Faschingskrapfen, German Mardi Gras donut

Faschingskrapfen – German Carnival Donuts

Faschingskrapfen or German Donuts are baked customarily at Fasching which is end of February. It’s the time of Carnival, and similar like Mardi Gras. The fist-sized pastries are not only found all year round in Franconia, but also in Southwest Germany, where they are called “Fastnachtsküchle”, and in Germany’s capital Berlin, the “Berliner”. Continue reading Faschingskrapfen – German Carnival Donuts

Zwiebelkuchen, Onion tart

Angie’s Zwiebelkuchen

Zwiebelkuchen is a popular German onion pastry. It is served with Federweissen (a new fermented wine). Those two just go hand in hand You could just use a regular yeast dough, I prefer Puff Pastry, and the dough can be found in the freezer aisle (Pepperidge Farms or at Lidl US). The puff pastry dough needs to stay cool during the preparation and before putting it … Continue reading Angie’s Zwiebelkuchen

Croissants aux Amandes, Almond Croissant Sticky post

Croissants aux Amandes in Paris

I ate these decadent Almond Croissants while in Paris at the Les Deux Magots. They are also called croissants aux creme d’amandes or simply croissants fourrés. We arrived at the Parisian district with a special charm, an atmosphere of character and a renowned café name Les Deux Magots! With a patio facing the church, and its waiters in black and white clothes set the tone of Saint-Germain. Continue reading Croissants aux Amandes in Paris

Peach and Berry Cobbler with vanilla ice cream

Easy Peach and/or Berry Cobbler

I was introduced to this Cobbler recipe about thirty years ago in the North Carolina Blue Ridge mountains, only weeks after arriving to America. Being used to elaborate cakes and tortes, my first thought was that this was too simple. To my surprise, it tasted delightful. Ingredients are one cup of each: flour, sugar and milk. Also a stick of butter, peaches or berries. Serve … Continue reading Easy Peach and/or Berry Cobbler

German yeast rolls. Eierweck

Eierweck, a German sweet yeast roll

These yeast rolls taste excellent, kind of reminds me a little of brioche. The crust is really thin and tender, the crumb is loose, fluffy-soft and has a buttery aroma. These “Eierweck” sweet bread yeast rolls are also shaped as croissants and can be found in my Franconia Bakery and the region of Würzburg. As a kid, I remember visiting aunts and uncles who owned … Continue reading Eierweck, a German sweet yeast roll

Apple puff pastry roses

Easy, tasty and pretty, Apple Rose Muffins

These Apple Rose Cubcakes or muffins are beautiful to look at, simply made with store bought puff pastry dough and fresh apples. These cup cakes are not only pretty, they also taste uniquely delicious. The fruity-sweet taste of the apples goes perfectly with the puff pastry dough Continue reading Easy, tasty and pretty, Apple Rose Muffins