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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Cucumber-Dill Salad
Cucumbers and dill make a great combination, but this salad is tasty with just cucumbers, too. Serves 4.
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 Traditional Swiss Bircher Muesli...
Bircher Muesli is the original muesli recipe developed by a 20th century physician.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Bavarian Potato Dumplings
Potato Dumplings are a traditional German recipe. Round and firm, they are often served with roasted meats.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Eisbein - Recipe for Simmered Pig Knuckles
Eisbein salted pig knuckles hocks german cured meats dinner recipe simmered pork
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.
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
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.
Almond Milk Pudding Recipe
Almond pudding recipe made with almond milk, thickened with cornstarch and served with a fruit sauce.
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.
Homemade Mustard Pickles from Germany
If you have a soft spot for "Senfgurken" then try this homemade pickle recipe with mustard, dill and
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Zigeunerschnitzel (German Hot...
Zigeunersauce is made with brightly colored bell peppers, ground Hungarian paprika and tomato paste.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
Ammonium Carbonate - Hartshorn - Hirschhornsalz
: "Hirschhornsalz", hartshorn, ammonium carbonate or baker's ammonia is a leavening agent that is sometimes
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.
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-English Measurements and Equivalents
A list of German measurements explained in English and their equivalents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Using Juniper Berries in German Cooking
What are juniper berries used for in German cooking? Which kind of juniper can I use?
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.
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.
Sautéed Mushrooms with Garlic Sauce -...
This recipe (Marktchampignons in KnoblauchsosseJust) is just like the mushrooms you buy at the German market stands.
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.
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.
A Typical German Meal With Recipes
A typical German meal with Koenigsberger Kloepse (meatballs), potatoes, green beans, cucumber salad and a dessert called Quarkspeise.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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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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 Bacon versus American Bacon - Satisfying...
Many German recipes start off with a few ounces of something called
What is Ovomaltine?
What is Ovomaltine? Is it the same as Ovaltine? These questions and more are answered in this glossary article.
Classic Tafelspitz - National Dish of Austria
A classic Austrian main dish, Tafelspitz is beef simmered until tender, then served with a variety of condiments, including horseradish sauce and chives.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Black Forest Cherry Cake - Schwarzwälder...
Black Forest Cherry Cake is a simple layer cake to make. This authentic German cake is made up of a chocolate layer cake with cherries in the middle and whipped cream on top. The top is decorated with chocolate sprinkles. Schwarzwälder Kirchtorte is an easy cake to make.
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.
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.
Kale Glossary
How is kale used in German food? Kale was one of the oldest foods grown in the area which is Germany and is still very important today. Known as Gruenkohl, it has achieved a cult status, at least in the northern part of Germany.
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.
How to Make Boiled Potatoes the German Way -...
This is not a real recipe but rather instructions on how to make German boiled potatoes, which are indispensable to the German way of eating.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make a Frankfurter Kranz
How to make buttercream frosting the German way. Page 3.
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.
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.
Sour Cream Salad Dressing with Variations
Make an easy salad dressing from ingredients you have on hand. This quick salad dressing recipe is tasty, too. Try a homemade salad dressing recipe without all the preservatives and fillers.
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.
Pan Fried Trout Recipe - Forelle Muellerin Art...
This trout recipe is a popular restaurant dish in Germany because it is so easy to make. Butter, lemon and parsley flavor the fish and are used as a sauce in a simple trout recipe. Serve this dish fresh with parsley potatoes and a green salad.
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.
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.
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.
How to Caramelize Onions for Finishing Dishes
How to caramelize onions to use in many different recipes. German cooks use caramelized onions to top potatoes, noodles, spaetzle, roasts, bratwurst and almost anything else. Learn to make really good caramelized onions.
Food From Alsace - Elsaessischer Kueche
Flammkuchen, a thin, bread dough with pizza toppings of sour cream, bacon and onion. Baked in a hot oven so the bottom gets crisp, almost burns. Page 2.
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.
Pork Roast with Caraway
Recipe for German Pork Roast with Caraway and Beer. This authentic German recipe can roast for 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon with very little work. The sauce is simple pan dripping sauce, thickened the way you choose.
Gruenkohl und Pinkel - Kale and Sausage - North...
Try cooked kale and sausage as a winter comfort food. Germans celebrate winter with a "Gruenkohlfahrt",
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
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