Thursday, June 19, 2014

HOW TO COOK GRUENKOHL (RECIPE)

How To Cook Gruenkohl (Recipe) –this is literally a German term for cooked kale, and this dish is technically prepared with bacon and mustard. In Germany during winter, the Germans enjoy their meals with this delicious cooked kale because it is best to eat while hot and warm. There are many ways to prepare this dish because you can combine with many dishes like sausage and oats or bacon and pork. Also you can use many spices like cloves and pepper and some people use marjoram on their gruenkohl. This dish is one of the best dishes to experiment with because it  is so easy to prepare and you can use numerous kinds of ingredients like for example, for your sausage, you can use bratwurst, frankfurters or replace it with any kinds of ham. Just don’t forget your kale because it wont be a gruenkohl if it does not contain kale. What I am going to share with you is just one of the good recipes I found in the internet so gather your cookingwares and lets do this things. Here is how to cook Gruenkohl (recipe):



Ingredients
16 ounce kale (cleaned and chopped)
1 cup chopped bacon
1 small onion (chopped)
1 tbsp beef bouillon
1 tsp mustard
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste
Any sausage you want

Cooking Procedure
  1. In a pot, bring water to a boil and blanch kale for a minute. Drain.
  2. In a skillet, cook bacon until browned then add onions and saute.
  3. Add the kale and stir-fry for 3 minutes.
  4. Add beef buillon and stir.
  5. Add water just enough to cover it.
  6. Cover the skillet and simmer for half an hour.
  7. Add the mustard, salt, pepper and sausage. Cover and simmer for another half an hour.
  8. Transfer in a serving bowl and serve with baked potatoes.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

HOW TO MAKE BIRNEN, BOHNEN UND SPECK (RECIPE)

How To Make Birnen, Bohnen Und Speck (Recipe) –this  dish is literally a German term for Pears, Beans and Bacon which is actually a combination of these 3 foods. The preparation of this dish is very simple. The bacon is put in complete strips and cooked in boiling water which is later on combined with pear with skin on  and cooked beans. I find this dish almost complete because we have fruit, vegetable and meat on it. In this recipe I am going to share with you, lemon extract is used but not all of us can easily get lemons so if you don’t have any lemons in your households, you can use calamansi or orange extract. I find many recipes of this dish that used potatoes but we are not going to put some because I know some people who tried to put some potatoes and they didn’t like the result. Here is how to make Birnen, Bohnen und Speck (recipe):



Ingredients
6 pieces pears, sliced
8 tbsp water
1 tbsp lemon extract
16 ounce green beans (halves)
1 tsp salt
8 ounce bacon
8 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp lemon extract

Procedure
  1. In a pot with warm water, put the pears.
  2. Add 1tbsp of lemon extract. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes over low heat.
  3. In a skillet, boil a small amount of water and cook bacon. Remove the water and add oil. Stir fry the bacon until crispy.
  4. Add salt and beans into the pot and let simmer for another 1minute.
  5. Remove the water and combine with the bacon. Transfer in a serving plate.
  6. Add cider vinegar and 1 tbsp lemon extract into the skillet and mix thoroughly.
  7. Pour grease mixture over the beans mixture and serve while hot.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

HOW TO MAKE PFANNKUCHEN (GERMAN CREPE RECIPE)

How To Make Pfannkuchen (German Crepe Recipe) –here is another sort of European pancake that you would love. It is not your typical pancake because the process and flavorings are traditional in Germany. The name Pfannkuchen is a general term for crepe, pancake and sometimes doughnut. This crepe is usually served with berry jam or applesauce. If you are having a hard time having your kids eat their  breakfast, then it is the good time for you to make this cake because kids love it especially when you combine it with some sweet thick flavorings. Almost any kind of jams is good for this one. Just know what your kids’ favorite and make this crepe, you’ll see what happens. Here is how to make Pfannkuchen (German Crepe Recipe):



Ingredients
6 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
A pinch of salt
butter

Cooking Procedure:
  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except oil.
  2. Mix perfectly until batter is smooth.
  3. In a skillet, heat butter over medium heat.
  4. Scoop batter and fry until browned and flip to cook the other side. Do the process for the rest of the batter.
  5. Serve with your favorite jams.


