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  • Recipe for Rye Bread with Sourdough - Roggenbrot Created: Monday, August 30, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    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, ...
  • Baking German Bread - Which Flour Should I Use? Created: Friday, February 19, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Flour is an important part of bread baking. Thinking about baking bread at home? Bread baking can be addicting and serious home bread bakers talk and write about their attempts with blogs which bor...
  • German Potato Varieties Created: Monday, July 07, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    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 p...
  • Ammonium Carbonate - Hartshorn - Hirschhornsalz Created: Friday, November 25, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    "Hirschhornsalz", hartshorn, ammonium carbonate or baker's ammonia is a leavening agent that is sometimes used for flat, baked goods such as Lebkuchen, cookies and flat biscuits or crackers.
  • Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in the US Created: Sunday, September 05, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    An updated list for Oktoberfest 2011. Check back here in Summer 2012 for Oktoberfest 2012. Where to go to Oktoberfest in your area." itemprop="description">
  • Setting Up a German Grill - How to Grill Outdoors Like a German Created: Monday, June 08, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Want a little variety at your next barbecue? Try making and using a German Schwenker, a grill suspended over hot coals from a tripod. Here, we show you how to set up a German barbecue with a wester...
  • Why Do You Cook and Bake From Scratch? Created: Monday, November 29, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Do you think that cooking and baking from scratch serves some purpose other than feeding yourself? What do you cook from scratch that you cannot buy, What do you buy that is impossible to cook from...
  • Where Do You Celebrate Oktoberfest? - Oktoberfest Locations Created: Monday, September 06, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Where do you celebrate Oktoberfest?
  • How Do You Grill? Your Favorite Grill Recipes and Grilling Techniques Created: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Is there a method you prefer to use when grilling meat and vegetables? What is your favorite meat or marinade? Do you like to grill German style or are you willing to try it?
  • How to Make Your Own German Foods and Ingredients Created: Sunday, December 30, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    How to make your own German foods and ingredients commonly available in Germany, but not in the US. It includes making your own German ingredients such as baking powder and vanilla sugar, quark, s...
  • How Often Do You Eat Bread? Created: Friday, March 20, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Bread is very important to the Germans. German bread is eaten several times a day and still sold, freshly baked, in real bakeries. Bread is more important than potatoes, noodles or rice in Germany....
  • Quick Plunder Dough Recipe Created: Sunday, December 29, 2013 Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014
    Quick way to make a yeasted puff dough for turnovers, croissants and other pastries. Recipe here.
  • Two Ways To Make Yogurt Cheese Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
    Yogurt cheese can be made by removing the liquids from plain yogurt. It is often used in baking and as a quark substitute.
  • Types of German Rohwurst Sausage Created: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
    Rohwurst is the German word for a type of sausage in which raw ingredients are used for the filling. It is then stuffed in casings and smoked and/or fermented.
  • Vollwert Zwetschgenkuchen - 100% Whole Wheat Plum Cake with Streusel Created: Monday, September 29, 2008 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
    Try this whole wheat dough for your next fresh fruit cake. No refined sugar and no white flour. Instructions for German Zwetschgenkuchen with white flour and sugar are also included.
  • Kochwuerste - Different Kinds of Sausage Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
    Kochwurst is one category of German sausage. Learn more about them here.
  • What is Pinkel Sausage? Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
    What is Pinkel?
  • Saumagen - A Special Kind Of Sausage Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
    Learn what a Saumagen is here.
  • Kartoffelwurst - Sausage Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
    What is Kartoffelwurst? Find out here!
  • German Sausage Basics Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
    Under the German Lebensmittelverordnung, three different sausage types are recognized which are defined through their ingredients and processing.
  • Lent in the Middle Ages - Fastenzeit Created: Monday, February 11, 2013 Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014
    Lent in Germany in the Middle Ages was a time when dietary restrictions on believers were fulsome. Learn about what Europeans ate during Lent a thousand years ago.
  • Pumpernickel With Whole Rye Berries Created: Sunday, December 29, 2013 Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013
    With your own grain mill you can make original pumpernickel bread from whole rye and sourdough.
  • Leberknoedel - Liver Dumplings - Recipe Created: Sunday, December 29, 2013 Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013
    Leberknoedel, another name for liver dumplings can be used in soup or on their own and are easy to make with this recipe.
  • Weizenbier - Wheat Beer from Germany Created: Saturday, December 28, 2013 Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013
    Bavarian wheat beer is a popular style for many beer drinkers. An exception to the German Purity Law, learn about this style here.
  • Berliner Weisse - Specialty Beer from Germany Created: Saturday, December 28, 2013 Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013
    This specialty beer is a bit sour and often mixed with sweet syrups. Learn about its history and style here.
  • Bockbier - German Starkbier Style Created: Saturday, December 28, 2013 Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013
    Find out what Bockbier is, how they make it and where to find it.
  • German Black Beer - Schwarzbier Created: Saturday, December 28, 2013 Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013
    Black beer is a well-rounded, malty beer made in Germany. Find out more about Schwarzbier here.
  • Pilsner - German Pils Style Beer Created: Saturday, December 28, 2013 Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013
    Learn about Pils or pilsner beer, a German-Czech invention.
  • Vanilla Sauce for Dumplings, Strudel, and Cake Created: Monday, January 14, 2008 Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013
    A thin custard sauce made with milk, thickened with eggs and flavored with vanilla.
  • Marzipan Cookies - One Dough, Two Flavors Created: Thursday, December 13, 2012 Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013
    Filled marzipan cookies recipe with two variations. Try these with a date filling or dried cherries and Amaretto.
  • Classifying German Beer Created: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013
    The German tax system puts beer into 4 categories depending on specific gravity of the wort.
  • Bierfleisch Recipe Created: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013
    Bierfleisch pot roast recipe made with strong, malty beer.

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