Schmorgurken (stewed cucumbers) is a traditional German dish that originated in East Prussia (now Russia). It sounds quite odd and probably not very appealing for people who never had it - a stew of cucumbers, apples, tomatoes, and Hamburger meat - but I assure you, it tastes very good (and there's bacon in it!) My … Continue reading OMI’S SCHMORGURKEN – CUCUMBER-APPLE-TOMATO STEW WITH GROUND MEAT & DILL
Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses Posts (folgt noch)I found the Spiced Apple Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, October project of the ABC-Bakers, very intriguing. Topped with apples, sautéed in butter with cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg - that sounds delicious!A coffee cake is a bit of a strange concept for a German - aren't all cakes meant to be enjoyed … Continue reading SPICED APPLE CREAM CHEESE (NOT A COFFEE) CAKE
Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses PostsKarola B. Lütjen (Herzensköchin blog), a nurse and nutritionist, doesn't only cook from the heart, but, also, for the heart - a healthy one!Her Bratapfelmuffins had been on my to-bake list since last December. The late fall with its drizzling rain, intermingled with wet snow flakes, made me crave the comfort of something cinnamon-y, with … Continue reading BETTER THAN BAKED APPLES – BAKED APPLE MUFFINS!
Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses Posts (folgt noch) Apples are one of my favorite fruits.Therefore fall means apples - preferably baked apples, as in Schwäbischer Apfelkuchen - Swabian Apple Cake or boozy Apfelkuchen with Almonds & Apfelkorn.Hanaâ's pick for our October ABC project, Cinnamon-Apple Twist Bread was a novelty for me - a bread … Continue reading APPLE CINNAMON ROLLS – FRUITY LITTLE BUNS
Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses Posts We like out local newspaper, the "Bangor Daily News", because of its well written reports and excellent photos. It, also, often publishes interesting recipes, I made quite a few of them, and most turned out very nice.Just before I went on my fall trip to Hamburg, I saw a … Continue reading APPLE CIDER DONUT MUFFINS
Apricot-Plum Galette, juicy and tangyApricot-Plum Galette, a fruity, tangy dessert, was our Avid Bakers' Challenge for August. It came just right for these hot summer days.Abigail Dodge, author of "The Weekend Baker", calls a galette the "friendliest of all pies": ideal for people suffering from "pie anxiety". There is no double crust to deal with, … Continue reading APRICOT-PLUM GALETTE – A CURE FOR "PIE ANXIETY"
Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses Posts I wanted to make a seasonal, early spring cake - with fruit. Apples were the obvious choice. You can use them the same day you buy them, unlike pears, you don't have to wait days for them to ripen, or even longer to turn dark, like bananas. They … Continue reading SCHWÄBISCHER APFELKUCHEN – SWABIAN APPLE CAKE
Last week we bought a bag full of assorted apples from a farmer. Not only the bag was huge, the size of some of the apples (Macoun) was gigantic, too. What to do with all these beautiful apples? A dreary day makes you think of comfort food, and there's that old saying: "Life is uncertain … Continue reading A bag full of apples, a dreary day and German Apfelkuchen – Eine Tüte voller Äpfel, ein trüber Tag und Apfelkuchen