Shenandoah Valley for Ukraine

Shenandoah Valley for Ukraine

Shenandoah Valley for Ukraine I organized a donation to Shenandoah Valley for Ukraine, and I have good reasons for it. To stand for democracy, humanity, and peace are three of them. Last year, after 32 years, I left my former home in Maryland for good and moved to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. The region […]

Classic Borscht Recipe

Classic Borscht Recipe

Classic Borscht Recipe –  One of the traditional Ukrainian Meals The Classic Borscht Recipe consists of a broth enriched with different kinds of vegetables, mainly red beets and white cabbage. Many versions of the soup are available depending on the region and family recipes. Even so, it is not a German dish; it fits very well […]

German Quark Balls Recipe

German Quark Balls Recipe

German Quark Balls Recipe – Quarkbällchen The German Quark Balls Recipe looks like doughnuts, but the dough is made with baking powder instead of yeast. The taste is different because of the quark used. The texture is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Originally made with quark, they also can be prepared with […]

German Kleckselkuchen – Blob Cake Authentic German Recipe

German Kleckselkuchen – Blob Cake

German Kleckselkuchen The German Kleckselkuchen is a yeast cake with four different toppings. A poppy seed mixture, cheese mixture, and fruit or jam covered with crumbs. The toppings create a patchwork pattern shaped any way you like it. Ingredients for German Kleckselkuchen: dough: 500 g (1.1 lbs) of all-purpose flour 1 pouch of dry yeast, […]

Simple German Yeast Dough Authentic German Recipe

Simple German Yeast Dough

Simple German Yeast Doug – Nauroder Gänse This Simple German Yeast Dough is prepared without eggs and butter. I used the dough to make the Nauerder Gins in standard German Nauroder Gänse, meaning geese from the village of Naurod, my birthplace. You can cut the dough in any shape you like. I do remember the […]

Homemade German Leberkase Fleischkase

Homemade German Leberkäse

Homemade German Leberkäse – Fleischkäse The Homemade German Leberkäse translates to liver-cheese, which might be confusing; because the original version of the Leberkäse had no connection to liver or cheese and did not necessarily contain liver or cheese. The word liver translated to Laib, a loaf, and cheese reminds of the shape as a “loaf […]

Authentic German Bread Recipe

Authentic German Bread

Authentic German Bread – Farmer’s Bread – Bauernbrot The Authentic German Bread – Farmer’s Bread is made in Germany mostly with flour # 812, which is not available in the States. Therefore I combined bread flour with whole grain whole wheat flour, and the result is speaking for itself. Ingredients for the Authentic German Bread: […]

Traditional Frankfurter Kranz

Traditional Frankfurter Kranz Recipe

Traditional Frankfurter Kranz Recipe – A classic buttercream filled cake with krokant sprinkles 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 […]

Traditional German Cabbage Rolls

Traditional German Cabbage Rolls

Traditional German Cabbage Rolls – Kohlrouladen, Krautwickel 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 […]

Homemade German Fleischsalat Recipe

Homemade German Fleischsalat

Homemade German Fleischsalat The homemade German Fleischsalat is originally made with a ring of bologna, but also tastes delicious with sliced bologna. The taste of the Fleischsalat will depend in part on the kind of pickles and mayonnaise used. I recommend Hengstenberg Gherkins which you can get in the international aisle of your grocery store […]