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Apfelschlupfkuchen, sunken apple cake, German
Desserts
Germany
Recipes

Apfelschlupfkuchen (Sunken Apple Cake)

I remember my very first cake I baked, I was eight years old and so delighted. I remember taking the baked apple cake outside to the garage to show to my dad who was working on the car. A proud moment I will never forget. 

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German Plum cake, Zwetschgenkuchen, Pflaumenkuchen
Breads and Pastry
Desserts
Germany

Zwetschgenkuchen or Plum cake

Perfect to accompany an afternoon coffee is the Zwetschgenkuchen. You can find or pick plums from June till late September when they are ripe. In the US you can buy this oval purple fruit in some stores, they are called Italien plums. This recipe is made with a yeast dough on a rectangular sheet cake […]

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Cevapcici, Balkan sausage
Eastern European Travel
Main Course

Cevapcici, a Balkan Sausage

I ate this dish in the former Yugoslavia in 1986 (now Croatia) on the way to the famous Plitvicer Lakes. I always ordered a Grill Plate, it was a safe bet because of the language barrier. One way or another I ended up with Cevapcici, a Balkan sausage on my plate.  Cevapcici, a Balkan Sausage […]

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Italian Basil Pesto
Condiments
Recipes
Southern Europe
Spreads

Italian Basil Pesto – a tasty sauce for your Pasta

One of my favorite Italian dishes is cheese tortellini with fresh Pesto sauce. If you live in the South of the US, you can grow Basil in abundance. Best with pasta, but also delicious with crackers or baked potato

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Sauerbraten Recipe, German Dish
Germany
Main Course
Recipes

Sweet-sour and tangy Sauerbraten

A Sunday meal I remember growing up. That sweet and sour, tangy taste and smell you won’t forget. Some have to develop tastebuds for it. Sauerbraten can be a big hit a the dinner table, you can’t go wrong cooking for a big crowd. Plan for it way in advance, the marinating takes several days […]

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German Bier
Allgemein
Drinks, mixed
Germany

Did German Monks discover the Bier?

We regularly consume beer, know that Germans are involved in global Bier production and can distinguish beer types. Hardly anyone really knows since when the first beer was developed. Many people would answer to this question that it was invented by monks Unfortunately, that’s not quite true, monks started brewing beer long ago (1100’s), and […]

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Kartauser Kloesse mit Weinsosse, a Franconian sweet dish
Breads and Pastry
Desserts
Germany
Main Course
Recipes

A sweet traditional dish from German Wine country

This must be one of the only times a kid can consume alcohol in Germany. The sauce is made with eggs and dry white wine.   Kartäuser Klösse mit Weinsosse Print Rate this recipe 1 2 3 4 5 4 ratings Angie with AngiesWeb Ingredients 6 to 8 stale rolls 2 eggs 2 cups milk […]

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Chicken Fricassee, Hänhchen Frikasee
Germany
Main Course
Recipes

Chicken Fricassee

A wholesome meal you can eat with rice or noodles. Kind of reminds me of Chicken à la King. Instead of Sherry, I added some white wine and Worcestershire sauce at the end

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German Marble Cake, Marmorkuchen
Breads and Pastry
Desserts
Germany
Recipes

Marmorkuchen or Marble Cake

Cake and birthdays inevitably belong together. Especially the marble cake is popular with children and guests alike. Optically, this classic marble cake on the birthday table is a little eye-catcher: while cutting the bright sponge meets the chocolate counterpart, the nice pattern appears, and is likely a hit. Before starting the preparation of the marble […]

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Weisser Spargel, white asparagus
Germany
Recipes
Side dish

Spargel Time in Germany

It is the time of the year, mid May, you can find White Asparagus in almost every Restaurant in Germany. Spargel are in soups, salads and covered with Bechamel sauce (see recipe below). White Asparagus is home to warm or moderate regions of southern and central Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, especially on […]

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