Archive for March, 2010

Potatoe casserole from the harz mountains

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

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Ingredients for 3-4 servings potatoe casserole:Potatoe casserole
500 g beef ground chuck
1 teasp. salt
1/2 teasp. ground pepper
1 tbsp. mustard
2 midsize onions

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2 garlic cloves
2 teasp. vegetable oil
1 kg waxy potatoes

1 l meat broth
200 g sour cream




Preparation of the potatoe casserole:

1. Cut the onions and the garlic cloves into fine dices. Fry the ground beef in an oiled pan. Then add salt, pepper, mustard, onions then garlic one after another and fry everything until the onions change their colour.

Homemade Vanilla Pudding

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Ingredients for homemade vanilla
pudding for 3-4 servings:

1/2 vanilla pod
45 g cornstarch
2 eggs
pinch of salt
500ml cold milk
70 g sugar
1-2 tbsp. butter
Homemade Vanilla pudding 

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Preparation of homemade vanilla pudding:

1. Cut the vanilla pod lengthwise and scrape out the pulp.


Saturday, March 13th, 2010

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Ingredients for 3-4 servings of traditional german Quarkkeulchen:




500 g boiled potatoes
375g Quark
a handful of raisins
pinch of salt
150 g flour
65 g sugar
1 egg
3 tbsp. oil for broiling

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Quarkkeulchen is a dessert recipe that we have from our ancestors in Saxonia a federal state in the eastern part of Germany. Delicious when served cold or even still warm fresh out of the pan with some apple sauce. When you have never tasted them you have left out something extraordinary delicious. A first description of Quarkkeulchen might be that they are something between a pancake and a dumpling. Fried but fluffy, sweet and hearty.

How to prepare Quarkkeulchen:

1. Mash the cold, boiled potaoes.

Bread dumplings aka Serviettenknoedel

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

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Ingredients /equipment for 3-4 servings bread dumplings:

250 g white buns or bread
4 tbsp. butter
Bread dumplings
1 midsize fine diced onion
3 eggs
250 ml milk
pinch of salt
pinch of ground nutmeg
100 g fresh parsley
1 linen

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Preparation of bread dumplings:

1. Fry the fine diced onion in a pan. Cut the bread or buns in 1cm³ dices and put them in a large bowl.