Jul 212016

Let's do an excursion to the North of Germany, to Friesland and it's beautiful islands. We found a recipe the Friesland Sugar bread which is a sweet bread that is popular in this region of the North.
The sugar bread has some sweet and sugar holes inside which come about when you bake it. And because this region is very close to Holland the Dutch name would be "Fries Suikerbrood". If you like sweet bread try this recipe. Happy Cooking!

friesland sugar bread

Ingredients Friesland Sugar Bread

1 package dry yeast or 1/2 cube fresh yeast
300 ml milk, luke warm
500 g flour all purpose
2 tbsp sugar
1 package vanilla sugar - How to make Vanilla Sugar -
1/2 tsp salt, flat
25 g butter
20 sugar cubes (or more, as needed)
1 tbsp cinnamon, ground
evaporated milk to brush on top
some flour and butter for the form

Baking Instructions Friesland Sugar Bread

- mix yeast with milk until it gets a bit bubbly.
- add flour, sugar,vanilla sugar and butter.
- knead until you get a smooth dough. The longer you knead the dough the better the bread will be!
- let raise for 1 hour (covered with kitchen cloth at a warm place).
- flour a surface and roll the dough.
- turn the sugar cubes in cinnamon (tip: place them in a plastic bag and shake it).
- place sugar cubes on the dough and roll it.
- place the roll in a greased pound cake form.
- let rest for 30 min.
- brush top of bread with evaporated milk.
- bake in pre-heated oven for 40 min on 390 F (place foil on top if the bread should turn too dark).

friesland sugar bread    friesland

The sugar cubes will melt during the baking process, so there will be sugary holes in the bread - that's the special thing of this bread!

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Jul 212016

The German Rhubarb Streusel Cake is a great cake to bake in summer when rhubarb is available. We love this cake for the traditional  "Kaffee and Kuchen" time on Sunday!
Rhubarb is used in the German cuisine for compote, pastries, desserts and cakes. Originally rhubarb comes from the Himalaya region and entered during the 16th century Russia then later on other parts of Europe. Rhubarb stays fresh in the fridge, wrap it in a moist cloth or freeze it: cut in small pieces and place into a freezing bag. You would never use the leaves as they contain oxalic acid that can cause poisoning if eaten in high amounts like 5kg! Enjoy this German rhubarb streusel cake - Happy Baking!

german rhubarb streusel cake

Ingredients German Rhubarb Streusel Cake

100 g butter
80 g sugar
1 package Vanilla Sugar Dr Oetker 0.3oz - How to make Vanilla Sugar -
2 eggs
75 g creme fraiche
180 g flour
1 tbsp heaped baking powder
1 package vanilla pudding Dr Oetker - How to make Vanilla Pudding -
40 g sugar
375 ml milk
125 g creme fraiche
800 g rhubarb
200 g flour
100 g sugar + 1 pk vanilla sugar
150 g butter, cold
cinnamon to taste, powdered sugar

Baking Instructions German Rhubarb Streusel Cake

- Wash and peel rhubarb.
- Cut in small pieces, add sugar and let rest for about 30 min.
- Drain in a sieve.
- Meanwhile mix all ingredients for the dough and fill it in a greased spring form (diameter 28cm).
- Bake in pre-heated oven on 180 C or 370 F for 15 min. Don't turn oven off.
- Mix all streusel ingredients until you get a crumbled dough.
- Make pudding per instructions, let it cool off while stirring.
- Add creme fraiche, spread onto the cake.
- Place rhubarb pieces on top and sprinkle with streusel.
- Place again in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Let cool off in form.
- Dust with powdered sugar if you like before serving the cake.

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Jul 212016

We are now in the fall season which is in America the season for all kinds of pumpkin dishes.  Pumpkins have become quite popular in Germany too. Today we feature a German Pumpkin cake or bread. It is very easy to make and it tastes great with whipped cream. Happy Cooking!

German Pumpkin cake

Ingredients German Pumpkin Cake

250 g fresh pumpkin
150 sugar
150 g flour
100 g walnuts, ground
50 g honey
4 eggs
1 package vanilla sugar 0.3oz - How to make vanilla sugar -
1 tbsp baking powder
butter for the form and powdered sugar

Baking Instructions Pumpkin Cake
- Grate the pumpkin meat fine.
- Beat eggs and sugar until foamy, add remaining ingredients and mix it thoroughly.
-  Grease a loaf pan with butter (or margarine) and fill in the dough.
- Bake in pre-heated oven for about 1 hour on 180 C or 350 F.
Dust powdered sugar over the warm cake and enjoy it with whipped cream.

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Jul 212016
Tomato Melon Feta Salad

This summer Tomato Melon Feta Salad is refreshing and sweet-sour. Tomatoes, melon and feta cheese are the main ingredients for this salad. It is a great salad for the barbecue dinner, a party or event, or serve it with chicken or a burger. Happy Cooking! Ingredients Tomato Melon Feta Salad 6 medium size tomatoes ½ … read more …

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Jul 212016
Pumpkin Beer Soup

The German Pumpkin Beer soup is special as it is using beer but not any beer, it should be Pilsener beer. We found it at Trader Joes. It is the Pilsener Urquell which is a very good German beer. Try this soup. It’s a great combination! Happy Cooking! Ingredients Pumpkin Beer Soup 2 shallots or … read more …

Jul 212016
Super Simple Pepper Appetizer

  These Super Simple Pepper Appetizer will surprise your party guests. The little appetizers look like boats and some call them “pepper boats”. They are easy to make and can be kept in the fridge for some hours – perfect for a party or event. Try them out at your next occasion and you will … read more …

Jul 202016
Spicy Shrimps with Ham

There are moments in life where you don’t have time for a four course menu, especially after a working day. We want to show you that cooking does not have to be time consuming with the dish spicy shrimps with ham. Here is a recipe which is a great alternative to fast food. You can … read more …

 July 20, 2016 Posted by at 9:08 am Spicy Shrimps Tagged with: , , ,  1 Response »