German cuisine
Cooking with Annika!

Cooking with Annika! © Tobias Schrank, Photo: A. Wegerle

Surely you’ve heard about German cuisine classics such as Brezeln, Sauerkraut, Kartoffelsalat and Streuselkuchen… But have you ever cooked German recipes? If not, this is your chance! This winter, we are offering a series of online cooking workshops where you can discover a few delicious, comforting and easy recipes to make.

Cooking is like music - love is the most imporant ingredient

Johanna Maier, celebrated Austrian chef

The cookbook

Cuisinez avec Annika ! © Tobias Schrank
To conclude our third season of Cuisinez avec Annika !, we have compiled all the recipes cooked so far in a cookbook. We have prepared three versions, ePub for your reader and a pdf version in small web resolution or generous print resolution.

Download here: or borrow it online:

"Cuisinez avec Annika" in the Onleihe

Pictures and recipes

Kartoffelpuffer

For this workshop, Annika decided to present the famous Kartoffelpuffer und Apfelmus in a slightly modernized version and in a different context: she will show you how to make Kartoffelpuffer with an apple miso sauce as well as a second topping consisting of smoked salmon and a cold Quark and herb dip. To go with it, we’ll be making a lovely winter salad with kale, pears, walnuts and blue cheese. This combination can easily become part of a cozy Sunday brunch with friends or family.
 

  • Kartoffelpuffer Gericht auf einem Tisch © A. Wegerle

    The goal

  • Kartoffeln gerieben © A. Wegerle

    Potatoes, different

  • Kartoffelpuffer & Apfelmus © A. Wegerle

    Potato pancakes & applesauce

  • Kartoffelpuffer & Apfelmus © A. Wegerle

    Potato pancakes & applesauce

  • Salad © A. Wegerle

    Salad!

  • Potatoes, salmon and sauce © A. Wegerle

    Potatoes, salmon and sauce

  • Potatoes, salmon and sauce © A. Wegerle

    Potatoes, salmon and sauce

Download the recipe here (in French):
 

Rotkraut & Kartoffelknödel

There are many traditional Christmas meals in Germany (often influenced by different regions), among which you’ll find for example roasted goose, Rinderrouladen (braised beef rolls), Kartoffelsalat & Würstchen (potato salad & sausages), Sauerbraten (beef or pork roast marinated in vinegar) and many more. But there are certain elements that are present on many tables at Christmas: Rotkraut & Kartoffelknödel (braised red cabbage & potato dumplings). They’re classic side dishes for all kinds of roasts and braises - the spices in braised cabbage complement many kinds of meat and potato dumplings are the perfect vehicle for sauces and gravies. 

  • Rotkohl close © A. Wegerle/Aim Pé

    Rotkohl closeup

  • Rotkohl, Knödel, Roulade © A. Wegerle, Aim Pé

    Rotkohl, Knödel, Roulade from above

Download the recipe here (in French) :
 

Zimtsterne & Spritzgebäck

Plätzchen (“little cookies”) play a big part in Germany’s culinary Christmas traditions. They’re little cookies that the whole family bakes and enjoys together in big quantities during the holiday season. It’s the perfect opportunity to get together in the kitchen and enjoy some sweet treats. Among the all-time Plätzchen classics you’ll find Zimtsterne, Spritzgebäck, Elisenlebkuchen, Kokosmakronen, Vanillekipferl and Buttergebäck (to name just a few). 

  • Am Anfang war der Teig: Zimtsterne und Spritzgebäck © A. Wegerle

    In the beginning was the dough: cinnamon stars.

  • Spritzgebäck on its way to the oven. © A. Wegerle

    Spritzgebäck on its way to the oven.

  • Zimtsterne und Spritzgebäck © A. Wegerle

    All done: Zimtsterne and Spritzgebäck

During this first of two cooking workshops in December, our chef Annika will introduce you to the German Christmas tradition of Plätzchenbacken (“cookie baking”) by showing you how to make two kinds of classic Plätzchen: Zimtsterne (cinnamon stars) and Spritzgebäck (shortbread cookies).

Download the recipe here (in French) :
 

Käsespätzle

Spätzle are probably one of the most famous dishes of German cuisine. These irregularly shaped “noodles” (sometimes also described as dumplings) originated in the southern region of Swabia and are a traditional side dish to meats. However, they can very well hold their own as Käsespätzle: they get smothered in melted cheese and topped with crunchy Röstzwiebeln (caramelised onions) and fresh chives. 