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Saturday, June 14, 2014

HOW TO MAKE KARTOFFELPUFFER

How To Make Kartoffelpuffer –this is a sort of German Potato Pancake. This dish is usually prepared with some spices like onions and like the typical pancakes, this one os fried in a non-stick skillet. You can use butter for frying but I rather use canola oil. Reibekuchen and Reiberdatschi are some sorts of Kartoffelpuffer but they are usually served with vegetable salad. This dish is very good for breakfast because it is packed with carbohydrates and the kids love it especially when it is served with applesauce or something sweet like jams. If you are going to make this dish, I would like to advice you to use Rosset potato because it is the best kind for Kartoffelpuffer and the best flavorings for this one (to me) is either berry jam or applesauce. Here is how to make Kartoffelpuffer:



Ingredients
2 ½ lbs Rosset potatoes (peeled and shredded)
3 teaspoon thick sour cream
1 egg
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 small size onion (minced)
Light canola oil
Salt

Cooking Procedure
  1. In a bowl, combine potatoes and cream. Mix perfectly. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, combine flour, egg, a pinch of salt and onions. Mix perfectly.
  3. Drain the potatoes as much as possible. We used cream to prevent oxidation.
  4. Combine potatoes and flour mixture and mix perfectly.
  5. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  6. Scoop mixture and place in the skillet, flatten the mixture by using spatula. The size depends on how you want it.
  7. Fry until browned and flip to fry the other side. Fry the cakes by batches.
  8. Drain the cakes with paper towel to remove excess oil.
  9. Serve with applesauce.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

HOW TO MAKE HACKEPETER (METT RECIPE)

How To Make Hackepeter (Mett Recipe) –this dish is another German version for chopped pork but unlike many metts, Hackepeter is prepared without bacon. This dish is considered as one of the oldest dishes because the name itself is derived from the word “meti” which is a saxon term for “food”. Some simple version of this dish is prepared just by adding salt and pepper and sometimes, garlic is added too. If you are going to make one and planning to add chopped onions, that would then be called Zwiebel. In Germany, Mett contains only below 35% fat and usualy it is only sold on the very day of mett processing. Here is how to make Hackepeter (Mett Recipe):



Ingredients
500g pork (cleaned and ground)
1 large onion (chopped)
1 egg yolk
8 st rolls (halves)
80-100 grams butter
1 small stalk chives
Salt and pepper to taste

Procedure
  1. In a bowl, combine together pork, egg yolk, onions, salt and pepper.
  2. Spread every rolls with butter.
  3. Spread meat mixture and garnish with chives.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

HOW TO MAKE EIERKUCHEN

How To Make Eierkuchen –this one is another German counterpart of an American dish that we call pancakes. This is also flat and thin made from a starch-based batter and cooked on a hot flat surface like frying fan. The American pancake uses baking powder and the English one is usually unleavened like a crepe. Eierkuchen is known to be one of the lunch meal in Germany. It is commonly served with syrup or sauce. Eierkuchen is like a combination of American and English pancakes. Kids love this dish so do I and I am sure you’re going to like it too. Here is how to make Eierkuchen:



Ingredients
8 tablespoon milk
4 eggs
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon sugar
8 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon maple syrup (you can replace it with vanilla extract)
½ cup butter
Maple syrup

Procedure
  1. In a bowl, combine together milk, eggs, syrup, salt and sugar.
  2. Mix and stir until all the solid ingredients are dissolved.
  3. Add flour and mix perfectly.
  4. In a flat skillet, melt a spoon of butter (one spoon of butter per pancake.)
  5. Pour batter in the skillet just enough for one pancake. It depends on your desired size.
  6. When the top side of batter is no longer runny, flip the batter upside down.
  7. Fry and check the side underneath. If turned brown, it is already cooked so remove it from the skillet and do the butter and batter process several times.
  8. Transfer to serving plates and serve with maple syrup.

