There are two options here in Germany when it comes to dinner on Christmas Eve: you either cook a lot or you do not cook at all… or only the bare minimum to not let the family starve ;P In many German families it’s tradition to not (really) cook for Christmas. We love to serve simple dishes like Potato Salad with Sausages (aka. Wieners). The perfect dish to make (in my option) when you have already enough to do with decorating and the whole gift wrapping and stuff like that. Right? ;)
The name of this website probably lets you think it’s all about baking – but no. Now and then I will publish cooking recipes. Delicious meals I like to prepare at home and wanted to share with you. One of my favorite dishes for Christmas is definitely this: Ossobuco with Gremolata. A delicious dish that is perfect for special occasions… like Christmas ;)
I am not sure if all of you out there are familiar with “Maulwurfkuchen” aka. Mole(Hill) Cakes. I think they are something very German. The Internet does not really know where they are coming from (neither did anybody I asked), so claiming them to be German is the obvious thing to do, right? ;P The base of this type of cake is a delicious chocolate cake, topped with some fruits and an insane amount of whipped cream – finished with crumbled chocolate cake to look like a freshly dug-up molehill. Well. You could also say delicious Winter Dome Cake with Cinnamon Plums because that’s what his one here is. Not a (boring) molehill cake ;P
If a whole Christmas Stollen is too much for you, you might want to consider these Christmas Stollen Cantuccini – the miniature version of the classic Christmas treat. If you are fine with loads of candied fruits, and nuts, as well as a lot of powdered sugar and an abundance of calories… you probably gonna like these Christmas cookies. I love them and think they are a great addition to the regular Christmas cookie Lollapalooza ;)
A delicious cheesecake is always great – there’s no way to deny that, right? No matter if it’s summer or winter. If you are busy preparing other stuff for the holidays I recommend making a no-bake cheesecake like this delicious No-Bake Speculoos Cheesecake – great for a hungry crowd and easy to prepare. We all have enough to do around Christmas. No need to stay in the kitchen longer than necessary ;)
Christmas without baked apples as dessert is hard to imagine – at least here in Germany. They pop up everywhere around Christmas ;) I love the combination of apple and cinnamon and love to use that in other desserts and bakes as well. Something like this Baked Apple Cake (with sour cream), for example. Along with some mulled wine or hot apple cider… so good!
Hi, my name is Marc. I'm a graphic designer.
I love my job, but in between I love to bake and try new things in the kitchen. A lot of my friends and colleagues encourage me to bake - for a very simple reason: they get the leftovers - and it seems they like it most of the time ;)