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St. Martin’s Day Potato Casserole

Friday, November 11th, 2011

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Ingredients for 3-4 servings of

St. Martin's Day Potato Casserole


St. Martin’s Day Potato Casserole:
1,5kg waxy potatoes
2 tbsp. oil
2 big onions
125g fine diced gammon
3-4 Mettwuerste (cured, smoked, german sausages)
2 egg yolks
100g flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
a pinch of nutmeg

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How to prepare St. Martin’s Day potato casserole? – we call it Doeppekuchen!

1. Peel the raw potatoes and the onions.

St. Martin's Day Potato Casserole









German potato salad

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

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for 4 servings of german potato salad

German potato salad


you need:

1,5 kg waxy potatoes
250 g cooked ham
5 pickled gherkins
250 ml light mayonnaise  (4,8 % fat)

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Potato salad is something typical for the german cuisine. One of our favorite recipe varieties is the one below. We use to prepare it for BBQs or on several other occasion. You might not know it but for a lot of german families it is part of their tradition to have potato salad with wieners as dinner on the christmas evening.

Important for this potato salad recipe here is in our opinion to cut all the ingredients in quite fine bits and pieces. Beneath we have to admit that it is not very easy to make a photo of a dish like potato salad (or any other dishes with a similar consistency) that is sufficient to represent the actual taste of it. But maybe by clicking the pictures and enlarged viewing you might get a glimpse of what a delicacy a good german potato salad is.

Recipe for classic german potato salad:

1. Boil the pealed waxy potatoes for about 20 minutes until they are done.


Cheesecake recipe retro-style

Friday, January 28th, 2011

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Cheesecake recipe for 4 to 6 servings

For the Cheesecake dough:

3 eggs
3 tbsp. water
90g sugar

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100g flour
1 teasp. baking powder
60g starch flour

Cheesecake recipe

For the cheesecake stuffing:
juice of 1 lemon
pulp of a vanilla bean
4 tbsp. powdered sugar
450g farmer cheese
15g gelatin
230g whipped cream

Preparation of the cheesecake dough:

1. Mix eggs with water and sugar and beat it for 5-7 minutes until it is foamy.


German Christmas Goose

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

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Makes 3 to 4 servings of german christmas goose:

Goose for German Christmas


1 goose (4,5kg)
2 apples
1 pear
100 g dried plums
200 g
dried apricots





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200g chestnuts, cooked and peeled
salt and pepper
2 1/2 tbsp. quince jelly (or apple jelly)
enough water
1 tbsp. lingonberry jam

Preparation of a german christmas goose – (preparation time 5 hours):

1. Wash the prepared goose (taken out interior organs!) with water and dry it afterwards carefully.

Washed and dried Christmas goose








Onion tart or German Zwiebelkuchen

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

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Recipe Ingredients for 3-4 servings



of onion tart or german Zwiebelkuchen:

for the dough:
250 g flour
100 ml milk

pinch of sugar
1 teasp. of salt

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20 g yeast
20 g sunflower oil

for the filling of the onion tart or Zwiebelkuchen:
500-600 g onions
200 ml cream
250 g curd cheese, light
1 teasp. ground caraway
3 teasp. salt
1-2 teasp. ground pepper
100 g grated gouda cheese
2-3 teasp. chopped parsley



This recipe is dedicated to Susan from and everyone who likes german food!

This baking recipe is a variation of the typical german Zwiebelkuchen or onion tart. Once we had forgotten to buy ham Kristin just left it out.


Preparation of this traditional german onion tarte recipe:

1. Make a soft yeast dough out flour, milk, yeast, sugar, sunflower oil.


German Potato soup recipe with kohlrabi and wieners

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

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Ingredients for 3-4 servings for german
potato soup with kohlrabi and wieners:

5 waxy big potatoes
1 kohlrabi

1 l vegetable stock
2 small onions

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1 teasp. fresh chopped parsley
1 tbsp. grated gouda cheese
2 tbsp. olive oil


Preparation of this german potato soup with kohlrabi and wieners:

1. Cut the peeled onions in fine dices.