Holidays

EASTER , Advent & CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR’S EVE are very special festivals and holidays. These holidays are associated with various customs and many special recipes for food and drink.

Probstei Easter pudding

Probsteier Easter pudding is an almond pudding that is filled into empty, blown-out eggshells. The peeled eggs are served with a fruit sauce.

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Raisin bread

Raisin square or raisin bread is a fine sweet yeast pastry with raisins. Here is a raisin bread without baking dish and without eggs.

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Blind pigeons

These "doves" are a Lenten dish that was served especially on Good Friday. They are rolls filled with jam and baked in a sweet egg-milk mixture in the oven.

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Maundy Thursday soup, herb soup

Maundy Thursday soup is a simple but tasty herbal soup. 9 different fresh herbs are used. It can be eaten cold or hot all year round. What herbs can be used?

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Carrot pudding

A vegetable dish that is cooked classically in a water bath as a main dish or side dish.

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Regional specialties for Carnival, Shrovetide and Mardi Gras

What to eat at Carnival, Shrovetide, Mardi Gras? And why is this being celebrated? It has to do with food!

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Baden Shards

Badische Scherben are a popular and classic lard pastry for Shrovetide, Mardi Gras or Carnival. But they also go well with a party.

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Sweet schuerzkuchen cake

A lard pastry similar to the Berlin pancakes. A distinctive feature is the special shape of the pastry.

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Bollebäuschen doughnuts

This pastry also goes on the Bergische coffee table.

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Sweet rabbit ear lard pastry

A lard pastry from southern Germany with an interesting shape. Without powdered sugar, it can also be eaten with savory dishes.

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Sweet naunzen from the Moselle

Naunzen are originally a carnival pastry. But they taste good all year round.

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Sweet Prilleken

Prilleken or Prilken are a sweet carnival specialty from the Braunschweig and Harz region.

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Fastnachtskuchle

Fastnachtsküchle or Fasnetkichle are Lard biscuites from the southwest German region.

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Horseshoe salami, 2 pieces

ADVERTISEMENT Mildly spicy horseshoe salami as a lucky charm on the New Year's Eve buffet. They also make an original hostess gift or present for horse lovers.

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Spekulatius – speculoos

The best-known form of speculoos today are the spice speculoos. A shortcrust pastry with Christmas spices such as cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.

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Sweet dominoes

Sweet dominoes are a gingerbread specialty made up of several layers. The cubes consist of gingerbread, marzipan and fruit jelly. Covered with a chocolate couverture.

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New Year’s Eve dinner – good luck

New Year's Eve dinner: The farewell to the old year is celebrated more or less strongly with or without fireworks. In any case, there are the traditional dishes and specialties.

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Lübeck swallow nests

Simple but delicious: Lübecker Schwalbennestern (Lübeck Swallows' Nests) are cutlets rolled into a roulade with ham and boiled egg and cut crosswise. As a main course or snack. A North German speciality.

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Pfannkuchen, Berliner, Krapfen

Berliners call it Pfannkuchen, for everyone else it is a Berliner or a Krapfen for southern Germany.

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Mulled wine recipe

A good tasting mulled wine is very easy to prepare yourself. Surprise your friends with this recipe.

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Mutzenmandeln

The small Mutzenmandeln are actually fried dough to Rhineland carnival and New Year's Eve. It tastes however also at each other time. Easy preparation.

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Pentecost and Whitsun cake

But what is a traditional Pentecost meal? Good question: In reference to the Holy Spirit, people associated the idea with a dove: roasted on the table. Later the Pfingstwecken was created; a pastry in the shape of a dove.

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Leftovers: Chocolate Easter bunnies and Santa Clauses

Delicious leftover use for chocolate Easter bunnies and Santa Clauses. Recipes: enhance cocoa, spread, muffin, a chocolate pudding and more.

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Eggnog

A simple eggnog recipe and how eggnog got its name.

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Dyeing Easter eggs naturally

Get to the kitchen and refrigerator. Here we show how you can achieve wonderful results in a simple way with natural foods, spices and a little vinegar. This method produces pastel colors.

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Bake Easter Surprise – PopArt Easter

.:.With recipe.:. One of the Easter surprises is the search for (filled) Easter eggs. But there can also be a surprise at the table. Instead of powdered sugar and traditional color decorations, maybe serve up some pop art design? Thanks to ready-made colorful glaze, this is also very easy to implement.

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New Year’s Eve carp, carp blue

.:.With recipe.:.Traditionally, on the last day of the year there is a New Year's Eve carp on the table. Why do we have carp on New Year's Eve?

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Easter breakfast relaunched

The Easter breakfast decoration doesn't sweep anyone off their feet anymore, even though you've put a lot of effort into it? Then I guess the time has come for a new perspective. Chocolate bunny as drinking vessel, dots and dots as decoration. That's it.

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Sweet Struwen from Westphalia

Struwen are a very old Easter pastry in the Münsterland on Good Friday. It's a kind of yeast pancake with raisins. Peppers.

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Sweet mini cream puffs

Homemade cream puffs can be filled as desired, for example with a raspberry cream, caramel cream or a simple chocolate mixture.

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