How To Make Eierkuchen

Thursday, May 15, 2014

HOW TO MAKE BULETTEN

How To Make Buletten –here is another German dish that has American counterpart. Buletten is actually a sort of meatballs. Some of the procedures on making this dish is the same as the procedures on making the American types of meatballs but there are some unique ways of cooking it depending on what version you are going to make. You can use your favorite meat ingredients for this one like pork or beef. Naturally you want to mince and ground your meat but frequently, Germans add breadcrumbs to it, and even some herbs too. But if you’re going to add herbs, I just want to remind you that not all herbs are good for this dish so be careful or else you’re going to ruin your Buletten Meatballs. Here is how to make Buletten:



Ingredients
¼ kilo ground beef
¼ kilo ground pork
1 breadroll
1 egg (whisked)
½ cup spring onion (minced)
3 tablespoon butter
Salt and pepper
1 clarified butter

Procedure
  1. In a deep bowl, Combine together ground meats.
  2. Soak up the breadroll in the water and squeeze to remove unnecessary water.
  3. Pull apart into small pieces and add to the meat mixture. Mix perfectly.
  4. Add the egg, mix and knead.
  5. In a pan, melt butter and saute onion until translucent.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool down.
  7. Add the onion to the meat mixture.
  8. Add salt and pepper and knead.
  9. Scoop mixture and roll into a small ball, repeat the process for every ball.
  10. In a skillet, melt butter. Fry the meatballs until brown.
  11. And serve with your favorite gravy.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

HOW TO MAKE DAMPFNUDELN

How To Make Dampfnudeln –this is actually a steamed white bread made of yeast dough. It is the counterpart of what the Filipinos called Siopao. The most common way to cook this Dampfnudeln is steaming it in a pan or pot. There are to ways you may want to do with the fillings. You can put it inside every dough or you can serve it with the steamed bread. Whatever you like will be fine. I'm not sure if this recipe I am going to share with you is the traditional or original one because I only got it from the internet. Here is how to make Dampfnudeln:



Ingredients
1 tablespoon white sugar
1.5 teaspoon dry yeast (active)
4 tablespoon lukewarm water
1 tablespoon sugar
12 tablespoon lukewarm milk
¼ cup melted butter
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon sugar
2.5 cup sifted all-purpose flour
8 tablespoon cold milk
2 tablespoon butter

Procedure
  1. In a deep small bowl, pour in lukewarm water. Add yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar and dissolve for 5 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine together lukewarm milk, butter, 1 tablespoon sugar, salt. Stir until all ingredients are dissolved.
  3. Add the yeast mixture and flour. Mix perfectly until dough forms into a ball.
  4. On a lightly floured board, knead the dough for 5 minutes. Cover with clean cloth and let rest until doubled, about 40-50 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into 10 pieces of ball. Put in a lightly greased baking sheet and let rise for half an hour.
  6. In a pan, combine 2 tablespoon butter, 2 tablespoon sugar, cold milk. Bring to a boil. And stir perfectly.
  7. Place the dumplings in the pan and cover, lower the heat and simmer for half an hour.
  8. Put in individual serving plates and serve with vanilla sauce.

