German Christmas Cookies

German Christmas Cookies

Mertizan Cookies Ingredients 1 pound of sweet almonds 1/2 pound of almond paste 1 1/2 pounds powdered sugar 2 egg whites Method Blanch the almonds and dry overnight. The next morning, grind them very find and mix in the almond paste. Sift the powdered sugar over them. Mix and knead to a stiff paste with […]

German Nut Loaf

German Nut Loaf

Ingredients 4 cups flour, sifted 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup raisins 1 cup chopped nuts 2 eggs 2 cups milk Method Combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, raisins, and nuts. Mix well. Add beaten eggs and milk. Pour into greased pan, bake 1 hour at 350-degrees.  Makes 2 […]

Quick Sauerbraten

Quick Sauerbraten

Ingredients 1 4-to-5 pound pot roast(chuck, round, or rump) 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons mixed pickling spices 1 cup red wine vinegar 3 cups water 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 12 gingersnaps, crumbled Method Brown pot roast slowly on all sides in oil in a heavy kettle […]

Cottage Cheese Cake

Cottage Cheese Cake

Ingredients 24 slices zwieback 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cake flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 eggs 1 cup coffee cream 1 1/2 pound cottage cheese Method Roll zwieback into fine crumbs, add melted butter and one-half cup sugar; mix thoroughly. Put into a nine-inch spring-form pan, saving […]

Hot Potato Salad

Hot Potato Salad

Ingredients 4 slices bacon, diced 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 6 hot cooked medium-sized potatoes, sliced 2 hard-cooked eggs, coarsely chopped 1egg, well beaten 1/4 cup vinegar 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon celery seed Method In a large frying pan, cook until light brown: 4 slices diced bacon,  and 1/2 cup finely chopped onion; drain […]

German Lebkuchen – Honey Cookies

German Lebkuchen - Honey Cookies

Ingredients 1 cup butter & lard, equal parts 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup molasses 1/2 cup honey 1 cup milk 2 teaspoons soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1/2 teaspoon aniseed (anise oil) 7 cups flour

Schnecken – German Sweet Buns

Schnecken - German Sweet Buns

Ingredients 1 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 4 eggs 1 cake yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup milk 4 cups flour Grated rind of 1 lemon Pinch of salt Brown Sugar Method Cream shortening and sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water with sugar, milk, and flour.  Cover and refrigerate […]