Some might remember the post about Waffles I made mid February. (Check out the post here.) Those waffles were a North American recipes I got out of my Canadian cook book. But it reminded me that my aunt also used to make waffles. Not on a regular breakfast basis like they do over here. Waffles back home are a bit more of a dessert thing.
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This is a classic in Germany and North America has something similar. But our cheese cake is made with quark. What’s that you ask? Well, it’s a sour milk product and is used often in Germany. You can use it for baking but you can also mix it up with some herbs and put it on your dark bread, or eat it with baked potatoes.
I had nieces and a nephew over and I figured with this type of “cake” would be easy enough for them to make. It went pretty well but I had no time to take extra pictures.
I was talking to my co-worker about German food the other day. She is also German and we both miss somethings that you just can’t get in North America, or at least not where we are living. Since she also likes to bake we talked about various cakes and she mentioned that she really misses the Marble Cake her mother used to make. She told me that she tried to make it here but it wouldn’t work, it was too dense, almost hard. I though “Well, lets see if I can make this”. Actually, Marble cake is not very complicated but it can get trick with all the differences between Germany and North America.
Last weekend it was once again time to provide some food for two potlucks. This is always a nice opportunity to make something I haven’t done before. On the other hand it also poses a problem because you never know if someone else will make the same thing. Another question is: main dish or dessert? I like dessert a lot (I am sure you know that by now) but people here tend to bring a lot of dessert. Then it can get a bit problematic if there are not enough main dishes.
Maybe I should rename this month and call it the January Soup month. It seems I am cooking more soup than I am baking bread. I shall attempt to make more bread or buns, but for now, lets stick with this soup. It’s another one of my favourites, I guess that’s what I made it last weekend for the family. It’s also fairly simple.
My husband and I made it safely to Vancouver, that was a 17 hour trip in total. First through Llyodminster, then Edmonton, through Jasper and then a night over at Valemont. From there we went through Kamloops and all the way to Vancouver. After a little break at the Bed & Breakfast we went over to the German Christmas Market Read the rest of this entry
Since we are pretty much through with the Christmas Cookies I’ll give you another great Christmas recipe: Stollen (or as my family says Stolle). This is a Christmas cake so to speak made from a yeast dough. I guess it is similar to fruit cake, but not. I think Stollen is a thing by it’s own and can’t really be compared to anything else. Like Strudel, you can’t compare that to anything else either. This recipe comes from mother, like so many others, and I would assume it was handed down from grandma.
Interestingly, I don’t recall anyone ever making it. Most of the time we bought our Stollen from the bakery. By now you probably know that I don’t like raisins which means Stollen is not really the thing for me. However, there are other options, like Nougat Stollen or Poppy seed Stollen (not that I like poppy seed but for those who do this is great). This year of course I had to try it and make my own. See the results after the “Read the rest”.
When it comes to meat, Germans are quite versatile, at least that what’s I like to believe. One of the finest ways is to make Schnitzel. It is basically to fry the meat. The original Wiener Schnitzel, Vienna Schnitzel, uses veal. I am not too big a fan of it, I rather prefer the pork version. I believe that you can also make chicken Schnitzel. How to make such a delicious food? Click “Read the Rest”.
Summer means strawberries and strawberries mean either eat them as you pick them or make a torte. This is a personal favourite of mine and I associate this torte with family get-togethers and fun. It is easy to make and really light, in my opinion. Using fresh strawberries for this recipe is almost a must.