How To Make Dampfnudeln

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

HOW TO MAKE BUCHTELN

How To Make Buchteln –this bread is a traditional dumplings in Germany. It is also made of yeast dough. This Buchteln thing is very similar to Dampfnudeln only this dish is filled with jam so that is what we are going to use in this recipe. This dish is also similar to siopao but the fillings of siopao is meat and its dough is made of rice. Buchteln can be filled with your favorite jam and also  you can top it with vanilla sauce. This bread is very popular in Austria and in America, we call it sweet rolls dumplings. Many restaurants and bake shops in Europe serve and sell this bread. This bread is packed with carbohydrates so it is good for breakfast or even snack. In this recipe I am going to share with you,you may want to replace the jam with your favorite one. Here is how to make Buchteln:



Ingredients
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon dry yeast (active)
8 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Lemon zest
½ cup butter (melted)
1 cup lukewarm milk (divided into 2)
2 eggs
Strawberry jam (or your favorite one)

Procedure
  1. Combine together zest, vanilla, sugar, yeast and flour. Mix perfectly.
  2. Add eggs, butter, and the remaining milk. Mix until dough is formed.
  3. On a lightly floured board, knead the dough for several minutes.
  4. Cover with clean cloth and let rise until double. That will take about 40-50 minutes.
  5. On a lightly flour board, roll the dough into 1cm thick. Cut the dough into 3”x3” squares.
  6. Scoop a spoon of jam and place in every dough squares. Gather together all the side and pinch with each other to seal it.
  7. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
  8. Place the dough on a lightly greased tray and cover with cloth and let rise. Spread melted butter over the buchteln.
  9. Bake the buchteln for half an hour. Remove from oven and let cool down.
  10.  And serve.

How To Make Buchteln

Saturday, May 3, 2014

HOW TO MAKE PRINZREGENTENTORTE

How To Make Prinzregententorte –this is not your ordinary cake because it resembles the making of graham cake, it has some layers. Others call it 6-layer cake and some call it 8-layer cake. It is up to you how you are going to make your Prinzregententorte. In this recipe, we are going to use three main groups of ingredients because we are going to make the cake, the filling and the frosting. What we are going to make for the filling is the chocolate buttercream because that is the traditional filling for this one. This fantastic cake is a bit tricky to make so if you have any question, I mean at all, don’t hesitate to leave it as a comment below. Here is how to make Prinzregententorte:



Ingredients

For cake
1 ¼ cups butter (melted)
1 ¼ cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla syrup
4 eggs
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder

For filling
½ cup cornstarch
2 ½ cups fresh milk
¼ cup cocoa (sweetened)
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter (salted)
2/3 cup butter (unsalted)

For frosting
14 oz. sweet chocolate (melted)
Heavy cream
Chocolate flakes

Baking Procedure
  1. Cut eight pieces of round wax paper about 8 inches each.
  2. Whisk eggs.
  3. In a bowl, mix together melted butter and sugar for the cake.
  4. Pour eggs into the butter mixture and stir simultaneously.
  5. Add vanilla and stir.
  6. In another bowl, sift together the flour baking powder and cornstarch perfectly about 3 times.
  7. Fold the flour mixture into the butter and egg mixture. Mix perfectly.
  8. Divide the mixture into 8 equal parts and thinly spread into circles on the wax papers.
  9. Bake for 6-8 minutes and remove to cool them down.
  10.  Meanwhile, make the filling. In a mixing bowl, combine together the cocoa, cornstarch and sugar. Mix well to form a paste. Add some milk if the mixture is dry.
  11.  In a pan, bring milk to a boil. When boiling, lower the heat and add the cocoa mixture. Stir until thickens.
  12.  Add butter and mix perfectly until creamy.
  13.  Set aside and cool down.
  14.  To arrange the cake, combine every cake with the filling. Chill well and put the frosting over it by covering with chocolate.
  15.  Scatter flakes over it and decorate with cream.

