Potato and Sausage Soup – Gascha

“I’m afraid there really is no substitute for the Hutterite sausage Samstich Wurscht to get the ultimate flavour for this soup because it relies so much on the sausage juices for the flavouring, but I am sure other coils of sausage will do as well. In many Hutterite communities, Gascha…

Potato Noodles – Schupfnudeln

Schupfnudeln, also known as Fingernudeln, are thought to have originated during Thirty Years’ War. With their daily flower ration and water, soldiers made a dough which they formed with their hands into noodles, and then cooked. Due to the length of the war, the noodles became part of German culture…

Potato Salad – Kartoffelsalat

This authentic recipes comes from the Swabian region of Germany. It’s believed Potato salad originally came from Germany and then spread through Europe. So it’s no wonder that there are many different ways to make this delicious dish! Ingredients: 2.2 lbs potatoes – Yukon Gold1 small onion (finely chopped)¼ cup…

Potato Soup with European Wieners – Kartoffelsuppe mit Würstchen

A favourite of German families and not too many ingredients are needed to make this recipe! Ingredients: 2.2 lbs potatoes1 carrot½ onion3 ½ cups vegetable brothparsleypepper5 sausages – European Wienersoilcream Preparation: Cut potatoes and carrots into cubes and cook both together. When potatoes and carrots are done pour all in…

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…

Russian-German Bierocks – Russisch-Deutsche Bierocks

Bierocks are common among the Volga Germans in the USA and in Argentina. It was brought to the United States by German-Russian Mennonite immigrants in the 1870s. Ingredients: 2.3kg to 2.6kg (10 to 11 cups) all-purpose flour60 g (¼ ounce) active dry yeast120 g (½ cup) sugar2 teaspoons salt590 ml…