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Top 12 Most Popular German Sausages
Introducing the most common German sausages. They are all delicious and the cause of much national pride. A sausage recipe from a certain area is a closely guarded secret and the sausage as beloved as the town’s soccer team.
How to Make Homemade German Sauerkraut in a...
German Sauerkraut can be made at home with very little equipment. Homemade sauerkraut is very nutritious and is easy to make. Make German sauerkraut with this simple recipe in a few weeks at home.
How to Make Kartoffelpuffer (German Potato...
German potato pancakes are often eaten outdoors at weekly markets and carnevals. In Germany, they are served with a side of applesauce, but you can also serve them with sour cream and smoked salmon. Try this easy recipe for German potato pancakes next time you long for Germany and her food.
10 Delicious German Bread Recipes for Your Home...
With these bread recipes you can bake like they do in the Old Country. Many different kinds of bread recipes are listed, all original. Try rye bread, whole wheat and vollkornbrot recipes, baked at home in a regular oven.
German Pork Jaegerschnitzel with Creamy...
Jaegerschnitzel is a popular way to serve pork, veal or chicken cutlets. Jaegerschnitzel means Hunter's Cutlets, where pork schnitzel is quick cooked and served with a creamy mushroom sauce. Jaeger Schnitzel is a quick and easy German dish.
How and When to Make Rumtopf Fruit
Spring and summer is the time to start your Rumtopf, fruit preserved with sugar and rum which is eaten in winter.
How to Make Real German Soft Pretzels at Home
Brezeln are eaten often in Germany and one of the popular snacks for in-between meals. Unlike in the
How to Make Traditional Viennese Apple Strudel...
Making Austrian apple strudel from scratch is not difficult. Traditional apple strudel can be time-consuming, but the skill level needed is moderate. Austrian or German apple strudel contains apples, raisins, rum, almonds, bread crumbs, lots of butter, and strudel dough. Try your hand at old-fashioned apple strudel.
Can you put bread back in the oven if it is...
How to fix a bread that is underdone. Baking bread at home
How to Make Swiss Roesti (Potato Pancakes): An...
Making Roesti is very easy and requires just butter, potatoes and salt. This step by step guide to making roesti is made with raw potatoes, although some people insist on using day-old cooked potatoes. Swiss Roesti is a national dish of Switzerland.
Try a Popular German Dish: Cheese Spaetzle...
Cheese Spaetzle seems to be a popular dish in Germany and no wonder. The caramelized onions in Cheese Spaetzle make it slightly sweet, the gruyere cheese is nutty and the fresh noodles are great. Easy to make, but time consuming, this casserole is a good meatless alternative or a side dish to simple pork. Make Kaesespaetzle on a day when you are busy in the kitchen anyway. It's a foolproof casserole.
Traditional Wiener Schnitzel in Less Than 30...
Simple flavors are at the heart of a Wiener Schnitzel. Breaded veal, chicken or pork is fried and served with fresh lemon juice. This traditional Austrian recipe was first mentioned in an 1884 cookbook by name and traditionally calls for veal cutlets and lard. It is served with lemon slices, butter lettuce salad, and potato salad or French fries.
Apple, leek, red pepper tart topped with...
A cross between a tart and a quiche, apple, leek, red pepper, gruyere cheese pieces are topped with cashews wrapped in a whole wheat crust.
How to Make Basic German-Style Meat Patties
Here is a basic recipe for German, fried, meat patties. Frikadellen, Buletten, Fleischpflanzln. German recipes for meat patties often contain day-old rolls, chopped bacon, fresh herbs, caraway and sometimes chopped pickles.
22 Traditional German Meat Dishes: Chicken,...
Simple German recipes for authentic dinners. Pork, chicken and beef are featured main dishes for easy German food. Roast recipes, stir fry recipes and hamburger recipes are included.
How to Bake With Dry, Instant, or Fresh Yeast
How to use active dry yeast, instant yeast and fresh yeast interchangeably in bread and yeasted cake recipes. Baking with yeast is simple, both fresh and dry yeast measurements are explained.
German Kitchen Products
German manufacture is a mark of quality in kitchen products as elsewhere. German kitchen equipment is often superior to other country's products. Here is a short list of German cooking equipment that you might like to try and why they are better.
Bauernbrot - A Recipe for German Farmer's Bread
So far, this is one of the easiest recipes for recreating the German bread experience. This bread uses
Creamy Cucumber Salad with Dill
Here's a simple German cucumber salad dressed with sour cream and dill. Sliced very thin, cucumber salad is a wonderful side dish for fried fish or to Abendbrot. Try this cucumber salad recipe for dinner.
