German Apple Crumb Cake – A Fruity Summer Cake

By CaliforniaGermans.com on Email

Summer is calling, school is out and picnics outside in the garden, on the porch or at the beach are the perfect setting for get-togethers with family and friends. A German Apple Crumb Cake makes for a delicious dessert. You can enjoy it after a nice meal or with a cup of …

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Authentic German Gingerbread Recipe

By Francine McKenna on Email

As with most legends surrounding old recipes the origins of this one are vague, but it is believed the word ‘Lebkuchen’, which is German gingerbread, comes from either ‘lebbe’, very sweet in old German, or ‘libum’, cakes in Latin, however it is known that as “Honigkuchen”, Honey cake, it was a favorite in 1500 …

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German Drinks, Elderflower Cordial

By Francine McKenna on Email

Harry Potter had his mighty ‘Elder Wand’, while the Elder Tree was believed to be a powerful enough deterrent to ward off witches and all evil influences, as well as set a curse on anyone who dared to burn it. The tree comes into its own for the rest of us …

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