German Recipes

Kaffee and Kuchen Germany- Traditional German Cake Recipes

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The tradition of Kaffee and Kuchen (cake and coffee) on Sunday afternoons is wonderfully ingrained in the culture. Cakes and Tortes, baked from Traditional German Cake Recipes are familiar favorites. Cakes made with real cream, fruit, chocolate, nuts and streusel make their appearance every week, mid-afternoon, as a nice treat after a walk or nap […]

How to Make Choco Crossies (Schoko Crossies) at Home

German Kitchen Stories: Annemarie Still Makes Leberkäse mit Ei

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The wonder of the Internet is that it allows us to connect with friends that we ordinarily might never have met. Recently I’ve gotten to know Nadia, the author or Spoonfuls of Germany. It’s easy to imagine the two of us enjoying a coffee together and talking about life and family, even though we live […]

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Spoonfuls of Germany Cookbook Review- German Cooking in an American Kitchen

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Spoonfuls of Germany: German Regional Cuisine: Expanded Edition To me, the title of Nadia Hassani’s cookbook, “Spoonfuls of Germany”, has two meanings. When I think of food that you eat with a spoon, I imagine comfort foods, foods your mother or Oma would make to nourish you with love; foods that fill you up and […]

The Shortest History of Germany – A Book Review

German Krapfen Recipe…. Fried Dough Treats!

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One of my father’s favorite food memories is his Mother’s German Krapfen Recipe that she would make every year on New Year’s Eve and on Fastnachtdienstag (Shrove or Fat Tuesday). These are Rheinische  Öl Krapfen, which means they are a fried yeast dough filled with raisins… sort of like a donut, but not (so don’t make these […]

How to Make Choco Crossies (Schoko Crossies) at Home

German Christmas Baking Recipes: Traditional Recipes Made Easy by Christian Teubner

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Christmas Baking: Traditional Recipes Made Easy Christian Teubner has written a number of German Cookbooks, but “Christmas Baking” is one that I reach for all the time. Originally titled “Weinachtsbaekerei”, it covers all of the traditional German Christmas Cookie Recipes, and even a few cakes and breads. It’s a little book, but it is LOADED […]

The Shortest History of Germany – A Book Review