German Roasted Chicken – Bavarian Brathendl

There is no Oktoberfest without a German Roasted Chicken, or in Bavarian it is called “Brathendl”. It is a typical meal on the Wies’n but tastes delicious at any occasion. The good news is, you can make it at home! The secret of this…

German Liver Dumpling Soup – Bavarian Specialty

The German liver dumpling soup is a Bavarian Specialty and called in German “Leberknoedelsuppe”. “Knoedel” means dumpling and “Leber” means liver. If you travel to Bavaria one day, don’t forget to try such a soup. It is served in almost every Bavarian Gasthaus (inn)….

Bavarian Ham Hocks – Roasted Pork Knuckles

Bavarian Ham hocks is a traditional and authentic German Bavarian specialty and is not just served at the Oktoberfest. In Germany we call this dish “Schweinshaxe” – Haxe is another name for “leg”, and Schwein means “pig”. Ham hocks are also called Eisbein, Hachse,…

German Italian Plum Cake – Authentic Recipe

This German Italian plum cake, called “Zwetschegenkuchen” in German is a wonderful cake when the Italian plumes (Zwetschgen) are ripe. These “Zwetschgen” or “Pflaumen” are smaller than the regular plums that you find normally in the USA. You might find  plumes on local Farmers…