Cinnamon Stars – Zimtsterne

Cinnamon stars are traditional Christmas cookies from Swabia and are made from a nut meringue topped with a mixture of egg whites and sugar. Ingredients: 500 g (4 ½ cups) ground almonds5 egg whites450 g (3 ¾ cups) confectioners’ sugar2 teaspoons cinnamon1 tablespoon Kirschschnaps (cherry liquor) Instructions: Beat egg whites…

Classic Beef Roulade – Klassische Rinderrouladen

Beef roulade is a traditional wrapped meat dish, that can be found in Germany, Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic. There are a variety of different fillings that can be used, for example ground meat can also be added. Instead of the bacon and pickles, a rice and vegetable filling…

Cold Smoked Pork Chops – Kalt Geräucherte Schweinekoteletts (Kassler)

This recipe comes from the February 1985 edition of the German magazine Burda Moden (now Burda Style). Ingredients: 1.5 kg to 2 kg (3.3 lbs to 4.4 lbs) smoked pork chops2 tablespoons brown sugar2 apples, Golden Delicious or similar8 prunes1 orangelemon juice, to tastewatercress Instructions: Place in baking tray or…

Easter Braid – Osterzopf

This recipe makes the classic Easter braid with raisins, almonds and lemon very easy for you to bake. It tastes delicious as part of your Easter lunch or brunch! Ingredients: 2 teaspoons sugar or honey120 ml (½ cup) warm water1 ½ tablespoons yeast120 ml (½ cup) milk120 ml (½ cup)…

Easter Buns – Osterbrötchen

The perfect Easter bun for your Easter brunch! Ingredients: 945 ml (4 cups) flour2 tablespoons flour1 heaped tsp dry active yeast 240 ml (1 cup) warm milk80 ml (⅓ cup) sugar2 eggs120 ml (½ cup) butter1 teaspoon cinnamonPinch of cardamomPinch of salt240 ml (1 cup) currants and/or raisins1 egg yolk1…

Easter Cake – Osterkuchen

Children will not only love this delicious, easy to make Easter cake but adults will too! Ingredients: 950 g (4 cups) flour2 tablespoons flour1 tablespoon yeast160 g (⅔ cup) sugar240 g (1 cup) lukewarm water355 g (1 ½ cups) butter, unsalted½ teaspoon saltzest from 1 lemon240 g (1 cup) raisins5…

Fish Casserole with Tomatoes – Fischauflauf mit Tomaten

For a little bit of variety in your every day kitchen life, here is a recipe with fish! Ingredients: 750 g (27 oz) codfish fillets4 tomatoeslemon juice3 eggs125 ml (½ cup) whipping creamsalt, to tastepepper, to tasteparsley, to tastebutter, to grease Instructions: Grease casserole form with butter and set aside.…

Frankfurt Crown Cake – Frankfurter Kranz

With its round shape, the cake symbolizes a crown of the German emperors. It is also in reference to Frankfurt am Main as the coronation site. The cherries in this cake also symbolize rubies. It is said to be created in 1735 by an unknown baker. Ingredients: 6 eggs½ cup…

German Curry Sausage – Currywurst

Currywurst has become a well-loved comfort food in Germany, despite its relatively new arrival on the country’s proverbial stage of cuisine. The invention of currywurst is attributed to Herta Heuwer, who in 1949 in post war Berlin, obtained ketchup or Worcestershire sauce and some curry powder from British soldiers stationed…