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Friday, May 2, 2014

HOW TO MAKE TOPFENSTRUDEL

How To Make Topfenstrudel –this is a traditional sort of sweet and layered pastry in Austria. Strudel became popular in Habsburg.  Countries like Germany, Austria, Hungary and Switzerland have their own version of this pastry. This is considered as one of the oldest kinds of pastry in Europe because there are records proving that in 17th century, Strudels were already served that resemble some of the pastries of Turkish and Baklava cuisines. In this recipe I am going to share with you, we are going to use maple syrup instead of the traditional and commonly used vanilla sauce in making Strudel. Here is how to make Topfenstrudel:



Ingredients
1 frozen puff pastry sheet
2 Akane apples or any kind you want to use (sliced)
4 tbsp sugar
8 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon (ground)
120 grams whipped cream cheese
120 grams creamy cottage cheese
½ tsp vanilla extract
50 grams unsalted butter (melted)
Maple syrup
Confectioners’ sugar

Procedure
  1. In a large bowl, mix together apple, sugar, half of granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Set aside and let rest for half an hour.
  3. Drain the mixture using a colander.
  4. Put back the apple to the same bowl. Add flour and mix. Set aside.
  5. In another bowl, mix together whipped cream cheese,cottage cheese, 4 tablespoon of granulated sugar and vanilla extract. Mix perfectly and set aside.
  6. On a board, lightly scatter some sugar on it, roll out the puff pastry until the size has expanded. Spread with some melted butter.
  7. Smear cheese filling over the pastry with half an inch margin on every edge.
  8. Arrange apple slices on the pastry and spread with butter.
  9. Carefully roll the pastry and fold to tuck in the edges and roll a little to seal the edges.
  10.  Spread the top with butter. Grease the baking tray with butter.
  11.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  12. Bake the pastry for about an hour. Remove from oven.
  13.  Scatter Confectioners’ sugar over the pastry and serve with maple syrup.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

HOW TO MAKE BAYRISCH CREAM (BAYERISCHE BAVARIAN CRÈME)

How To Make Bayrisch Cream (Bayerische Bavarian Crème) –this Bavarian cream is very delicious that is why it became popular not just in the Germany but also around the world. This kind of dessert is perfect to me because it is not very sweet but light and very fluffy and I love the feeling in my mouth whenver I eat this Bayerische Crème. This Bavarian Crème is actually made of gelatin to thicken instead of flour. I want to remind you that this is different from crème anglaise which is made of custard sauce and egg used as thickening ingredient. In making Bayrisch cream, the usual ingredients used are egg yolk, heavy cream, milk, gelatin and some sugar. But since this dish is milky, you can reduce the amount of sugar you want to use, well, because we know that too much sugar is not healthy. Here is how make Bayrisch Cream (Bayerische Bavarian Crème):



Ingredients
6 tsp gelatine powder
3 egg yolks
1 tbsp sugar
1 cup fresh milk
1 vanilla bean (bean and seeds are separated)
1 ¼ cups heavy cream (whipping)

Procedure
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and egg yolk together. Mix and stir perfectly until creamy.
  2. In a pot, pour milk, add vanilla bean and seeds. Bring to a boil.
  3. In a mixing bowl, pour half of milk in egg mixture while stirring simultaneously.
  4. Put back the milk on the heat. Pour the egg and milk mixture to the pot. Bring to a boil and stir continuously.
  5. Add gelatine powder and stir perfectly.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Let it cool down.
  8. Whip the cream until peaks started to form.
  9. Fold in the cream and set in a fridge fro 3 hours.
  10. Transfer in a serving plate and serve with fresh strawberry or banana.


How To Make Bayrisch Cream (Bayerische Bavarian Crème)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

HOW TO COOK PICHELSTEINER

How To Cook Pichelsteiner  –this dish is very popular in Germany but many countries with decent numbers of German minorities are aware of this. Pichelsteiner is an Aryan version of beef stew or sometimes not just beef but also combined with pork. Like many other stews, this dish is also cooked and served along with vegetables. Papaya, potatoes and carrots are commonly used in this dish but you can use your favorite vegetables as long as you don’t ruin the taste. In this recipe I am going to share with you, greenpeas, parsley, celery root, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots and greenpeas are used. Here is how to cook Pichelsteiner:



