RSS Feed

Tag Archives: German

Leipziger Lerche – A Local Specialty

Posted on

Give me a drum roll please! Here it comes! The one and only Leipiger Lerche (Leipzig Lark) recipes is finally here. I have already shared enough cupcake recipes, like this, this, and this. But up until now I had no real occasion to make the other half of my blog title: Leipziger Lerchen. It’s like, well, actually there is nothing I can compare it with. See for yourself.

Read the rest of this entry

Black Forest Torte

Chocolate, fruit and whipped cream…what else do you need?

Last Sunday was crazy with two parties to attend and to cater to. The first party was a birthday part with a carnival theme (post will follow), the second party was a bridal shower. Now, we don’t really do bridal showers in Germany. We have a party for everyone before the wedding, e.g. wedding eve party. Your friends and family come together and bring gifts, have a good time, smash some porcelain for good luck and just celebrate. Since I am not too familiar with bridal showers I was wondering what to do. First question for the bride to be: What do you want?

Read the rest of this entry

Easter Wreath

German Easter Wreath

Every Thursday I am teaching German in a German Language School. My class is the Level 2, which means the kids are between 8 and 12. There is also Level 1, Level 3 and a high school class. The Level 1 teacher usually bakes a bunny (yeast dough) for her class to explain what Germans do for Easter. This time, however, she was somewhat sick and not really able to bake something. I pitched in and made the Easter Wreath.

Read the rest of this entry

German Waffles

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.

Read the rest of this entry

German Cheese Cake

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.

If you liked to know more then check out the Wikipedia page about Quark or look at this chart and see how it is related to other milk products. That will give you some insight.

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.

Read the rest of this entry

Marble Cake

Simple and delicious

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.

Read the rest of this entry

Noodle Salad German Style

German noodle salad

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.

Read the rest of this entry