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Aug 292016
 

The creamy German herb soup is using the same herbs as you would use for the popular Frankfurt Green sauce - Find the recipe for the Green Sauce here -
It's a delicious soup with different herbs such as parsley, chives, dill, borage and some more (see in ingredients the herb mix). Happy Cooking!

creamy german herb soup
Ingredients Creamy German Herb Soup

(serves 4)
2 small onions
2 tbsp butter
4 tbsp flour
750 ml - 3 cups - vegetable broth, instant
fresh herbs such as parsley, cress, chives, borage or dill, salad burnet or tarragon, sorrel, chervil
2 tbsp creme fraiche or heavy cream
salt, pepper, lemon juice to taste

Cooking Instruction Creamy German Herb Soup

- peel onions and chop fine.
- warm butter and saute onions until transparent.
- dust with flour, add vegetable broth.
- let simmer for 15 min.
- prepare herbs, chop roughly.
- add herbs and creme fraiche to soup.
- with a  stick mixer puree soup.
- add salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste.

 

 

 

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Aug 262016
 

If you have visited Switzerland before you have tried the Authentic Swiss Cheese Fondue for sure. It is the national dish of Switzerland and can be found in every Swiss restaurant. You can make it at home. The best is to use original Swiss cheese (Emmenthaler and Gruyere) and the obligatory Kirsch schnaps. The cheese will be melted in a special pan and is dipped with bread cubes. Serve it with a bice dry white wine, a Riesling. Happy Cooking!

authentic swiss cheese fondue

Ingredients Authentic Swiss Cheese Fondue

(serves 4-6)
300 g Gruyere cheese
300 g Emmenthaler cheese
500 g white bread (such as baguette)
1 garlic clove
300 ml Riesling wine, dry
3 tbsp corn starch
6cl Kirschwasser (cherry schnaps)
fresh grated black pepper and nutmeg to taste

Cooking Instructions Swiss Cheese Fondue

- Grate cheese (if not already grated).
- Cut bread in 1 inch thick slices, then cut in cubes.
- Peel garlic, cut in half and poke it into a fork.
- Use a fire proof form (or special fondue pan) and rub garlic along all sides and the bottom of the pot.

- Pour wine into the pot and warm it.
Add cheese bit by bit (not all at once!), stir continuously with a wooden spoon. Sir it as if youw ant to draw an 8 until the cheese has melted.
- Mix starch with schnaps, add to cheese, brings several times to a boil.
- Stir until you have a smooth cheese "dough".
- Spice it and place on a rechaud which keeps the fondue warm.
Dip bread cubes into hot cheese by using special fondue forks.

Serve with the same wine that you used for making the fondue.

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Aug 262016
 

The Strawberry Cream cake needs a bit of work but you will be rewarded by its delicious taste. The cake recipe is using quark. You can make quark at home, it is not difficult - click here to find out how to make quark - or find quark in special super markets. Usually the brand Vermont has also quark. Thanks for the recipe and photo from Gisele Meyers - Happy Baking!

strawberry cream cake

Ingredients Strawberry Cream Cake

4 eggs
200 g sugar
2 tbs hot water
190 g flour
1 tbs baking powder

Filling
1 package gelatin, ground
500 g strawberries
2 small cans mandarins
500 g quark
600 ml heavy cream
6 tbsp lemon juice
2 packages Sahnesteif (optional) it helps to keep whipped cream firm -Dr. Oetker Sahnesteif ( Whip Cream Stabilizer ) -5 pack
3 egg yolk
150 g sugar

Baking Instructions Strawberry Cream Cake

Base Cake
- Beat eggs, sugar and jot water at least for 10-15 min until foamy.
- Mix flour with 1 tbsp baking powder and add to dough.
- Layer a baking form (28cm diameter) with baking paper and fill in dough.
- Bake in pre-heated oven for 2-30 min on 360 F.

Filling
- Beat sugar, egg yolks for 10 minutes until foamy.
- Let gelatin soak in water.
- Mix quark with egg mix, add drained mandarins, and mix well.
- Heat gelatin slightly, so it will be dissolved, take off from oven, mix 3-4 tbsp quark dough with gelatine, add to the quark dough.
- Beat heavy cream until firm, add Sahnesteif and mix with quark dough, finally add pureed or chopped strawberries.
- Cut cooled off base cake horizontally in half, place a cake ring around, fill quark on the bottom part of the cake, place other half on top.
- Let cool in the fridge over night.
- Dust with powdered sugar and remove cake ring.

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Aug 262016
 
German Rahmschnitzel - Served with Creamy Sauce

The German Rahmschnitzel is a very easy German meat dish. It’s just delicious for a festive menu. You can use pork or veal schnitzel, the best is pre-cut. It’s a popular German dish that can be found on many restaurant menus. Happy Cooking! Ingredients German Rahmschnitzel 4 veal schnitzel (alternatively pork) salt and pepper to … read more …






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Aug 262016
 
Baked Pastry Case for German Fruit Cakes

To make the German fruit cakes you need to have a baked pastry case. It is a German recipe for the so called “Tortenboden” which is made out of the so called “Muerbeteig”.  This is a dough that needs to be kneaded. It is a firm dough which can be used to make cookies as … read more …






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Aug 252016
 
Easy German Plum Cake Using Damson Plums

With this Easy German Plum Cake you will get a lot of compliments. It is a great German cake, proven and authentic. You should use the special plums such as Damson, Italian plums. The regular soft, round plums are not very useful for this cake. It’s a wonderful cake for the Sunday Coffee and Cake … read more …






 August 25, 2016 Posted by at 11:42 am Plum Cake Easy Tagged with: , , , , , ,  1 Response »
Aug 242016
 
German Zwiebelfleisch - Viennese Roast Beef

The German Zwiebelfleisch – Viennese Roast Beef or also called Zwiebelrostbraten is a classic German dish that is served in many regions of Germany, like in Franconia, Thuringia, Berlin, Hessen, Swabia or Vienna. If you would translate it literally it means “onion-topped roast beef with gravy”. The recipes vary by region. I want to feature … read more …






Aug 232016
 
German Italian Plum Dumplings

The German Italian Plum Dumplings is a sweet dish called “Zwetschgenknoedel” in German and whoever had been living in Germany might know this delicious dish. You need to enjoy them warm, with melted butter and sprinkle a cinnamon-sugar mix on top. As far as we know Italian plum dumplings are actually from Austria (the Austrian recipe contains potatoes), and … read more …