fact people loved it so much that it became one of the most popular cookies in the Austrian-Hungarian lands.  

These cookies are still very popular and if you are living in Red Deer you are very lucky, because now they are available at Chill Out Café and Bakery. The Ischler's ingredients include butter, egg yolks, powdered sugar, dark chocolate and flour of course like many cakes and cookies these ingredients are sometimes adjusted to find new and fun ways to bring out new flavors in this delightful sweet treat. It's not compulsory for an Ischler to be chocolate it can instead be composed of different flavors. This cookie's center is filled with chocolate or they are dipped into it, either way, the Ischler is very delicious.

For many special occasions in Austrian and Hungarian households a plate of Ischler is present to entertain the guests and people enjoy these cookies a lot. These desserts are very famous among many Europeans. Ischler is a treat that you can never have enough of. It is fun to make, one needs to just mix all the ingredients according to the given instructions and bake them at 350 degrees Farenheit for around 12 to 15 minutes and the dough can be designed into different shapes, as preferred by the baker. When the dough is baked it can be filled with jam also, which gives it a different and delightful taste.

Now that Ischler is available at Chill Out Café and Bakery in Red Deer we would suggest that you come and give it a try, let its mesmerizing taste leave your mouth filled with joy. We predict you would surely fill a plate and offer it to your guests at your next occasion.

David Dinan

Hot Shoe Studio, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

His long-time love for photography started at an early age, transforming into more than just a hobby. With a young entrepreneurial spirit starting in High School, David opened a sign design company. He designed signage for companies like Cultures, Don Cherries Sports Bar & Restaurant, Play-It-Again Sports and many others. David decided to continue growing in his passion by attending Niagara College for Marketing, in Niagara Falls Canada. After school, David quickly found himself immersed in world of Real Estate, working with a few dynamic individuals that soon became his mentors for the next decade. Working from a two Realtor basement office, David assisted in the growth of the company to 130 agents. Then tragedy struck one of his mentors, and David took this as a sign to explore more of the world. This opened the door for opportunities. As David started to travel abroad, he found new challenges and opportunities involving another of his passions, scuba diving. This lead to many great adventures, however none as great as becoming part of the team at Bans Diving, the world’s leader in diving certifications, where David took on the role of Sales Manager and facilitated the Divemaster Program. David learned the scuba business from industry world leaders (similar to real estate); and this lead him to work as a Sales Manager for a scuba equipment distribution company in Indonesia in charge of Bali and many of the surrounding islands. There David implemented their largest campaign to date, set up new dealers and launched a new in-store marketing campaign. Now after many years of traveling David and his wife Jessica have returned to Canada and have made Red Deer, Alberta their home. Jessica is following her passion too, and working on achieving her Masters of Library Sciences, as David starts his next professional adventure by helping businesses like yours grow and exceed expectations. David aims to utilize his decades of experience in sales and marketing, to assist you in devising a personalized plan that will hone your business’s marketing potential and take it to new heights. Hot Shoe Studio will be officially open for business as of January 2016. If you have a need for marketing, are looking for a bit of advice or need to overhaul your entire business plan, let’s sit down. Together we will gauge your needs and wants and create a perfect plan to achieve your specific business goals.