Pretzel Bread stick – Laugenstange

There are many stories of where pretzels and pretzel bread sticks came from. One Swabian story, which supposedly goes back to 1477, tell of a master baker Frieder, who not only invented the pretzel bread stick out of necessity, but that a cat jumped on the baking sheet as he…

Quick Sesame Bread – Schnelles Brot mit Sesam

If you are a novice at baking bread, this recipe is for you! Uncomplicated with simple ingredients makes a delicious tasting bread. Ingredients: 42 g (5 tablespoons) fresh yeast450 ml (1 ⅞ cups) water500 g (3 cups) spelt flour150 g (1 cup) sesame seedsadditional sesame seeds2 pinches of salt2 tablespoons…

Red Cabbage – Rotkohl

When it gets cold outside, you know it’s cabbage time. This traditional recipe for red cabbage is often served as a side to main dishes, such as “Rouladen” or “Schweinshaxe”. Ingredients (for 4 portions): 1 red cabbage, roughly 750g (1.7 lbs)1 tablespoon butter2 onionssalt to tastepepper3 tablespoons currant jam1 bay…

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…

Roasted Goose – Weihnachtsgans

The Weihnachtsgans, or “Christmas goose”, is a traditional Christmas dinner in Germany and neighbouring countries. According to legend, when St. Martin of Tours was to be made a bishop, he was reluctant to do so. As a result, he decided to hide so none could find him and make him…

Sausage Salad – Wurstsalat

A beloved recipe in areas of Germany, Alsace, Switzerland and Austria. Well-known variants are the Swabian sausage salad, half of which contains blood sausage, and especially the preparation known in Germany as Swiss sausage salad, also known as Strasbourg or Alsatian sausage salad, with a portion of Emmental cheese. Ingredients:…

Savoury Cloverleaf Buns – Kleeblatt-Brötchen

Pretty to look at but also very tasty! If you are feeling adventurous, try adding other ingredients such has chives or lovage to the dough and leaving out the seeds. Ingredients: 710 ml (3 cups) flour2 tablespoons flour1 heaped teaspoon yeast120 ml (½ cup) warm milk1 egg355 ml (1 ½…

Semolina Dumpling Soup – Grießnockerlsuppe

Semolina dumpling soup is a classic of Viennese cuisine and is also one of the typical dishes of Bavarian cuisine. It consists of beef soup, semolina dumplings and chives – a good dish to make for a cold day! Ingredients: 5 ½ tablespoons (80g) unsalted butter, softened2 eggs, lightly beaten,…

Sesame Seed Wreath – Sesamkranz

Looking for something different when it comes to bread baking? Why not try out this recipe and enjoy these wreaths fresh out of the oven. Ingredients: 1.18 L (5 cups) flour1 tablespoon dry yeast240 ml (1 cup) milk120 ml (½ cup) sesame seed80 ml (⅓ cup) soft butter (unsalted)80 ml…

Shortbread Cookies – Spritzgebäck

Buttery and crumbly makes for delicious Shortbread cookies! This classic cookie is reminiscent colourful cookie plates during Advent. Ingredients: 500 g flour85 g butter85 g margarine2 eggs170 g sugar1 teaspoon vanilla sugar25 g baking powderpinch of salt Instructions: With this recipe, you will need either a meat grinder with cookie…