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German Food: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
How to Make Traditional Swiss Bircher Muesli...
Bircher Muesli is the original muesli recipe developed by a 20th century physician.
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.
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.
Cucumber-Dill Salad
Cucumbers and dill make a great combination, but this salad is tasty with just cucumbers, too. Serves 4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
How to Prepare Kohlrabi
Peel the kohlrabi with a vegetable peeler or knife, being sure to remove all the woody part. What is left over is light green to white and has no fibers.
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.
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.
How to Make Bavarian Potato Dumplings
Potato Dumplings are a traditional German recipe. Round and firm, they are often served with roasted meats.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eisbein - Recipe for Simmered Pig Knuckles
Eisbein salted pig knuckles hocks german cured meats dinner recipe simmered pork
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Almond Milk Pudding Recipe
Almond pudding recipe made with almond milk, thickened with cornstarch and served with a fruit sauce.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 Drunken Chicken with Bacon in Red Wine...
Drunken chicken is a dish that reaches into almost every European cuisine under different names. The red wine in this recipe for chicken thighs stains them a beautiful color and gives the meat a real flavor boost. If you do not want to use just thighs, try a whole fryer, cut up, for this chicken in red wine sauce.
How to Make Zigeunerschnitzel (German Hot...
Zigeunersauce is made with brightly colored bell peppers, ground Hungarian paprika and tomato paste.
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.
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.
Homemade Mustard Pickles from Germany
If you have a soft spot for "Senfgurken" then try this homemade pickle recipe with mustard, dill and
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.
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.
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
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.
Apricot Compote - Recipe for Apricot Compote -...
Apricot compote is one of the delights of summer. Cooking apricots in a compote reduces the fuzz on the fruit and makes a delicious syrup which goes well with sweet and savory dishes. Flavor compotes with cinnamon and clove or a piece of vanilla bean for exotic aromas.
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.
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-English Measurements and Equivalents
A list of German measurements explained in English and their equivalents.
A Typical German Meal With Recipes
A typical German meal with Koenigsberger Kloepse (meatballs), potatoes, green beans, cucumber salad and a dessert called Quarkspeise.
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.
Viennese Apple Strudel is the Traditional...
Making strudel dough for Old-Fashioned Austrian Strudel is very quick and easy. Strudel dough should be kneaded and rest for a time in order to make traditional Viennese strudel. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Streusel Cake with Cherries - Kirsch Streuselku...
Easy, homemade streusel cake is a delight to make with this recipe. Since you need few ingredients and it can be mixed by hand, this is a great vacation cake. Filled with fruit and topped with crisp streusel, this cake is as easy as pie.
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.
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.
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.
Rote Gruetze - Red Berry Pudding
Learn how to make Rote Gruetze, a typical German dessert from the north. A pudding made with fruit and served with vanilla sauce, it is a popular restaurant item.
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.
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.
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.
Zucchini Fritters - Recipe for Zucchini...
Zucchini Fritters are fun to eat and a good way to use extra zucchini. This recipe for zucchini fritters does not require the zucchini to be pressed out, leaving all the good nutrients in the batter. Fry these zucchini fritters in a non-stick or cast iron pan with little oil and you will have a healthy lunch, brunch or side dish.
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.
Vanilla Sauce for Dumplings, Strudel, and Cake
A thin custard sauce made with milk, thickened with eggs and flavored with vanilla.
Using Juniper Berries in German Cooking
What are juniper berries used for in German cooking? Which kind of juniper can I use?
Making Spaetzle

Cook the noodles in water that is not quite boiling. They are done when they float to the top. Remove them and place them in a warm bowl. Start another round of noodles and continue until the dough is used up.

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Recipe for Lentil Stew, Noodles and Frankfurters
Lentils, Spaetzle and Saiten is a classic recipe from Swabia. Not only can you find Lentil Stew, Spaetzle and Saiten on many menus in southwest Germany, it is easy enough to make at home. You can buy Spaetzle in many grocery stores nowadays but be sure to make the lentil stew yourself.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
Gruenkohl und Pinkel - Kale and Sausage - North...
Try cooked kale and sausage as a winter comfort food. Germans celebrate winter with a "Gruenkohlfahrt",
Soft German Pretzels - Recipe and Instructions...
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.
German Bacon versus American Bacon - Satisfying...
Many German recipes start off with a few ounces of something called
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.
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.
What is Ovomaltine?
What is Ovomaltine? Is it the same as Ovaltine? These questions and more are answered in this glossary article.
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.
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.
Red Cabbage Coleslaw - Rotkohlsalat
A raw, red cabbage coleslaw recipe that is delicious and nutritious. Try this low carb salad made with red cabbage. How to make coleslaw using red cabbage.
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.
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.
Labskaus - a Specialty of the Seafaring town of...
Labskaus is a German one-dish meal made with mashed potatoes, corned beef and beets. It’s bright red from the beet juice and served with a fried egg, pickles and pickled, rolled herring or Rollmops. Labskaus is a Hamburg delicacy
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.
Hot Stone Cooking - Der Heisser Stein -...
