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Back of the Box Recipes. Top Secret Recipes. Sourdough Starter. A true sourdough starter is flour and water which is exposed to the microorganisms in the air and in the flour, either outside or inside the house.

Sourdough Starter

It starts growing in 2-3 days. Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 2 c. flour (white or whole wheat)1 1/2 c. unclorinated water (let water sit for 24 hours or use bottled) Pasta Ristorante. Types of Wheat Flour. Types of Flour Pastry and cake flours are characterized by low protein content (low gluten) which results in a crumbly texture preferred in cakes, pie crusts and biscuits. These are more or less equivalent to German 405 flour, French 40 flour and Italian 00 flour. All-purpose flour can be made to make some white breads and is good in yeasted cakes.

Its equivalent is German 550, French 55 and Italian 0 flours. Aprikosenkuchen. This recipe for apricot cake is plain-Jane in everything but the taste. Many Germans know how to make this by heart; it's as popular as Toll-House cookies in the US. Fresh fruit makes this "Aprikosenkuchen" a steady summer coffee accompaniment, whether camping on the beach or on the balcony. Makes 12 servings of Aprikosenkuchen. Black Forest Torte. This authentic German cake is made up of a chocolate layer cake with cherries in the middle and whipped cream on top. It is a fairly simple cake to put together, despite it looking complicated. Makes one 9 inch cake, about 12 servings. Coffee Soda. An interesting mix of rich creaminess and bubbly fizz.

Coffee Soda

Kind of like a typical ice cream float, but with a few added touches of coffee and cream. Ingredients: 3 cups strong coffee, chilled 1 cup half & half 4 scoops coffee ice cream 3/4 cup club soda1 tbs sugar Whipped cream. Kaiserschmarn. Schmarrn comes in several forms, both sweet and savory, and is usually made up of eggs and a starch, cooked in butter and pulled apart to finish browning. This Austrian pancake dessert - Kaiserschmarrn - was first served to Emperor Franz Joseph I around the turn of the century, but there are several legends telling just how it was developed.

Kirsch Kaltschale. Fruit soups and "Kaltschalen" like this cherry soup are very popular in Europe.

Kirsch Kaltschale

A "Kaltschale" is a cold soup made from fruit or milk or even beer or wine. It can be eaten as a first course in the summer or as a light dessert. Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Refrigerate before serving: 1 hour. Linseneintopf. A cold evening deserves a good, thick soup.


Lentils are quick-cooking beans which do not need to be soaked before cooking. Serves 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes Ingredients: 1 T oil 2 small or 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)1 lb dry brown lentils1 tsp marjoram6 cups water1 leek, cleaned and chopped2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed (1 1/2 cups)2 small carrots, peeled and chopped (3/4 cup)3/4 lb sausage, sliced (good choices are hot dogs, bockwurst and knackwurst, or dried, salami-like Jägerwurst)2 T granulated instant broth, chicken, beef or vegetable flavor1 T balsamic vinegar1 T white vinegarCoarsly ground pepper Preparation: Brown the chopped onion in 1 tablespoon oil.

While the lentils are cooking, prepare the other vegetables by washing, peeling and chopping fine (1/2 inch cubes for potatoes, a little smaller for carrots). Serve with fresh bread. Pharisäer Kaffee. This drink was invented for a christening of a baby girl, Johanna Theodora Katharina, on Nordstrand Island on the 29th of February, 1872. Pastor Gustav Beyer was very strict and always berating his flock their for godless drinking. In order to avoid his wrath, the congregation served a drink made with rum and coffee. The whipped cream on top kept the rum aroma from wafting through the air and upsetting the pastor, who received plain coffee with whipped cream. Making Späetzle. Quark. Quark is a soured-milk, fresh cheese product which is gaining popularity in the US because of its versatility.

It is found all over Germany, Poland and Austria. You can eat it straight like cottage cheese, as a spread on bread, for dessert and you can bake with it. Quark requires the same bacteria that is used in making buttermilk. Make sure the buttermilk you buy has live cultures in it, or you will get the wrong kind of bacterial growth. You might also want to buy the freeze dried bacterial culture to make it. For two more off site methods to your own quark from milk, and buttermilk these recipes will work. Also, check out this video. Fake Quark Recipe. How to Make Homemade Quark. Quark is a specialty fresh cheese common to Germany, Poland, Austria, Switzerland and several other European countries.

How to Make Homemade Quark

It is not very common in the US, and purchasing it can be an expensive proposition unless you live near a dairy which makes it. For all that, it is easier to make than yogurt, requiring no special equipment. Makes one cup stiff quark. see larger image Milk can be pasteurized but do not use ultra-pasteurized milk or "H-Milch". Use a large pan with a tight fitting lid. Put the lid on the milk and let the milk cool to room temperature. Buying German Bread Outside of Germany. German bread is so addictive that ex-pats and German visitors will go to great lengths to find it abroad. Here we have an (incomplete) list of German bakeries outside of Germany. Let's see if there is one in your area. The German Bread Haus will ship UPS, or you can find their bread in stores around Ft. IWA. The Cook's Thesaurus. Encyclopedia of Spices. Flavor Substitutions.

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It is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any diseases or illnesses. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have a medical condition, consult your naturopathic physician. Consult your naturopathic physician or other qualified health care professional before making changes in diet or lifestyle. The Creole & Cajun Recipe Page. "New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.

The Creole & Cajun Recipe Page

" -- Mark Twain, 1884 by Chuck Taggart ( email ), Native New Orleanian, and damn good cook (albeit a modest one, of course) Bienvenue à vous-autres! Italian Food Forever. About Kosher Food. The Basics of Kosher. Introduction: The Hebrew word “kosher” means fit or proper as it relates to kosher dietary law.

The Basics of Kosher

Kosher foods are permitted to be eaten, and can be used as ingredients in the production of additional food items. Mixed Drinks in Germany. The Webtender. The 29 Healthiest Foods on the Planet.

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The 29 Healthiest Foods on the Planet

The World's Healthiest Foods. Cuisine.