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Marzipan
Marzipan
Germany’s finest contribution to the art of candy making is marzipan.
Posted: 4/12/2010 by John Martin
Christmas Sweet Bread / Christstollen
Christmas Sweet Bread / Christstollen
Stollen is a bread-like fruitcake made with yeast, water and flour, and usually with zest added to the dough. Candied orange peel and candied citrus peel.
Posted: 4/12/2010 by John Martin
Easter Manikins / Ostermännchen
Easter Manikins / Ostermännchen
This holiday bread from the Rhineland delights little children.
Posted: 4/12/2010 by John Martin
Peppernut Cookies / Pfeffernusse
Peppernut Cookies / Pfeffernusse
Make these flavorful little cookies well ahead of the holiday season so that they can mellow.
Posted: 4/12/2010 by John Martin
New Year’s Pork and Kraut / Schlachtplatte
New Year’s Pork and Kraut / Schlachtplatte
Bavarian usually plan to eat pork with sauerkraut the first day of the year—they believe this will prevent their running out of money during the new year.
Posted: 4/12/2010 by John Martin
Butter Cookies / Fränkische Butterplätzchen
Butter Cookies / Fränkische Butterplätzchen
You can use a glass to cut out the cookies.This dough works well for holiday cookies cut in stars, bells, or hearts and decorated with colored icing.
Posted: 4/12/2010 by John Martin
Apple Cake / Apfelkuchen
Apple Cake / Apfelkuchen
You can substitute 1 lb. of cherries, pitted, or twelve prune plums, pitted and quartered, for the apples.
Posted: 4/12/2010 by John Martin
Black Forest Torte / Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte
Black Forest Torte / Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte
This wonderful dessert, which originated in Germany’s Black Forest, is popular all over the world.
Posted: 4/12/2010 by John Martin
Heaven and Earth / Himmel und Erde
Heaven and Earth / Himmel und Erde
Apples from heaven and potatoes from the earth are often combined in Germany. Though it is usually accompanied by blood sausage or liver.
Posted: 4/12/2010 by John Martin
Hot Potato Salad / Warmer Kartoffelsalat
Hot Potato Salad / Warmer Kartoffelsalat
For a vegetarian version of this tangy salad, leave out the bacon and fry the onion in 2 tbsp. vegetable oil.
Posted: 4/12/2010 by John Martin
Baked Eggs with Cheese / Eingebackene Eier mit Käse
Baked Eggs with Cheese / Eingebackene Eier mit Käse
This is a simple dish for a light supper or easy brunch.
Posted: 4/12/2010 by John Martin
Potato Soup / Kartoffelsuppe
Potato Soup / Kartoffelsuppe
This filling soup has a light gold color due to the carrots cooked with the potatoes. If you are in a hurry, just scrub vegetables thoroughly, then chop.
Posted: 4/10/2010 by John Martin
Open-Faced Sandwiches / Belegte Brote
Open-Faced Sandwiches / Belegte Brote
Instead of meat you can use additional vegetables, such as canned asparagus spears, pickled beet slices, and cut marinated artichoke hearts.
Posted: 4/10/2010 by John Martin
Red Cabbage / Rotkohl
Red Cabbage / Rotkohl
This tangy, bright-colored side dish is delicious with beef, pork, or wild game. It does not go well with chicken or fish.
Posted: 4/10/2010 by John Martin
One-Pot Meal with Chicken / Eintopf mit Huhn
One-Pot Meal with Chicken / Eintopf mit Huhn
Eintopf can also be made with beef or lamb. Beef or lamb will need to be cooked 45 minutes before adding the vegetables.
Posted: 4/10/2010 by John Martin

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