German Lebkuchen Hearts – Best Gift Ever

German Lebkuchen Hearts

German Lebkuchen hearts are very popular on all German fairs, the Oktoberfest and the Christmas markets. There are booths which sell the hearts with all names and wishes written on them. Unfortunately you cannot buy these hearts here in America but the good thing…

Arme Ritter Original Recipe – French Toast German Style

arme ritter french toast german style

Today’s recipe is called Arme Ritter (French Toast in English), and it is a traditional dish that can be traced back to the Romans. The antique cooking book De re coquinaria describes this dish following:  „Zerbrich abgeriebene Siligenen (= Winterweizengebäcke), mache größere Häppchen, tauche sie…

German Apple Streusel Cake – Authentic Recipe

german apple streusel cake

The German Apple Streusel cake or Apple Crumble Cakes is a classic cake that you will love. In German we call crumbles  “Streusel” which make a great topping for any fruit cake. Even if you are a baking beginner this cake is doable. It’s…

German Spritzgebaeck Cookies – Spritz Cookies for Holidays

german spritzgebaeck cookie

The German Spritzgebaeck cookies are traditional Christmas cookies in Germany. You don’t need special ingredients so  this recipe is ideal for the last minute Christmas baking. Happy Baking! Ingredients German Spritzgebaeck Cookies (about 65 pieces) 200 g powdered sugar 400 g soft butter 4…

Authentic Nuremberg Elisen Gingerbread

Authentic Nuremberg Elisen Gingerbread

This is a authentic Nuremberg Elisen Gingerbread Lebkuchen recipe from Germany that needs some specific ingredients but you can get them all in the USA. These Lebkuchen are supposedly the best ones. Of course you can buy them also ready made in the USA,…

Halloween Food – Grave Yard Cake

halloween grave yard cake

Looking for a special Halloween recipe? Here’s a Grave Yard cake that is easy to make and will be a great surprise for your Halloween Party. In Germany we love Halloween more then ever, and the more scary or frightening the food, the better…

How to Make Krokant for Baking – Crunchy Sweet Crumbles

how to make krokant

If you want to make the Frankfurter Kranz Cake you need to know how to make Krokant because it is not available in the USA in the regular supermarkets. In English it would be called Brittle or Crunchy sweet Crumbles. You may find it…

German Wheat Rye Bread – Authentic Recipe

german wheat rye bread

This German Wheat Rye bread is made out of 3 different kinds of flour. The two types of flour most commonly used for bread in Germany are wheat flour Type 1050 and rye flour Type 1180. Special flour types are not available in US…