Boiled eggs & potatoes served in a 5 herb...
A large platter of hard boiled eggs and potatoes smothered in a creamy 5 herb stemming sauce with red cabbage tossed in a white balsamic vinaigrette.
Vollkornbrot with Sourdough Starter - Whole Rye...
Vollkornbrot is a rye bread from Germany. Using a sourdough starter and whole rye berries, this is as close as you can get to Vollkornbrot without getting on an airplane. Easy to make - although it has a 16 hour fermentation the other steps are simple.
How to Make Homemade Quark - German Quark Made...
Make homemade quark and save money. With no special equipment, you can have real quark with no fillers, no preservatives, and with that special quark taste. Use quark on bread, for desserts, or eat it with fruit.
Cucumber-Dill Salad
Cucumbers and dill make a great combination, but this salad is tasty with just cucumbers, too. Serves 4.
German Plum Dumplings
Zwetschgenknoedel are German plum dumplings which are simmered in water and served as a midday meal or for dessert.
How to Make Traditional Swiss Bircher Muesli...
Bircher Muesli is the original muesli recipe developed by a 20th century physician.
Schweinshaxe: A Hearty Bavarian Ham Hock Dinner
Ham hocks have many names in German: Eisbein, Hachse, Haxe or Stelze. A German recipe for roasting pork knuckles or ham hocks is found here. This Bavarian recipe is called Schweinshaxe and they cook it in the oven, which turns the skin into a delectable crust.
German Cabbage Rolls - Simple and Classic...
Here is a basic, easy recipe for German Cabbage Rolls like you would have for lunch in a German Kantine or at Mutti's house. The flavors are kept simple, as these cabbage rolls are a real comfort food. This recipe for Kohlrouladen, or German cabbage rolls, loans itself to many variations and you can add spices to make it your own.
An Austrian Recipe for Plum Jam
Powidl is not just a recipe for plum jam to spread on your toast. It is used as a filling in many Austrian recipes such as Powidltascherln or Germknoedel. Also called Pflaumenmuss or Zwetschgenmuss or marmalade, plum butter is made by cooking plums for several hours until thick.
Your Whipped Cream Dessert Might Need a...
Whipped cream stabilizer is very beneficial to home bakers and cooks. A stabilizer allows cream to be used as frosting or in desserts which are prepared ahead of time. It keeps the cream from separating. Find out about several different kinds here.
Introduction to Germany and German Food
Germany is a land full of culinary delights. In the middle of Western Europe, it’s at the same latitude as Newfoundland; the summer nights are long and inviting while wintertime is cold and snowy. The Christian calendar is a map for German social events and there is always a celebration going on somewhere. German history plays a roll in the development of the German kitchen.
7 Complete German Dinner Menus: From Entrees to...
From easy German recipes to the more complicated, here are many ideas for making the most of German recipes and flavors.
Make Your Own German Oktoberfest Meal with...
Oktoberfest is not just about beer, it also has its food specialties which you should try. Many of the foods found at Oktoberfest can be found at Jahresmaerkte, Kirmes and Weihnachtsmaerkte too.
Flammkuchen Recipe - Alsatian Pizza
Flammkuchen baked in Alsace (der Elsass) is a pizza-like dish with rich sour cream as the sauce and bacon and onions as the topping.
Make these adorable decorated bunny shaped...
Popular in Germany bakeries at Easter time, these adorable bunny rabbit shaped breads are an easy and fun idea to make and decorate at home.
German Hard Rolls - Brötchen Recipe -...
Roll recipes are a little more time intensive than bread recipes, that's why they are a traditional German weekend breakfast food. Most of the time creating crispy German rolls is hands-off, however, leaving you time to do other things around the house or cook the rest of the meal.
15 Tips for Better Bakery-Style Homemade Bread
Bread baking 101. Are your bread baking attempts working? Satisfied with you loaves? Read through these bread baking tips for the home hearth and your next loaf could be fantastic. Tips for baking bread that you may never have thought of.
Austrian Germknoedel: Steamed Sweet Jam-Filled...
Germknoedel, or Sweet Austrian Dumplings are made from a sweet yeast dough wrapped around plum butter and steamed. These Austrian Dumplings are served with butter or vanilla sauce and poppy seeds crushed with sugar for lunch. Also known as
Apfelkuchen Recipe - Wiener Apple Cake
You can buy German apple cake in a bakery or make it yourself, where the smells of baking apples and lemon will brighten your house. This popular apple cake recipe is considered standard for many bakeries and cafes, but it is simple to make at home with ingredients from the grocery store.
