A sweet traditional dish from German Wine country

Kartauser Kloesse mit Weinsosse, a Franconian sweet dish
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.

Kartäuser Klösse, Franconian dish

Volkach Wine Country


Kartäuser Klösse mit Weinsosse

Kartäuser Klösse mit Weinsosse
Category: Main meal
Cuisine: German - Franconia
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

A dish from my childhood growing up in the Franconia area of Germany. The sauce is made with eggs and dry white wine.


  • 6 to 8 stale rolls
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3rd cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of half of lemon
  • Fine bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil and butter for frying
  • Sugar and Cinnamon
  • Wine sauce:
  • 2 cups dry white wine, if possible Franconian
  • 3 egg yolk
  • ½ cup sugar


  • Scrape the hard rind off the rolls, then cut them in half.
  • Separate eggs from the yolk. Mix egg yolk, sugar, vanilla extract and lemon zest in a bowl, soak the scraped rolls in it.
  • Shake off liquid, then turn in beaten egg white and bread crumbs.
  • Fry in oil or (clarified) butter until golden brown, then turn in sugar and cinnamon.
  • Wine sauce:
  • Place a bowl in a hot water bath, pour in the wine and warm up.
  • Then add the egg yolk and sugar and stir until creamy for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Next step place the bowl in ice water and beat the mixture until it becomes frothy for 3 to 4 minutes, and until cooled off


Chill wine sauce in the refrigerator

Nutrition information

4 to 6 Servings

I have been living half of my life in Germany, then US, and traveling since then. My passion is cooking, painting and glass mosaic art. I try to re-create recipes I grew up with, or I tasted while traveling in Europe.

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