Aug 182017

The Sunflower Seed Bread is an easy recipe even for baking beginners. There is nothing better than home made bread. No chemicals, and you can add what you like best. Spelt flour is a good alternative for wheat. This German bread recipe is proven and from Germany. I am sure you will love it. Happy Baking!

sunflower bread

Ingredients Sunflower Seed Bread

500 g flour (wheat or spelt flour)
1 package dry yeast (read instructions, normally 500 g flour is for 1 packet)
50 g sunflower seeds
50 g flax seeds
1 tbsp salt
0,5 l warm water
1 tsp olive oil
2 tbsp apple vinegar

sunflower seed bread

Baking Instructions Sunflower Seed Bread

- Mix all dry ingredients, then add the oil.
- Dissolve yeast in warm water and add to the dough. Mix well.
- You can add whole or chopped almonds or hazelnuts as well if you like. The dough is liquid, but this is okay. No worries.
- Place baking paper into the form first. Pour dough in a rectangle baking form (size: length 15 inches)
- Bake in pre-heated oven for 60 min on 350 F.

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Aug 162017

The Red and white cabbage salad is a very simple and inexpensive German recipe if you like to eat raw vegetable. In German we call it "Rohkost" which means the vegetable is raw, and will be enjoyed uncooked. Normally red and white cabbage will be cooked.
The advantage of Rohkost is, that important enzymes are not destroyed by the cooking process. This is a healthy choice for any lunch or dinner. Happy Cooking!

red and white cabbage salad

Ingredients Red and White Cabbage Salad

500 g white cabbage and 500 g red cabbage
2 eggs, hard boiled
2 small onions
100 g German bacon (Speck)
2 tbsp mustard
6 tbsp white wine vinegar
salt, fresh pepper to taste
1 tsp sugar
1/8 l salad oil (canola, sunflower, olive)
2-3 tbsp chopped chives

Cooking Instructions Red and White Cabbage Salad

- Cut red and white cabbage in quarters and remove the firm parts.
- Cut in fine stripes or grate it with a machine. Keep the two cabbage stripes separate, don't mix them.
- Boil eggs, place them in cold water for 10 seconds, peel them and cut into slices. Chop onions in fine cubes.
- Cut bacon in small stripes and fry it in a skillet until crunchy. When done remove from the skillet, and fry onions in the same skillet (use the remaining bacon grease).
- Mix mustard, vinegar, oil, salt, pepper and sugar and add fried onions including the grease
- Mix half of the salad dressing with red cabbage, then white cabbage and let it sit for 30 minutes. Chop chives fine.
- Place red cabbage, then white cabbage separately on a plate and decorate with egg slices and chives.

Aug 102017

Beer liquor is a somewhat traditional and local specialty in regions where they brew beer and where hops is growing as well. On the photo you can see a bottle of liqueur that was produced in the German city "Vilshofen of Bavaria". It is made out of the beer from the local brewery Wolfstetten. They brew a special double bock beer and this is used for the liqueur making. You can drink the liqueur also hot with some whipped cream on top, spiced with a pinch of Cardamom. It is easy to make it yourself. Happy Brewing!beer liqueur

Ingredients Home made German Beer Liquor Recipe

4 bottles (2 l) beer, preferably Bock beer
750 g sugar
2 vanilla beans
½ stick cinnamon
5 cloves
1 l Schnaps or  96 % alcohol such as Everclear - find it here: (don't use Vodka or Gin)


- Bring beer, sugar and all spices to a boil.
- Reduce heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
- Turn off oven and let it soak for 1 hour.
- Pour it through a sieve and bring it again to a brief boil; then add alcohol.
- Fill it in dark bottles and keep it at a cool and dark place for some weeks until you can enjoy it.

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