How to Make Traditional German Butter Cake
This is a German recipe for a very simple, yeasted coffee cake. This German cake is loved by many and very easy to make. Traditionally, it is served in the afternoon, but you can serve it for your morning coffee break or even breakfast. Written in English, it is an easy recipe to follow.
Step by Step Guide to Preparing Fresh Carp for...
The start of a step-by-step guide to turning the common carp, often called grass carp, into a meal. How to filet a fish.
How to Make a Great German Rotkohl (Cooked Red...
Many German cabbage recipes start with a glass of red cabbage or sauerkraut from the store. This cooked red cabbage recipe is a simple way to make great Rotkohl from scratch. Try this homemade red cabbage recipe for your next Sunday dinner.
Beer Brats - Bratwurst Poached in Beer
Beer Brats - an American tradition born of German immigrants. Popular in Wisconsin, learn how to make authentic beer brats.
Homemade Mustard Pickles from Germany
If you have a soft spot for "Senfgurken" then try this homemade pickle recipe with mustard, dill and
Quark - How to Make It and Where to Get It
Quark is a soured-milk, fresh cheese product which is gaining popularity in the US because of its versatility. You can eat it straight like cottage cheese, on bread, for dessert and bake with it.
German-English Measurements and Equivalents
A list of German measurements explained in English and their equivalents.
Large Meat-Filled Ravioli - German Style
Ravioli from Swabia make for a wonderful meal. Try them in broth, like wonton soup, or browned in butter, German ravioli are delicious and satisfying mealtime treats. This is a basic recipe for German Maultaschen.
Viennese Apple Strudel is the Traditional...
A step by step guide to making an Austrian Strudel dough, rolling it out and filling it. This step by step guide has accompanying photos to help you understand the traditional strudel pastry of Austria. When made correctly, this strudel pastry is light and crispy and compliments the filling. Traditional apple strudel and filling is shown.
How to Make Austrian Sweet Pancake Dessert with...
Kaiserschmarren is an Austrian pancake which you may have ordered at a ski resort once. This Austrian recipe is a classic sweet dinner from flour (Mehlspeise) and often served at the midday meal. Kaiserschmarrn is a delicious, sweetened pancake with raisins commonly cooked in Austria and Bavaria.
How to Make a Simple German Rice Pudding
German rice pudding, or Milchreis, is a sweet German main dish that is served to children. Milchreis is made with milk, short grain rice, sugar and vanilla or cinnamon flavorings. German rice pudding is usually served with cinnamon and sugar, cherry or other fruit compote.
Soft German Pretzels
Follow these steps to create authentic-tasting German pretzels. This recipe plus step by step, illustrated instructions will make you a pretzel maker pro. Learn about the history and significance of pretzels in Germany.
Eisbein - Recipe for Simmered Pig Knuckles
Eisbein salted pig knuckles hocks german cured meats dinner recipe simmered pork
German Beef Roulade with Sour Pickles and Bacon
German Roulades are thin slices of beef often rolled sour pickle and mustard, onion and bacon. Learn How to make them in this guide.
Can You Eat the Rind?
Cheese rind develops over time with salt baths and other treatments. Some rind is edible. Find out which ones you can eat.
How to Make Zigeunerschnitzel (German Hot...
Zigeunersauce is made with brightly colored bell peppers, ground Hungarian paprika and tomato paste.
Make Your Loved Ones German Honey Gingerbread...
Make German Gingerbread Hearts or Lebkuchenherzen at home and give them to your sweethearts. Large gingerbread hearts hang from ribbons and are decorated with royal icing. Homemade gingerbread hearts are fun and easy to make.
Pan-Fried Seasoned German Cottage Potatoes with...
German restaurants serve Bratkartoffeln with everything from fish to Schweinehachse. At home, we can achieve restaurant-quality pan fried potatoes with a little patience and a lot of butter. Try these pan fried potatoes next time you want a simple, but filling side dish.
How to Prepare Kohlrabi
What is kohlrabi and how do you cook it? German kohlrabi is related to cabbage. Fresh kohlrabi can be eaten raw or cooked, as a side dish, shown in this step by step, or in a stew. Kohlrabi has a cabbage smell and taste and is a great alternative to cabbage or turnips, as it is high in vitamins and minerals.
Bavarian Bread Dumplings - Semmelknoedel -...
