Vegan Schaum Brötle (German meringue cookies)

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Last week I wrote a piece for Today’s Mama, that went live this week, about my great-grandmother’s recipe for schaum brötle, a delicate, melt-in-your-mouth, German meringue cookie that is full of chopped walnuts, chocolate chips, and a hint of lemon zest that brightens the flavors.  Writing about those cookies had my mouth-watering, so I decided […]

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Luisa’s German Potato Salad

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I love a good potato salad, but I’m also quite picky about how I like it prepared.  I have three favorites—my mother-in-law’s potato salad, Japanese-style potato salad, and kartoffelsalat (German potato salad).  I love the sharp vinegary marinade of German potato salad, and the creamy tart flavor always reminds me of visits to Siegfried’s deli […]

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German Pfeffernüsse (“Pepper Nuts”) Cookies

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German Pfeffernüsse (“Pepper Nuts”) Cookies Makes about 10 dozen cookies 1/2 cup molasses 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup unsalted butter 4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 […]

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Spaetzle und Linsen—Homemade Spaetzle Noodles with Lentil Sauce

Oma’s Spaetzle und Linsen (Spaetzle and Lentils) Makes 4 generous servings Lentil Sauce: 1 pound dried brown lentils (about 2 cups) 2 quarts of water 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup flour 2 beef bouillon cubes 1 cup cold water 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste) pepper to taste 1. Rinse and […]

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Schaum Brötle–"little foam cookies"

Update 12/8/09: I’m excited to be a featured blogger on for’s Holiday 2009 blow-out ~ come see our favorite holiday recipes! The Fujis made it safely to Utah, just before a snowstorm hit–phew! As I type this post I can look out the window of my MIL’s kitchen and watch snow softly falling, […]

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Stollen Expectations—German Christmas Stollen with Marzipan

This week for One Good Loaf I cheated.I made stollen instead of bread. I know, I know, it’s more of a cake not bread, but my doctor has restricted my activities and so I have to carefully pick and choose what I’m going to do during the week, and this week there was just no […]

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