Oct 192018

This easy German apple streusel cake is one of  our favorite cakes (streusel means crumbles). It can be varied with the Damson prunes or apricots. It is the ultimate Kaffee and Kuchen Cake in Germany - a typical coffee cake. The cake is easy to make, even baking beginners can be proud of themselves.  Happy Baking!

easy german apple streusel cake

Ingredients Easy German Apple Streusel Cake

300 g flour
200 g butter
1 egg
100 g sugar
1 pack vanilla sugar, 0.28oz - How to make Vanilla Sugar -
1 dash salt and 1 tsp baking powder (preferrably Dr Oetker, not baking soda)

5 medium sized apples
cinnamon to taste

For the Streusel (crumbles): 200 g flour, 200 g butter, 200 g sugar

Baking Instructions Easy German Apple Streusel Cake

- Combine all ingredients for the dough, mix until everything is combined well, then knead dough until it has a firm consistency, it should not fall apart. Form to a ball.
- Wrap dough in foil and keep cool for at least 30 min.
- Peel apples, remove core, slice them, mix with cinnamon.
- Layer a deep baking tray or spring form with parchment paper or grease it thoroughly with butter.
- Gently press the dough into the form or tray about 1 inch thick.
- Place apples on top and for the streusel combine all ingredients, then crumble on apples.
- Bake in pre-heated oven for 20 min on 350 F (175C).

Oct 102018

The German Jaegerschnitzel Hunter style is as popular as the Wiener Schnitzel. There are 2 variations:

  1. Classic variations is using veal that will be pan fried.
  2. Wiener Schnitzel variation - same proceeding with egg, bread crumbs, and flour

In Germany you can order the Jägerschnitzel  in every country inn. Today we show you the Wiener Schnitzel variation. This is an authentic German recipe we found for you, so you can have your German comfort food wherever you are. You can cook it in your kitchen. Happy Cooking!

german jaegerschnitzel hunter style

Ingredients German Jaegerschnitzel Hunter Style

For the Gravy
500 g fresh mushrooms, white
100 g bacon (German Speck), cut in fine cubes
1 small onion, chopped
1-2 tbsp butter or clarified butter
200ml vegetable broth (instant) - How to make Vegetable Broth from Scratch -
1 tbsp tomato paste
200 ml heavy cream
1/2 tsp thyme, dried
4-5 tbsp chopped parsley
salt, pepper to taste

4 pork schnitzel
sunflower or canola oil for frying
flour, 2 egg yolks, bread crumbs (natural, no spices)
clarified butter to fry the schnitzel
salt, pepper to taste

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Cooking Instructions German Jaegerschnitzel Hunter Style

- Wash the meat and pat dry with kitchen paper. With a tenderizer pound the meat so it becomes thin.
- Spice with salt and pepper.
- Turn each slice in flour, followed by beaten eggs and at last in bread crumbs.
- Heat the oil.
- Fry meat slices in a pan until they show a golden brown color evenly on each side.
- Set aside and keep them covered with foil in the oven on a low temperature.

Make the Gravy
- Wash and prepare mushrooms, slice them, not too thin.
- In a pan melt butter. Saute mushrooms on medium heat for a bout 2 min. You see they are getting smaller and somewhat transparent. Remove from pan right away.
- Cut bacon in very fine cubes. Chop onion fine.
- Fry onions and bacon until onions are slightly brown. Add tomato paste. Mix well, it may help to add a splash of broth.

- Add the broth and heavy cream. Let simmer on medium heat for 3-4 min. Sauce should thicken. If it is too thin let it cook longer. We are not adding any starch in this recipe. This is thickening by cooking until cream thickens.
- Spice to taste, add dried thyme. Reduce heat.
- Finally add mushrooms and chopped parsley. Keep the sauce warm if you make is before cooking the Schnitzel.
- Place the schnitzel on a plate and pour the sauce over them.

Serve with Spaetzle, French Fries or fried potatoes.

