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Käse-Schinken Stangen, Cheese-Prosciutto Twists, Parmesan twists
Breads and Pastry
Germany
Northern Europe
Recipes

Schinken Stangen or Prosciutto twists

One of my favorite puff pastries I buy at my favorite German Bakery. They are called Schinken Stangen, or Prosciutto twists. I can’t wait, so I eat them on the way home while they are still warm. Other fillings for the twists can be just Parmesan, Nutella or a Walnut paste. I did a little […]

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Faschingskrapfen, German Mardi Gras donut
Austria
Breads and Pastry
Desserts
Germany
Northern Europe
Recipes

Faschingskrapfen – German Carnival Donuts

Faschingskrapfen or German Donuts are baked customarily at Fasching which is end of February. It’s the time of Carnival, and similar like Mardi Gras. The fist-sized pastries are not only found all year round in Franconia, but also in South-west Germany, where they are called “Fastnachtsküchle”, and in Germany’s capital Berlin, the “Berliner”. Other names […]

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Nuss Stangen, Nutty Sticks with Walnuts
Appetizer
Breads and Pastry
Germany
Recipes

Puff Pastry twists with Walnut paste

Surprisingly tasty I find these Puff Pastry twists, or as I call them, Nutty Sticks. They are originally filled with a a Hazelnut paste, but Walnuts will do. You can use a Sugar glaze or not, it’s a personal preference Scroll to bottom for Schinken (Prosciutto) twists with Parmesan cheese Below is a short video […]

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Bauernbrot, german Crusty, no knead bread, german Farmers bread
Breads and Pastry
Germany
Northern Europe
Recipes

Mein Bauernbrot, a no-knead German crusty Bread

I became a bread baking enthusiast a while back watching a video of a Bakery in NYC. The clip started: “It’s so easy, a four year old can do it”. I had to try, and I am hooked ever since. To enhance the flavor I add 1/2 cup of dark beer and 2 tbsp of vinegar to the flour mixture. Read about another secret ingredient I use to improve the texture in my Blog

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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

Kartäuser Klösse mit Weinsosse is a sweet Franconian dish I love and cherish. My mother wrote down this recipe when I left home and started a new life 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. Volkach Wine […]

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Marmorkuchen or German Marble Cake
Breads and Pastry
Cake and Torte
Desserts
Germany
Northern Europe
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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Blueberry Yoghurt Streusel cake
Breads and Pastry
Cake and Torte
Desserts
Germany
Recipes

Oma’s Streusel Yoghurt Cake with Blueberries

Fruity creamy cakes are my favorite. This Streusel Blueberry Quark torte or cake was made often and eaten with an afternoon cup of coffee. Quark can be substituted with 4% Greek yoghurt. The pudding should be the cooking type, like “Dr. Oetker Vanilla pudding”. Any other would do also. Instead of Blueberries, Blackberries or tart Cherries can be used

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Auszogne, Kniekuechle, Bavarian Donut
Austria
Breads and Pastry
Desserts
Germany
Recipes

Auszogne, a German/Austrian pastry

Auszogne, also called Knieküchle, is a traditional pastry of southern German and Austrian cuisine. They can be found in a Bavarian, Swabia, Frankonia, Austrian and Thuringia kitchen or bakery

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Easter bread, Osterbrot
Breads and Pastry
Desserts
Germany
Recipes

Why call it Easter Bread?

Why call it Easter bread if tastes so good you want to eat it all year? You might es well make Eierweck or Eierhörnchen (yeast dough rolls/croissants) with the dough. The lemon/zest can be substituted with 1 tsp vanilla. Besides Almonds, other possible add-ins are dried cranberries and pistachio nuts Hagelzucker or coarse Decorating Sugar […]

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Belgium waffle
Belgium
Breads and Pastry
Desserts
Recipes

Belgian Waffles in Brugge

These Waffles are stuck on my mind, because they are so exceptional, light and fluffy.

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