I grew up in Silesia, a part of Poland, which – due to its turbulent history and geography – is a melting pot of Slavic and Germanic traditions. A Sunday dinner in our house was literally unthinkable without kluski. Made with cooked potatoes they are chewy and gummy in texture and unlike any other type […]
Advent is the time of baking cookies. This tradition dates back to a time when baking ingredients like sugar, spices, almonds, dates, and other dried fruit and nuts were unaffordable and such a luxury that the little biscuits were only made and consumed in the wintertime to sweeten the anticipation for Christmas. Most of the […]
If you love traditional flavors of the Christmas season, such as anise, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamon, and nutmeg you will enjoy the Chocolate – Cherry – Cake. Originally from Germany, the cake is spiced with Lebkuchengewürz (gingerbread spice blend). However, the Chinese Five Spice blend is a perfect substitute.
A variety of dried fruit, walnuts and almonds, combined in alcohol with orange zest, fresh ginger and spices give this liqueur its intense flavor and rich aroma. Make it at home and enjoy this unique drink at Christmas and in the winter season.
Magic happens when fragrant coconut flakes, egg whites, and sugar come together. With this basic recipe, you will easily succeed in making those crisp and light German Christmas cookies.
I didn’t plan to bake any Christmas cookies this year since we are spending Christmas abroad, but my kids just wouldn’t stop talking about baking gingerbread and kids can be VERY persistent.
Wiśniówka is a Polish nalewka – an aged cordial. The most common types are made with fruit and either vodka or rectified spirits. My wiśniówka recipe is prepared with Morello cherries, a sour type of cherry. If Morello cherries aren’t available in your area, you can use other sour or sweet cherries instead. Wiśniówka makes […]
Marzipankartoffeln is little round or potato-shaped candy (hence the name) sold in Germany especially around the Christmas time. I still had some leftover marzipan from my Christmas baking so I decided to make those chewy and tender bonbons for my little marzipan connoisseurs (I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree 😉 ) Tip: […]
I planned to write and publish this recipe before Christmas, instead, I got caught up in Christmas preparations combined with a bad case of cold. Still, better late than never and sauerkraut is winter food anyway so it’s the perfect time for you to try it. I always associate this dish with Christmas, especially with Christmas Eve. […]