Traditional German recipes tend to be hearty warming food with strong flavours. Rich stews, tasty sausages and delicious pastries and strudels are amongst the classic dishes Germany is famed for.
Goulash soup is a traditional German soup resembling a stew and made from minced beef, potatos and vegetables in a tomato sauce, served with sourdough or rye bread. Weinerschnitzel is another German speciality and is typically a fillet of veal brushed with egg white and covered in breadcrumbs before being fried and served with lingonberry sauce and potatos. Perfect winter comfort food!
But we cannot forget the sweeter delicacies Germany has to offer; German chocolate and German cookies are of the finest quality. Lebkuchen are soft gingerbread cookies flavoured with honey, almonds, hazelnuts, cloves, candied orange and marzipan and covered in rich German chocolate. If you have room why not try some stollen cake or a flaky apple strudel served with custard, a tasty way to sample the finest German dishes.
Most Popular german recipes
This is based on my Nanny's German apple cake which is of legendry status in our family, unfortunatly this isnt her recipe as she has promised to take it to the grave but its close
This recipe has been handed down for generations & I love it! As the nuts act as both fat & flour it is also gluten free & dairy free (as long as you don't add the cream to serve!)
My father used to make this when I was younger. A tangy side salad dressing for cucumber and or tomatoes. Childhood memories and great for BBQ's! Essig Essenz available online
Very moist rich dark chocolate cake with succulent cherries. Best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Real comfort food in Autumn/Winter. The kids love it!
This was given to me by a German lady, Hannalore,who I worked with in Rochester in Kent. Serve small slices (its very filling) with a cup of coffee and enjoy!
The german translation is ' Cheesy Potatoes'. Baked layers of potato, cheese, bacon and peppers. The meal was my grandads favourite before he passed away.
Another recipe given to me by my German friend. It can be served as a desert (warm) or when cold and iced as a cake.It freezes very well.
By the have-a-go cook
This is a traditional German recipe and believe me although it looks complicated it isn't really and besides it is soooo worth it!!!
These cabbage rolls are made with lean minced beef steak inside and steamed for an healthy option. Makes around 12 small rolls.
It is a lovely reasonably priced dish that leaves everyone feeling satisfiedGreat combinations of pasta, cheese and sausage.