Category: Baking

Bratäpfel: German Baked Apples

It’s apple picking season! To celebrate the arrival of October and its fall flavors, I decided to make warming German Bratäpfel aka oven-roasted apples, stuffed with an almond-cinnamon mixture, that are then baked in Schönauer Apfel apple liqueur for 35 minutes.

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Maulwurfkuchen: German “Mole Cake”

German Banana Chocolate Cream Cake This Post May Contain Affiliate Links Maulwurfkuchen is the...

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Fresh baked bread, knives that work & lava rocks

It turns out baking bread is a skill that takes a lot of patience and commitment – just like...

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Behind dirndl kitchen

dirndl kitchen author Sophie in black dirndl dress with flower crown


I am Sophie and I am German.

When I first moved to the United States in 2009, I felt very deprived of the German way of eating. To this date, I still miss German cake and coffee time at 3 p.m., so I decided to educate my fellow American friends by writing about German customs and food… which of course involves a ton of cooking, converting of grams to ounces and cups, and drinking of Paulaner Hefeweizen! …read more