Silvesterbowle – New Year’s Eve Punch with Fruit

This is a simpler version of the New Year’s Eve punch and my personal favorite. It is lower in alcoholic content than the Silvesterpunsch (avoid those hangovers!) and very pleasant to drink. Difficulty: Easy. Preparation Time: Very little, but best started one day in advance. Portions: About 10 as specified, can be adjusted.  Ingredients: One […]

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Bouletten – German Hamburger Patty Recipe

Bouletten are a Berlin specialty, often eaten cold with mustard. They can also be served warm with peas or red cabbage, and boiled potatoes for a heartier meal. Difficulty: easy Preparation Time: about 1 hour Portions: 6 – 8 Ingredients: 2 rolls or slices of bread (stale is fine) 1/2 Tbsp butter 1 cup warm […]

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Bean & Pork Sausage Ragout (Eintopf) Recipe

This is a good one pot stew for cold nights. Serve with some warmed, crusty bread on the side. 1 pound of ground pork 1 small onion 3 cloves garlic 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 15 ounce can, crushed or diced tomatoes 1 15 ounce can of white kidney beans 1 can, chicken broth 3/4 […]

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Apfel Maultaschen – Apple Turnovers Recipe

These are yummy! I have had a lot of people ask for recipes for these, and here it is finally! Enjoy! Difficulty: Moderate. Preparation Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes. Ingredients: 8-10 apples 3 cups flour 1 Tbsp. sugar pinch salt 2 Tbsp. Crisco 1 egg 2/3-cup milk Cinnamon & sugar Melted butter Topping 3 eggs […]

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Kartoffelkroketten – Potato Croquettes Recipe

This is a great accompaniment for many things. It is fancier than mashed potatoes and french fries, but satisfies the need for a potato side. Try serving with cod in a wine and mustard sauce! Difficulty: Easy. Preparation Time: 35 minutes. Ingredients: 3/4 kg / 1.6 lbs potatoes (mealy or mashing type like Russet) 4 tablespoons flour […]

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Streuselkuchen – Streusel (Crumb) Cake Recipe

This is a wonderful, easy to make crumb cake, in which you can prepare your own fruit for a filling, or use canned pie filling. Filling the cake with apple or cherry are my two favorite options, but I have also used peaches. This is as close to pie as Germans get, and honestly, this […]

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Silvesterpunsch – New Year’s Eve Punch Bowl Recipe

New Year’s Eve in Germany wouldn’t be the same without a large bowl of this, for even a meager gathering of 4 people. Very easy to make, and delicious. Difficulty: Easy. Preparation Time: 20 minutes. Portions: 11 cups, approximate. Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 2 cups water 750 ml bottle of dry white wine 750 ml […]

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Pfeffernüsse I – Pepper Nut Cookie Recipe I

These are traditional German Christmas cookies, but are wonderful anytime. The nice thing about these is that they are so well-known, you can find them sold through many brands right in your local grocery store. Of course, homemade is always nice – especially when giving the gift of cookies to family and friends. Difficulty: Moderate. […]

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Buttergebäck – German Butter Cookie Recipe

One thing you will always find at any German bakery are butter cookies. Kids love them, and Omas always have a stash for the kiddies. They are a great staple for sweet trays around the holidays too, and can be cut into any shape you like. They are definitely one of my guilty pleasures this […]

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Apfel-Rotkohl – German Red Cabbage and Apple Recipe

I am a huge fan of red cabbage. This is a great way to make it really special. This is best if prepared a day in advance. Difficulty: Moderate. Preparation Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes. Portions: 6. Ingredients: 2 1/2 to 3-pound red cabbage 2 tbsp. butter, or minced bacon 1/3 c. sugar 2 […]

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