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.

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 […]

Serving Szegediner Gulasch German Style

Szegediner Gulasch German Style

Szegediner Gulasch German Style The Szegediner Gulasch German Style is a combination of goulash and sauerkraut. The Szegediner Gulasch recipe came originally from Hungary but also found its way into German kitchens. My grandmother already prepared this delicious meal for us. Ingredients for Szegediner Gulasch German Style: 800-1000 g (1.76-2.2 oz) of pork roast OR […]

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 […]

Rutabaga Stew Recipe - Steckruebeneintopf

Rutabaga Stew Recipe – Steckruebeneintopf

Rutabaga Stew The Rutabaga Stew is a traditional meal in Germany and called Steckruebeneintopf. Prepared with pork belly and potatoes one of the favorite dishes for fall. Rutabaga is also known as Swede. Ingredients for Rutabaga Stew: 1.2 kg (2.64 lb) of rutabaga 600 g (1.32 lb) of pork belly 750 g (1.65 oz) of […]

Traditional Apple Strudel Recipe

Traditional Apple Strudel Recipe – Apfelstrudel made from scratch

Traditional Apple Strudel Recipe This Traditional Apple Strudel Recipe is made from scratch. Apple Strudel is called Apfelstrudel in Germany. Ingredients for the dough for Traditional Apple Strudel Recipe: 225 g (7.93 oz) of all purpose flour 1 pinch of salt 1 egg size XL 6 tablespoons of lukewarm water 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil […]

Covered German Apple Cake

Covered German Apple Cake Recipe

Covered German Apple Cake The Covered German Apple Cake is a cake prepared with a shortcrust, filled with apple sauce and covered with a shortcrust in a lattice pattern. It is kind of an American Apple Pie. Ingredients for a Covered German Apple Cake: 300 g (10.58 oz) of all-purpose flour 125 g (4.4 oz) […]

Traditional Marble Pound Cake

Traditional Marble Pound Cake — Marmorkuchen

Traditional Marble Pound Cake This Traditional Marble Pound Cake Recipe is one of the first cakes I learned how to prepare when I was a child. I learned to make it using a wooden spoon and a whisk. Electric handheld mixers or stand mixers were not available to me at the time. A Marble Pound […]

German Goulash Recipe

German Goulash Recipe. Beef and gravy with homemade Spaetzle ooohh so good.

German Goulash Recipe German Goulash Recipe. Goulash prepared with beef is called Rindergulasch in Germany. A traditional Old Time favorite dish. Ingredients for German Goulash Recipe: 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 […]

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 German Cheesecake

Traditional German Cheesecake with Crumble Topping

Traditional German Cheesecake with Crumble Topping This Traditional German Cheesecake with Crumble Topping is called Käsekuchen mit Streusel in Germany. My mother used Schichtkaese for the German cheese cake. Schichtkaese is a combination of cream cheese and cottage cheese. The closest equivalent I can find in the United States is farmer’s cheese. If you live in an […]