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French lemon cake
Desserts
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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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Horseradish sauce, Meerrettich sosse
Recipes
Spreads

Horseradish Sauce

Preparing this kind of Horseradish Sauce is my preferred method, because I like it fruity-tangy. It can be served cold, or room temperature/warm

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Hausmacher Wurst, Schlachtteller, German wurst
Germany
Main Course
Recipes
Spreads

Kesselfleisch and Schlachtplatte (Boiled Pork)

If you are unfamiliar, Kesselfleisch is boiled Pork that is used to process the Hausmacher or homemade Wurst. My mother grew up on a farm and married my father, who was a teacher. She brought some of her customs back into our family. So every year, mainly in the late Fall we ordered a half […]

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French Liver Pate
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 with a shot of Cognac. It’s best to be eaten the next day I am reluctant to pay deli prices, so I tried to recreate Leberwurst at home. You serve the Liver Pate with […]

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Weisswurst in Munich
Main Course
Recipes

How the Weisswurst was born (Recipe)

The Viktualienmarkt is a Biergarten in the middle of Munich. There you can buy the famous Weisswurst. It is the custom that you eat the hot Weisswurst with a grainy sweet Mustard and Pretzel. Originally it was served before noon, now all day, in a covered soup bowl submerged in hot water.

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Tzatziki, Greek white sauce
Condiments
Recipes
Southern Europe
Spreads

Tzatziki Sauce for Greek Dishes

Goes great with Befteki or Greek Beef steaks, Gyros, or simply just with a toasted Baguette

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Weiberfastnacht
Allgemein
Germany
Travel Destinations

Weiberfastnacht, a day Women go crazy

I was in the Rheinland about this time last year. It was something you have to see, at least once in your lifetime A very old custom is “Weiberfastnacht” or „Altweiberfasching“ It is a holiday in the Karneval season,  celebrated mostly in the Rheinland area on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday the end of February. It […]

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Semolina flour cakes, Griess Schnitten with tart cherries
Desserts
Recipes

Grießschnitten – Semolina cakes

Grießschnitten could be a snack or appetizer. I remember that my mother fixed it for us after school. We ate it with apple sauce, or a berry compote. Sometimes we had it as a dinner with a potato soup beforehand Grießschnitten – Semolina cakes Print Rate this recipe 1 2 3 4 5 1 ratings […]

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Käsesahne Torte, German cream cakes
Breads and Pastry
Desserts
Germany
Recipes

Käsesahne Torte, Cream Cake

One of my favorite Cakes or Tortes when sitting at a street cafe in Germany. It’s a little challenging for a beginner, but it’s worthwhile and tastes great! Best to start planning and preparing the cake 2 to 3 days before. The Cake bottom needs to be baked the day ahead and Cream topping should rest in the refrigerator approximately 12 hours to get firm

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