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Topfenknoedel, Austrian dish
Austria
Desserts
Germany
Northern Europe
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Austrian Topfenknödel

A typical Austrian or Bavarian dish I ate in Mittenwald, South Bavaria. These are called “Topfenknödel“. Topfen means Quark, and can be substituted with Greek Yoghurt. The dumplings could be be filled with Plum or Apricot pieces, and covered with puppy seed instead of bread crumps. While preparing the Topfenknoedel, you can make the Vanilla […]

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Apfelschlipfkuchen, Sunken Apple cake
Cake and Torte
Desserts
Germany
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Apfelschlupfkuchen (Sunken Apple Cake)

I remember my very first cake I baked when I was eight. It was a Sunken Apple cake and I was so delighted. I remember carrying the apple cake outside to the garage to show to my dad. A proud moment I will never forget. 

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German Plum Cake, Zwetschgenkuchen
Cake and Torte
Desserts
Germany
Recipes

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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Kartauser Kloesse mit Weinsosse, a Franconian sweet dish
Breads and Pastry
Desserts
Germany
Main Course
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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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Birthday cake Birthday cake, German Marble Cake, Marmorkuchen
Breads and Pastry
Cake and Torte
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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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 Donut, Knieküchle
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, Yeast bread
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 If you choose to make […]

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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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French lemon cake
Cake and Torte
Desserts
France
Recipes

French Lemon Cake (Cake au Citron)

On our travels to Paris, France, I found this fantastic Lemon cake at a Pâtisserie Cafe. I did some research on French recipes, and baked it to the best of my knowledge For cake I use a 9″ x 5″ oven loaf pan, 350 F, 45 to 50 minutes  If you don’t have any Creme […]

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