Elisen Lebkuchen Authentic German Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Elisen Lebkuchen Authentic German Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Elisen Lebkuchen Authentic German Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
Elisen Lebkuchen Authentic German Cookies

These Elisen lebkuchen are the ultimate Christmas cookie.  They are flourless and butter less but have a wonderful chewy texture are chocked-full of nuts, candied lemon peel, spices, rum extract, and a hint of lemon.  This Christmas cookie is one of my all time favorites, and once you tried it I believe it will be one of your favorites too.  If you like spiced cookies with a chew this is right up your alley. Read more

Spaetzle Recipe German Noodles (Spätzle)

Spaetzle Recipe German Noodles (Spätzle)

Spaetzle Recipe German Noodles (Spätzle)
Spaetzle Recipe German Noodles (Spätzle)

This spaetzle recipe is the perfect accompaniment to stew or goulash.  Spaetzle can also be eaten on their own with butter or made into a cheese dish known as Kaese spaetzle.  Kaese spaetzle are very popular in Germany and I have a recipe here.  Spaetzle are well known throughout most of Europe.  Because it is easy to make most Europeans make their own homemade spaetzle versus store bought.  They are in-between a small dumpling or thick egg noodle. Read more

Käsespätzle German Cheese-Noodle Casserole (Bavarian Kaese Spaetzle) Recipe

 Käsespätzle German Cheese-Noodle Casserole (Bavarian Kaese Spaetzle) Recipe

Käsespätzle German Cheese-Noodle Casserole (Bavarian Kaese Spaetzle) Recipe
Käsespätzle Bavarian Kaese Spaetzle

Kaese spaetzle will be THE best noodle and cheese dish you have ever tried!  I personally guarantee it.  If you don’t like it you are either an Alien from outer space or don’t like cheese, spaetzle noodles, or cheese and noodle dishes like mac and cheese.  Trust me you will love it.  It’s kind of like a grown-up mac and cheese.  But with homemade spaetlze noodles, swiss cheese, and wonderfully sweet onions caramelized in butter.  Is käsespätzle diet friendly no but when it comes to food this good who cares (at least temporarily). Read more

How To Make A Pumpkin Roll Recipe

How To Make A Pumpkin Roll Recipe

How To Make A Pumpkin Roll Recipe
Pumpkin Roll Recipe

The famous pumpkin roll what is not to love? It’s delicious and elegant. Wonderful fall flavors of pumpkin and spice filled with creamy vanilla flavored cream cheese.  Soo heavenly.  This makes a beautiful presentation to guests and the taste will shower you with nonstop comments.  The roll itself is not as hard as it may seem.  Try it I believe in you.  This post will teach you how to make a pumpkin roll.  Another great thing about this recipe is that it is not crammed with tons of butter. Only a few tablespoons in the filling. The cake itself, believe it or not, is fat free but super moist! Read more

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe With Maple

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe With Maple

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Oh my gosh guys this pumpkin cheesecake is just to-die-for!  It’s soo creamy and has a hint of maple, vanilla, cinnamon, and a dash of the very necessary, for this pumpkin cheesecake, allspice.  The hint of allspice is barely noticeable but if it was left out it would taste more like a vanilla maple cheesecake than pumpkin cheesecake.  It gives it just the right zing without being overly spicy.  This recipe is not as spicy as pumpkin pie or bread and more on the maple vanilla side.  To try this pumpkin cheesecake recipe is to fall in love with it.  Read more

Caramelized Onion Flatbread “Zwiebelkuchen”

Caramelized Onion Flatbread

Caramelized Onion Flatbread Zwiebelkuchen
Caramelized Onion Flatbread

A caramelized onion flatbread recipe? ABSOLUTELY and it is extremely delicious! Imagine caramelized onions on a delightful fluffy soft dough, with cheese, and you will be in savory cake heaven.  In German this recipe is called “Zwiebelkuchen vom Blech” directly translated it means onion sheet cake.  However, it is not a “cake” but rather a type of flatbread or even pizza.  Onion cake does not sound as tantalizing as caramelized onion flatbread.  There is definitely no sugar except a pinch to help the dough rise. Read more

Cherry And Coconut Loaf Recipe English Vintage Teatime Cake

Cherry And Coconut Loaf Recipe English Vintage Teatime Cake

Cherry And Coconut Loaf Recipe English Vintage Teatime Cake
Cherry And Coconut Loaf

