Sep 272012
 
Dutch Coffee

Dutch coffee is using egg liqueur which is a very popular liqueur in Germany and originally it is a dutch liqueur from Verpoorten. If you don’t have gg liqueur at home it is quite easy to make your own. See recipe at the bottom. Enjoy the coffee especially on a cold fall or winter’s day. … read more …

Sep 262012
 
Mecklenburger Punch

The nights are longer and getting colder, not so much in California, but fall has started now, and that’s the time for hot beverages. This is a typical recipe from the former DDR (East Germany)  and is called Seelenwaermer translated as “warming the soul” and its origin is Mecklenburg; that’s why the name Mecklenburger Punsch. … read more …

Sep 212012
 
Silesian Streusel Cake

Silesian Streusel Cake – The Silesian cuisine covers also a part of the German and Polish cuisine. It was always a cuisine of a border area, therefor you find several influences of other areas such as Austria, Saxon or Bohemia. In Germany of today you still can find this cuisine in the county of Goerlitz. … read more …

Sep 112012
 
Schaschlik  Barbecue

Schaschlik Barbecue is a popular fast food in the Rheinland and Southern Germany. You can find it at any snack booth, they make it in front of you, serve it on a paper plate with sauce and a bun. There are 2 variations: you can grill the meat or saute the meat in a sauce … read more …

Aug 182012
 
Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers or in German Apfelmaultaschen is an old German recipe. The specialty is rumored to have been invented by monks of the Maulbronn monastery to conceal the fact that they were eating meat during lent. The monks hid the meat inside of the Maultaschen, believing that God couldn’t see it that way. (This is … read more …

Aug 162012
 
Fried Potatoes Southern German Style

Easy to make dish that is great as side dish with eg. a Schnitzel or Leberkaese (meatloaf); or as a main dish served with lettuce or carrot salad. It is called Bratkartoffeln in German. Ingredients (serves 4) 1 kg potatoes 1 cup cooked ham cubes 1 small onion salt, pepper, fresh grated nutmeg butter, olive … read more …

Aug 102012
 
How to make Creme Fraiche

What is Creme Fraiche? It means “fresh cream” and it comes from France. There the used cream is unpasteurized and is producing a velvet textured cream that has  a tarty and nutty flavor. It is a soured cream containing about 28% butterfat. In the German Cooking your would need for many recipes some creme fraiche, … read more …

Aug 082012
 
Spaghetti Bolognese with Mushrooms

Spaghetti are popular all over the world. So in Germany. This is my favorite recipe that I created. I am always using the thin spaghetti but not the angel hair, they are too thin. Barilla has some good thin spaghetti.  I hope you enjoy it – Happy Cooking! Ingredients (serves 4) 300-400 g ground beef … read more …