Mar 272017

The Sunday sweet braided bread is for the German breakfast and brunch and traditionally served Sundays. This German recipe sis using heavy cream as a main ingredient. The cream makes the "Zopf"  soft and moist. Easy and simple recipe. Happy Cooking!

Sunday Sweet braided Bread

Ingredients Sunday Sweet Braided Bread

500 g flour
1/2 cube yeast or 1 package dry yeast
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tbsp salt
250 ml milk
125 ml heavy cream
1 egg

Baking Instructions Sunday Sweet Braided Bread

- Warm milk, heavy cream and sugar slightly (it should be just a bit warm! otherwise the yeast will not work).
- Add yeast and mix until dissolved.
- Combine flour with salt, add to the liquid, knead until you get a very smooth dough.
- Place dough in a bowl, cover with a moist cloth, let raise for 2 hours.
- On a baking board sprinkled with flour form a braid, place on a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Whisk egg and spread over the bread..
- Let raise for another hour.
- Bake in pre-heated oven on 220 C or 400 F for 30-35 min until golden brown.

Serve when warm with butter.

The video below shows how to make the zopf and braid it.

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Mar 252017

The German Walnut Cake is a cake for any occasion and is also called Gugelhupf which is Bundt cake in English. It can be for the holidays, birthdays or for the coffee and cake Sunday afternoon. Try this German Walnut Cake with a lemon glaze which is easy to make.It is very easy to make. If you don't have a bundt cake form or Guglhupf form you can use a normal spring form but the cake will be a flat cake.

german walnut cake

Ingredients German Walnut Cake

150 g walnuts (use 16 whole nuts and the rest would be chopped)
120 g butter
120 g sugar
1 package vanilla sugar 0.3oz - How to make Vanilla Sugar -
dash of salt
3 eggs (separated)
120 g flour
3 tbsp semolina flour
2 tbsp baking powder
2 apples

Lemon glaze:
150 g powdered sugar and juice of 1 lemon
1 Gugelhupf baking form (content 1.5l)

Baking Instructions Walnut Cake
1. Grease the Gugelhupf form and lay it out with 16 whole walnuts; chop remaining walnuts coarsely. Mix butter with
70g sugar and salt salt until creamy.
2. Add egg yolks. Mix flour with semolina, baking powder, and the chopped walnuts, and stir into the egg batter. Peel apples and grate them coarsely. Preheat oven to 350 F.
3. Add apples to the dough. Beat egg white with remaining sugar until firm, then mix it with the dough. Fill the dough into the Gugelhupf form and bake it for 55 - 65 minutes on 350 F.
4. Some  minutes before the cake is done prepare the glaze by mixing powdered sugar with the lemon juice.
5. Remove cake from oven and, while it is hot, spread the lemon glaze evenly over the cake.


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Feb 222017

German Cheese Spaetzle are one of my favorites when it comes to local food from the South of Germany or also called Swabia. This recipes comes from a region named "Allgaeu" but it is popular throughout Swabia. It is the region before you enter Bavaria and the Allgaeu is famous for its cheese, the milk and all milk products, additional it is a very popular German tourism region as well. In winter you can ski, in summer hiking or biking or just relaxing in the lush and green environment. The food is awesome. It just tastes good; it's food for the soul. Happy Cooking!

german cheese spaetzle

Ingredients German Cheese Spaetzle

400 flour
5 eggs
1 tsp salt
about 1/4 liter cold water or mineral water
or 300 g dried Spaetzle
2 big onions
1 tbsp butter
300 g grated cheese (Emmenthaler cheese or Swiss cheese, Gouda, any cheese which melts easily but not processed cheese)
water with some salt
optional: chopped chives
optional:  salt, pepper, nutmeg to taste

Cooking Instructions German Cheese Spaetzle

- Sieve the flour into a bowl; add eggs, salt and water and mix it with a wooden spoon.
- Stir the dough until you can see bubbles. Maybe you have to add some more cold water.
- Melt butter in a skillet; peel onions and cut them in small rings. Fry them in the butter until light brown.
- In a big pot bring water to an boil. By using a wooden board or a German "Spaetzle maker", make the Spaetzle. Stir often with a wooden spoon.
They are done when swimming on the surface. Take them out with a skimmer and keep in a warm bowl in the oven, covered with foil. Before you place them in the oven sprinkle spaetzle with some of the grated cheese.
- Repeat above step until the whole dough is gone.
- Serve them on warm plates and add fried onions on each portion, sprinkle chopped chives on top.
If you enjoy them as  main dish serve them with lettuce.

Feb 222017
German Apple Bread - Easy to make and so good

The German Apple bread is a nice alternative to fruit bread, it does not contain eggs. The recipe is proven from my sister-in-law and I had the pleasure to taste it myself! Happy Baking! Ingredients German Apple Bread 750 g apples or 4 big apples 200 g sugar (or 250g if you like it more … read more …

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Feb 202017
German Austrian Boiled Beef - Local Meat Speciality

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Feb 202017
German Leberkase Pasta Pan Dish - Easy and Fast

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Feb 192017
Apple Cake Vienna Style - Traditional Recipe

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Feb 172017
German Apricot Cake - Delicious Cake

The German Apricot Cake is a so called “Blechkuchen” – that means it is a cake baked on a deep baking tray instead in a form. These cakes are very popular in Germany and this recipe is very easy and can be even done by baking beginners. You can use peaches, apricots or raspberries; even … read more …

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