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…

Snow White Cake – Schneewittchenkuchen/Donauwelle

Depending on what region of German you are in, this cake is either called a Schneewittchenkuchen or a Donauwelle. Regardless of the name, this cake is a favourite among Germans. Ingredients: 180 ml (¾ cup) margarine + 2 tbsp margarine475 g (2 cups) icing sugar315 ml (3 ⅓ cups) flour4…

Soupe de Chalet – Swiss Cheese Soup

Healthy, quick and easy to prepare this recipe comes from the Fribourg region of Switzerland. This recipe is sometimes recommended as an alternative to a fondue. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butter150 g leeks, cut into thin strips1 onion, finely chopped1 kohlrabi, diced1 carrot, diced500 ml vegetable stock50 g pasta (e. g.…

Spitzkuchen – Gingerbread Pastry

Honey, brown sugar and other Christmas spices make this pastry a perfect Christmas dessert! Ingredients: 120 ml (½ cup) honey80 ml (⅓ cup) brown sugar2 tablespoons oil1 eggrumpinch of cardamom or allspice1 teaspoon cinnamon475 ml (2 cups) flour3 teaspoons baking powder160 ml (⅔ cup) chopped hazelnuts or almondsdark chocolate, as…

Streusel Cake – Streuselkuchen

Streuselkuchen is a classic German yeast cake, also called crumb cake in English-speaking countries. Ingredients: 1 teaspoon sugar80 ml (⅓ cup) warm water1 tablespoon active dry yeast180 ml (¾ cup) milk1 tablespoon milk160 ml (⅔ cup) oil120 ml (½ cup) sugar or honey1 egg1 teaspoon saltzest from ½ lemon1 teaspoon…

Sugar Pie – Zucker Pie

“My childhood favorite. Simple and sensational!” Ingredients: 1 cup thick cream1 cup sugar1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla1 tablespoon cornstarch1 teaspoon cinnamon Instructions: Beat all the ingredients together and pour into unbaked pie crust. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 35-40 minutes. Credit: (Recipe and Photo): Secrets of a Hutterite…