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German Easter Traditions

Oma’s Münsterländer Struwen Recipe for Good Friday

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Around Münster, a Good Friday without Struwen is unimaginable. So, every Good Friday, my Oma would make . And now, thanks to my Tante Anne, I have the recipe. These yeast dough pancakes satisfy hunger in a time of Fasting without appearing (as my aunt said) “üppig” (extravagant). Struwen are sweet, but not too sweet, […]

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German Easter Breakfast- The BEST German Breakfast of the Year!

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German weekend breakfasts have a reputation for being delightful drawn out meals with loads of special things on the table… Aufschnitt, Brötchen, soft boiled eggs and fruit. But German EASTER Breakfast takes it up a notch. I’m not much of a morning person, but I was always happy to hop out of bed to enjoy […]

The German Christmas Shop- For those Special Christmas Memories

Die Häschenschule A Day At Bunny School -A German Easter Classic

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Die Häschenschule: Jubiläumsband If you are of a certain age, you probably had a storybook about a Rabbit School on your bookshelves as a child. In 1924 Albert Sixtus published a book about a bunnies going school called Die Häschenschule. 95 years later, this classic book is still charming children all over Germany.  For Easter […]

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Hefezopf Recipe- An Easy and Delicious Braided German Sweet Bread

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My mother loves any Sweet Bread made with yeast dough. Especially at Easter. This year (after watching far too many episodes of the British Baking Challenge) I decided that I would try something fancy. A Hefezopf.  This Hefezopf Recipe is an adaptation of Luisa Weiss’s “Rosinenzopf ” recipe from her fantastic cookbook Classic German Baking. Don’t […]

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What are Sorbian Easter Eggs? How are they made & Who are the Sorbs?

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Some of the most beautifully decorated Easter Eggs that I’ve ever seen are Sorbian Easter Eggs. My mother introduced us to them when we were children, and she remembered them from her childhood. You see, my Opa, her father, is from Weißwasser… a town in eastern Saxony, Germany, a town that once belonged to Upper […]

Where did the Christmas Tree Originate? In Germany of Course!

Playmobil for Easter- Fill the Easter Basket with Bunnies & Eggs that Last!

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Playmobil 4450 Bunny Spring Workshop When filling Easter Baskets for kids, it’s nice to include something that they can enjoy playing with for a long time. Why not add a set from Playmobil for Easter? I’ve written before about my love for the high quality Playmobil toys that encourage children to use their imagination–>Playmobil Toys. Not only […]

Where did the Christmas Tree Originate? In Germany of Course!

What is a Zuckerhase? Learn More about these Nostalgic Easter Treats!

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Every Easter, someone asks me if I remember the Rote Zuckerhase (red Sugar Rabbit). My response….What is a Zuckerhase? Honestly, I’ve never seen one. I’m a child of chocolate bunnies. And I never saw them when I visited Germany at Easter. Since so many people have fond memories of them, I decided to do some […]

Where did the Christmas Tree Originate? In Germany of Course!

Celebrating Palm Sunday in Germany with Palmbuschen

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  Easter week begins with Palm Sunday, the 6th Sunday of Lent, which is the Sunday before Easter. The name comes from the Palms that were laid at the feet of Jesus’s donkey as he and his followers made their way into Jerusalem.  On Palm Sunday in Germany, especially in Bavaria, this procession is recreated by […]

Where did the Christmas Tree Originate? In Germany of Course!