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German Food: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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.
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.
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.
German Christmas Stollen with Nuts and Candied...
German Stollen should be made ahead of time and allowed to age for several weeks. Stollen is served during Advent and the Christmas festivities. Christstollen is a rich yeast dough full of raisins, nuts, and candied fruit.
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.
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.
A dense, sweet loaf pan bread studded with...
A sweet, dense quince and almond studded loaf pan bread. Grated fresh quince and chopped slivered blanched almonds give this bread its unique flavor
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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.
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.
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.
Marinated roasted fresh pumpkin salad with...
Roasted, balsamic and honey marinated fresh pumpkin salad with caramelized red onion rings, crispy fried smoked ham and fancy frisse greens.
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.
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
Traditional Wiener Schnitzel in Less Than 30...
Few foods are more evocative of Austrian cuisine (even though the dish originated in France) than the
How to Make Great German Rotkohl (Cooked Red...
This cooked German Red Cabbage recipe is a simple way to make great Rotkohl from scratch. Try this easy dish for your next Sunday dinner.
Homemade German Sauerkraut Made Easily in a...
German Sauerkraut can be made at home and ready to eat in a few weeks with this simple recipe and a 1-quart Mason jar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
How to Convert a German Recipe from Metric to...
A list of German measurements explained in American-style cooking and their United States Customary Units equivalents.
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.
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.
Potash and Pearlash - German Baking Aid
German gingerbread recipes often call for potash or Pottasche, which is a leavening agent which reacts with water to create carbon dioxide. Learn about potash and its substitute for modern baking.
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.
German Spice Cookies Come Alive with Wooden Molds
German Spekulatius spice cookies, related to Dutch Spekulaas are ideally crisp, thin cookies filled with Christmas spices.
Ammonium Carbonate - Hartshorn - Hirschhornsalz
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How to Make Bavarian Potato Dumplings
Potato Dumplings are a traditional German recipe. Round and firm, they are often served with roasted meats.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
German Beef Roulade with Sour Pickles and Bacon
German Roulades are thin slices of beef rolled around pickle, mustard, onion and bacon that are browned and braised for a succulent dish.
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.
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.
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.
Burnt Sugar Almonds - Gebrannte Mandeln from...
Not often found in the US, burnt sugar almonds are called "gebrannte Mandeln" in German and are most
German Zimtsterne Recipe
A traditional German recipe for Zimtsterne, this macaroon-like cookie is a must for the Christmas cookie platter.
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.
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.
Vanilla Sauce for Dumplings, Strudel, and Cake
A thin custard sauce made with milk, thickened with eggs and flavored with vanilla.
German Eggnog - Eierlikoer - Recipe for German...
German Eggnog is not just for little old ladies who secretly indulge. Many people love sipping the smooth eggnog liqueur flavored with brandy and vanilla. This easy recipe for eggnog liqueur heats the eggs to just under the boiling point.
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 Traditional Swiss Bircher Muesli...
Bircher Muesli is the original muesli recipe developed by a 20th century physician.
Crispy Roast Goose Is a German Christmas Favorite
Weihnachtsgans, or Christmas goose, is a very special German meal. It's an easy meal to prepare and makes a great presentation on the holiday table.
Eisbein - Recipe for Simmered Pig Knuckles
Eisbein salted pig knuckles hocks german cured meats dinner recipe simmered pork
Almond Lebkuchen Cookies- An Easy Recipe for...
How to make traditional German almond Lebkuchen cookies from scratch with readily available ingredients. Recipe for German Lebkuchen for Christmas baking.
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.
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 Fair Food - Sautéed Mushrooms in...
This recipe for German Mushrooms with Garlic Sauce (Marktchampignons in Knoblauchsosse) is just like the mushrooms you buy at the German market stands.
German Yeasted Doughnut Holes That Melt in the...
This Little Doughnut recipe is just like they make in Germany where they are known as Schmalzkuchen. Don't be stingy with the confectioners' sugar.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Savory Champagne Sauce for White Asparagus
Learn how to make a savory wine cream sauce to use over vegetables. This sauce goes well with steamed asparagus.
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.
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 Zigeunerschnitzel (German Hot...
Zigeunersauce is made with brightly colored bell peppers, ground Hungarian paprika and tomato paste.
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.
German Christmas Cookies - Cardamom Cookies -...
German Christmas cookies with cardamom and chocolate. Delightful German cookies have no egg and are refrigerated prior to baking. These cookies go great with tea.
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.
Gruenkohl und Pinkel - Kale and Sausage - North...
Try cooked kale and sausage as a winter comfort food. Germans celebrate winter with a "Gruenkohlfahrt",
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.
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.
Candy Marzipan Potatoes Are a German Christmas...
Here's how to make easy German candy potatoes, known as marzipankartoffeln. They're a traditional Christmas treat of marzipan, rose water and liqueur.
Sauces for Meat, Fondues and Hot Stone Cooking
Sauces for meat are easier to make than you think. Many of them do not even involve cooking, just stirring together some basic ingredients to enhance the enjoyment of your meal. Here is a list of cold sauce ideas to get your creative juices flowing and give you some ideas of what you might serve at your next fondue party. Sour cream, mayonnaise, yogurt, tomato sauces, salsas, pestos and vinaigrettes are all here.
