Germany Food

Germany has its own range of traditional food that people all throughout the world will know of. Here are some of the food that Germans like to cook and eat in their own country.

First of all, we have the Spatzle. Spatzle is like egg noodles that we have here in the United Kingdom (And a lot of other countries). They can be formed by pressing the batter through what the Germans call a "Spatzle grater". Here are some instructions of how you can make them.

  1. First of all, you need to collect your ingredients. This is what you will need:
  2. 4-5 cups all purpose flour
  3. 1 cup (250ml) water
  4. 4 large eggs
  5. 1 tsp salt
  6. Mix the flour, eggs, water and salt in a bowl. Keep mixing together until the mixture looks thick.
  7. Place the spatzle maker over a pot of geltly boiling water. Add some of the batter to the holding cup and slowly grate. When the spatzle float to the surface remove them with a slotted spoon. Repeat, until all of the batter is used.
  8. After you've removed it all, feel free to serve it as it is. You could however add a bit more to add to the flavor. You could add butter, cheese or maybe even some carmalized onions.

So that is the Spatzle for you. Now, lets move onto our next traditional German dish.

Now we have the Kartoffelsalat. This is basically a potato salad as we all know it. This dish is served warm. This dish requires quite a lot more ingredients than the Spatzle however.

  1. You will need the following:
  2. 5 pounds red potatoes
  3. 3 stalks celery
  4. 1 medium onion
  5. 3/4 pound smoked bacon
  6. 1/4 cup flour
  7. 3/4 cup white vinegar
  8. 4 Tbs. sugar
  9. 1/2 tsp. salt
  10. 1/2 tsp. pepper
  11. The next step is to fry the bacon. You're going to need to do this until the bacon is nice and crispy.
  12. Now, remove the bacon from the pan and drain off slightly. Make sure some of the oils are still there so it can salute the onions and the celery. Now do so and salute them.
  13. Add flour to the pan now. Then after it has thickened up, add the vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Make sure you stir well. Add the onions, celery and bacon after.
  14. Slice the potatoes and gently put them in. Let it stand for a few hours, and then serve.

The final dish we are going to describe is called Sachertorte. Basically, it is a nice cake (Layered) with apricots and chocolate icing.

  1. This is what you will need:
  2. 3/4 cup (150 grams) sugar
  3. 3/4 cup (150 grams) unsalted butter
  4. 8 eggs
  5. 1 1/2cups (300 grams) melted bitter-sweet chocolate
  6. 3/4 cup (150 grams) flour
  7. 1/4 cup (50 grams) apricot jam
  8. Beat the egg whites with half of the sugar for around 8 - 10 minutes. After, beat the egg yolks with the other half of the sugar for 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes, add the butter to the egg yolks and beat again. Add half of the chocolate. Mix until its well blended.
  9. Gently fold in the flour and the egg whites into it until it mixed and blended well.
  10. Put in a case and bake for around 1 hour in an 180C oven. After, cover the top with the apricot jam and the chocolate (Melted). Spread evenly. Serve.

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