Apr 212017

You will love this German Cherry Streusel Cake (Streusel are crumbles). It needs some special ingredients but it is worth it to try. Trader Joe's has the sour cherries, and also some supermarkets carry them. The pudding powder can be purchased at Cost Plus, or online. Happy Cooking!

german cherry streusel cake

Ingredients German Cherry Streusel Cake

400 g wheat all purpose flour
230 g butter, room temperature
150 g sugar
1 pack. vanilla sugar 0.3oz - How to make Vanilla Sugar -
1 dash salt

1 jar (morillo) sour cherries, 24oz
1 pack. Vanilla pudding Dr Oetker - How to make Vanilla pudding -
(alternatively 1.5 oz cornstarch and vanilla sugar plus some vanilla extract)
2 tbsp sugar
1 pack. vanilla sugar 0.3oz
1/2 tsp bitter almond flavor
3 tbsp cherry jam
1 tsp lemon juice
4 tbsp almonds, sliced or chopped

Baking Instructions German Cherry Streusel Cake

  • Combine flour, sugar, vanilla sugar and salt. Add butter in small pieces.
  • Knead fast and make Streusel (crumbles).
  • Place in fridge.
  • Drain cherries, keep the liquid.
  • With some part of the juice mix pudding powder and sugar. Make the pudding per instructions. You don't use milk, only the cherry juice. Even you will not have the requested amount of liquid, it is ok. The pudding will be firmer. If you don't want to use the vanilla pudding powder use corn starch as mentioned in the ingredients list.
  • Add cherries, jam, bitter almond flavor, lemon juice and vanilla sugar to the pudding.
  • Grease a 24cm spring form (9 inches)
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  • Place 2/3 of the Streusel into the spring form and press on the bottom and make an edge along the form.
  • Spread cherry filling on the bottom, place remaining Streusel on top.
  • Sprinkle with almonds.
  • Bake for 45-50 min until Streusel are golden brown.

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Apr 202017

When zucchinis and tomatoes are ripe in the garden, you have an abundance of them. What to do with all the vegetable? Make this dish, the summer zucchini tomato stew, in a big pot and freeze it, so you can have this delicious stew in fall. It is easy to make and the Italian herbs add a Mediterranean touch to it. Happy Cooking!

summer zucchini tomato stew

Ingredients Summer Zucchini Tomato Stew

2 medium sized zucchini (organic)
1 onion
2 cans chopped potatoes or 5 fresh tomatoes
6 potatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
2 carrots
1 cube or 1 tsp vegetable instant broth - How to make Vegetable broth from Scratch -
salt, pepper to taste
Italian herb mix, fresh or dry (thyme, marjoram, oregano)

Cooking Instructions Summer Zucchini Tomato Stew

  • Peel onions,chop fine; peel potatoes
  • Cut carrots, potatoes and zucchinis in small cubes.
  • When using fresh tomatoes, place them for 2 min in boiling water, so you can peel them. Cut in small pieces.
  • Heat olive oil, saute onions, add potatoes, tomatoes and carrots.
  • Spice with instant broth, salt, pepper and herbs.
  • Let simmer until potatoes are soft, add zucchini.
  • The stew is done when zucchini are soft.

Serve with Wiener sausages or add some small sausages or Bologna cubes to the soup. Of course fresh bread with butter should be part of it!

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Apr 202017

The Vegetarian zucchini potato soup is perfect for vegetarians; it's an authentic German recipe. It is the best when using organic ingredients or even better, with ingredients from your own garden. This soup is easy to make and great for cooking beginners. If you like meat use beef or chicken broth as an alternative. Happy Cooking!

vegetarian Zucchini Potato Soup

Ingredients Vegetarian Zucchini Potato Soup

2 small-medium sized zucchini, organic
2-3 smaller potatoes
1 medium sized onion
2 tbsp sunflower or canola oil
750 ml vegetable broth - How to make Vegetable Broth -
(alternatively use instant broth with water per instructions)
2 tbsp pine nuts (pignolias)
2 tbsp dill, fresh
4 tsp creme fraiche (optional) or sour cream
salt, pepper, curry (optional) to taste

Cooking Instructions Vegetarian Zucchini Potato Soup

  • Wash zucchini, cut off ends. Grate or peel off the skin of one zucchini and set aside.
  • Cut other zucchini is rough cubes.
  • Peel onion and chop fine.
  • Heat oil in a bigger pot. Saute onions, potato and zucchini for some minutes.
  • Spice to taste.
  • Add vegetable broth, bring to a boil, reduce heat a bit, let cook for about 15 min.
  • Brown pine nuts a bit in a pan without grease, let cool off.
  • Chop dill fine.
  • With a stick mixer puree soup.
  • Mix in pine nuts, grated zucchini and dill. Spice if necessary

Serve the soup with 1 tsp of creme fraiche or sour cream. Sprinkle with some grated zucchini and pine nuts.

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Apr 192017
Healthy German Vegan Potato Soup - Saxon Style

Ingredients Healthy German Vegan Potato Soup 1 onion 4 carrots 2 celery stalks (with some leaves if possible) 2 leek 1.7lb potatoes 1 tbsp sunflower oil 3 fresh leaves lovage (Liebstöckel) or 1 tbsp dried 5 branches parsley 3 tbsp marjoram, dry or fresh 1 1/2 l vegetable broth – How to make Vegetable Broth … read more …

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Apr 192017
Best Creme Brulee Recipe - French Caramelized Dessert

This is the best creme brulee recipe – or burnt cream – which is originally from France but we love this classic dessert in Germany too. Here is a German style recipe for you. The special thing about this dessert is, that it will be caramelized in the oven. This creates a sweet and crunchy … read more …

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Apr 182017
Mache Salad Dressing - German Recipe for Feldsalat

Mache Salad or “Feldsalat” in German is in my opinion the best green salad. It is also called “Lamb’s ear” or “Corn salad”. It is hard to find here in the USA as not every supermarket will carry it. The brand “Organic Girl” delivers it to many supermarkets that I have visited in CA and … read more …

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Apr 172017
German Raffaello Dessert - Delicious Quark Recipe

The German Raffaello Dessert will be the high light of your dinner. It contains quark, heavy cream and Raffaelos, the popular coconut candy from Ferrero who also is the maker of Nutella. In the USA the coconut-almond candy Raffaelo is available at various supermarkets such as Walgreens, Staples and Walmart. You just have to get … read more …

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Apr 172017
Panna Cotta Dessert with Strawberry Sauce - German Style

The Panna Cotta Dessert is not really a German dish, it’s origin is Italian. Nevertheless it has become a very popular dessert in Germany and also in the USA. That’s why we would like to add it to our recipe collection. We are sure you will love it! Some interesting History for this dessert: Panna … read more …

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