Ingredients
4 tbsp olive oil
½ kilo beef (cut into cubes)
1 large size onion (chopped)
1 tomato (diced)
1 cup beef stock
1 tbsp celery root (chopped)
2 tbsp parsley (chopped)
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper (freshly ground)
2 cups potatoes (cut into cubes)
1 cup green peas (cooked)
3 medium size carrots (cut into cubes)
2 tbsp chives (snipped)

Cooking Procedure
  1. In a pot, boil water. Drop the beef and simmer until cooked.
  2. Remove the beef from the pot, drain and set aside.
  3. In a pan, heat oil. Fry the meat until browned. Remove and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, saute onion, parsley and celery for 5 minutes.
  5. In the same pot stock, add all the ingredients except chives.
  6. Bring to a boil and simmer until the meat is tender.
  7. Transfer in serving bowls and garnish with chives.


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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HOW TO MAKE WIBELE


How To Make Wibele –this is another sort of German cookie. Wibele is a small biscuits that are shaped like number 8. In the United States, many bakeries and pastry shops offer this thing. It is good for kids as present when they got high grades in school or did a good job. If there is no German-inspired bakery around your place, don’t worry because you can still make your own Wibele. Making this biscuit is not tricky at all, it’s like baking your favorite cookies, only this time, you’re going to make it look like number 8. Wibele is just a plain cookie but you can add a twist by using your favorite pastry dip. In our home, we use maple syrup and sometimes, chocolate. One of my friends combine it with marshmallows but I haven’t tried it. Here is how to make Wibele:



Ingredients
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup brown sugar
1 ½ cup butter
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon mixed spice
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoon lemon extract
1 egg

Baking Procedure
  1. In a bowl, combine together all the ingredients except egg and lemon extract.
  2. Mix perfectly and knead until dough is formed.
  3. Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface.
  4. Cut the dough into pieces and make shapes like number 8.
  5. Put on a baking tray.
  6. Preheat oven to 350ºF for 12 minutes.
  7. Remove and let cool.


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Monday, April 28, 2014

HOW TO MAKE SPRINGERLE (RECIPE)

How To Make Springerle (Recipe) –This is another traditional cookie famous in Central Europe especially in countries with German minorities. There is one thing you may find a problem when doing this cookie and that is the mold because we are going to use molds with design. But if you can’t find the molds then that’s alright. Simple mold would be alright, the design is just a bonus but the main thing we must consider here is the taste. On this recipe, we are going to use anise seeds but I tried sesame seeds and the taste was different but gives good taste. Also we are going to use vanilla but I tried maple syrup, it gives different taste as well but as good as using vanilla. You can experiment using the recipe. You can replace the seeds and vanilla with your favorite cookie ingredients. Here is how to make Springerle (recipe):



Ingredients
3 ½ cup all-purpose flour
1/8 cup anise seeds (crushed)
4 eggs (whisked)
1 tsp baking powder
2 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
2 ¼ cup brown sugar
½ tsp vanilla

Baking Procedure
  1. Grease 4 pieces cookie sheets, scatter with anise seeds, set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix together flour and baking powder. Mix perfectly.
  3. In another bowl, combine eggs, vanilla and brown sugar altogether. Whisk perfectly until frothy.
  4. Slowly pour flour in the eggs mixture while stirring to form a thick dough.
  5. Scoop dough with your one hand and roll out on floured surface and make it into ¼ inch thick.
  6. Gently sift confectioners’ sugar onto the dough.
  7. Put the mold and press against the dough to create design.
  8. Remove the mold and cut off the excessive dough all around the molded dough. Just repeat the process for all the remaining dough.
  9. Place in the sheets and cover with clean cloth and set aside for 8 hours.
  10. Preheat the oven to 120 degrees C.
  11. Put the dough in the oven and bake until the surface turns light brown, that is approximately half an hour.
  12. Remove from the oven and let cool down.
  13. Store in a sealed container.