Information for Broth
Should you use instant broth use organic broth. The broth from Knorr USA is not the same as the one you get in Germany. Knorr USA is using chemicals as ingredients, Knorr Germany does not. We think: These chemicals will alter the taste and are not healthy.

Information for Bread Crumbs
Never use spiced breadcrumbs for this dish as they will alter the taste. If you cannot get natural, un-spiced breadcrumbs make them out of dry rolls, french or wheat bread. Just grate it fine. These are the best bread crumbs for the Schnitzel.

The video below - in German - shows how to make the gravy first followed by the schnitzel making. Even if you don't speak German these steps are easy to follow.


 October 10, 2018  Posted by at 9:51 am Hunter Schnitzel Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »
Oct 092018

The German Rahmschnitzel is a very easy German meat dish. It's just delicious for a festive menu. You can use pork or veal schnitzel, the best is pre-cut. It's a popular German dish that can be found on many restaurant menus. Happy Cooking!

german rahmschnitzel


Ingredients German Rahmschnitzel

(serves 4)
4 veal schnitzel (alternatively pork)
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp clarified butter
1/8 liter white wine, dry
200 ml heavy cream
2 tbsp creme fraiche (optional)
lemon pepper to taste
1 dash sugar
1 tbsp parsley or chives, chopped

Cooking Instructions German Rahmschnitzel

- Tenderize the meat.
- Spice both sides of the schnitzel with salt and pepper.
- Dust a thin layer of flour on the meat.
- Heat clarified butter, fry the meat on both sides for 4 min each side until it shows a golden brown coloration.
- Remove from pan, keep warm.
- Add white wine to the pan, with a wooden spoon stir until you have scratched off all fond.
- Let simmer for some minutes until the sauce has thickened.
- Add heavy cream and creme fraiche.
- Spice with lemon pepper and sugar.
- Serve each slice with gravy.
- Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Side dishes: Spaetzle, pasta, fried or mashed potatoes, dumplings.


 October 9, 2018  Posted by at 9:23 am Rahmschnitzel, Rahmschnitzel Tagged with: , , , , ,  No Responses »
Oct 082018
German Cordon Bleu - Filled Pork Schnitzel

The German Cordon Bleu can be done with different meat. You can use pork, veal, turkey or chicken. But the ham and the cheese would be used for every choice, and you need to roll them – like a Wiener Schnitzel – first in flour, then eggs and finally in bread crumbs. I love it … read more …

Oct 082018
Schnitzel with Camembert and Bechamel Sauce

This German recipe is a variation of the schnitzel recipe. It is combined with Camembert. Schnitzel with Camembert is a great German dish for dinner and is easy to make. I am not sure where the recipe comes from but this combination of schnitzel, ham, Camembert and a Bechamel sauce is very good. Try it … read more …

 October 8, 2018  Posted by at 8:40 am Schnitzel w Camembert Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »
Oct 012018
Potato Dumplings Spessart Style

The potato dumplings Spessart style come as the name states from the region Spessart in Germany. The Spessart is a medium mountain range (Mittelgebirge) in the German states Bavaria and Hessen. The mountains Vogelsberg, Rhön and Odenwald are at the border. The highest Spessart mountain is the Geiersberg with 586 meter.  Interestingly it was the … read more …

 October 1, 2018  Posted by at 12:56 pm Potato Dumplings Spessart Style Tagged with: , , , , ,  No Responses »
Sep 282018
German Griebenschmalz Recipe - A Bread Spread

Today learn about the popular German Griebenschmalz Recipe. Griebenschmalz is a German bread spread made out of Flomen (leaf lard) and Pork Speck (belly fat). This is an original and authentic German recipe and that’s how it is been made in Germany. Grieben are the onions and apples combines with spices and the lard. Happy … read more …

 September 28, 2018  Posted by at 6:13 am Griebenschmalz, How To Make Recipes, Local German Specialties Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »