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EASY Donut Hole Recipe (Quarkbällchen)

These little quark donut holes or Quarkbällchen can be found anywhere in Germany where Fastnacht, Fasching or carnival is found.

German Lentil Recipe (Linsen mit Spätzle)

My Oma Sieghilde knew what’s good! Here an heirloom family recipe: Linsen mit Spätzle (Lentils with German Egg Noodles).

How to make Donuts (German Berliner)

Let me teach you how to make donuts, the German way! Berliner, Krapfen, Kreppel, Pfannkuchen… the German donut is just perfect!

German Potato Salad with Würstchen

Germans love a good German potato salad recipe with Würstchen (Wiener sausages) on Christmas Eve. Kartoffelsalat mit Würstchen is a simple, stress-free meal that can be made ahead of time and that everybody loves!

German Apple Cinnamon Rolls: Apfelschnecken

Apfelschnecken are just what you needed in your German-pastry-missing life! They’re German Apple Cinnamon rolls (and I layered mine with marzipan).

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dirndl kitchen Sophie Portrait


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