Semmelknödel is a true, Bavarian comfort food from Germany. This German dumpling is easy to make and does not require planning ahead. Traditional German dumplings go well with gravies, cream sauces and soups.
Everything a Baker Should Know about Yeast
Many home bakers know that yeast will make their bread rise, but don't know the effect of temperature, salt or time on their end product. Yeast biology and history is discussed as pertains to baking and helpful tips are given regarding yeast use. Yeast is easy to use and bread is delicious when baked at home.
3 Kinds of No-Knead Bread: A Picture Guide to...
A comparison of three, no-knead bread techniques and their results in photos. Jim Lahey's technique for no-knead bread, as well as Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois' Boule recipe together with King Arthur Flour recipe for 100% whole wheat sandwich loaf.
Kid-Friendly Food: German 'Spaghetti' Ice Cream...
Spaghettieis is an ice cream sundae which you can recreate at home. Spaghetti Eis, once found only in German ice cream parlors, is an easy German specialty with a large fun factor. Vanilla ice cream is pressed through a potato ricer and drizzled with strawberry sauce and white chocolate flakes to simulate noodles, tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese.
How to Make Bavarian Potato Dumplings
Potato Dumplings are a traditional German recipe. Round and firm, they are often served with roasted meats.
Mixed Drinks in Germany
Here is a list of the most common mixed drinks served in Germany to wash down that wonderful roast and potatoes.
The Many Types of European-Style Butter and...
What is European-style butter and how is it made? How do I use European-style butter? Where can I buy European style butter in the United States? Find the answers here!
Make Traditional Puff Pastry at Home - Easy...
Here's a make-ahead, easy Danish puff pastry dough recipe. Learn how to make flaky Danish puff pastry with my easy recipe steps. Make a flaky puff pastry dough now and freeze some for later for any special occasion.
The Secret to Just-Right Soft-Boiled Eggs
How to cook soft boiled eggs for breakfast. Egg soft boiled is one of the easier breakfast dishes found all over Germany most mornings. This how to will show you how to cook a perfect soft boiled egg.
Cost of Bread Baking - How Much Does Bread...
If people are baking bread every week, they naturally think about the cost. Does it cost more to bake bread at home or let a bakery do it? Are there other reasons to bake your own bread? Bread baking at home has reasonable costs associated with it. It is not nearly as expensive as you might think.
Recipe for Kasseler - German Cured and Smoked...
Ever wonder how to make German smoked meat? Cured and smoked meat is a tradition in German cuisine and is often served with sauerkraut and kale. Make smoked meat yourself with this simple recipe for German Kasseler or smoked pork.
Easy Barbecue Recipe for German Schwenkbraten -...
Easy German barbecues are a fun way to mix up your next summer party. Try an easy German marinated pork schnitzel recipe for your next BBQ. This schnitzel recipe is marinated for a day or more and ready to go when the coals are.
German Potato Noodles - Badische Schupfnudeln
Homemade German potato noodles called Schupfnudeln are a specialty from Baden, near the border with France. Commonly served with sauerkraut and bacon or sweet, with poppy, melted butter and sugar.
Nuernberger Lebkuchen - Recipe for German...
Nuernberger Lebkuchen is very popular in Germany around Christmas time. Spicy gingerbread that goes well with coffee or tea is easy to make at home.
German Spargel: Prepare White Asparagus Like a...
German white asparagus is the traditional type of asparagus grown in Germany. Cooking and serving white asparagus is easy and fun. Spring is the traditional time to serve white asparagus. How to peel white asparagus.
German Seed Bread - Dreikernebrot
This 100% whole wheat and seed bread uses the epoxy bread-making method. The recipe makes one large free-standing hearth loaf and replicates German bread baking at home. If you are searching for a way to have your traditional German bread outside of Germany, this recipe may help satisfy your craving for chewy bread with a good crust
Almond Milk Pudding Recipe
Almond pudding recipe made with almond milk, thickened with cornstarch and served with a fruit sauce.
Sourdough Starter
Sourdough takes a very important place in the hearts and minds of Germans. Most bread in Germany is a sourdough, some are very sour. Sourdough breads do not go stale as fast as non-soured breads and some people think that they are better for the digestion. To make German bread at home, you will want to try your hand with a sourdough starter.
Buying German Bread Outside of Germany
Finding real German bread outside of Germany is not a fool's errand. Short of baking it yourself, here is a short list of contacts for ordering German bread online. Or buy German bread really fresh, at a store in your area.
