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.

An Authentic German Potato Salad: The Real Deal

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This typical German side dish is a perfect choice for your summer BBQ, family get-together, or Oktoberfest celebration. It goes so well with every kind of sausages, steaks, ribs, or grilled vegetables.

Raise A Toast To The German Riesling Apple Cake

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A German specialty made with fresh apples and Riesling white wine, this cake is a tart and sweet way to use that bumper crop of apples that you may harvest next fall. You won’t go back to straight up apple pie after you sample this!

Colorful Treats on the Table: German-Style “Amerikaner” Cookie Cakes

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Would you like to bake something new today? Try out this sweet German specialty that consists of a fluffy texture like a sponge cake, but has the size of a large cookie! Topped with lemon icing, chocolate glaze or fancy sweets, these good-looking treats will make a great impression for your next party, birthday, or afternoon coffee. Find the recipe on Foodal.

The Best Homemade German Vanilla and Chocolate Pudding

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What could be better than a creamy, real vanilla or chocolate flavored milk pudding on a rainy day in the fall? Whether warm and soft or cold and firm, enjoy this delicious homemade dessert whenever you’re craving some sweet comfort food. Read on and indulge in this special treat today!

Vanilla Sauce (For German Dampfnudeln, and Other Delights)

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Looking for a sweet sauce to serve on your favorite desserts, pancakes, or breakfast breads? Try our recipe for a German-style sauce with an interesting history. Traditionally served on Dampfnudeln, or yeast dumplings, this dish has an interesting history. Learn more and get the recipe now on Foodal.

O’zapft Is: Enjoy an Authentic German Oktoberfest Menu

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It’s time to celebrate German Oktoberfest. The world’s most well-known fair has come – and with it, lots of savory specialties to enjoy. Foodal provides you with everything you need to know about the most traditional foods. Read on for a classic collection of proven festival recipes to awake the Bavarian inside you.

Bavarian Cabbage Salad with Bacon

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Try this delicious German version of coleslaw with a vinegar dressing. Topped with crispy bacon, it will soon become one of your favorites! Serve it for Oktoberfest or have it any time that you are hankering for a true Bavarian taste.