Tag: cinnamon

German alcohol – free Christmas punch (Kinderpunsch)

Delicious, healthy and easy to follow alcohol – free Christmas punch. Made with fruit tea, orange juice, fresh oranges, cherry – apple juice and spices. Makes a perfect last minute gift from the kitchen. During Christmas my father in law is always responsible for making Glühwein (German hot mulled wine) […]

Best German gingerbread cookies (Lebkuchen)

These moist, fluffy, sweet and easy-to-follow German gingerbread cookies with a cake-like texture are guaranteed to be your favorite cookies for the holidays! Loaded with candied fruits, spices and nuts. Today I would like to share with you Beate’s go-to German gingerbread cookie recipe otherwise known as Lebkuchen or Pfefferkuchen […]

Homemade gingerbread spice mix

There is nothing better than homemade gingerbread spice mix. It’s super easy and quick to make. Easy enough to be made by kids too and give it out as holiday gifts. This gingerbread spice mix made with cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, cardamom, cloves and ginger goes well with almost anything. […]

Best Homemade Apple rolls

Easy to follow, fluffy, moist and insanely delicious apple rolls made entirely from scratch. A perfect treat for the whole family!! German apple doughnut recipe is one of the popular recipes on this blog. After I’ve posted it at the beginning of this year, many have been asking if it’s […]

German plum dumplings (Zwetschgenknödel)

A classic German plum dumpling autumn recipe made with yeasted dough. The dumplings are stuffed with Italian plums and cinnamon sugar and coated with buttered breadcrumbs. Tastes great with plum compote and blob of sour cream – yogurt mixture. The dumplings are great for lunch, dinner, afternoon tea or dessert. […]

German plum cake (Zwetschgenkuchen) with yeast base

Light, fluffy, moist and not too sweet authentic German plum sheet cake (Zwetschgenkuchen/ pflaumenkuchen) made with yeasted dough filled with fresh plums and topped with crumbles. Tastes over the top dusted with icing sugar and with whipped cream. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea or dessert. Some months ago I […]

German fried twisted pastries (Geschnittene Hasen) (VIDEO)

Fried twisted pastries or pastry cookies also known as Geschnittene Hasen, Gschnidna Hosn, Schneebälle, Storchennester, Schmalzringe, Kameruner or Dörre Küchla (so many different names!) is one of the specialities from Franconian region, Bavaria. Just like German doughnuts (Ausgezogene Krapfen), twisted pastries are normally made for very special occasions such as […]

Easy Apple Puff Pastry Rolls

Apple rolls are my daughter’s favorite. If it was up to her, she could eat them each and every single day. This apple roll recipe is delicious (not too sweet), simple to make and uses a handful of ingredients. The extra bonus: is made with store bought puff pastry in […]

Perfect German Apple Doughnuts (Apfelkrapfen)

Apple doughnuts belong to carnival/ fasching just like cookies belong to Christmas. Though you can find them in almost every bakery at any time of the year. They are known as Apfelkrapfen in Franconian region, Bavaria, but the name varies depending on where you are in Germany. For instance in […]

Greek minced meat cutlets (Bifteki)

My family and I are huge fans of Greek food. At least once a month, we go to a Greek restaurant. One of my favorite Greek foods is bifteki. Bifteki is simply grilled/ baked/ fried minced beef cutlets seasoned with Greek seasoning blend and stuffed with feta cheese. This with […]