Meat Eaters Only: 6 Types of Popular German Sausage

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Weisswurst, Mettwurst, or Frankfurter? There’s a style of German sausage for every enthusiastic meat lover. Take a trip with us through the country’s most savory specialities and get to know six popular varieties of German sausage. You’ll also learn about our suggestions on how to serve them. Read more now.

O’zapft Is! 17 Homemade German Recipes to Celebrate Oktoberfest

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Let’s celebrate Oktoberfest together. This popular autumnal festival is famous for the brews, entertainment, and many German specialty foods, both sweet and savory. Discover our 17-recipe collection of delicious homemade treats, including crispy potato pancakes, soft pretzels, and hard cider punch. Read more now.

11 Tips to Reduce and Repurpose Food Waste at Home

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Stop! Don’t toss all those kitchen scraps in the trash. Coffee grounds, citrus peels, banana peels, pumpkin seeds, and more have some pretty nifty uses if you give them a chance. To get you started, explore these 11 creative ideas for reusing and reducing your food waste in the kitchen. Read more now.

15 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Baking Routine

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Love to bake? Check out these 15 tips and tricks to simplify, improve, and enhance your daily baking routine. From preparing different doughs and batters to successfully removing cake rounds from the pans to applying final decorations, you’ll soon become a baking master with Foodal’s list of helpful ideas. Read more.

Potthucke: A Savory German Potato Cake

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German Potthucke is a savory baked loaf or cake made with simple ingredients. Baked until fluffy and golden brown, this combination of mashed and shredded potatoes, crispy bacon, sauteed onions, cream, and eggs is a deliciously starchy side to serve as part of a hearty dinner. Read more now for the full recipe.

Savory German Onion Tart (Zwiebelkuchen)

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This homemade German onion tart is the perfect dish for a cozy night in when it’s cold outside. And served with a green salad or roasted veggies, it makes a delightful choice for lunch or dinner. Enjoy the savory and delicious combination of onions, bacon, and creme fraiche in every slice. Get the recipe now.

Rote Grütze (Red Berry and Cherry Pudding)

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If you’re a sucker for texture, you’ll enjoy every fun bite of homemade red fruit pudding. In this classic German recipe, rich cherries, plump strawberries, and tart raspberries come together with tapioca to create a sweet, jelly-like dessert that’s heavenly solo or served with cream. Read on for all the details.

Puddingbrezel: A Classic German Pastry

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The puddingbrezel is a very special kind of pretzel. Made of buttery danish pastry with a smooth and sweet vanilla pudding filling, these little treats combine the best qualities of baked goods and desserts. Foodal shows you how to make this sweet treat – read more now.

The Sensational German “Baumkuchen” Cake

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Baumkuchen is a cake that’s relatively unknown outside Germany, prepared via a unique process. Each addition of batter is baked in succession to create layers of moist cake and sweet jam that resemble tree rings, coated in dark chocolate. Read more to learn how to make our easy version of this special treat at home.

Twist Yourself Into Some Homemade German Pretzels

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In Germany, pretzels are an incredibly diverse treat that can be made to suit different tastes – from the salty soft pretzel with caraway seeds on top to the sweet Martinsbreze, or even a custard filled version known as a Puddingbrezel. Learn how to make your own German-style soft pretzels at home now with our tasty recipe.

Obatzda: A Creamy Bavarian Cheese Dip

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Enjoy a real taste of Bavaria at home with this fresh and savory dip that‘s perfect for snacking. Serve it with everything from some leftovers that need a little sprucing up to an authentic Oktoberfest meal. Get the traditional recipe and read more on Foodal.

Don’t Call It Pasta: Original Swabian Spaetzle

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Have you heard about Swabian spaetzle? It’s a German noodle that can be adapted for many different recipes and tastes. Boiled, then pan fried and topped with some sautéed onions and a little cheese, it makes a downright delectable meal. Read more and get the recipe now on Foodal.