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Sunday, April 27, 2014

HOW TO MAKE ZWIEBELKUCHEN

How To Make Zwiebelkuchen –In Germany, there is a tradition takes place during every fall season when the winemakers open a basinwirtschaft in the barn serving green wine with Zwiebelkuchen for very cheap price. One of the indications that a household started to serve is when there is a straw broom hanging over the doorway. This dish contains onions and bacon which I think are the key ingredients to give reasons why it is best served with wine. To me, the best drink for this dish is the red wine because I am not much of a drinker. In this recipe, we are going to use caraway seed but you can do some experiments by replacing it with anis or sesame seeds, even peanuts will do the trick. Here is how to make Zwiebelkuchen:



Ingredients
2 kilograms of sweet onions (sliced)
4 pieces cooked bacon (chopped)
15 oz. sour cream
¼ cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs (whisked)
½ tsp salt
½ tsp caraway seeds
2 recipe pastry (for 9” si crust pie)

Baking Procedure
  1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees C.
  2. Place the dough in the pizza pan.
  3. In a frying pan, saute onion until translucent.
  4. In a large bowl, combine onions and bacon together.
  5. Add sour cream and stir.
  6. Combine eggs and pie mixture and stir perfectly. Add flour to thicken.
  7. Combine all the ingredients together and pour into prepared pizza pan.
  8. Scatter caraway seeds on top.
  9. Bake for an hour and set aside to cool down.
  10. And serve with your favorite wine.


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Saturday, April 26, 2014

HOW TO MAKE LEBERKAESE (Leberkäse)

How To Make Leberkäse – The Germans love to eat sausages and many kinds of dishes that has sausage in it. Leberkäse is a sort of sausage baked in a mold. This dish is eaten and served with fried egg or can be served with mashed potatoes too. Mustard can be a perfect thing that can be combined with, either sweet or hot. Leberkäse is made of ground pork and beef with fatty bacon. I have found one canned Leberkäse but the taste was different although I could taste something that is close enough to being Leberkäse. This dish is also an Aryan traditional food which I believe can be eaten as main course for breakfast and dinner or can be eaten as snack combined with hot lemon and tea. Here is how to make Leberkäse:



Ingredients
½ kilo ground beef
¼ kilo ground pork
1 cup fatty bacon (diced)
2 bratwurst (cooked, remove the skin)
1cup sweet onion (minced)
1 cup ice (crushed)
½ teaspoon lemon extract
2 tablespoon butter
Salt and pepper (according to your taste)
Marjoram

Cooking Procedure
  1. In a bowl, combine together all the ingredients except butter. Mix and knead perfectly.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan.
  3. Grease the baking tray with butter and line with aluminum foil.
  4. Preheat oven to 355 degrees F.
  5. Place the meat mixture into the tray. Spread butter around the meat mixture.
  6. Bake the meat for 1 hour 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let it cool down.
  8. Transfer in a serving plate and serve with sweet mustard.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

HOW TO COOK SCHWEINSBRATEN

How To Cook Schweinsbraten –here is another German traditional dish. This dish requires you to fry the pork and roast. This Schweinsbraten recipe I am going to share with you has many ingredients but you can replace some of it with your favorite replacements. I have tried many versions of this dish and the outcome were all good so don’t hesitate to experiment. Here is how to cook Schweinsbraten:



Ingredients
1 kilo pork loin
¾ tbsp salt
¾ tbsp black pepper (ground)
1 ½ tbsp grainy mustard
½ tsp caraway seeds
¾ tbsp sweet paprika
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 medium size sweet onions (diced)
2 medium size carrots
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp butter
2 ¼ cups water
1 stalk green onion (chopped)
½ tbsp celeriac (chopped)

