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What's your favorite recipe? Why not share it with us - pass on that German culture!

I've had many emails from people who are 2nd and 3rd generation Germans and are recalling foods that Mom or Oma (or perhaps your Dad or Opa) made.

They are looking for a German traditional recipe they remember from their childhood. Perhaps you have it?

I wish I had the recipe for buns that my Papa made. But he's died, and so has my Mutti, and the recipe died with them. Don't let that happen to you.

What's great as well, is adding some of your memories along with the recipes. If you have any background information about the recipe, include that as well. If possible, add pictures - of you, your food, or even of Germany.

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Do you have a favorite recipe? If it's quick and simple, why not share it with us? Perhaps it's a traditional German recipe you've changed in order to make it easier? Or an Italian recipe that you've altered and given a German twist?

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Recipes from Other Visitors

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Erdbeer-Joghurt-Sahne-Torte (Strawberry-yogurt-cream-torte) 
Ingredients : 1 baked 3-egg biskuit* 1-1/2 lb strawberries 1 32 oz container Greek Yogurt 3/4 cup sugar (a bit more if you like it sweeter) …

Mascarpone-Cappuccino Torte 
One of my family's favorites ! 1 Chocolate biscuit layer (make a biscuit with 3 eggs separated, 100g sugar, 35.2g flour, 35.2g unsweetened cocoa, …

Lentil soup (Linsensuppe) 
The Northern German way, which is sweet/sour, of Lentil soup my Mutti makes. (if you don't like it sweet/sour, just leave out the sugar and vinegar). …

Mom Rose's Cucumber Salad 
Cucumber Salad from Mom Rose's Recipe Ingredients: 2 Cucumbers ( will make enough for approximately 2-4 people ) 1 medium Onion 1 small …

Apfelkuchle (apple fritters) 
I have very fond memories of my Oma and mother making this for me and my sister when were young. We could hardly wait for them to come out of the pan …

Gurkensalat (German Cucumber Salad) 
My mother's family come from Berlin/ Oranienberg. This is the cucumber salad we had quite often, but mostly in the summer! 3 - 4 (or more) cucumbers, …

Oma's Pflaumenstreusel vom Blech 
I miss my Oma's cooking and baking! She had a way of making it look like magic, the way she threw a pinch of this and a handful of that into a pot and …

Stuffed Lamb (my recipe) (Cordero mechado) 
Ingredients: • 1 boneless leg of lamb • 1 green pepper • 1 red pepper • 4 carrots • 3 onions • 3 slices of bacon cut into strips • 1/2 …

Easy Potato Pancakes 
This recipe has been in our family almost forever. I copied it from my mother and our kids loved them. 6 Med to Large potatoes, peeled 1 small …

Onion Tart - Zwiebelkuchen 
Onion Tart Ingredients: 4,4 oz all purpose flour ¼ package yeast (about 0.35 oz) 1 tablespoon oil 1 pinch of salt 1/3 cup warm water 3.5 …

Smokey Split Pea Soup 
I grew up eating Split Pea my whole life and it is one of my favorite soups, my children love it too. I raised my children the same way I was raised you …

Glühwein 
This is a special Christmas light watching wine. I make this every year for the holidays. The guys would drive and the ladies would have this while we …

Riffles 
This has been one of my all time favorites, my Oma made for me when I was little. She would put it in milk or broth. It is great in milk for breakfast, …

Bratwurst Skillet 
Inspired by my love of German food that I grew up eating in Cincinnati, OH, and my 2 years in Germany with the US military. BRATWURST SKILLET 1.5 …

Cheese Blintzes 
Everybody's favorite and always hope for them to turn out. Very traditional first thing in the morning. And one of my favorites! 8 oz. cottage cheese; …

Flakels 
This is a recipe brought over to USA by German-Bohemian Immigrants. Flakels 6 Idaho potatoes, peeled, boiled, cooled, mashed Equal amount of white …

Verinika 
This is my grandma's family recipe. Similar to perogies but filled with dry cottage cheese and the dough is made with potatoes and flour. 14 raw russet …

