German Recipes

German Recipes

Basic cooking and baking with these authentic German recipes are easy. Choose from hundreds of authentic German recipes all home cooked by Oma. Pick from a variety of appetizers, soups, main dishes, side dishes, salads and desserts to create an unforgettable meal. The starter could be one of the soups. Afterward followed by an authentic sauerbraten served with yeast dumplings and red cabbage and ending with a pastry or pudding.

Oma’s German recipes are easy to prepare. First, you find the list of ingredients and hints how and where to find them or what to use as a substitute. Pictures show step by step how to prepare the food and what gadgets to use before finishing the dish.

You will find German recipes for holidays, festivities, and everyday cooking as well as for a barbecue in the garden and typical party snacks. The desserts are consisting of a variety of cakes, pastries, fruit, puddings and of course the famous German Christmas cookies and stollen.

Browse through these traditional German recipes, and I am sure you will find the one or other dish that you like, and that might remind you of your childhood or your Oma.

Original Frankfurter Green Sauce Recipe

Original Frankfurter Green Sauce Recipe

Original Frankfurter Green Sauce Recipe The Original Frankfurter Green Sauce Recipe is a specialty in the German region of called Hesse. It is known as salsa verde in Italy, sauce verde in France, and chimichurri in Argentina. The Green Sauce is very popular during summer time and served with hard boiled eggs and a side […]

Letscho Recipe

Letscho Recipe – A Hungarian Meal

Letscho Recipe – A Hungarian Meal The original Letscho Recipe is from Hungary and called Lecsó. Letscho is a traditional Hungarian meal prepared with tomatoes, peppers, onions, spices, and sliced sausages like Kolbasz, Kielbasa, and Debreziner. It is served with bread. I prepare the Letscho without the sausage and serve it as a side dish […]

Strawberry Sponge Cake Dessert

Strawberry Sponge Cake Dessert – Erdbeertorte

Strawberry Sponge Cake Dessert This Strawberry Sponge Cake Dessert is called Erdbeertorte in Germany. A simple Sponge Cake with a layer of fresh strawberries and a homemade glaze on top.  Ingredients for Strawberry Sponge Cake Dessert: 2 eggs XL 2-3 tablespoons of hot water 100 g (3.5 oz) of sugar 1 package of Dr. Oetker […]

German Goulash Beef Stew

German Goulash Beef Stew Recipe. With homemade Spaetzle ooohh so good.

German Goulash Beef Stew German Goulash Beef Stew is called Rindergulasch in Germany. A traditional Old Time favorite dish. Ingredients for German Goulash Beef Stew: 1500 g (3.25 lbs) of beef bottom round roast OR cut goulasch 500 g (17.5 oz) of sliced onions 60 g (2.10 oz) of sliced carrots ½ of diced red […]

Bee Sting Cake Original Recipe

Original Bee Sting Cake Recipe

Original Bee Sting Cake Recipe This original Bee Sting Cake – Bienenstich in German is one of the classic traditional cake recipes in Germany. There are several ways of making this cake. The simple version is preparing sweet yeast dough with a caramelized almond topping (pictured on the left). In some regions of Germany this […]

Traditional Frankfurter Kranz Recipe

Traditional Frankfurter Kranz Recipe – A Classic Buttercream Filled Cake with Krokant Sprinkles

Traditional Frankfurter Kranz Recipe This Traditional Frankfurter Kranz Recipe is a classic amongst the German buttercream cakes. The recipe which originated in Frankfurt am Main, Germany became famous all over the world.  Making a Frankfurter Kranz requires some work, but is worth the effort. This cake tastes better if prepared the day before serving and […]

Beef Roast Recipe

Beef Roast Recipe with Gravy

Beef Roast Recipe German Beef Roast Recipe prepared with gravy. Beef Roast is called Rinderbraten in Germany. Ingredients for Beef Roast Recipe: 2 kg (4.4 lbs) of beef eye of round roast 1 or 2 leeks 80 g (2.8 oz) of celery knob 2 large onions 2 large tomatoes 2 large carrots 3 tablespoons of […]

Traditional German Cabbage Rolls

Traditional German Cabbage Rolls – Recipe for Stuffed Cabbage

Traditional German Cabbage Rolls These Traditional German Cabbage Rolls are called Kohlrouladen or Krautwickel in Germany. Ingredients for Traditional German Cabbage Rolls: 1 large white cabbage about 1800 g (4 lbs) 600 g (21.16 oz) of ground beef 1 French roll OR French bread in the size of a roll 1 egg XL 1 egg yolk […]

Original German Crumb Cake

Original German Crumb Cake Recipe

Original German Crumb Cake Original German Crumb Cake is called Deutscher Streuselkuchen in Germany.  Ingredients for Original German Crumb Cake: 500 g (17.6 oz) all-purpose flour 1 package of dry rapid-rise yeast 3 tablespoons of sugar 1 leveled teaspoon of salt 1 whole egg XL 2 egg yolks XL 1 cup of milk 250 g […]

Traditional Black Forest Cake

Traditional Black Forest Cake

Traditional Black Forest Cake The Traditional Black Forest Cake is called Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte in Germany. Ingredients for shortcrust pastry for Traditional Black Forest Cake: 150 g (5.3 oz) of all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon of cacao 1 teaspoon Dr. Oetker baking powder OR baking powder 75 g (2.64 oz) of sugar 1 pinch of salt 1 package Dr. […]