German Iced Coffee

German Iced Coffee a real treat The German Iced Coffee is made with strong brewed cold coffee, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream. It is so refreshing and a real treat on a hot summer day. Ingredients: 250-300 ml (8.45-10.14 oz) of strong brewed coffee, chilled (depending on size of the glass) 150 g (5.29 […]

Spaghettieis - Spaghetti Ice Cream

Spaghettieis – Spaghetti Ice Cream a German invention

Spaghettieis – Spaghetti Ice Cream Spaghettieis – Spaghetti Ice Cream is a dessert loved by grown-ups as much as by children. The tradition of making spaghetti with vanilla ice-cream celebrated already its 50th anniversary and started in Mannheim, Germany. It is prepared with a Spaetzle Press/Potato Ricer which you can order here. Ingredients for Spaghettieis […]

Homemade Jam and Jellies

Homemade Jam and Jellies and what to know

Homemade Jam and Jellies Recipe A variety of methods are known for preparing homemade jam and jellies. June has arrived, and week by week we can witness the ripening of another kind of fruit or berries ready for picking. It starts at the beginning of June with the strawberries, continues with the tart cherries followed […]

Stuffed Eggplant Recipe

Stuffed Eggplant Recipe with a parmesan topping

Stuffed Eggplant Recipe The Stuffed Eggplant Recipe was first introduced to me about 40 years ago back in Germany. Not really knowing what it is, because the eggplant had not yet found its place into the German kitchen at the time, I immediately fell in love with this dish. The dish can be made in the […]

German Rumtopf Recipe

German Rumtopf Recipe – Preserved fruit in rum

German Rumtopf Recipe What you need to make the German Rumtopf Recipe To make the German Rumtopf Recipe you need a fermenting crock pot. The size is depending on the amount of fruit used,  5 l – 1.32 gal or 11.35 l – 3 gal or a large stoneware pot with a lid. A preserving […]

Homemade Rhubarb Cake with Meringue Topping

Homemade Rhubarb Cake The Homemade Rhubarb Cake is prepared with a stirred batter, filled with skinned cut rhubarb and topped with meringue. Ingredients for Homemade Rhubarb Cake: 600 g (1.32 lb) of rhubarb 150 g (5.29 oz) of butter, soft 2 tablespoons of oil 150 g (5.29 oz) of sugar 1 package of vanilla sugar […]

German American Heritage Museum Bakeoff

German American Heritage Museum Bakeoff

German American Heritage Museum On the 27th of April 2019, the German American Heritage Museum in Washington D.C. hosted a bake competition. All those interested in showing off their baking skills were invited. I was delighted to be asked to be one of the judges. A bit nervous, I arrived with my oldest son Martin and […]

Authentic German Butter Cake

Authentic German Butter Cake

Authentic German Butter Cake – Butterkuchen The Authentic German Butter Cake – Butterkuchen is a yeast cake. The topping consists of butter, almonds, sugar, and whipping cream. A great choice for an afternoon Kaffeeklatsch. Ingredients for Butter Cake: Dough: 500 g (1.1 lb) of flour, all-purpose 4 tablespoons of sugar 1 teaspoon of salt 2 […]

Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring Cleaning – Frühjahrsputz Tips and Tricks on how to manage the Spring Cleaning of your home from top to bottom. On the 20th of March, spring officially arrived, nature has awakened, and our energy is back. A sign! We are ready for Spring Cleaning! I love this time of the year when the leaves of […]

German Children's Songs

German Children’s Songs

German Children’s Songs –  Traditional Kinderlieder German Children’s Songs are an essential part in growing up in Germany. The first songs are lullabies for the babies, followed by the play-along songs in preschool and kindergarten and continued by the sing-along songs at a later age. Many of the German Children’s Songs are Folk songs which […]