Spätzle © A. Wegerle
During our November workshop, chef Annika showed how to prepare this iconic German dish.

Download the recipe here (in French):
 

Zwiebelkuchen

We've started the 2021 fall season with a wonderful Zwiebelkuchen!

October is the month of "Federweißer" (sometimes also called "neuer Wein", which means "new wine") - a slightly alcoholic wine (around 5%) that’s still in the fermentation process and therefore in between the stages of grape juice and wine. And in Germany, whoever says Federweißer thinks Zwiebelkuchen (onion pie). It's a very traditional and perfect combination for the coming fall.

  • The picture shows a Zwiebelkuchen © A. Wegerle

  • The picture shows a Zwiebelkuchen © A. Wegerle

  • The picture shows a Zwiebelkuchen © A. Wegerle

  • The picture shows a Zwiebelkuchen © A. Wegerle

  • The picture shows a Zwiebelkuchen © A. Wegerle

  • The picture shows a Zwiebelkuchen © A. Wegerle

  • The picture shows a Zwiebelkuchen © A. Wegerle

  • The picture shows a Zwiebelkuchen © A. Wegerle

Download the recipe here (in French):

Asparagus

May is all about asparagus in Germany and you’ll find this wonderful vegetable (in Germany most often in its white version) prepared in all shapes and forms: as salads & soups, with potatoes and Sauce Hollandaise, roasted, and so on.
 
In this workshop, Annika combined elements from different traditional German recipes into one fresh spring dish: green asparagus, rolled savory pancakes with ham and green sauce.
 
Green sauce is originally from Frankfurt and is traditionally eaten cold with boiled potatoes and hard-boiled eggs. It gets its beautiful green colour from seven different kinds of fresh herbs.
 
The savory pancakes Annika will show us how to make are a typical side-dish for asparagus she grew up eating. They’re often rolled with ham, but can also be enjoyed plain.

  • Grüner Spargel © A. Wegerle

    Green asparagus, fresh from the farm

  • Grüner Spargel © A. Wegerle

    May is all about asparagus in Germany and you’ll find this wonderful vegetable (in Germany most often in its white version) prepared in all shapes and forms: as salads & soups, with potatoes and Sauce Hollandaise, roasted, and so on.

  • Grüner Spargel © A. Wegerle

    The savory pancakes are a typical side-dish for asparagus she grew up eating. They’re often rolled with ham, but can also be enjoyed plain.

Download the recipe here (in French):

Maultaschen

In this workshop, chef Annika showed us how to make an absolute classic of Swabian cuisine: Maultaschen. These traditional rectangular “German dumplings” consist of freshly made pasta dough and a filling whose main components are ground meat and spinach. 
 
For those of you who don’t eat meat, we also provide a vegetarian, yet slightly less traditional recipe. 

  • The beginning of the Maultaschen © Annika Wegerle

    The beginning of the Maultaschen

  • The beginning of the Maultaschen © Annika Wegerle

    Also important: Flour and egg.

  • The beginning of the Maultaschen © Annika Wegerle

    And more flour and egg.

  • The beginning of the Maultaschen © Annika Wegerle

    And they're done: Maultaschen (in a bowl)

  • The beginning of the Maultaschen © Annika Wegerle

    ..and on a plate.

Download the recipes here:

Mohnstreuselkuchen

 

  • Auf dem Blech © A. Wegerle

    Poppy seed crumble cake on the tray

  • Zutaten zum Mohnstreuselkuchen © A. Wegerle

    Ingredients for the Mohnstreuselkuchen

  • Zutaten zum Mohnstreuselkuchen © A. Wegerle

    The most important ingredient for the Mohnstreuselkuchen

  • On a plate © A. Wegerle

    Poppy seed crumble cake on a plate

Download the recipe here:

Flammkuchen

 

  • Zutaten #1 © A. Wegerle

    A handful of ingredients

  • Zutaten #1 © A. Wegerle

    The dough (ideally)

  • Resultat #1 © A. Wegerle

    Vegetarian Flammkuchen

  • Resultat #2 © A. Wegerle

    Flammkuchen with Speck

Download the recipe here:

Potato salad

  • Potato salad © Flaminia Vincenti

    Potato salad with Annika

  • Potato salad © Flaminia Vincenti

    Potato salad with Annika

  • Potato salad © Flaminia Vincenti

    Potato salad with Annika

  • Potato salad © Flaminia Vincenti

    The ingredients


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