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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, […]

Easy German Blueberry Cheesecake- Heidelbeerkuchen

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 […]

Easy German Blueberry Cheesecake- Heidelbeerkuchen

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 […]

Who Was Baron von Steuben? A German-born American Patriot

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 […]

Easy German Blueberry Cheesecake- Heidelbeerkuchen

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 […]

Who Was Baron von Steuben? A German-born American Patriot

German Dishes Perfect for Thanksgiving Day- German Thanksgiving Food

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(My daughter Katy has taken over my blog again….this time, it’s all about German Thanksgiving food. Thanksgiving never really caught on in our household. Germans don’t celebrate it… their Harvest festival is Erntedankfest. Thanks Katy for taking this on!) Growing up with German grandparents meant that Thanksgiving looked a tad different for me and my […]

Who Was Baron von Steuben? A German-born American Patriot