Vanilla Sauce for Dumplings, Strudel, and Cake
A thin custard sauce made with milk, thickened with eggs and flavored with vanilla.
A Picture Book of German Kuchen - Traditional...
It's easier to pick out which German cake to bake when you can see it in a photo. These photos of German kuchen should give you an idea of which cake you want to make. Make a German cake today.
German Flour Dumplings with Vanilla Sauce -...
German Dumplings made with yeast are one of those great traditional German recipes, sweetened with fruit compote and vanilla sauce. Just like Oma's recipe.
Apfelkrapfen - Apple Fritter Recipe
Apfelkrapfen are slices of apple covered with a batter and fried. Serve with sugar and cinnamon or vanilla sauce for a delicious lunch.
Black Forest Bread - Schwarzwaelder Kruste
This is a German bread recipe with 20% light rye and 80% wheat flour. A German bread recipe with a sourdough and overnight sponge and lots of Old-World flavor.
Making Sauerbraten: German Marinated Beef Roast...
A recipe for sauerbraten, this recipe marinates the meat in buttermilk for 48 hours and then cooks it in red wine. German sauerbraten is a delicious treat for a family dinner or a church supper. Try this sauerbraten recipe next time you are in the mood for something special.
Making Air Cured Ham - Dried and Smoked Pork...
Learn how to make an air dried ham or loin like they do in the Old Country. Salt curing is followed by smoking and then air drying for weeks to months.
German Sausage with Curry Ketchup - Currywurst
The number one German fast food is Currywurst, or grilled sausage with curry flavored ketchup. Although you can buy curry ketchup in Germany, you have to make it yourself in other countries. Berliner currywurst is a pork sausage which resembles a hot dog, while other cities might use bratwurst.
How to Make Homemade Crusty Whole Grain Oatmeal...
A 100% wholegrain bread recipe for whole wheat enthusiasts. Oatmeal lends a little sweetness to homemade bread. No sourdough and an overnight leavening process make this bread sweet and easy to eat
Stir Up Spargelsuppe: Creamy White Asparagus Soup
This white asparagus soup is made from puréed asparagus and broth, with some cream added. This is a springtime German delicacy and can be made with inexpensive asparagus, since the vegetables are puréed and not served whole. It's delicate aroma starts off a German meal just right.
Austrian Souffle Dessert Recipe - Salzburger...
Created in the 17th century by Salome Alt, the mistress of the archbishop of Salzburg, this souffl├ę is
Recipes Using Sourdough Starter
After feeding your sourdough with flour, you may have an excess of starter which you have to throw out if you don't have time to bake bread. Or do you? This quick coffeecake is one of many recipes using sourdough starter which is fun, too. Flour, sugar and eggs, along with a little cinnamon and cardamom, go well with sourdough flavors and are not too sweet.
Savory Greek Yogurt Cucumber Recipe - Tsatsiki
A yogurt cucumber sauce with lots of garlic and olive oil is a traditional Greek tzatziki recipe which is often made and served in Germany. Yogurt cucumber sauce goes well with fried eggplant or zucchini and on falafel and gyros. Yogurt cucumber sauce is spelled Tsatsiki in German.
A white Wine drenched sauerkraut, bratwurst....
A German style savory pie containing white wine drenched sauerkraut with smoked bacon pieces, bratwurst and cheese.
Traditional German Asparagus Recipes for Spring
A list of German recipes for asparagus. Traditional uses for white asparagus are delightful. Old-fashioned German recipes taste good. German asparagus recipe collection.
Recipe for Rye Bread with Sourdough - Roggenbrot
This rye sourdough bread is started with rye flour and finished with bread flour after an overnight sponge. Additional yeast is necessary for a good rise in this rye bread recipe. A 70% hydration, 1.9% salt as well as barley malt syrup round out this tart rye sourdough bread.
Hungarian Spiced Beef and Pork Stew with...
Use Hungarian paprika to make this simple beef and pork goulash with sauerkraut. Hot and spicy beef stew is made with two kinds of paprika, sharp and sweet. A great German potluck stew, this goulash is easy to make and eat.
Apple Butter Recipe - Low Sugar - Pennsylvania...
Make Apple Butter from scratch with this simple recipe. Make your own tasty and delicious apple butter while learning food preservation techniques our forefathers used. Apples are cooked down with spices until thick.
Homemade Oatmeal Bread - Whole Grain Bread from...
Oatmeal lends a little sweetness to homemade bread. Try this homemade bread for breakfast or serve it with a hearty vegetable or lentil soup. Toasted, this oatmeal bread tastes great, too.
