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Enjoy authentic German food at home with our recipe collection, from bratwurst and spaetzle to strudel and black forest cake.
Soft pretzel bites
Soft Pretzel Bites
scrapple on a plate with fried egg
What Is Scrapple?
German Spaetzle on a plate
German Spaetzle
German Preserved Fruit in Rum
Rumtopf: German Preserved Fruit in Rum
Spaetzle With Mushrooms in Cream Sauce
Spaetzle With Mushrooms in Cream Sauce
German Lebkuchen - German Gingerbread
How to Make Lebkuchen (Traditional German Gingerbread)
German Country Bread, Bauernbrot, Vollkornbrot
10 Homemade German Breads
what is white asparagus
What is White Asparagus?
Basic White Bread Recipe
How to Fix Undercooked Bread
German Gingerbread Hearts
German Gingerbread Hearts (Markt Lebkuchenherzen)
Pouring vanilla sauce on yeast dumpling beside coffee cup and tulip
Steamed Sweet Austrian Dumplings
Frozen grapes on the vine for ice wine
What Is Ice Wine?
Cinnamon streusel topping on a muffin
Cinnamon Streusel Crumb Topping
German sourdough bread
Sourdough Starter
German potatoes
German Potato Varieties
German Abendbrot
Abendbrot German Evening Bread Custom
German Crown Cake (Frankfurter Kranz)
German Crown Cake (Frankfurter Kranz)
lebuchen hearts
Classic German Gingerbread Recipes
A bowl of cream of white asparagus soup in bowl
Stir up Some Spargelsuppe (Creamy White Asparagus Soup)
German New Year's Pretzel
German New Year's Pretzel (Grosse Neujahrs-Breze)
Mediterranean goulash
Cozy, Hearty Goulash Recipes
oktoberfest food and drinks on wooden surface
How to Throw an Oktoberfest Celebration at Home
Spritz Cookies
Spritz Cookies
German farmer's bread recipe
Bauernbrot: German Farmer's Bread
Little girl making a gingerbread house
German Swiss Chalet Gingerbread House Dough (Lebkuchenhaus)
ham and deli meats
What Is Schinken?
German Meat Fondue With Broth (Fleischfondue)
German Meat Fondue With Broth (Fleischfondue)
Wiener Schnitzel
Authentic Wiener Schnitzel Recipe
German Seed Bread
German Seed Bread (Dreikernebrot)
Springerle german imprinted cookies
German/Swabian Springerle Cookies
German Bienenstich Kuchen (Bee Sting Cake)
German Bienenstich Kuchen (Bee Sting Cake)
Stack of sliced oatmeal bread
100% Whole-Grain Oatmeal Bread From Scratch
Nutella Pastry Puffs, pastries on a plate
Nutella Pastry Puffs
seed bread
Copycat Seeduction Bread
German Maultaschen Dumplings in a bowl
German Maultaschen Dumplings
Bowl of mustard on wooden table
All About Senf Oder Mostrich, the German Mustard
Pork steak grilling
German Schwenkbraten (Pork Steak Barbecue) Recipe
Classic goulash
Hot Paprika and Tomatoes (Gypsy Sauce) for Schnitzel
rice pudding with garnishes overhead shot
Milchreis: German Rice Pudding
German Potato Dumplings (Kartoffelklöße) on a platter
German Potato Dumplings (Kartoffelklöße)
Austrian Pancakes With Raisins (Kaiserschmarrn)
Austrian Pancakes With Raisins (Kaiserschmarrn)
Turmeric honey marinated salmon with red beets and blood oranges
Turmeric Honey-Marinated Salmon With Red Beets
High angle view of various bread loaves
How to Make Better Bread
German Apple Cake (Wiener Apfelkuchen)
German Apple Cake (Wiener Apfelkuchen)
Bratkarfoffeln (German potatoes) on a white plate
Bratkartoffeln (German Cottage Potatoes With Bacon)
German Falscher Hase Meatloaf with Egg in the middle
German Falscher Hase (Special Meatloaf)
Bread making yeast FAQ
The Ultimate Guide to Baking Bread With Yeast
Fastnacht Deep-Fried Doughnuts
German Fastnacht Deep-Fried Doughnuts
Szegediner Gulasch - Hungarian Spiced Stew
german obatzda cheese spread with pretzel
Obatzda Für Den Biergarten German Cheese Spread
Fresh butter
Learn About Butter and How It's Made
German Potato Noodles - Badische Schupfnudeln on a white platter
German Potato Noodles - Badische Schupfnudeln
Cookies in a tray
Amerikaner - Cake-Like Cookies Frosted on the Bottom
Southern German Potato Salad (Schwäbische Kartoffelsalat)
Southern German Potato Salad (Schwäbische Kartoffelsalat)
European style pancakes on a plate
Sweet German Pancakes With Sugar and Lemon
Pressure Cooker Sauerbraten
German Green sauce with potatoes and hard boiled eggs
Frankfurt's Famous Green Sauce
Frikadellen recipe
Make German Fried Meat Patties
Pork shoulder
Smoked and Cured Homemade German Bacon (Bauchspeck)
German Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (Kohlrouladen)
Kohlrouladen: German Stuffed Cabbage Rolls