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Obatzda, angemachter Camembert
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Germany
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Spreads

Obatzda, a Bavarian Brie Spread

“Obatzda”, also called “Angemachter Camembert” in my Franconian circles, is a typical Bavarian spread made from Brie. It is served with a fresh Pretzel or Bauernbrot The difference between Brie and Camembert: Brie has 60% of milk fat, Camembert only 45%. Either can be used. This spread includes Beer and Caraway seeds which is added […]

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Weisser Spargel, white asparagus
Appetizer
Germany
Recipes
Side dish

Spargel or white Asparagus

In mid May you can find White Asparagus or Spargel in almost every Restaurant in Germany. In other parts of the world, they are available year round. Spargel are in soups, also in salads with oil and vinegar dressing and a chopped boiled egg on top. Sometimes Spargel is covered with Bechamel sauce (see recipe […]

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French Liver Pate
Appetizer
France
Recipes
Spreads

French Liver Pate

Sometimes I have a craving for Liverwurst. I have made the Pfälzer before, this one is different. It’s the French version and is made with Chicken Liver and a shot of Cognac. It’s best to be left in the refrigerator overnight and eaten the next day I am reluctant to pay deli prices, so I […]

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Zwiebelkuchen, German onion tart
Appetizer
Germany
Main Course
Recipes

Angie’s Zwiebelkuchen 

Zwiebelkuchen is a popular German onion pastry. It is served with Federweissen (a new fermented wine). Those two just go hand in hand. I developed my own recipe for this onion pastry. The crust can be bought, Puff Pastry dough  (Pillsbury) can be found in the freezer isle.  Angie’s Zwiebelkuchen Recipe Print Rate this recipe 1 […]

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Potato pancakes, Kartoffelpuffer, Latkes
Appetizer
Austria
Germany
Main Course
Recipes
Side dish

Potato Pancakes or Kartoffelpuffer

This is a quick lunch, dinner or just an appetizer. Eaten with apple sauce, sour cream or anything you desire.

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Kochkaese, Beer cheese
Appetizer
Germany
Northern Europe
Recipes
Spreads

Kochkäse or Bier Cheese

This is a cheese that can be used as a Party Dip or a Spread. There are different variations. My favorite is Bier Cheese with brie. You can add a half of bier if you like to make it thinner for dipping pretzels. Always remember, the mixture gets thicker when cooled.

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