Making Spaetzle
Spaetzle is not hard to make, but it can be a bit time-consuming when done completely by hand. Here, I make Spaetzle using a Spaetzle Board and special knife. I also show it made with a colander.
Savory spicy German meatballs with caraway seeds
Recipe for Savory Spicy German Meatballs with Caraway Seeds
German Potato Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing
German potato salad in a warm bacon vinaigrette is an easy, traditional recipe to try. There is no mayonnaise in this made-from-scratch potato salad so it's a perfect picnic salad. The simple sweet-sour dressing is delicious and the bacon adds a salty counterpoint.
German Baking Powder
German baking powder is usually single-acting and is not equivalent to American, double acting baking powder. Dr. Oetker developed and marketed German baking powder with a proprietary blend of sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate and cornstarch. How to use baking powder.
Frankfurt's Famous Green Sauce - Sour Cream and...
The famous Green Sauce, or Grüne Soβe, from Germany is not limited to the Frankfurter area, although they have co-opted the EU rights to the product. Green Sauce is served cold, and made up of sour cream, oil and herbs. Seven traditional herbs are called for: chervil, parsley, borage, garden cress, salad burnet, common sorrel, and chives.
How to make a sunken sour cherry cake
Sour cherries, almond and chocolate come together in this cake for the perfect dessert.
Sweet German Pancakes with Sugar and Lemon -...
German pancakes are thin crepes, whether for rolling around fillings or cutting thin and adding to soups as a garnish. Pancakes are very popular for dinner and snack time because they are quick to make and satisfying. Easy German pancakes can be made instead of Abendbrot.
German-Style Oxtail Soup - Recipe for Gebundene...
Bourgeois German Restaurants often serve this soup as a first course, because it is considered a classy soup. Oxtail soup is a wonderful gourmet treat for the holidays, containing many layers of flavors. Although it takes several hours to simmer, it can be made ahead, freeing up time in the kitchen on the big day.
What is in Lebkuchen Spices? How to Make...
Learn how to mix your own Lebkuchen spices with this recipe. Makes enough spice mix for several batches of cookies. Make, do not buy, your Lebkuchen spices.
Cream Dressing for Lettuce Salad
A simple salad dressing for lettuce salads. German salad dressing is often very easy with few ingredients. Try this dressing with sweet butter lettuce for a continental taste treat.
Black Forest Spaetzle - Sparrow Dumplings
This traditional German recipe makes old-style, Black Forest noodles. Their irregular shape gives them their name, little sparrows. The noodle recipe is not hard to make and tastes a lot better than dried, store bought. You can use a potato ricer, spätzle press, spätzle board, colander or even a slotted spoon to form your noodles.
German Tea Culture and Preparation
All about preparing and drinking German tea, including a description of the East Frisian Tea Ceremony also known as the Ostfrisische Teezeremonie. History of German Tea.
German Flädlesuppe - Broth With Pancake...
A southern German recipe, Flaedlesuppe is a traditional, broth garnished with strips of pancakes. This easy soup recipe calls for broth laced with fresh herbs and vegetables and a noodle-like garnish out of thin strips of crepes. A type of chicken noodle soup that is easy to make and fun to eat.
Bee Sting Cake: German Cream Filled Honey Cake...
Bienenstich or Bee Sting Cake can take on many different forms. Bienenstich has a lovely honey, almond candy topping a honey flavored cake and is filled with cream. You may bake Bienenstich as a German sheet cake or in a springform pan. Fill it with whipped cream, or a whipped cream and pudding mix, or just pudding. The cake base is made with baking powder or yeast.
Burnt Sugar Almonds - Gebrannte Mandeln from...
Not often found in the US, burnt sugar almonds are called "gebrannte Mandeln" in German and are most
Eiskaffee Recipe - Coffee and Ice Cream
Eiskaffee is found in most ice cream parlors in Germany. This recipe for Coffee and Ice Cream, Eiskaffee, attempts to recreate the flavor and feeling of a sidewalk café in Germany. Its not-too-sweet mixture of cold coffee, ice cream and whipped cream is more of an adult treat than a kid's sundae.
Potato Salad from Swabia - Schwäbische...
A nice change from potato salads with mayonnaise, this German potato salad recipe uses beef broth, vinegar and onions for the dressing. Potato salad goes with everything from bratwurst to hamburgers, so get cooking!
Sautéed Mushrooms with Garlic Sauce -...