Cooking Procedure
  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
  2. Scatter pepper, salt and paprika, mustard and caraway seeds over pork and spread.
  3. In a large frying pan, heat vegetable oil. Fry pork until golden brown.
  4. Remove the pork and transfer to a roasting pan and set aside.
  5. In the same pan, add onions (also the green onion), celeriac and carrots. Saute until cooked.
  6. Transfer the cooked vegetables around pork in the roasting pan.
  7. In the same frying pan, pour hot water, simmer and pour over pork.
  8. Roast the pork in the oven for 2 hours. Pour melted fats over the pork time to time.
  9. Check if the juice is running out, add water if necessary while roasting.
  10.  Remove from oven. And set aside the pork.
  11.  Remove the juice from the tray and transfer in a sauce pan.
  12.  Add cornstarch and simmer until the sauce thickens.
  13.  Pour sauce over the pork and serve.

Tag: How To Cook Schweinsbraten

Thursday, April 24, 2014

HOW TO COOK WEIHNACHTSGANS

How To Cook Weihnachtsgans –Here is another traditional dish of Deutschland. This is  very common most espcially when there is a festivity in Germany. They always make Weihnachtsgans using either goose or duck. If youre going to make it, well you may want to use chicken, why not, since chicken is easier to find and way cheaper than duck. We are talking about whole duck and chicken here, alright? Don’t skip the reading and say ‘hey!  I know that, I cleaned the chicken and chopped it,’ wow! You have ruined the dish, lol! Anyway just follow the recipe carefully and if you have a problem about it, just leave your comment below.Here is how to cook Weihnachtsgans:



Ingredients
About 2kgs whole goose (cleaned and dressed)
1 small can of fruit cocktails
1 onion (thinly sliced)
1 tsp thyme
Salt and pepper according to your taste
2 tablespoon flour
15 ounces chicken broth

Cooking Procedure
  1. Wash the goose with running water to  get rid of unwanted substances or dirt. Dry.
  2. Spread salt and pepper with thyme on inside part of  the goose.
  3. Fill in cocktails and onions.
  4. Combine salt and water and pour into the roasting tray.
  5. Put the goose on the tray and pierce several times for the fat to drip as its being cooked.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  7. Roast for 50 minutes.
  8. Baste several times with salt and water mixture as it cooks.
  9. Now, turn rhe goose upside down and do the basting process several times and roast for another 50 minutes.
  10.  Remove from oven and let it cool down.
  11.  in a bowl, pour in ¼ cup of fat drippings. Add flour. And heat in a pan for 1 minutes until thickens.
  12.  Add chicken broth and stir while adding salt and pepper and thyme.
  13.  Put in a serving tray and serve with gravy.


Tag: How To Cook Weihnachtsgans

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

HOW TO MAKE SAUERKRAUT

How To Make Sauerkraut –One of the famous Korean dishes is Kimchee. It is like a pickled cabbage with some seasonings in it. But we  are not going to make that this time, I just mentioned it because this dish we are going to make is a German counterpart of it. It is also made of cabbage with some onions vinegar and apple cider in it. I like kimchi, don’t get me wrong, but this Sauerkraut has different taste. I even eat it whenever I’m sleepy because I don’t know but it keeps me awake. I like to eat it with brats or accompanied with rice and fish fillet. It is actually sour and crunchy perfect for hamburger filling served with beer or soda. There are Sauerkrauts you can buy from supermarket and groceries but the homemade ones are way better, the ones from supermarkets last longer though. But don’t worry about how long it lasts, we are not going to make tons of it. Just enough for one small jar. Here is how to make Sauerkraut:



Ingredients
1 medium size cabbage (shredded)
1 small size red onion (minced)
1 tbsp olive oil
½ cup apple cider
1 cup cider vinegar
½ cup water
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp caraway seed

Procedure
  1. In a pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Saute onion until translucent.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients. Stir well.
  4. Cover the pan and simmer for half an hour.
  5. Remove from the pan and let it cool.
  6. Transfer in a jar and refrigerate.


Note: This Sauerkraut lasts 2 weeks if kept in a fridge.


Tag: How To Make Sauerkraut

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