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How to make a Biskuitrolle- A Versatile Biskuitrolle Recipe

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The the Biskuitrolle (Swiss Roll, Roulade Cake) seems to stem from Austria instead of Germany, but since you find it in most German Recipe books, and I like it, I will include it here. The recipe first shows up in “Universallexikon der Kochkunst” von 1886 (Universal Encyclopedia of Cooking of 1886), so it’s not the […]

What is Prasselkuchen? Saxon Prasselkuchen with Puff Pastry

What is Prasselkuchen? Saxon Prasselkuchen with Puff Pastry

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I love Streusel, and much of my childhood was spent devising ways to snitch Streusel off of the Apfel Kuchen/Kirsch Kuchen/ Mohn Kuchen that my mother baked for Sunday Kaffee. I also love Blatterteig (Puff Pastry), flaky, buttery, crisp… so good. So a few days ago while reading Classic German Baking by Luisa Weiss (yes, […]

How to make a Biskuitrolle- A Versatile Biskuitrolle Recipe

Is German Flour Different? What do those numbers mean?

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Years ago I bought a cookbook called “The Flour is Different” hoping that it would help explain why following a German Recipe with American ingredients would give such different results. It’s a good cookbook, but it doesn’t really clarify the differences. Is German Flour different? I did a little more digging. Turns out “the flour […]

How to make a Biskuitrolle- A Versatile Biskuitrolle Recipe

Lunch at the Wurstkuche Regensburg- The Oldest Restaurant in Germany

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Next to the Steinernen Brucke (Stone Bridge) in Regensburg you will find a small green building surrounded by crowds.  The Wurstkuche Regensburg has been serving up sausages to dockworkers and now tourists for hundreds of years in the same location. So, of course, while visiting Regensburg for the Christmas Markets, I could not pass up […]

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Kinder for Easter- Fill the Easter Basket with Kinder Chocolate

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Kinder Maxi Mix Easter Nest Kinder for Easter… that’s how I grew up. So, I know how terribly disappointed many of you are that Kinder Surprise Eggs aren’t available in the United States (I cover that issue in depth here–> Kinder Eggs). Still, there are many other WONDERFUL Kinder Treats that will be more than […]

German Wooden Easter Decorations – The German Christmas Shop at Easter

What is Raclette Cheese? A Cheesy New Year’s Eve Tradition in Germany

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Whenever anyone asks me “What’s your favorite kind of Cheese?” my automatic answer is “the melted kind”. And yes, I have the kind of family that loves cheese, eats loads of cheese, and spends a lot of time talking about cheese. It’s no wonder that there were loud CHEERS when I brought home the Raclette […]

How to make a Biskuitrolle- A Versatile Biskuitrolle Recipe

Leckerlee Lebkuchen – Authentic German Lebkuchen Made in America

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It starts with the smell of spices… ginger… is that cardamom? And then you take that first bite. “oh my gosh”. You get the nuts and citrus. The texture is amazing. I’ve been eating Lebkuchen my whole life, but outside of a German Christmas Market, I’ve never had it as fresh or flavorful as Leckerlee […]

How to make a Biskuitrolle- A Versatile Biskuitrolle Recipe