Jan 122017
 
Berliner Donuts - Popular German Pastry

The Berliner Donuts are the most popular pastry in Germany especially around the carnival season (February/March). Let us tell you a bit more about this German tradition of carnival: As you probably know, Germany is the European center for this celebration. Before spring “Karneval”,  “Fasching” or “Fasnacht” will be celebrated in many regions of Germany. In Cologne, … read more …

Dec 192016
 
German Snowball Pastry from Rothenburg

If you ever had been visiting the German City Rotheburg ob der Tauber you probably have visited the bakery where they make the German Snowball Pastry BUT only during winter! In German: Schneeball. Schneeball means snowball in English, and is a pastry made from shortcrust dough. The name comes from the form of a snowball … read more …

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Sep 012016
 
Apple Turnovers - Authentic German Apfeltaschen

Apple Turnovers or in German Apfelmaultaschen is a traditional and historic German recipe. The specialty is rumored to have been invented by monks of the German monastery Maulbronn (located in Baden-Wurtemberg) to conceal the fact that they were eating meat during lent. The monks hid the meat inside of the Maultaschen, believing that God couldn’t … read more …

Jul 232016
 
Buchteln Recipe - Austrian German Dessert

Buchteln are an Austrian specialty and the most famous ones are served in the Cafe Hawelka in Vienna. The origin of the dish Buchteln is the region of a former German part called “Bohemia” (Boehmen), but the recipes has found its way to Austria and Germany. In German they are called “Ofennudeln” which means translated … read more …

May 232016
 
German Mini Fried Cheese Balls

This is another original German recipe that is using quark, the popular fresh cheese that we use for a lot of cakes and desserts. You can find information about quark and how to make it at home  on mybestgermanrecipes.com (see below at ingredients). The mini fried cheese balls are made with quark and will be … read more …

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Jan 182016
 
German Strawberry Cremeschnitten

German Strawberry Cremeschnitten – This original German cake recipe is a variation of the classic Cremeschnitte, we just add strawberries and it is a new cake.  It is made with phyllo dough which is on the bottom and top of the cake. In between there is a creamy layer of pudding, heavy cream and strawberries. … read more …

Jan 132016
 
Franzbrötchen Cinnamon Rolls from Hamburg

The Franzbrötchen cinnamon rolls from Hamburg is a traditional pastry of the German city Hamburg. Back in 1806 to 1814 the French occupied Hamburg and during that time a so called “Franzbrot” was made which is known as baguette today. During that time a baker from Hamburg accidentally  made the rolls by searing such a … read more …

 January 13, 2016  Posted by at 7:47 am Franzbroetchen, German Recipes Tagged with: , , , , ,  No Responses »
Jan 122016
 
German Plunder Pastry with Sour Cherries

German Plunder pastry with sour cherries can be found in every German bakery. These pastries are made fresh daily. They can be made with vanilla pudding, quark with jam (raspberry, apricot) or assorted fruit on top. If you cannot get sour cherries you can use apricots or raspberries. Many recipes use yeast for the dough, … read more …