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

Christmas Baking: Traditional Recipes Made Easy (English and German Edition) 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 with…

Feuerzangenbowle Recipe and Where to Buy A Feuerzangenbowle Set

Nothing says Gemütlichkeit like a flaming drink…. The German Feuerzangenbowle Set (literally, Fire Tongs Punch brings friends together. This traditional, German mulled wine (Glühwein), has a flaming cone of sugar over it, slowly dripping the caramelized sugar into the warm wine for extra flavor. I absolutely fell hard for this drink while visiting the Christmas Markets in Germany last year.…

Cinnamon Star Cookie Recipe – German Zimtsterne Recipe

  Certain cookies just just have to be Christmas Cookies. This Cinnamon Star Cookie Recipe, or as they are more commonly known in Germany, Zimt Sterne, is one of those. ( Face it, some cookies just have to be eaten at certain times of the year, and no other…. gingerbread men are odd in July… unless they are in a bathing suit.)I do have…

Easy Blitz Torte Recipe-Lightening Fast Cake with Cream and Fruit

The Blitz Torte recipe came to me from my Tante Anne. To me it is summer in Germany. Sweet fruit and a  whipped cream filling, sandwiched between two layers of meringue and almond topped Cake. It looks special… tastes wonderful and light.. and despite looking “fancy”, it’s actually not that difficult to make. It’s perfect for a Kaffeeklatsch. And it…

German Green Bean Soup/ Gruene Bohneneintopf -Easy Delicious Meal

I love a good Eintopf.. one pot meal.. and my favorite would have to be German Green Bean Soup or Gruene Bohneneintopf. This easy and delicious meal satisfies even the heartiest of appetites. It’s loaded with Green Beans, potatoes and even beef (and a little bacon). Along with a few slices of bread, it’s the perfect meal for cool nights.…

Culinaria Germany – More than Just a Cookbook

Culinaria Germany might be stored on my cookbook shelf, but it is not a standard Cookbook. This encyclopedia of German food and food history contains more than just recipes. The book covers each German state, and the foods each region specializes in ( and why). This is the type of book you can read cover to cover, or you can…

How to Cook A Perfect Boiled Egg for your German Breakfast

On many breakfast tables in Germany you will find a soft-boiled egg. It’s still my favorite way to eat an egg.  I love the smooth feel of just-solid egg white, and the creaminess of still liquid egg yolk, delicious. But… how do you cook  boiled eggs perfect every time? and how do you eat it? How to Cook Boiled Eggs…

How to Make Spaetlze Noodles- Easy German Spaetzle Recipe

When I was young, I’d watch my mother  make Spaetzle Noodles. She’d fill the Spätzle maker with dough, and down the noodles would fall into the cookpot of boiling water. Spaetzle are as German as…well… potatoes. This noodle side dish is versatile and delicious any way you serve it up. But, like most foods, spätzle taste best when they are…

Easy German Marble Cake Recipe- Marmorkuchen Recipe

As a child, Marmorkuchen , made from this German Marble Cake Recipe, was a staple in our home. Chocolate and Vanilla swirled into a Bundt (or Gugelhopf) pan. Delicious, but not gooey like many cakes. It was the perfect treat for after school, or with a cup of coffee. And if you were a kid like me, you would always…

The Flour is Different – German Recipes for the American Kitchen

The Flour Is Different: German Heritage Recipes and Traditions “The Flour is Different… Das Mehl ist Anders.” My mom took one look at the cover of this book and said, “ It’s true, the flour here is different”. For German Bakers in America, this can be rather frustrating. Baked goods like bread and cakes don’t come out “right”. (But, it…

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