This recipe (Marktchampignons in KnoblauchsosseJust) is just like the mushrooms you buy at the German market stands.
Setting Up a German Grill - How to Grill...
Want a little variety at your next barbecue? Try making and using a German Schwenker, a grill suspended over hot coals from a tripod. Here, we show you how to set up a German barbecue with a western flare. Even out here on the prairie, you can find real German tastes and experiences.
Homemade Sourdough Starter
A true sourdough starter is flour and water which is exposed to the microorganisms in the air, either outside or inside the house. It starts growing in 2-3 days.
Cheesecake with Quark - Kaesekuchen
A recipe for German cheesecake using quark for the cheese. The cookie crust on this German cheesecake is not too sweet, but you can also substitute your favorite graham cracker crust if you like. A German specialty, this cheesecake recipe can use yogurt cheese instead of quark and achieve good results.
Braised Beef in Wine and Vinegar - Rhinelä...
Even inexpensive cuts of beef can taste delicious when treated right. An old trick of marinating beef in vinegar, wine and spices for several days is a popular dish today, because it has a sweet and sour note all through the meat and sauce. I was also a good way of preserving meat.
German Potato Varieties
Looking for a specific potato to make your German recipes? Look no further. Here is a list of the most popular types of German potatoes and their equivalent American counterparts. How to choose a potato that is right for your special German recipe.
Smoke Your Own Bacon - German Cured and Smoked...
How to cure and smoke bacon for use in German recipes. Simple instructions for curing and smoking a fresh side of bacon.
Spent Grain Bread Recipe
Make a loaf of spent grain bread from left-overs from the beer-brewing process. You can add spent grain to almost any bread recipe. Here is one recipe for using spent grain.
Tip and Tricks for Baking the Best Homemade...
A description of flour types and their uses. Which flour is best for bread baking? How to read a bread recipe. Page 2.
Gruenkohl und Pinkel - Kale and Sausage - North...
Try cooked kale and sausage as a winter comfort food. Germans celebrate winter with a "Gruenkohlfahrt",
Alsatian Apple Cake
Alsace lies on the border of Germany and France and has a wonderful culinary tradition mixing both German and French cuisines. This apple cake recipe is very popular in German kitchens due to its ease and high success rate. It combines two popular tastes, apples and vanilla cream for a crowd-pleasing recipe.
Pickled Eggs - German Soleier Recipe
Popular in pubs, pickled eggs or Soleier are easy to make and can be kept for two weeks in the refrigerator. Hard boiled eggs are laid in vinegar, salt and spices to make Soleier, a German recipe.
Homemade German Gingerbread - How to Make...
Making German specialties such as gingerbread of Lebkuchen is not hard and you can be successful with no special ingredients. Homemade soft Lebkuchen is a great way to welcome the holidays. Lebkuchen recipes and step by step directions make homemade German cookies easy.
Apricot Cake - Aprikosenkuchen - Recipe for...
A recipe for an everyday, sunken apricot cake. How to make German Aprikosenkuchen. This is a simple German recipe that everyone can make. Great apricot cake with whipped cream.
Recipe for the Famous Frankfurter Kranz
If you want to know how to make a fancy, Frankfurter Kranz, you have come to the right place. Frankfurter Kranz, or Frankfurter Crown Cake is a great, buttercream cake for beginners because the crocant hides any frosting shortcomings. Frankfurter Kranz is filled with buttercream and jelly and decorated with bits of brittle and cherries.
What is the Reinheitsgebot?
Learn about historical and modern German beer law. The Reinheitsgebot, where only three ingredients were allowed in beer, was not the first, nor the last version. What ingredients can Germans legally put in their beer?
Surprisingly Simple Homemade Nutella Pastry Puffs
Amaze your friends with these easy breakfast pastries. Filled with Nutella and hazelnuts, this pastry is easily made with frozen puff pastry and a jar of Nutella. Since we cannot eat enough of either of those things, these breakfast pastry will be a hit at any brunch. Easy brunch recipe.
8 Traditional German Gingerbread Recipes
Lebkuchen recipes from Germany are many and varied. You will love Nuernberger Lebkuchen, for instance, with almonds and spice, and of course, Spekulatius, a crispy gingerbread lebkuchen. But have you tried Basler Laeckerli, a Swiss specialty cookie, or easy Linzer cookies, with all the wonderful Lebkuchen spices? You should.
Pharisees Coffee with Rum - Pharisaeer
This coffee drink with rum and whipped cream is the national drink of North Frisia. Coffee with rum is a very tasty way to drink coffee and the legend states that it was created to hide the alcohol from a very strict pastor. Try this coffee with rum recipe.
