May 112012
 
Bienenstich  or Bee Sting Cake

Bienenstich or Bee sting cake in English is a traditional German coffee cake and can be found in every German bakery. The name means literally “Bee Sting cake“. Why? There is a legend where the baker who baked the cake got stung by a bee because the cake attracted it. The topping are caramelized honey … read more …

Apr 122012
 
Sweet Gifts For Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is a big day in Germany as it is in the USA. Do you want to surprise your mom, sister, grandmother, or  aunt with something special? Here are two sweet possibilities – one to prepare in advance – a home made heart shaped cake – the other one to buy int he best … read more …

Apr 052012
 
Easter Lamb Cake

Are you looking for a traditional German cake for Easter? The Easter lamb cake is very traditional. You would need a lamb form which you can get at amazon.com Ingredients 125 g Butter 100 g honey 2 eggs 1 point of  a knife vanilla 125 g ground hazelnuts 200 g flour ½ package Dr./ Oetker baking powder 125 ml milk … read more …

Apr 102011
 
Sole Florentine

Sole is a great fish for cooking and is called “Seezunge” in German though the recipe is inspired by Florence, Italy. In Italian it would be ”Fiorentina”.  Sole fillets are very thin, and can be quickly pan-fried or pan sauteed (2 to 3 minutes per side), or baked with herbs at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. … read more …

Feb 232011
 
Vegetable Cheese Gratin

Delicious vegetable cheese gratin as we make it in Germany without meat, ideal for vegetarians. This dish is low on calories with only 310 calories per portion. You can vary this recipe with different vegetable of course. Use broccoli, mushrooms or cauliflower; it will taste great. To add the fried egg on top is a … read more …

Oct 012010
 
Cream of Cauliflower Soup

  Ingredients (4 portions) 1 large cauliflower 2 cups chicken broth or stock (fresh or canned) 2 cups cold water 4 tbsp butter 1/3 cup flour 1 cup milk salt, pepper, nutmeg 1 egg yolk 1/4 tsp fresh lemon juice Cooking Instructions Prepare cauliflower in cutting of the stem and green leaves. Cut off the … read more …

Jun 152010
 
Pichelsteiner Bavarian Stew

This recipe has tradition.  It is one of the popular soup or stew (Eintopf) recipes from Germany, and this one is from Bavaria. It is very easy to do: Cut all ingredients in small pieces, mix them in a big pot, and let it cook. Everything will boil nicely until it is done. This recipe … read more …