German Flaedle Soup – Swabian Specialty Soup

The German Flaedle soup is a special Swabian soup that you get in almost every Country Inn or “Gasthaus” of the South. Flädle are made out of pancakes. You would use pancake left overs to make this delicious German soup. In Germany you can…

German Plunder Pastry with Sour Cherry Filling

Find out how to make the German Plunder pastry with sour cherries that can be found in every German bakery.  In Germany these pastries are made fresh daily. They can be made with vanilla pudding, quark with jam (raspberry, apricot) or assorted fruit on…

German Fasnacht Krapfen Recipe – Carnival Specialty

The German Fasnacht Krapfen recipe is a traditional German dish for the Fasnacht, Karneval or Fasching time – in Germany also called “the wild days!” It is like the recipe “Berliner” or “Mutzen” which are deep fried but these Krapfen have no filling. To…

The German Christmas Pickle – A Myth or a Lie?

Let’s talk about  a “German” Christmas tradition that is somewhat unusual and deserves some attention. It’s the tradition of the Christmas pickle. Today I heard the first time about it, and being a German I wanted to know more about it. It was not…

Underberg Recipes – Cooking with Underberg

The tradition of the herbal German digestive “Underberg“ goes way back to a time that we nowadays would call the good old times. The Underberg story began in the year 1846 when Hubert Underberg married Katharina Albrecht, and they founded the company Underberg-Albrecht at…

Bethmaennchen – Christmas Cookies from Frankfurt

Bethmaennchen are German cookies made from Marzipan, almond flour, powdered sugar and rosewater. The name comes from the family Simon Moritz von Bethmann in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. A legend says that the famous Parisian pastry chef Jean Jacques Gautenier developed the recipe at the…

Russian Bread Cookies – Alphabet Cookies

  Russian Bread Cookies or “Russisch Brot”  in German oder Patience is a cookie made out of a dough with cocoa and egg whites without any butter or egg yolks. Traditionally it is baked in form of letters. Supposedly thew Russian bred cookie came…

German Anise Cookies for the Holidays

The German Anise Cookies are for the holidays or, especially in Germany, for Christmas only. These German Christmas cookies are very easy to make and you do not need any special ingredients like for many other German cookies. Happy Baking! Ingredients German Anise Cookies…