Baden Style Shards – Badische Scherben

Baden shards enjoy a delicious and long tradition in their home town of Tübingen in Germany and can be found in some of the oldest German recipe books. It’s a classic Fastnacht/Fasching recipe! Ingredients: 2 yolks1 egg1 tablespoon sugar (heaped)1 teaspoon vanilla extract½ teaspoon cinnamon2 tablespoons crème fraîche 2 cups…

Berliner Doughnut – Berliner Pfannkuchen/Berliner

The first recipe known for a Jam Doughnut comes from the late 15th-century German language cookbook Kuchenmeisterei, one of the first cookbooks printed using the Gutenberg press, which called it Gefüllte Krapfen. It is unknown whether the Jam Doughnut was invented by the author, or if it was already common…

German Flour Dumplings with Vanilla Sauce – Dampfnudeln

This steamed dessert is a traditional pastry in southern German cuisine. Dampfnudeln are made either without a filling and served with vanilla sauce or a fruit compote. Ingredients: 1½ teaspoon active dry yeast (1/2 envelope)4 tablespoons sugar, divided¼ cup lukewarm water (110°F)¾ cup lukewarm milk (110°F)4 tablespoons melted butter, divided¼…

German Pancakes – Deutsche Pfannkuchen

A German classic for the whole family to enjoy. This simple, quick basic recipe is suitable for either sweet or savoury versions. Ingredients: 1 liter milk8 eggs20 tablespoons flourpinch of saltsugar (to taste) Instructions: Mix all ingredients well starting with milk and eggs. Add the flour spoon by spoon using…

Red Fruit Jelly with Vanilla Sauce – Rote Grütze mit Vanillesoße

Rote Grütze originally comes from northern Germany, but now there are fans of this dessert every where. Some variations are “Grüne Grütze” made with green grapes and gooseberries or “Gelbe Grütze” using apricots and nectarines. Ingredients: 2.2 lbs frozen red fruit (cherries, currants, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries etc.)0.5 lbs fresh raspberries¾…