I ate this dessert or dish at the Mariandl Restaurant in Spitz, Austria. The “Marille” is a protected designation of small Apricot that grows in the Wachau wine region of Austria. Continue reading Marillenknödel, a sweet and delicious Austrian Apricot dumpling
A true German Tradition is baking this sweet yeast bread a couple days before the Easter holidays. German bakeries also carry them in abundance Continue reading Why call it Easter Bread?
This American banana bread (cake) recipe is for great use when you have over-ripe bananas in the house. Can be made with or without nuts, although Hazelnuts would be a good substitute. Continue reading Banana Walnut Bread
If you miss the German cheese cakes and think it’s not good for your hips, then bake it with Quark, in this case Greek-Yoghurt with Fruit. To make it easy, you can use Graham crackers as a crust. When you reduce the sugar, add the Fruits like Mandarines, Cherries and/or dark Berries. It will complete a healthy combination. Continue reading Eat a Yoghurt-Fruit Cheese cake without the Guilt
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 or Ricotta cheese. The dumplings could be be filled with Plum or Apricot pieces, and covered with poppy seeds instead of breadcrumbs. Continue reading Topfenknödel, a sweet Austrian dish
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. Continue reading Apfelschlupfkuchen (Sunken Apple 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 pan. Streusel makes this cake complete Continue reading Zwetschgenkuchen or Plum cake
“Kartäuser Klösse mit Weinsosse”, or Kartauser dumplings with wine sauce, 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 wine sauce is made with eggs and dry white wine. Below Volkach Wine festival, a … Continue reading A sweet traditional dish from the Franconia Wine country