Pink Salt - Using Nitrates to Cure Meat
What is pink salt? Pink salt is an ingredient in cured meats. It keeps bacteria from growing and gives cured meat its characteristic pink color and flavor. Find out how to use it and where to buy it.
A Collection of Bread Spreads for Bread,...
These tasty spreads for bread, chips or vegetables can also be used as a sandwich filling. Try them in a sandwich wrap instead of dressing or mayonnaise. Easy recipes for bread spreads that will perk up your brown bag or Abendbrot.
German Fresh Fruit Torte - Obsttorte mit...
A fresh fruit cake made with store-bought cake base and pudding. Make a fresh fruit or strawberry shortcake, German-style. Traditional German fruit torte recipe with cream and sponge cake. Serve this cake at coffee time for Kaffee und Kuchen.
Suppengruen - Carrots, Onions and Celery
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Falscher Hase - False Hare, a Special German...
A recipe for German meatloaf flavored with parsley, mustard and paprika gets a surprise inside: hard boiled eggs. This German roast recipe made the most out of scarce resources and tastes good, to boot.
Mashed Apples and Potatoes - Himmel und Erde
A popular German winter meal, Himmel und Erde (heaven and earth) is usually eaten with sausage and most often with Blutwurst or blood sausage. Himmel und Erde is made by mixing potato mashers with homemade applesauce and smothering the whole with caramelized onions, the taste relies on the quality of ingredients. Make this side dish to serve with pork or bratwurst.
4 Simple German Cake Ideas and Recipes
German cakes are served in the afternoon, instead of cookies. These simple recipes make use of quark, yeast doughs, fruit and more.
German Yogurt Salad Dressing Recipe
A German salad favorite, this yogurt dressing is good on lettuce, tomatoes or as a dip for meat fondue. Flavored with onions, dill, chives and garlic, this yogurt salad dressing recipe packs a good amount of antioxidants. Try a modern German salad dressing with flavor.
Canola Oil for Cooking
Raps is the German word for rapeseed, which is an oil plant. Related to cabbage and mustard, rapeseed has a long and interesting history. Canola oil is a type of rapeseed oil.
German Cooking Glossary
A glossary of German cooking terms with translation and explanation of German cooking methods. Translations of German to English. A German - English cooking glossary. German words beginning with the letters O through Z. Page 3.
Kohlrabi Side Dish Recipe
Kohlrabi is often served in a creamy, white sauce in Germany as a side dish. This recipe shows you how it's done.
How to Get Bakery Results with Your Homemade...
Get bakery results for your homemade bread recipe. Bakeries use steam in their ovens to produce those crisp, crackly crusts you love and here is how you can create steam for your own homemade bread recipes.
A Typical German Meal With Recipes
A typical German meal with Koenigsberger Kloepse (meatballs), potatoes, green beans, cucumber salad and a dessert called Quarkspeise.
Plum Cake and Other Recipes for Italian Plums
You can make a plum cake, gratin or jam recipe out of lovely, Italian plums which come ripe August through the end of September. A plum cake recipe with streusel is called Zwetschgenkuchen and is a staple in German households.
Guide to Regional German Specialties
German food is made up of many different cuisines, based on early kingdoms, city-states and local availability of ingredients. Germans excel in baking, beer and wine making, have local cheese and sausage specialties and know how to turn meals into celebrations. Dipping into German food is sure to satisfy.
Zurich Ragout - Zürcher Geschnetzeltes
A simple ragout recipe from Switzerland, this easy dinner is made in a white sauce with mushrooms and white wine.
Pork Schmalz Recipe - How to Render Lard -...
Pork Schmalz is used all over Germany and Eastern Europe as a wonderful cooking fat which adds flavor and body to winter vegetables, stews, and as a spread for bread. While high quality Schmalz and Griebenschmalz can be purchased in Europe, it is harder to find it in the US. You can make your own Schmalz with a little time and a few pounds of pork fat.
Vollwert Zwetschgenkuchen - 100% Whole Wheat...
Try this whole wheat dough for your next fresh fruit cake. No refined sugar and no white flour. Instructions for German Zwetschgenkuchen with white flour and sugar are also included.
Fresh Cream of Tomato Soup - Tomato Soup with...
Cream of tomato soup is a classic soup served at all German restaurants. Try tomato soup at home with fresh tomatoes from the garden. It is a quick and easy, homemade vegetable soup that is as good as it is good for you.

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