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.
Kaiserschmarrn Recipe The original Kaiserschmarrn Recipe came from Austria but is also very well known and liked in Germany. The Kaiserschmarrn is a caramelized fluffy shredded pancake best served with applesauce or plum jam. It can be a main dish as well as a dessert. The name Kaiserschmarrn is no surprise, knowing that it has […]
German Marzipan Potatoes Recipe The essential ingredients of the German Marzipan Potatoes Recipe are almonds, powdered sugar, and rosewater. The quality of the marzipan depends on the amount of sugar and liquids added to the almonds. The less sugar or liquids are added, the higher is the quality. The recipe makes about 600 g – […]
German Christmas Stollen Recipe The German Christmas Stollen Recipe is prepared with yeast but without marzipan. It is not as dense as the traditional Stollen and more like a Stollen Bread. Ingredients for German Christmas Stollen: 600 g (1.32 lb) of flour, all-purpose 80 g (2.82 oz) of sugar 2 packages of dry yeast, rapid […]
German Honey Cake Recipe The German Honey Cake is easy to prepare and always appreciated for breakfast during the Christmas Season. Spread some butter on top to enjoy it even more. Ingredients for German Honey Cake: 175 g (6.17 oz) of sugar, dark brown 175 g (6.17 oz) of honey, wildflower OR honey of your […]
German Gingerbread Elisenlebkuchen The German Gingerbread Elisenlebkuchen is usually topped with a white icing or dark chocolate but also can be plain without decoration. Ingredients for the dough of the German Gingerbread Elisenlebkuchen: 4 eggs, XL 200 g (7.05 oz) sugar, dark brown 1 package of vanilla sugar OR 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 2 tablespoons […]
German Quark Stollen Recipe The German Quark Stollen Recipe is prepared without marzipan and yeast. Ingredients for the German Quark Stollen Recipe: 500 g of flour, all-purpose 1 package of baking powder OR 3 teaspoons of baking powder 150 g of sugar 1 package of vanilla sugar OR 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 2 eggs, XL 125 […]
Traditional German Christmas Cookies The Traditional German Christmas Cookies are offering a large selection of recipes, and all with quite a story. Some cookies are easier to prepare than others. Butter, eggs, flour, sugar, spices, and a variety of nuts are basic ingredients. The baking goods have a few things in common which are the […]
German Apple Cider Cake The German Apple Cider Cake is called Apfelweintorte in Germany. A shortcrust pastry filled with sliced apples and an apple cider cream. The cake is topped with whipped cream and sprinkled cinnamon. It is the right cake to welcome autumn. Ingredients for Shortcrust Pastry for German Apple Cider Cake: 250 g […]
Traditional German Semolina Dumplings These traditional German Semolina Dumplings are easy to prepare. You can find semolina at Walmart, Whole Foods and in several grocery stores in the aisle with Italian food. This recipe serves about 6-8 people. Ingredients for traditional German Semolina Dumplings: 250 ml (8.45 oz) of milk 2 tablespoons of butter 100 […]
German Schokokuss Sweets The German Schokokuss Sweets are made with beaten egg whites and sugar syrup, covered with dark chocolate. The Schokokuss is also known as Schaumkuss or Topkuss in Germany. Ingredients for German Schokokuss Sweets: 100 g (3.52 oz) of pasteurized egg whites (available at grocery stores) 200 g (7.05 oz) of sugar 1 […]