This cherry and Coconut loaf or tea bread with moist, juicy, chewy glace cherries is the ultimate tea time treat. Well it’s definately a favorite in our house. It is super moist and has excellent crumb. It’s very cake like and tender.  It just one of the best vintage tea time recipes and hails from a “Vintage Teatime Recipes” cookbook I purchased in the UK.  The taste of the coconut definately comes through and the cherries help make it super moist. This recipe was even moist the next day when kept in a airtight container. Read more

Morello Cherry Recipe Vanilla Custard Cream Cake With Sour Cherries And Almonds

Morello Cherry Recipe Vanilla Custard Cream Cake With Sour Cherries And Almonds

Do you have a jar of sour cherries?  Well this is THE recipe to use them with.  This morello cherry recipe is the ultimate cherry cake recipe.  It has vanilla cream and a tender yeast dough that goes beautifully with the cherries and cream filling.  The dough is ultra tender thanks to the addition of cheese.  I can’t think of a more perfect combination than cherries and vanilla topped with almonds can you? Like cherry and vanilla ice cream this recipe was made in heaven. Read more

Stollen Recipe With Cheese Authentic German Quarkstollen Rezept

Stollen Recipe With Cheese Authentic German Quarkstollen Rezept

Stollen Recipe With Cheese Authentic German Quarkstollen Rezept
Stollen Recipe With Cheese Authentic German Quarkstollen Rezept

This stollen recipe is an authentic German recipe passed down from my grandmother.  It is called quarkstollen in Germany.  It’s moist and very shelf stable (it does not dry out like a yeast stollen at all).  This recipe features quark, a German farmers cheese.  You can make quark or use substitutes such as cream cheese, ricotta, mascarpone, or crème fraiche.  You can also blend cream cheese and ricotta.  Another benefit of this recipe is that it is fast to make since you use baking powder instead of yeast.  My family always preferred this version for it’s moistness and simplicity to make, a plus when it gets eaten up too quickly like it does in our house! Read more

Cardamom Bread Pulla Recipe

Cardamom Bread Pulla Recipe

Cardamom Bread Pulla Recipe
Cardamom Bread Pulla Recipe

The perfect breakfast coffee bread with the warming sweet spice of cardamom.  This cardamom bread recipe was invented in Scandinavia and is referred to as pulla.  It’s not too sweet and has the perfect flavor to go with coffee.  This cardamom bread recipe has the added benefit of being topped with almonds.  Pulla’s are usually braided and straight or formed into rings.

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Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe It’s The Best

Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe It’s The Best

Libby's Pumpkin Pie Recipe It's The Best
Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe It’s The Best

This recipe is courtesy of Libby’s pumpkin and it’s the best.  I’ve tried many spice combinations and Libby’s pumpkin pie recipe is a definite winner.  When I make homemade pumpkin pie from scratch I always use this spice blend, it’s just perfect.  I’ve tried the so called pumpkin pie spices and they were too strong, with the flavor of mace.  Mace is the exterior shell of nutmeg.  Some people love it but it is pungent.  I like my spices a little milder. Read more

Kasekuchen German Quark Cheesecake Recipe

Kasekuchen German Quark Cheesecake Recipe

Kasekuchen German Quark Cheesecake Recipe
Kasekuchen German Quark Cheesecake Recipe

This Kasekuchen or German quark cheesecake recipe is distinctly different from American cheesecakes for several reasons.  Quark, a German farmers cheese, is used instead of cream cheese.  It has a milder less bitter flavor.  German cheesecakes tend to be slightly less sweet, probably due to quark being a milder cheese.  You can make your own quark at home.  I have a recipe for it and it is easier to make than you might think.  Read more

Breaded Cod Recipe

Breaded Cod Recipe

Breaded Cod Recipe
Breaded Cod Recipe

My Grandmother’s breaded cod recipe is absolutely fantastic, it includes mustard and lemon and never gets boring.  An absolute must make meal that goes great with any potato dish especially my grandma’s potato salad.  This breaded cod recipe keeps cod moist and juicy.  The flavors are simple and fantastic.  First the cod gets dipped in mustard and egg, and then coated in salted and peppered bread crumbs.  Afterward it’s browned in butter. Read more

Easy Belgian Waffle Recipe

Belgian Waffle Recipe

Belgian Waffle Recipe
Belgian Waffle Recipe

The best street food in Belgium are definitely waffles.  These are uber flavorful yeast waffles.  This is by far the best easy Belgian waffle recipe I found and definitely tastes like the Belgian waffles sold by street vendors and restaurants.  This dough does not require rolling out or kneading and is easier than a true Liege waffle recipe.  To make the dough more authentic substitute sugar for the syrup and sprinkle on Belgian pearl sugar before closing the waffle iron. Read more