My Best Potato Soup Recipe 
I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful site this is!!! I just stumbled upon it today as I was looking for a Sauerbraten recipe like my Grandmother …

Kanedalan 
I went to live with an Aunt & Uncle. The aunt's mom used to make these when money was tight. It was a filling meal, and depending on your taste, you could …

Kartoffelklösse, Rotkohl & Beef Flatladen 
I made the Kartoffelklösse to go with the Beef Flatladen and Rotkohl . It was so good, my invited friend and my hound dog asked for seconds! Although …

Blaukraut 
I learned to make Blaukraut over the years, making some adjustments here and there, and I carry this recipe in my head. It's a little more mellow than …

Apfel-Kirschkuchen (Apple Cherry Cake) 
Mein Mann und Ich vermissen die Deutsche Bäcker, so er sagte zu mir, "warum backst du eigentlich nicht mehr?" Denn als wir in Germany lebten backte ich …

German Cheese Cake 
I got this recipe from my German friend, Marianne, more than 50 years ago. I've baked it many, many times and it is always a hit. Preheat oven to 350 …

Raffaelo Torte 
One of my family's favorites! 1 biscuit layer made with: 6 eggs, separated 2 Tbsp warm water 200g sugar 75g flour 75g corn starch …

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Leg of Lamb 
I was given this recipe for "Weinende Lammkeule" already translated. I sometimes omit using the garlic in the lamb because some people find it makes the …

German Bratwurst by Misty Lobrano 
I grew up in Germany until I was 13. One of my favorite things in Germany is Bratwurst with Brotchen. I've developed my own recipe that reminds me of …

Hefe Knoedel 
This is my Mom's recipe for her Hefe Knoedel . About 300g plain flour, 2 eggs, salt. Flour, yeast, sugar. Make a spongy starter dough from …

New York Cheesecake 
My dad loves cheesecake, so I’m adamant to put in a recipe that pays homage to his sweet tooth. New York has a love affair with two types of cheesecake, …

Gebrannte Mandeln  
Not often found in the US, "Gebrannte Mandeln" in German (literally translated "burnt almonds) are most often purchased at open air markets such as "Kirmes" …

Cream of Whatever Soup 
I'd like to share a recipe with you that has been handed down for many generations. I know it as my Oma's, "Cream of Whatever Soup." It was passed down …

Bavarian Apple Strudel 
This was my Dad's recipe for the apple strudel he made at his restaurant. I was really proud to be able to keep making it for our customers after he passed …

Hungarian Cucumber Salad 
Ungarische Gürkensalat (Hungarian Cucumber Salad) Even better than the German Cucumber Salad, was my father's Hungarian Cucumber Salad. If you never …

Bayerisches Fleischsalat 
We first enjoyed this at the German Festival in Hunter My., New York and now we enjoy it often, especially in the summer! Here is another great lunchtime …

Curt's Runzas 
Runzas Serves 10 Dough Ingredients: 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1/4 cup sugar 2 (0.25-ounce) packages active dry yeast 1 teaspoon …

Duck 
Ingredients: 1 Duck 10 Broetchen or 1 bread loaf 2 cups of warm milk (not hot) 1 Tsp Salt 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper 1 Onion 1 Cup Parsley …

Smellysdeli bread (Artisan Style no Kneading) 
Ingredients: 5.5 cups flour 1 cup rye flour 1/4 cup garlic powder, handful of u/s sunflower seeds, handful of caraway seeds, 1 cup …

Fast Gnocchi or Potato Knoedeln  
I use Idaho potato flakes, instead of cooking the potatoes, peeling, etc. 2 cup. Idaho instant potato flakes 2 cup warm water 2 egg yolks 1 cup flour …

PAPRIKASH BEEF STROGANOFF 
This is one of the comfort foods my mom used to make. I knew I had this recipe somewhere in my belongings and I just could not find it. I finally found …

Stewed Plums and Vanilla Pudding 
I got this from my mother-in-law in Germany and have been making it ever since. Quick and easy! I am a Canadian with Romanian parents, who married …

Scripture Cake Recipe 
I came across this cake some time ago. It was first popular in the 1800's. The recipe is written as a riddle that can be solved by finding ingredients …

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