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Juli

Juli
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For you, if you would like to come to Germany or find out more about the country ... this blog is written about my home, because despite all the love I have for traveling to far away countries, home is where your heart is. So, let me show you my country.

Bavarian Plum Cake / Zwetschgendatschi

This cake is a Bavarian specialty. The very original Bavarian Plum Cake or Zwetschgendatschi is from Augsburg. A "Datschi" is a plum cake where the plumbs get pressed into the dough, which comes from the word datschen or detschen respectively. This cake is a great one, for any Sunday afternoon. It takes about 75 minutes (including time for the dough...

Maultaschen (Pasta Squares) – Traditional German Recipe

The south-west of Germany, the so called Schwabenland is home to the Maultasche, hence the regional description "schwäbische Maultasche". In the early days any leftovers from the days before, were used to be the filling for the Pasta Squares without the family members noticing. In the period of fasting meat was forbidden. So people filled the Pasta Squares with...

Things to do in Leipzig

It was back in 2014, when I worked out of Houston and went for a weekend trip to San Francisco. There I was on one of these sightseeing busses. At one bus stop I bumped into a couple and was asked to take a photo of them. What has this to do with Leipzig, you might wonder… Well this...

Apple Cake Old German Style / Altdeutscher Apfelkuchen

Apple cake has a long German tradition. Like lemon trees in New Zealand, we have apple trees in our backyards. Since the medieval age, apples have been used in autumn to bake and cook sweet dishes. Now that we have apples available all year round, there is no need to wait till autumn and harvest season. However now is...

Lübeck

Lübeck is, again, one of the cities of the Hanse trade union that Hamburg, Rostock, Bremen, Wismar and many others belonged to. Lübeck is only about 45 minutes away from Hamburg. So, if you are in the area around Hamburg, take your rental car or the Regio train from Hamburg main station, which goes every half hour and have a...

Wholegrain Bread / Vollkornbrot

When you go into a German bakery and ask for a German wholegrain bread- this is what you usually get. I can assure you - this wholegrain bread will be as tasty, if not even better than what you expect. If you have someone staying over for dinner and you only have coldcuts- this is what you want to serve. The wholegrain...

Schloss / Castle Drachenburg

Schloss (Castle) Drachenburg and Germany’s oldest Rack Railway It is a great place to go visit on a Sunday afternoon. The journey starts probably with the ferry from Mehlem crossing the Rhine over to the other side to Königswinter. Carry on walking straight ahead through Königswinter for another 10 minutes and you are at the bottom station of Germany’s oldest...

Quick Four-Grain Bread / schnelles Vierkornbrot

  This German bread is absolutely amazing. The big advantage is that you only have to wait about an hour until the dough has risen and is ready to bake. I have tried many different kinds of seed combinations inside and outside the bread. One of the best, if you like caraway, is to roll the dough in caraway seeds, as these add...

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My name is Juli. After I had the pleasure of traveling excessively the past years and after having made many local friends, who showed me around in their countries, now it's my time to show you around Germany.