German Desserts

Rhubarb cake with meringue

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

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Makes 5 to 6 servings rhubarb cake:


500 g rhubarb
100 g margarine (optional butter)

125 g sugar
2 tbsp. baking powder
125 g custard powder vanilla
300 ml milk
100 g powdered sugar
3 eggs

Rhubarb recipe

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There are several rhubarb recipes in Germany. We use to prepare rhubarb when it is fresh available on markets. The fresh sour rhubarb is an interesting product for several dessert recipes.
A lot of german rhubarb recipes are for cakes, muffins, tortes other rhubarb recipes are for example spreads.

Preparation of rhubarb cake with meringue:

  1. Seperate the eggs.
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Easter bread or yeast bread recipe

Friday, April 16th, 2010

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Easter bread or Yeast breadeaster bread or yeast bread – Osterkranz needs
for 5 to 6 servings the following ingredients:

500 g flour
42 g yeast
200 ml milk
75 g sugar
lemon zest of one midsize lemon
100 g margarine (optional butter)
1 teasp. salt
1 egg white
1 egg yolk
1 tblsp. milk
25 g coarse sugar
25 g chopped almonds

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The Easterbread named Osterkranz is a braided variation of the german classic easter bread. Not only the appearence of this german easter recipe is different but also the ingredients (compare with e.g. Osterlamm). This Easter bread or yeast bread recipe is a classic bakery product that you can buy in every local german bakery over Easter. In our family we prepare it nearly every Easter and enjoy the fresh lemon note the sweet yeast bread has when it is served with fresh butter.

Preparation of easter bread or yeast bread – Osterkranz:

1. Pour flour and sugar in a big mixing bowl. Heat up the milk in a cup in the microwave until it is handwarm. Then dissolve the yeast in the milk.



Sour cream tangerine muffin recipe

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

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Muffin recipe for 12 muffins.Sour creme tangerine muffin recipe
Ingredients for the dough:
50 g butter
1 egg
100 g flour
35 g sugar
2 teasp. vanilla sugar
1/2 teasp. baking powder


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Ingredients for the filling:
150 g marinated tangerines
250 ml milk
37 g custard powder vanilla
75 g sugar
a pinch of salt
200 g sour cream

Preparation of the dough:


1. Fill the flour in a mixing bowl add the other ingredients and mix it to a fine dough. Now put the dough in the fridge.

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.

Black forest cake

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

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Ingredients for black forest cake – (modified without alcohol): Schwarzwaelder Kirschtorte
6 eggs, seperated
250 g sugar
6 tbsp. hot water
200 g flour
75 g cornstarch
50 g cocoa powder
2 teasp. baking powder

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Filling & garniture for black forest cake:
450 g canned sour cherry
25 g cornstarch
800 g cream
5 g whipped cream stabilizer (optional)
1 tbsp. sugar
20 g grated whole milk chocolate
100 ml cherry juice (out of the can)
(Attention: The traditional recipe is with kirschwasser. We use cherry juice instead.)

Preparation of black forest cake:

1. Mix in a big bowl egg yolks, water and sugar until they become a creamy dough.
Black forest cake