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German Schweinshaxe (Pork Knuckle) Recipe

Schweinshaxe is a German dish made using pork knuckle. The knuckles are seasoned with a spice rub then cooked until tender, usually slow roasted or simmered. The roasted version is well liked for its crispy skin. The spice rub includes caraway if roasted, but bay leaves and cloves if simmering. Most recipes also call for …

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German Lekach (Honey Cake) Recipe

Lekach is a German cake that is spiced with nutmeg, mace, and cinnamon and then sweetened with brown sugar and honey. This cake originates in Germany’s Jewish culture, where it is a centerpiece of Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year, celebrations. The star ingredient of Lekach is the honey used to sweeten it. The honey …

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Bavarian Cream Recipe (Crème Bavaroise)

Bavarian cream, or crème bavaroise, is a custard enriched with whipped cream and solidified with gelatin. Garnished with sweet sauce and fruits, this delicacy can be prepared in many flavors like coffee, fruit, chocolate etc.  Although the origins of Bavarian cream are quite unclear, it is believed to belong to both German and French cuisine. …

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German Blutwurst (Blood Sausage) Recipe

Blutwurst are a type of German sausage prepared from pigs blood, milk (sometimes with the addition of cream), fat, onions, salt, pepper, nutmeg, marjoram and cinnamon. The specific ingredients of the dish can vary from region to region. The main characteristic of this Blutwurst is its signature reddish color. Blood sausage is a common ingredient …

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German Presskopf Recipe: Bavarian “Head Meat” Sausage

Presskopf is a German sausage that is cooked in a broth containing various animal parts and internal organs. Pork meat, heart, blood, muscle meat, rinds and calf or pork head meat are common ingredients. This sets up into gelatin and is often called aspic (jelly like consistency) or terrine. It is usually flavored with onion, …

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German Food: 22 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Germany

Not many people think of Germany as a country with a rich foodie history. But you might be surprised to find there is definitely a distinctive food culture in Germany with some real delicious dishes to try. There can be distinctive variations of the traditional German cuisine depending on the region, Bavaria is one such …

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