Hutterite Mile-High Lemon Pie – Hutterischer Zitronenkuchen

This whimsical pie with a zesty lemon filling will make your mouth water! Ingredients: 8 egg yolks, slightly beaten240 ml (1 cup) sugar1 tablespoon unflavoured gelatin120 ml (½ cup) water1 tablespoon lemon peel120 ml (½ cup) lemon juice¼ teaspoon salt8 egg whites¼ teaspoon cream of tartar240 ml (1 cup) sugar1…

Jam Cookies – Spitzbuben / Hildabrötchen

These delicious cookies are considered traditional Christmas cookies in Germany, while in Austria they are year-round. There are also different names for them, “Spitzbuben” is a regional synonym for “Hildabrötchen”. Not only are there different names for these cookies but the shape can vary. The hole in the middle is…

King’s Cake – Königskuchen

If you are looking for a classic holiday cake for Christmas, this is it! This is Germany’s answer to fruit cake. Ingredients: 240 ml (1 cup) butter240 ml (1 cup) sugar¼ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon vanilla extract4 tablespoons rum4 eggs710 ml (3 cups) flour295 ml (1 ¼ cups) corn starch1 teaspoon…

Königsberger Meatballs – Königsberger Klopse

Königsberger Meatballs originated in East Prussia and are named after the city of their probable origin, Königsberg (now Kaliningrad, Russia). It is considered one of the highlights of East Prussian cuisine and is still a popular dish in Germany to this day. Ingredients: 227 g (½ lb) ground pork227 g…

Kraut Crullers – Krautkrapfen

They are considered a Swabian and Allgäu specialty and make for a wonderful, hearty meal in cold weather. Ingredients: 500 g flour2 eggs125 ml watersome salt 1 jar sauerkraut200 g bacon, dicedsalt1 onioncaraway seeds, pepper Instructions: It is best to make the sauerkraut one day before making this recipe. In…

Linzer Torte – Linzertorte

With the grid pattern made from shortcrust pastry and the red jam, the Linzer Torte is an absolute Austrian classic. Spices such as cinnamon and cloves make it one of our favourite recipes. Ingredients: 590 ml (2 ½ cup) flour1 teaspoon baking powder1 tablespoon cocoa, heaped2 teaspoon cinnamon¼ teaspoon ground…

Lübeck Style Coconut Macaroons – Lübecker Kokosmakronen

The recipe comes from the city of Lübeck in Schleswig-Holstein, on the Baltic Sea coast. Ingredients: 250 g (2 ⅔ cups) coconut flakes, unsweetened5 egg whites250 g (1 ½ cups) confectioners’ sugar400 g (1 ⅔ cups) marzipan 2 tablespoons rumzest from ½ lemon90 g (⅓ cup) unsweetened chocolate2 tablespoons unsalted…

Marble Cake – Marmorkuchen

Marble cake is a classic that everyone likes to eat. With our basic recipe, this favourite made from chocolate and vanilla dough turns out to be particularly tasty! Ingredients: 180 ml (¾ cup) butter2 tablespoons butter355 ml (1 ½ cups) sugarPinch of salt5 eggs770 ml (3 ¼ cups) flour120 ml…

Marinated Pot Roast – Sauerbraten

Sauerbraten is today one of the most well-known German dishes, which is not surprising, since it is also one of the oldest and most long lived as well. It is commonly believed that its origins lay either in the 9th century with the Franks as a way of using leftover…

Marzipan Braid – Marzipanzopf

This recipe makes a fluffy yeast dough, with a nice and sweet with marzipan and crunchy almonds. The braid tastes fantastic from breakfast to having friends over for an afternoon. Ingredients: 5 cups flour1 teaspoon yeast1 cup milk⅓ cup sugar1 tablespoon sugar⅓ cup butter1 teaspoon vanilla extractPinch of salt¾ cup…