German Egg Noodles – Spätzle

Spätzle, also called Knöpfle, have a centuries-old tradition of production in the Swabian region of Germany and are of great importance for Swabian cuisine. The tradition of making spaetzle in Swabia can be traced back to the 18th century. In 1725, the Württemberg councillor and personal physician Rosinus Lentilius summarized…

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 Meatloaf – Hackbraten

Hackbraten is a childhood favourite enjoyed throughout Germany and Switzerland, with each country having many local varieties of the dish. Varieties containing a hard-boiled egg on the inside are often called Falscher Hase (False Hare). Ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter350 ml (1 ½ cups) chopped onions2 slices white bread, trimmed and…

German Mustard Pickles – Senfgurken

A nostalgic recipe for a German snack/appetizer and is a common homemade staple item. It’s flavours are a combination of sour and sweet, and are sometimes served alongside barbecued meats or as an accompaniment for dinner. Ingredients: 2 kg cucumber½ litre white wine vinegar½ litre water500g sugar1 tablespoon mustard seeds3 tablespoons salt1…

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…

German Quark Torte with Crust – Käsekuchen

This recipe for a classic cheesecake should be in every recipe book! It has delicious crust made of shortcrust pastry and a wonderful cream filling with quark and milk. Ingredients: 355 ml (1 ½ cups) flour80 ml (⅓ cup) sugar1 tablespoon sugar1 teaspoon baking powder80 ml (⅓ cup) butter1 tablespoon…

German Sourdough Rye Bread Rolls – Roggenmischbrötchen

Any type of bread or bread rolls/buns are an important part of Germany’s food scene. Did you know that there are over 300 bread varieties and over 1,200 different bread rolls and baked goods in Germany? Ingredients: 100 g (1 cup) rye flour100 g (½ cup) warm water2 g rye…

Hazelnut Cake – Haselnusskuchen

A simple recipe for a delicious hazelnut cake without flour. Ingredients: 475 ml (2 cups) ground hazelnuts475 ml (2 cups) cream of wheat295 ml (1 ¼ cups) sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 tablespoon flour1 tablespoon baking powder475 ml (2 cups) milk Instructions: Combine hazelnut and cream of wheat. Sift together flour…

Hussar Biscuits – Husarenkrapferl

These cookies are small shortbread pastries filled mostly with red jam. They are found in traditional Austrian Christmas baking. The recipe is mostly unchanged since the second half of the 18th century. Ingredients: 200 g all-purpose flour100 g icing sugar8 g vanilla sugar100 g ground almonds2 egg yolks150 g unsalted…

Hutterite Buns – Hutterite Brötchen

For anyone that enjoys homemade buns, this recipe is for you! Ingredients: 2 packages dry yeast (2 tablespoons)1 cup warm water1 teaspoon sugar 1⁄2 cup butter, softened1⁄2 cup sugar2 eggs, beaten1 tablespoon salt1 1⁄2 cups warm milk6 – 6 1⁄2 cups all purpose flour. Instructions: In a small bowl, dissolve…