Hot stone cooking is facing a resurgence in Germany. Tired of fondue and Raclette parties? A grilling stone is a low fat way to cook at the table. Here are recipes and sauces for the grilling stone.
Ammonium Carbonate - Hartshorn - Hirschhornsalz
: "Hirschhornsalz", hartshorn, ammonium carbonate or baker's ammonia is a leavening agent that is sometimes
All About Abendbrot - Spreading the Butter
If you are tired of cooking dinner, do what the Germans do: serve bread, butter, beer and bologna. Abendbrot is simply bread with cold platters of cheese, sausage and maybe a wurstsalat or some fried potatoes and bacon. German Abendbrot or evening bread is traditionally cold fare because the main hot meal is lunch.
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 Meat and Broth Fondue with Homemade Sauces
Fleischfondue or meat fondue is a popular party meal in Germany, especially for New Year's Eve and sometimes during Advent or Christmas. If you want to use broth, instead of oil, to cook your meat, here is a recipe for meat fondue.
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.
Bavarian Obazda - Homemade Cheese Spread for...
This is not a cheese spread for the faint-hearted. "Obazda" is made out of stinky, white cheeses and
German Bologna Sausage Salad - Recipe for...
One common German delicacy that is not often seen in the US is the simple Wurstsalat or German Sausage Salad. Fleischwurst, a type of bologna, is chopped small and then dressed in a mayonnaise base with pickles and onions. Try some sausage salad for a light dinner or on a slice of bread as and open-faced sandwich.
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.
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.
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?
Mustard Pork Chops - Easy German Boneless Pork...
Mustard Pork Chop recipe has a mustard cream sauce that cooks up quickly with traditional German ingredients. This easy German dinner recipe is simple to make and delicious. Pan-fried, boneless pork chops are ready in under 30 minutes.
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.
Meatballs in White Sauce - Königsberger...
An East Prussian (now Poland) specialty, these meatballs in white sauce are flavored with capers and lemon and served with potatoes and pickled beets.
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.
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.
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.
How To Soft Boil An Egg - Step by Step...
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. Page 6.
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.
Easy Baguette Recipe - Four Hour Bread -...
Make Parisian white bread in a half day with this simple recipe. A surprisingly good baguette can come out of your own oven, just in time for dinner.
Easy German Christmas Treats to Make at Home -...
One look at these German Christmas recipes will inspire you to get busy at home cooking and baking! These are all traditional German foods for the holidays.
Mustard, the Ultimate Condiment
German mustard is part of the German Spice Glossary. Sweet German mustard and spicy mustard are discussed. The history of mustard.
Marinated Green Bean Salad with Dill
Dill and mustard flavor this green bean salad with vinaigrette. Letting the green beans marinate in the dressing makes the salad better and better. Salads like this are a good addition to plates of German Mischsalate.
Homemade Yeast Bread with Sweet Filling
Homemade bread for Christmas morning sounds divine but how to time the yeast dough so it's ready in time to open presents? Try this braided bread recipe, made completely from scratch the night before (1 hour) and bake it the next morning (30 minutes). This sweet, homemade bread recipe is a nice alternative to sweet rolls.
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.
German Plum Dumplings
Zwetschgenknoedel are German plum dumplings which are simmered in water and served as a midday meal or for dessert.
German Poppy Seed Cake - Mohnkuchen mit Eierdecke
Ground or crushed poppy seeds are popular ingredients for cakes in Germany. Here is a poppy seed cake with a cookie crust and a sour cream topping. It's very sophisticated-looking but not hard to make.
Strawberry Summer Punch - German Erdbeerbowle
Strawberry Punch, or Erdbeerbowle, is a party must-have at summer parties in Germany. This sweet, alcoholic punch is easy to make and has a very striking color. German white wine and strawberry punch is a wonderful addition to your summer soirée.
How to Cook Spargel, the Easy Method
A German asparagus dinner features tender asparagus, ham and new potatoes. It is elegant in it's simplicity, and easy to make. Germans entertain with this meal quite a bit in the springtime and everybody loves it. The traditional German Spargelessen is always a treat.
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.
Toast Hawaii - Open Faced Sandwich for a Snack...
Toast Hawaii is an open faced sandwich that you can eat in Germany in Imbisse (fast food restaurants) or make easily at home in the oven. Try this ham and cheese sandwich as a snack or serve it as a light dinner. In America, this sandwich would be a good brunch item, too.
Raclette is a Great Melting Cheese
Raclette, a semi-hard cheese from Switzerland. Raclette dinner is also a special meal where the cheese is melted and served with boiled potatoes.
Recipe for Smoked Pork - German Spiced Ham -...
It is easy to make smoked meat in an afternoon! This recipe for cured and smoked pork meat combines the traditional spices and smoke of a Black Forest ham to create a delicious alternative to high priced, watery, store bought ham and it is ready in 6 hours. A few special ingredients are necessary for smoked meat, but easy to find.
The Role of Herring in German Cuisine
German herring has always been an important economic and culinary staple of continental Europe. Herring was preserved in salt and sold all over Europe in the Middle Ages and an export product for the Hanseatic League. Herring is used in many German recipes and suppers.
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