Bierschinken German Deli meat Sticky post

Bierschinken made with the “Schinkenfee”

Every few weeks I have a craving for a good quality Wurst that I can eat with my home baked Bauernbrot (German crusty bread). Living in the American South it’s not easy to find a good variety of Deli meats. I like to make my own so I know the quality and what’s inside. I found the Ham-maker “Schinkenfee” on Amazon which made Wurst processing easy. Continue reading Bierschinken made with the “Schinkenfee”

Nutella cookies

Nutella Cookies made with a Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

This has to be the fastest and easiest cookies I have ever baked. Just 4 ingredients, Nutella, flour, eggs and baking powder. No need for butter, there is Palm oil and Hazelnuts in Nutella. These cookies have a tender, melting texture, but slightly crisp when you bite into it. Continue reading Nutella Cookies made with a Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Swabian Krautkrapfen Sticky post

Swabian Krautkrapfen, a stable on the table

Sometimes I get my inspiration while watching a German cooking show “Lecker aufs Land: or “Landfrauenküche”. Five women from rural regions of parts of Germany cook for each other. At the end, the ladies get rated on decorating the table and on the meals they cooked. I was anxious to cook this recipe Continue reading Swabian Krautkrapfen, a stable on the table

Gravy for Sauerbraten

Make a smooth Gravy from scratch with Einbrenne or Roux

I remember my mother making her smooth gravy, she’d always put so much time, love and devotion into her delicious meals. This method and basic recipe below is called in German “Einbrenne” or in French “Roux”
This recipe of making Gravy is very old. You’d use your pan drippings (or butter) from your roast to thicken gravy while adding an intense flavor and nice texture.

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Bread pudding in a casserole Sticky post

Make old stale bread tasty with Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is an old, almost forgotten way to make stale bread tasty. I turned a three day old Baguette into a delicious dessert

Bread is one of the oldest foods in the world. Bread was originally a staple food, but today Germans tend to eat bread as complementary food or a Continue reading Make old stale bread tasty with Bread Pudding

Pützgasse Unkel at the Rhine Sticky post

Honorable well known figures lived in Unkel at the Rhine

It was September, 26, 2021, the German Election day. It was fitting for the moment to visit Unkel at the Rhine. Two very well known political figures in German history spent time there, one taking refuge from the Nazi’s Continue reading Honorable well known figures lived in Unkel at the Rhine

Osterlamm Kuchen. German Easter lamb cake

German Easter Lamb cake or Osterlamm

A juicy Easter lamb made from a cake batter has become a beloved tradition for many families in Germany. Instead of a large cake, you can bake little Easter lambs and Easter bunnies, which I personally like much better. This way everyone gets their own mini cake. You can flavor the Easter lamb batter in different ways, vanilla and/or rum or almond extract, also decorate … Continue reading German Easter Lamb cake or Osterlamm