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16 October, 2017

Traditional Brezels

Traditional Brezels
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What to bring to a party? and even when it is an Octoberfest party?  I decided to make some traditional brezels.  Brezels get their taste and color from a bath in lye.  You can use baking soda dissolved in warm water as lye, but that does not give them the same touch as traditional ones.
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30 April, 2017

Classic German Chocolate Cream Gateau

Classic German Chocolate Cream Gateau
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  Back in the 80-ties an aunty made cakes – big cakes and she made a chocolate gateau as well. A simple chocolate sponge with a chocolate cream. This cake is typical German, not too rich on ingredients, simple to make and just chocolate.  This cake is inspired by these kind of simple gateau’s I know
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13 April, 2017

Easter Hot Cross Buns

Easter Hot Cross Buns
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It is an old English Easter tradition – Hot Cross Buns.  I tried many recipes over the past years and always comes back to this one I found on the Wild Yeast Blog. I changed the recipe slightly and reduced the sugar.  These buns a fluffy and full of flavor. The spices give them a
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18 December, 2016

How to make traditional Elisen Lebkuchen

How to make traditional Elisen Lebkuchen
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Traditional Lebkuchen come from a region in Bavaria, the town of Nuernberg. The tradition reaches back to the 12th century where Nuernberg was a major trading center at the crossing of several middle age high ways. These Lebkuchen are very different to normal ginger bread. They contain ginger but no honey or flour. They are baked
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11 December, 2016

Grandma’s Christmas Stollen

Grandma’s Christmas Stollen
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Today I made a Christ Stollen or Christmas Stollen.  This is a traditional Christmas cake in Germany. There are many recipes. What I like about this one is it’s buttery taste and the flavors. Stollen needs to rest some time before being served. Some say several weeks, but I think some day’s is just fine.
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22 May, 2016

Spreewaldgurken – Gherkins

Spreewaldgurken – Gherkins
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Spreewald Gurken In late summer it is time to look out for some gherkins. I got some at the local pick your own and picked a bucket full of them. Now they need to get preserved in jars. This Recipe is a traditional recipe from the “Spreewald”. Spreewaelder Essiggurken are famous in Germany and much
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22 May, 2016

Classic traditional German Strawberry Cake

Classic traditional German Strawberry Cake
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Fresh Strawberry Cake We got some fresh strawberries at the pick your own and so I made this cake. It is an easy dough, made of 75g butter 60g sugar vanilla paste 2 eggs salt 150g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder Mix the ingredients, butter sugar and eggs first and then add the flour.
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15 May, 2016

Traditional Apple Strudel with stretched dough

Traditional Apple Strudel with stretched dough
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It is autumn and we were invited to a pot luck dinner. So what to bring? As it is the season for fresh apples, I thought making a traditional apple strudel. In general there are two types of strudel common in Germany. In the northern region strudel is mainly made with puff pastry in the
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13 May, 2016

Classic German Potato Dumplings – Kartoffelklöße

Classic German Potato Dumplings – Kartoffelklöße
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Here I show you how to make classic German Potato Dumplings. There are 3 different types of potato dumplings common in Germany. Dumplings made from cooked potatoes, raw potatoes and half cooked and half raw potatoes. This recipe is for cooked potato dumplings. This Recipe is from an old German family recipe, made for generations
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