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.
Use Up an Excess of Colored Eggs by Pickling Them
German hard-cooked pickled eggs or Soleier are popular in pubs and are easy to make and can be kept for two weeks in the refrigerator.
German Cinnamon Star Cookies - Christmas...
Make your own German Christmas cookies simply and easily. Cinnamon, eggwhites and almond meal make delicious Christmas cookies called Zimtsterne. Homemade Cinnamon Star Cookies are a traditional German recipe.
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.
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.
Make a Swiss Chalet Gingerbread House With This...
This easy gingerbread house dough recipe makes a very hard baked cookie which is perfect for building a house because it will support decorations.
Cucumber-Dill Salad
Cucumbers and dill make a great combination, but this salad is tasty with just cucumbers, too. Serves 4.
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.
Mashed Apples and Potatoes Are Heaven and Earth
This German Mashed Apples and Potatoes, known as Himmel und Erde (heaven and earth), is a popular winter meal usually eaten with sausage or pork.
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.
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.
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 Quick Black Forest Ham at Home
This recipe for cured and smoked pork meat combines the traditional spices and smoke of a German Black Forest ham, it is ready in 6 hours.
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.
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 Gingerbread Spice Mixture (Lebkuchengewu...
This is the definition of Lebkuchengewuerz, the spice mixture that goes into German gingerbread or Lebkuchen, A recipe for this mix is included.
Red Cabbage Coleslaw Safe for Hot-Weather...
This German raw, red cabbage coleslaw recipe is delicious, nutritious, low-carb and dressed with vinegar and oil for safe hot-weather eating.
Swabian Springerle Recipe - German Cookies
Springerle - holiday cookie recipe from Switzerland, Austria, Germany with a long history. Anise-flavored biscuits with imprinted pictures.
How to Render Pork Fat to Make Schmalz
Pork Schmalz is used all over Germany and Eastern Europe as a cooking fat and as a spread for bread. Here is an easy recipe for Schmalz.
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.
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.
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.
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 Checkerboard Cookies - Recipe for...
One traditional Christmas cookie recipe from Germany is Checkerboard cookies, or Scharzweiβ Gebaeck. They can also be found in New York delis along with Black and Whites, Spekulatius and other German favorites. Try these German Checkerboard cookies for your next cookie exchange and see them get rave reviews.
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.
Gingerbread Cookies in the Swiss-German Style
These Swiss gingerbread cookies, commonly made at Christmas, store well and can be shipped to friends and family without fear of them crumbling.
Chicken Sausage in a Bread Crust with...
Chicken sausage tart in a farmer's bread crust with a creamy caramelized onion and sauerkraut filling.
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.
German Bacon (Bauchspeck) Substitutions
Many German recipes start off with a few ounces of something called
Authentic Buttery Linzer Cookie Recipe from...
Austrian Linzer Cookies, or Helle Linzer Plaetzchen in German, are shortbread cookies sandwiched together with jam.
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 to English Cooking Translations
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.
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.
Meatballs in Wine Gravy Are a Prussian/German...
An East Prussian (now Poland) specialty, these meatballs in white sauce are flavored with capers and lemon and served with potatoes and pickled beets throughout Germany.
Dominosteine - Layered Christmas Cookie Recipe...
A recipe for homemade Dominosteine, a gingerbread layered with marzipan and covered with chocolate. Dominosteine are a German specialty for the Christmas cookie plate.
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.
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.
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.
Boneless pork pieces simmered in mustard, sweet...
Braised tender boneless pork pieces are simmered in a rich sauce containing spicy mustard, sweet paprika and brandy with caramelized onion rings
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.
Low-Sugar Amish Apple Butter Recipe
Low-Sugar Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Butter is simple to make and delicious. The brown color the apples develop is from the caramelization of the fruit sugars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jam Thumbprint Cookies Made with Almond Paste...
German Jam Thumbprint Cookies made with almond paste dough make any cookie tray look special and are good candidates for festive holiday parties.
Punch Up Canned Sauerkraut with White Wine
This German recipe for sauerkraut cooked in wine, or Weinkraut, is a good way to punch up the flavor of canned sauerkraut.
How to Make Your Own Cured and Smoked Bacon
How to cure and smoke bacon for use in German recipes. These simple instructions will yield 5 pounds of smoked and cured pork.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cooking Utensils Indispensable in a German...
A German kitchen differs slightly from an American one. Here are the differences and how to be well-equipped.
Potato and ripe pear slices are casserole baked...
Potatoes and juicy pears gratin make a great seasonal holiday casserole topped with swiss cheese, crispy ham and lightly scented with fennel seeds.
Simple Homemade German Vanillin Zucker Recipe
Vanilla Sugar (Vanillin Zucker) is found in most German recipes for cakes and cookies. You can buy it online, or make it easily yourself.
How German Mustard Differs from Ballpark Mustard
German mustard is a quintessential part of German cuisine. Sweet Bavarian style, medium-spicy and spicy and extra sharp German mustards are discussed.
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

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